Anyone wanting to show off their Ford-powered vehicle or wanting to see an array of distinctive vehicles can head to the 32nd annual Mustang Round-Up on Sunday.
The Aug. 23 show at the George Preston Recreation Centre will, as it has since the start of the Greater Vancouver Mustang Association, contribute proceeds to Basics for Babies which helps throughout the Lower Mainland.
“Our club voted to choose Basics for Babies not long after it was created, at least 15 years ago,” said Heidi Hunchak, with the GVMA. “It’s a local charity and we are a local club. It allows us to help those that aren’t able to help themselves. So often a baby’s needs are forgotten when donations are made to food banks and shelters, we feel that our donations truly do make a difference.”
The club has supported Basics for Babies for many years.
“Most car clubs have a community charity, as we realize we’re all very fortunate,” she added.
The gates open for registration at 8:30 a.m. (although there is advance registration at www.gvma.org). The cost is $20 per vehicle.
The public can start checking out the horsepower at 10 a.m. and the day continues with vendors, viewing, White Spot and other local merchants and more until the awards at 3 p.m.
“We generally have 150 to 250 cars plus respective drivers and often family. With volunteers, vendors and spectators, we expect 500 to 1,000 people,” Hundak said.
Organizers ask the people don’t bring bicycles or skateboards.
This is the second year for the event at the George Preston, 20699 42nd Ave.
Several members will be bringing their Mustangs for all to see.
“Like many people, I wasn’t completely sold on the 2015 Mustang when it was first unveiled, but since then several have really caught my eye,” she said.
How far afield so people travel for this show – from Alaska to Seattle area, Vancouver Island and east to Calgary.