June 14, 2020


2020 Sockeye Run Canceled

The Richmond Lions club regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Sockeye Run. The recent COVID19 pandemic has caused unprecedented action and sanctions to prevent the spread of this disease.  With no clear indication of when things will return to normal the decision was made to cancel this years show. This was not a decision that came easy.


We felt it unfair to sponsors who may be feeling the economic outfall of recent events, or to collect from sponsors only to cancel at the last minute.


To our many long time participants, we are truly sorry to make this announcement. Next year we will return and we hope to see you all then.



2020 Competition Classes

Each year the Sockeye Run organizers evaluate entries from previous years. In an effort to provide a reasonable distribution of classes with a reasonable number of entries the classes are adjusted and tweaked.

This year registrants can select between these classes:

#1 - Chevrolet - 1963 & newer
#2 - Chevrolet - 1962 & older

Chevrolet was a large popular class we split into to provide more competition. 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 class #14 - Trucks.
#16 - Motorcycles

All motorcycles are in this one class whether custom, vintage or racing entries.
#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.
#17 - Street Rods - open
Includes cars with no metal or fiberglass roofs, like Roadsters, Touring and Roadster Pickups. Street Rods have fenders.
#4 - Corvettes
This class is for all years of the ever popular 'vette.
#18 - Street Rods - closed
Closed Street Rods are cars with fenders and metal or fiberglass roofs like Coupes, Sedans and Pickups with fenders.
#5 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#6 - Mustangs - 1974 & newer
#7 - Mustangs - 1973 & older

Mustangs have their own class and include all years and body styles. Due to popularity, Mustangs were split into two judging classes based on year. Pick your class based on the year of manufacture
#20 - Hot Rods - closed

Closed Hot Rods are 1932 & Older, with no fenders and with metal or fiberglass roofs, like Coupes, Sedans and Pickups.
#8 - Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds have been very popular at this show in previous years. This class includes all years and body styles.
#21 - Unfinished
This class includes both cars and trucks. Generally, they lack a finished paint job, incomplete interior, or incomplete running gear.
#9 - 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.
#22 - Muscle Cars 1969 & newer
#23 - Muscle Cars 1968 & 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 - Other North American
This North American class includes all of the North American cars, including AMC, Studebaker, Willys, Kaiser and other discontinued brands produced in North America.
#24 - Lowriders
This Lowrider class is for those cars that are radically lowered and/or with altered hydraulic or airbag suspension.
#11 - Asian Vehicles
Usually import cars such as Honda, Toyota, etc., and can be restored or modified.
#25 - 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.
#12 - European Cars
For vehicles originating in Europe, including brands from Germany, France, Italy, etc.
British cars now have a separate classes (#13)
#26 - 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.
#13 - British Cars
This class includes Austins, Triumphs, Rolls Royces, early Mini’s, etc.
#27 - 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.
#14 - Trucks
For pickups and vans of all brands. Older pickups that are modified are best suited for the Hot Rod class.
#28 - 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.
#15 - 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 - Military Vehicles
For vehicles with a military heritage. They may be original or with some modifications. Includes Jeeps, trucks, etc.
#30 - Display Only
Car owners that choose this class should understand that these entries will not be judged. Your choice, or if you are a late arrival after 10:30 am.

In addition to the registered vehicle classes. All vehicles are entered in:

Best Paint & body
Best Interior
Best engine and compartment
Most Outstanding Wheels
Oldest Vehicle
Most Vehicles Entered
Best Club Participation
Most Outstanding Hot Rod
Peoples Choice
Peoples Choice (runner up)
Best of Show


2020 is a landmark year for the Richmond Lions. This year we celebrate our 75th year of serving the people of Richmond. This is also the 30th year for the Sockeye Run!
With hundreds of cars, free entertainment, a variety of vendors, and many more crowd pleasers this event is a yearly favourite.



Car Show MapMap of the 2019 Sockeye Run


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.

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Contact Us

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.

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Or contact us by postal mail at:

Richmond Lions Club
PO Box 26026
8000 # 3 road
Richmond B.C.
V6Y 3V3

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.

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