Previous Sockeye Runs
2019 Sockeye Run
June 9, 2019
2019 Competition Classes
Registrants can select between these classes:
|#1 - Chevrolet - 1965 & newer |
#2 - Chevrolet - 1964 & older
Chevrolet was our most popular class so we split it into two groups. Any regular Chev can enter these classes but if it's a high performance please consider the Muscle Car classes. Trucks and vans must enter #12 the TRUCKs class.
|#17 - Hot Rods - open |
Open Hot Rods are 1932 & Older, with no fenders and no metal or fiberglass roofs, as per Roadsters, Touring and Roadster Pickups.
|#3 - GM Cars |
The GM Class is for Buick, Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Pontiac cars. It does include the discontinued brands as the majority of the cars that enter car shows are from previous decades.
|#18 - Hot Rods - closed |
Closed Hot Rods are 1932 & Older, with no fenders and with metal or fiberglass roofs, like Coupes, Sedans and Pickups.
|#4 - Corvette - Stock |
#5 - Corvette - Modified
We usually have numerous Corvettes and now we've split this into two classes too.
|#19 - Asian Vehicles |
Usually import cars such as Honda, Toyota, etc., and can be restored or modified.
|#6 - Ford Cars |
For all Fords, including discontinued makes and models, like Mercury, etc. Exceptions are: Mustangs and Thunderbirds, which have their own classes. Trucks and Vans have their own class.
|#20 - European Cars - 1979 & newer |
#21 - European Cars - 1978 & older
for vehicles originating in Europe, including brands from Germany, France, Italy, etc.
British cars now have separate classes, #25 & #26
|#7 - Mustangs - 1974 & newer |
#8 - Mustangs - 1973 & older
Mustangs have their own class and include all years and body styles.
|#22 - Unfinished |
This class includes both cars and trucks. Generally, they lack a finished paint job, incomplete interior, or incomplete running gear
|#9 - Thunderbirds |
Thunderbirds have been very popular at this show in previous years. This class includes all years and body styles.
|#23 - Muscle Cars 1971 & newer |
#24 - Muscle Cars 1970 & older
The Muscle Car era speaks for itself. The cars span all makes and models. This popular class has been split for many years.
|#10 - MOPAR Cars |
Including all Chryslers, Dodges, and discontinued makes and models, like Plymouth and PT Cruisers, etc. This class includes all years and body styles. Trucks and vans have their own class.
|#25 - British Cars - 1976 & newer |
#26 - British Cars - 1975 & older
Two classes including Austins, Triumphs, Rolls Royce, early Mini’s, etc.
|#11 - Other North American |
This North American class includes all of the North American Cars. It includes AMC, Studebaker, Willys, Kaiser and other discontinued brands produced in North America.
|#27 - Lowriders |
This Lowrider class is for those cars that are radically lowered and/or with altered hydraulic or airbag suspension.
|#12 - Trucks |
For pickups and vans of all brands. Older pickups that are modified are best suited for the Hot Rod class.
|#28 - Pro Street |
The Pro Street class is for heavily modified cars that are big on performance. They may or may not have super-charged engines, roll-bars, wide-slicked tires, or other high performance features.
|#13 - Commercial Vehicles |
Commercial Vehicles are usually everyday working entries such as tow-trucks, buses etc. It's not fair to have these trucks, that are in almost daily use, compete with trucks that only come out of a garage a few times per year.
|#29 - Customs |
The Custom class is for cars altered for style and appearance. They could be full customs with chopping, frenched head or tail lights, shaved chrome trim, etc., or mild customs with modifications such as custom wheels, lowering, custom paint, etc.
|#14 - Motorcycles |
All motorcycles are in this one class whether custom, vintage or racing entries.
|#30- Dare to be Different |
A composite of classes such as Art cars, Movie cars, novelty cars or unusual entries that may not fit into other classes.
|#15 - Street Rods - open |
Includes cars with no metal or fiberglass roofs, like Roadsters, Touring and Roadster Pickups. Street Rods have fenders.
| #31 - Antiques |
Antique and Vintage class is for cars of the 20's, 30's, and 40's. Some are original unrestored and others are restored.
|#16 - Street Rods - closed |
Closed Street Rods are cars with fenders and metal or fiberglass roofs like Coupes, Sedans and Pickups with fenders.
| #32 - Military Vehicles |
For vehicles with a military heritage. They may be original or with some modifications. Includes Jeeps, trucks, etc.
In addition to the registered vehicle classes. All vehicles are entered in:
|Best Interior |
Best Use of Chrome
Most Outstanding Wheels
|Oldest Vehicle |
Most Distance Traveled
Most Vehicles Entered
|Best Club Participation |
Peoples Choice (Mel Frith Memorial)
Peoples Choice (Hagerty)
Best in Show
2019 Marks the 29th 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.
Get a glimpse of the future at this year's Sockeye Run Show and Shine. Electric Avenue features a variety of different electric vehicles, along with both owners and dealers available to share their we alth 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
Five Month Update
Plans for the 29th Annual Sockeye Run Car Show are proceeding. The date is: the second Sunday in June again: June 9th, 2019.
The Richmond Lions Club has selected a new Chairperson for the 2019th Car Show, Dale Isley. Dale has been an active member for many years and also is the Secretary for this chapter. Dale is only the fourth person to chair this event in 29 years.
Last year's Chairperson, Randy Scherk, is stepping down after a mere 23 years ! He was the 3rd Chairperson. Of course Randy is still helping with the event.........the second Chairperson was Harry Robertson. He was Chairperson for two years. Harry has since retired to the Vernon area.....the first Chairperson was well known Richmond Hot Rodder, Dave Boyce. He was Chairperson for the 1st Car Show and two years thereafter. Dave passed away several months ago and the club will be paying tribute to him. Visit our web site again, for further news on this event.
We had a presence at the 18th Annual Motorsport Pioneers Society event on September 29th. Congratulations to Barry Prescott for his Induction. Barry and his race car were a popular attraction at our 2018 Car Show with the Jet Powered Drag Car (NIGHTHAWK).
The graphic art for our pre event promotion has begun. Printed material was distributed in August and September 2018 and the event date for 2019 is listed on the Harrison Auto Event listing. We have an ad there as well. For our event and the listings of hundreds of others, please visit http://www.harrisonautoeventlist.com.
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 Run 2019 please email us. We will be pleased to provide information of the various sponsorship levels available and the benefits to you or your organization.
Here are a number of people you may want to contact within our club.
The Sockeye coordinator may be the first guy you want to e-mail with any questions about the Sockeye run.
Or contact us by postal mail at:
Richmond Lions Club
PO Box 26026
8000 # 3 road
The club president is where the buck stops. If nobody else can help you with an issue then the club president is the person to turn to.