2018 Sockeye Run

June 10, 2018


Class Winner Vehicle Sponsor

#1 –  Best Chev ’71 +

Dave/Ellie Collins

1981 Chev Malibu

Hoegler Muffler City

#2 – Best Chev ’70  -

Harvey Treen

1935 Chev Coupe

 John Yap, MLA

Runner Up

Don Bernard

1952 Chev Coupe


#3 – Best GM

Bob Brown

1965 Pontiac Wagon

Johnston Meier Insurance

#4 – Best Corvette Stock

Jenny Mah

197 0 Corvette Stingray

In Memory Of Ryan Fiddler

#5 – Best Corvette Mod.

Kelly Talme

1959 Corvette

Leader Cold   

#6 – Best Ford

Joe Tatarov

1959 Ford Ranchero

Wasney’s Auto Wreckers

Runner Up

Gwen Gertsch

2005 Thunderbird


#7 – Best Mustang ’94 +

Brent Yamamotto

2017 Shelby

Mancorp Industrial

#8 – Best Musktang ’93 -

John Yamamotto

1967  Shelby GT 350

Mel & Barb Goodwin

Runner Up

Joe Tatarov

1970 Mach 1


#9 – Best T-Bird

Barry Miller

1956 Thunderbird

Northern Building  Supplies   

#10 -  Best  MOPAR

Peter Chutter

1970 Barracuda AAR

Ocean Pacific Seafood

#11 – Best N.A. Other

Daryl Olenick

1949 Willys  Jeepster

Orca Seafoods

#12 – Best Truck

Joe Morris

1937 International P.U.

Pike’s Rentals

#13 – Best Commercial

Gary Tonks

2017 Dodge Ram 5500

Safe & Sound Security

#14 – Best Motorcycle

David Trueman

1940 BSA C 12

Spirit Trawl Ltd.

#15 – Best St. Rod Open

Dave Balshaw

1933 Ford Roadster

Steveston Insider Magazine

#16 – Best St. Rod Closed

Bob Allen

1940 Ford 2 Dr. Sedan

Steveston Seafood Auction

#17 – Best Hot Rod Open

Tim Misko

1928 Ford Roadster

Western Canada Remarketing

#18 – Best Hot Rod Closed

Terry Girard

1927 Ford Model T

S. & H. Kovacs Of Steveston

#19 – Best Asian Vehicle

Roy Thomson

1991 Honda Accord W.

Juan’s Auto Service       

#20 – Best European Car 81 +

John Beggs

1990 BMW M3

Jiffy Lube New Westminster

#21 – Best European Car 80  -

Steve Meausette

1972 Detomaso Pantera

River Rock Casino   

#22 – Best Unfinished


1929 Essex 2 Dr

White Spot On Ackroyd

#23 – Best Muscle Car 71 +


1973 Dodge Challenger

Muscle Car Plus

#24 – Best Muscle Car 70 -

George Kanavaros

1970 Barracuda

White Spot On The Go

#25 – Best British  ‘76 +

John Garden

1978 Triumph Spitfire

Safe & Sound Security

#26 – Best British ’75 -

Don Kerr

1961 Austin Healey 3000

Save On/Price Smart

#27 – Best Low Rider

Aaron Chandra

1987 Olds Cutlass

Adesa Richmond

#28 – Best Pro Street

Les Woodward

1965 Barracuda

Brighouse Electric

#29 – Best Custom

Cedric Macion

1951 Chev Fleetline

Linda Reid,  MLA

#30 – Dare To Be Different

Tevie Smith

1947 Chrysler T & C

Hans Radiator

#31 – Best Antique

Kam Mann

1942 Willys MB

Ironwood Animal Hospital

#32 – Best Military


1942 Ford GPW

Island City Automotive

#33 – Best Bicycle

(No Entries)



#34 – Best Pedal Car

Hayden Stoddard


Jiffy Lube Richmond


Special Awards



#35 – Best Interior

Margaret Haydok

1950 Ford Custom


#36 – Best Paint

George Young

1957 Chev Belair


Runner Up

Pat Talmey

1957 Corvette


#37 – Best Use Of Chrome

Aaron Chandrda

1987 Olds Cutlass


#38 – Most Outstanding Wheels

Russ Cooper

1972 GMC Sierra 1500

Green’s Wheel Repair Shop

#39 – Best Exhaust Sound

(Not Held)



#40 – Oldest Vehicle

Jack Degraaf

1923 Ford T Bucket

Dave’s Fish & Chips

#41 - Most Distance Travelled

Kyle Doyle (Calgary)

1986 Mercedes Benz

Craftsman Collision

#42 – Ladies Choice

Pat Talmey

1957 Corvette


#43 – Most Vehicles Entered

Joe Tatarov

Three entries

McDonald’s Catarina Restaurant


Gary Tonks

Three entries

McDonald’s Catarina Restaurant

#44 – Best Club Participation


Twenty Seven Entries

Mississippi Sauces

#45 – People’s Choice

James Moore

1956 Ford F100


#46 – Best In Show

Peter Chutter

1970 Barracuda Aar

Century 21 Prudential Estates


Registration for the 2018 Sockeye Run is now closed. 

If you missed the opportunity to register online, we will have registration available at the show from 8:00 to 10:30 am. See you there.

SR 2018 Logo

2018 Classes

2018 Marks the 28th 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.

2018 Competition Classses

Registrants can select between these classes:

#1 - Best Chevrolet - 1971 & newer
#2 - Best Chevrolet - 1970 & older
Best 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. Chevy trucks and vans must enter the BEST TRUCK class.
#19 - Best Asian
Usually import cars such as Honda, Toyota, etc., and can be restored or modified.
#3 - Best GM
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.
#20 - Best European Car - 1981 & newer
#21 - Best European Car - 1980 & older
for vehicles originating in Europe, including brands from Germany, France, Italy, etc.
British cars now have separate classes, #25 & #26
#4 - Best Corvette - Stock
#5 - Best Corvette - Modified
We usually have numerous Corvettes and now we've split this into two classe too.
#22 - Best Unfinished
This class includes both cars and trucks. Generally, they lack a finished paint job, incomplete interior, or incomplete running gear
#6 - Best Ford
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.
#23 - Best Muscle Car 1971 & newer
#24 - Best Muscle Car 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.
#7 - Best Mustang - 1994 & newer
#8 - Best Mustang - 1993 & older
Mustangs have their own class and include all years and body styles. New for 2018 is the split into two judging classes.
#25 - Best British Vehicle - 1976 & newer
#26 - Best British Vehicle - 1975 & older
Two classes including Austins, Triumphs, Rolls Royces, early Mini’s, etc.
#9 - Best Thunderbird
Thunderbirds have been very popular at this show in previous years. This class includes all years and body styles.
#27 - Best Lowrider
This Lowrider class is for those cars that are radically lowered and/or with altered hydraulic or airbag suspension.
#10 - Best MOPAR
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. 
#28 - Best 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.
#11 - Best North American/Other
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.
#29 - Best Custom
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.
#12 - Best Truck
For pickups and vans of all brands. Older pickups that are modified are best suited for the Hot Rod class.
#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.
#13 - Best Commercial Vehicle
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.
#31 - Best Antique
Antique and Vintage class is for cars of the 20's, 30's, and 40's. Some are original unrestored and others are restored.
#14 - Best Motorcycle
All motorcycles are in this one class whether custom, vintage or racing entries.
#32 - Best Military
For vehicles with a military heritage. They may be original or with some modifications. Includes Jeeps, trucks, etc.
#15 - Best Street Rod - open
Includes cars with no metal or fiberglass roofs, like Roadsters, Touring and Roadster Pickups. Street Rods have fenders.
#33 - Best Bicycle
A new class last year for custom or altered bicycles.
#16 - Best Street Rod - closed
Closed Street Rods are cars with fenders and metal or fiberglass roofs like Coupes, Sedans and Pickups with fenders.
#34 - Best Pedal Car
This class is for smaller versions of a full size car.
#17 - Best Hot Rod - open
Open Hot Rods are 1932 & Older, with no fenders and no metal or fiberglass roofs, as per Roadsters, Touring and Roadster Pickups.
#35 - 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.
#18 - Best Hot Rod - closed
Closed Hot Rods are 1932 & Older, with no fenders and with metal or fiberglass roofs, like Coupes, Sedans and Pickups.

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

Best Interior
Best Paint
Best Use of Chrome
Most Outstanding Wheels
Best Exhaust Sound
Oldest Vehicle
Most Distance Traveled
Ladies Choice
Most Vehicles Entered
Best Club Participation
Peoples Choice
Best of Show


Art Car Festival

This year we are pleased to have the Art Car Festival as part of the Sockeye Run. Do not repaint that old car untill you see these cars.ArtCar 2018 001


Here's a preview of what the 2018 t-shirts will look like.

2018 t shirt

2017 Best in Show

The “Best In Show” award at the 2017 Sockeye Run Car Show was won by a 1932 Ford Roadster. The fresh Hot Rod is owned by Gord & Carolina Gray, of Surrey BC. It was finished a few months before the 2017 car show. The 8 ft. trophy given to the Grand Champion is a testimony of the detail and workmanship that went into this 85 year old car.

Gord first started acquiring the car and the parts for it 25 years ago. When it came time to get serious, they hired Bill and Neil Lemmons, of B & N Hot Rods, to oversee the main construction.

It features a Brookville steel body and a blown flathead engine. In January of 2017, when the car was only a few days old, it was loaded onto a trailer and towed to the Grand National Roadster Show, in Los Angelos, California. There, it was chosen to be among a handful of entries, to compete for “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster”. A very prestigious achievement for any car, let alone a Canadian car.

After the 2017 Sockeye Run, the black beauty, went on to win many other awards at car shows throughout the summer. The car has been featured in many automotive magazines, including a 7 page feature in the August/September issue of “Canadian Hot Rods Magazine”.

If you see this car, stop and take a careful second look. The detail in tire choice, engine and many suspension modifications, will amaze you.


Poster Car for 2018

The 1957 Ford appearing on this year’s poster and advertising, is owned by Louis Jefferson of East Vancouver. It was chosen, because it is bright and colourful and depicts the popular car era of the 50’s and 60’s.

Louis found the car in Powell River during 2012, while he was in the area building a cabin. He saw two ads in the local paper that appealed to him, the Ford and a 1984 Corvette. He bought them both.

The Ford was a parts car with the interior and engine already taken out and sold. Louis thought the body was too good to be scrapped and he was right. It is a great looking car and even came with a continental kit.

The custom features are a tube grill, shaved door handles, frenched headlights and of course the continental kit. The engine has been upgraded from a stock 272, to a much larger 390 cu.in. size. The perfect colour of yellow paint comes from a 1981 Mustang.

At car shows, this Ford is often parked beside much more expensive cars, yet people stop to take pictures of this one. Why not? It is a real beauty.


“Open Mic” Performance at the Sockeye Run

Jessica Kabesh is 23 years old and hails from North Delta, BC. She has been invited by the host band “Rainshadow” to appear as a guest performer on their “Open Mic” stage at the 2018 Sockeye Run Car Show.

Jessica also sang in 2016 Sockeye Run Car Show and last year attended a University in Wales, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also lived for a time in London England. She sings Old Times “Rock and Roll” songs and is a talent to be heard.

Her love of cars comes from her grandfather, Doug Scarr, who is a member of the Richmond Lions Club and owns a 1956 Continental with only 30,000 original miles on the odometer.



Car Show Map 2018 copy
Map of the 2018 Sockeye Run


SR 2017 Sponsors

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 2018please email us. We will be pleased to provide information of the various sponsorship levels available and the benefits to you or your organization.

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.