SECOND ANNUAL ULTIMATE CAR SHOW DRAWS THOUSANDS OF FANS AND TOP SPECIALITY, HOT ROD AND MUSCLE CARS FROM BC, ALBERTA AND WASHINGTON STATE
COQUITLAM, B.C. – Some of the best exotic, classic and muscle cars in Western Canada turned out for the second annual Ultimate Car Show at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Saturday.
The event, which was put on in partnership with Canada’s premiere custom car company, 360 Fabrication Inc. of Abbotsford, drew over 350 vehicles ranging from home built vintage cars and hot rods to million dollar muscle cars presented by the country’s top custom shops. The free, family event was attended by well over 10,000 car enthusiasts of all ages.
“It was great to see so many families coming out and spending the day enjoying great cars, entertainment, food and fun,” says Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Executive Director Raj Mutti. “The atmosphere was fantastic and it was a great day from event opening right through to the evening show in our theatre by Count’s 77.” Count 77 ‘s front man, Danny “Count” Koker stars in History Channel hit Counting Cars, and is a fan favourite with auto enthusiasts across North America.
Prizes were awarded in eight categories, including a $2,500 winner-takes-all prize for the Best in Show which went to a spectacular 1957 Chevy from Abbotsford. “The quality of the cars was incredible,” says 360 Fabrication President Rick Francoeur. “The winning car was built by the owner over ten years and it was fantastic to see a BC car take the top prize.”
All proceeds from the event, including the $20 registration fee went to support SHARE Family & Community Services Society, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver’s signature charitable partner. “We’re so thrilled to have raised $6,000 for SHARE,” says Mutti. “It’s a charity that does such important work in our community and we are proud to support them with this event.”
Planning is already underway for the 2016 show, which will include even more prizes and family friendly fun.
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About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver, and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons, and others. With multiple performance spaces, including a state-of-the-art 1,200 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music, comedy, and performance arts, as well as local artists making their mark on the entertainment world.
To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. Whether looking to indulge in breakfast, small bites before a concert, or enjoy the bar scene with a drink in hand, the Hard Rock Casino has something for everyone. For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook (facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver) and Twitter (twitter.com/HardRockCasinoV).
The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC (“HRHH”), an affiliate of Brookfield Property Partners. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by affiliate of HRHH.
About 360 Fabrication Inc:
360 Fabrication Inc is an Abbotsford, BC based collision, audio and custom car company. 360 Fabrication is now Canada’s largest custom car shop, one of the ten largest automotive and marin audio companies, and a CARSTAR-certified collision repair shop. For more information about 360 Fabrication, visit: www.360Fabrication.com.
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