PHOTOS: Dads talk cars at Terrace museum

Dery Gurnsey lifts the hood of his 1964 Chevrolet C-10. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)Dery Gurnsey lifts the hood of his 1964 Chevrolet C-10. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Duane Stephens with his 1948 Chevrolet. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/TerraceStandard)Duane Stephens with his 1948 Chevrolet. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/TerraceStandard)
Larry Craig shows off his1956 GMC Suburban Carrier. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)Larry Craig shows off his1956 GMC Suburban Carrier. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Tony and Shannon Demelo pose with their 1930 Ford Model-A Coup. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)Tony and Shannon Demelo pose with their 1930 Ford Model-A Coup. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Boyd McCann shows off his 1932 Hemi-Powered Ford Roadster. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)Boyd McCann shows off his 1932 Hemi-Powered Ford Roadster. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Tony Debbie Taphouse with their 69 Mustang Coup, acquired the year it rolled off the lot. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)Tony Debbie Taphouse with their 69 Mustang Coup, acquired the year it rolled off the lot. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Pat Meeks with his 68 Chevrolet Al Camino. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)Pat Meeks with his 68 Chevrolet Al Camino. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Dery Gurnsey (right) chats with a friend. Gurnsey brought his 1964 Chevrolet C-10 to the car show. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)Dery Gurnsey (right) chats with a friend. Gurnsey brought his 1964 Chevrolet C-10 to the car show. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Families gathered to admire vintage vehicles and trade stories amid agreeable weather as the Skeena Valley Cruisers Car Club held their annual Father’s Day Show ‘n’ Shine at the Heritage Park Museum on June 19.

Avid vehicle collector and car club president Randy Kluss has been involved for 15 years or so. He brought his 1966 Dodge Charger and his 1987 Buick Grand National to the show and he’s got more where those came from.

“It’s been off and on mostly, but mostly on,” he said of his involvement with the club. He said the club meets every last Thursday of the summer months to trade stories and talk cars. The show is a way to share that passion with the community.

“Most guys get to do what they want on Father’s Day,” Kluss said. “So, lots of us like to go to a car show, and here we are.”

Proceeds from the by-donation event go to help out the Heritage Park who will put the funds toward new picnic tables this year.

Park curator Kennedy Neumann said it’s the perfect event for dads and the entire family, and fully encapsulates the spirit of Father’s Day. The museum is also grateful for the help acquiring the new tables.

“For the guys in the show it’s a camaraderie thing. We get to tell stories from years past,” said Kluss.

“When you get a little older you don’t want to drag race so you go to the classic car shows. I don’t do it for trophies, of course everybody graciously accepts when you do win, but mostly its for the stories.”

Of course you didn’t have to be a dad to participate. Folks of all ages gathered around to admire and learn about the many classic automobiles on display.

“Lots of guys have had cars ever since they bought them brand new back in the 50s and 60s,” Kluss said. “It’s good to see that.”


 

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