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2016 Sockeye Run
Sockeye Run Welcomes Richmond Photo Club
The first 100 pregistrations will receive a free digital photo of their car.
Here's the deal. The Richmond Photo Club has agreed to photograph the Sockeye Run this year. Everybody who is pre-registered will be assigned a photographer who will come around during the show and photograph your car. After the show your photographer will analyze and select the best photo of your car and after the appropriate touch-ups will e-mail that photo to you.
Members of the Richmond Photo Club will be present at the Sockeye Run on June 12th, to take photographs. The photo club has a membership of sixty six photographers, and approximately ten to fifteen members will be involved in this new Special Photo Project.
This dedicated photography club meets two to four times per month to hone their skills, have their photographs judged and meet other avid photographers. Their oldest member is over eighty years old and the youngest is in their early twenties. Each year the club undertakes approximately six special projects. For 2016 the Richmond Lions Club is pleased to announce that the Sockeye Run has been chosen as one of the six events.
The club moto is “Focus on Creativity” and the specialty custom cars and trucks on display at the Sockeye Run are all unique, and ooze creativity. The fit is natural, and should be a benefit to both the photo club and the Lions.
Visit the Richmond Photo Club at www.richmondphotoclub.com.
Electric Car Curious?
Get a glimpse of the future at this year's Sockeye Run Show and Shine. The inaugural Electric Vehicle Showcase features 8 different plug-in electric vehicles, along with both owners and dealers available to share their wealth of information and experience with you. Given the increasing interest in electric vehicles, many drivers want to know if their particular needs and driving style would suit an electric vehicle now or at some point in the future. This is an opportunity to get independent advice and separate fact from fiction. In addition to the environmental benefits, find out why electric vehicles save money and are so much fun to drive.
Does an electric vehicle have enough range to meet my needs? What about finding a charging station? How much will I save on gas? What are the maintenance costs? How about replacing the battery? Can the electric grid support a sudden increase in the number of electric vehicles? Is it really going to significantly reduce my household greenhouse gas emissions? Get the answers to these questions and more from electric vehicle drivers who began with the same questions.
The Showcase is being organized by Plug-in Richmond
Plug-in Richmond an independent group of Richmond electric vehicle drivers and Emotive BC which raises awareness of plug-in electric vehicles in B.C. Their exhibit includes a Tesla Model S P90D which in Ludicrous Mode does 0-100 kph in 3.0 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kph.
BEST IN SHOW – 2015 SOCKEYE RUN
“Best in Show”- winner at the 2015 Sockeye Run Car Show in Steveston, was the 1957 Chev Pickup owned by Jerry Hickey of Surrey. It was the first time Jerry showed this truck as he only purchased it in May, 2015, from the previous owner in Montreal.
The truck was extensively modified and painted beautifully in two contrasting colours of paint with original graphics in between the colours. The pickup bed tilts with hydraulics and the hood tilts forward. The engine is a 350 cu. in., 400 horsepower, well chromed Chev engine. The transmission is a turbo 400 and the rear end is a 9 inch Ford. The front suspension is a Mustang 2 system and the front wheels now stop with modern disc brakes.
The interior is gorgeous in both style and finish and won best interior at the 2015 Sockeye Run. The interior includes an Alpine stereo system, DVD player, an attractive overhead console, power windows and many other modifications.
The previous owner spent five years building the truck. He also had a 1932 Ford Coupe. With only the space in his shop for one vehicle and money needed to finish the hot rod, the truck was put up for sale and Jerry became the lucky new owner.
Jerry loves his older Chevy pickups. He built two 1955 Chevs and a 1946 Chev previously. After the Sockeye Run Car Show in June of last year, Jerry showed the pickup nine more times in the summer and won awards in seven of them.
Due to the quality of workmanship and its colourful appearance Jerry’s truck is featured on the Sockeye Run Poster this year. The Richmond Lions Club hope to see Jerry back again at the Sockeye Run in 2016.
Online Registration is now ended
Registration for the 2016 Sockeye Run is $15. Pre-register and save $10, that's 33%!
Besides saving money, you will save time and frustration. And while you are saving money, don't forget to save even more and order your 2016 commemorative t-shirt for just $20.
Two Ways to Pay
This year the Richmond Lions Club is offering both online and offline registration payments. Online payment can be made using either a credit card or a PayPal through our PayPal portal. NOTE: you do not require a PayPal account to pay with a credit card.
For offline payments, complete the registration and indicate offline payment. Then write a cheque made out to "Richmond Lions Club" for the indicated amount. Please mail the cheque to:
Richmond Lions Club
PO Box 26026
8000 # 3 road
Payment MUST be received no later than June 6th, 2016 or your registration will be removed.
2016 Marks the 26th year of the Richmond Lions Sockeye Run. With hundreds of cars, free entertainment, a variety of vendors, and yearly crowd pleasers this event is a yearly favourite.
Registrants can select between these classes:
In addition to the registered vehicle classes. All vehicles are entered in:
|Best Interior |
Best Use of Chrome
Most Outstanding Wheels
|Best Exhaust Sound |
Most Distance Traveled
|Most Vehicles Entered |
Best Club Participation
Best of Show
T-shirts will be available again this year in "Heather Grey". The new graphic designs will be available for viewing soon.
The Sockeye Run Car Show & Shine is fueled by generous sponsors. As well, sponsorship money provides the Richmond Lions Club with valuable funding allowing us to support the many people that are not as fortunate as us. We focus on helping needy children and families, within our own community.
Richmond Lions members work very hard to present the Sockeye Run on show day and work countless hours contacting former sponsors and potential new sponsors. We are a diverse group of individuals but are like minded when it comes to helping people that need it, thus all the hard work turns into fun. Sponsor support is what has kept the Sockeye Run operating all these years!
If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor for Sockeye 2015 please email us. We will be pleased to provide information of the various sponsorship levels available and the benefits to you or your organization.
2016 Sockeye Run Results
|1 - Best Chevrolet||George Young||1957 Chev Bel-Air||Design Tech Hair Studio|
|runner up||Brian Hirst||1967 Impala||Craftsman Collision|
|2 - Best GM||Bob Brown||1965 GTO||Britania Heritage Shipyard|
|3 - Best Corvette||Kelly Talmey||1959 Corvette||Carline Brake & Muffler|
|4 - Best Ford||Joe Gulbransen||1929 Ford Model A||Wasney "The Ford Wrecker"|
|runner up||Powel Pavich||1965 Falcon||Hagerty Insurance|
|5 - Best Mustang||Joe Fabbiano||1969 Mach Super||Fox Insurance|
|runner up||Allan Eyton||1965 Mustang||ONNI Group|
|6 - Best T-Bird||Ken & J Vass||1957 Thunderbird||Hoegler Muffler City|
|7 - Best MOPAR||Ed Rentiers||2015 Dodge Hellcat||John Yap MLA|
|runner up||George Kanavaros||1970 Plymouth Cuda||Richmond Auto Mall|
|8 - Best NA / Other||Ben Christiansen||1953 Studebaker||Johnston Meier Insurance|
|9 - Best Truck||David Frankline||1954 Ford Pickup||Key WestLocksmiths|
|10 - Best Commercial||Gary Tonks||2016 Dodge Tow truck||Linda Reid MLA|
|11 - Best Motorcycle||no entries|
|12 - Best Street Rod - Open||Rob Freheir||1933 Ford Roadster||Posse Inc|
|13 - Best Street Rod - Closed||Bob Allen||1940 Ford 2Dr Sedan||New Coast Lifestyles|
|14 - Best Hot Rod - Open||Doug MacAnders||1946 Ford Convertible||Northern Building Supplies|
|15 - Best Hot Rod - Closed||Terry Girard||1927 Ford Model T||Ocean Pacific Seafood|
|16 - Best Asian Vehicle||Roy Thomoson||1979 Honda Civic||Orca Seafoods|
|17 - Best European Vehicle||Dave Baron||1917 Bentley R Type||Pike's Rentals|
|runner up||Alan Rees & Bernie||1965 Sunbeam Tiger||Sherwin Williams Paints|
|18 - Best Unfinished||Sheldon Friesen||1941 Chevrolet Pickup||Premier Auto Transmission|
|19 - Best Muscle Car - pre-1970||Bill Blackall||1968 Merc Cyclone||Rod's Building Supplies|
|runner up||Dave Chapman||1967 Acadian Canso||White Spot food truck|
|20 - Best Muscle Car - 1971+||Glenn Biddle||1971 Plymouth Cuda||Western Canada Remarketing|
|21 - Best Lowrider||Luck Gandham||1963 Impalla SS Convertible||Sealand RV|
|22 - Best Pro Street||Doug Fraser||1966 Chevrolet Nova||Spirit Trawl Ltd|
|23 - Best Custom||Dan Belanger||1953 - Chevrolet Bel-Air||Steveston Harbour Authority|
|24 - Best Sports Car||Kim Spencer||1959 Triumph TR3A||Steveston Historical Society|
|25 - Dare to be Different||Mike Fudali||2015 Firebikes Custom||Steveston Insider Magazine|
|26 - Best Antique||Gord Frederickson||1929 Ford Model A||Steveston Seafood Authority|
|27 - Best Military||Dean Mahamoor||1943 Ford GPW||Teresa Wat|
|Special Awards (all entries are included in these classes)|
|28 - Best Interior||Phil Maharat||1951 Mercury||Mel & Barb Goodwin|
|29 - Best Paint||Phil Maharat||1951 Mercury||Tim Hortons - Bridgeport|
|30 - Best use of Chrome||Tom Michell||1986 Chevrolet Caprice||Safe & Sound Security|
|31 - Most Outstanding Wheels||Sid Cheung||1988 Porsche RWB 911||Green's Wheel Repair Shop|
|32 - Best Exhaust Sound||Mo Davidson||Drag Boat||Jiffy Lube/Washworld|
|33 - Oldest Vehicle||Dave Baron||1917 Bently R Type||Dave's Fish & Chips|
|34 - Most Distance Traveled||Norm Lewis||1969 Chevrolet Convertible||S & H Kovacs of Steveston|
|35 - Ladies Choice||Kelly Talmey||1959 Corvette||ANAF #284|
|36 - Most Vehicles Entered||Bill Blackall||Rusty's Towing|
|37 - Best Club Participation||Richmond Street Rodders||Canwest Concrete|
|38 - Most Photogenic Entry||Steve Blake||2016 Lamborghini||Richmond Photo Club|
|39 - People's Choice||Glenn Biddle||1971 Cuda||Mel Frith Family & Richmond Lions|
|runner up||George Kanavaros||1970 Cuda||Hagerty Insurance|
|41 - Hark's Choice||Les Woodward||1965 Cuda||Richmond Lions Club|
|42 - Best in Show||Glenn Biddle||1971 Cuda||Century 21 Prudenctial Estates|
50/50 Winner - Ticket #2748927 – Brodie Walden