1934 Ford and 1940 Cadillac crowned winners at Penticton Motor Show – Penticton Western News

The 45th Annual Penticton Vintage Car Show has come and gone, with two different Okanagan-based owners emerging victorious.

After a two-year hiatus, the Vintage Car Club of Canada has returned to a familiar location to showcase nine of the South Okanagan’s most impressive vehicles: Penticton’s Cherry Lane Mall.

Dave Doman, owner of a 1940 LaSalle Coupe, was chosen as the winner by club members on Saturday April 9, after a six-day period in which the car sat in the middle of the mall premises .

This 1940 LaSalle was found in Kelowna in the summer of 2022 by Dave Doman. The vehicle was showcased at the 2022 Cherry Lane Mall car show in Penticton and was selected by club members as the winner.

The public was invited to come and discover vintage cars for themselves from April 4 to 9.

While the club chose LaSalle de Doman as the winner, car enthusiasts within the community chose a 1934 Ford Convertible as the “people’s choice” winner. The public had the opportunity to vote at the mall during the event which lasted nearly a week.

A 1934 Ford Convertible won 'people's choice' at the Penticton Motor Show at Cherry Lane Shopping Center on Saturday April 9.  (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

A 1934 Ford Convertible won ‘people’s choice’ at the Penticton Motor Show at Cherry Lane Shopping Center on Saturday April 9. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Other cars that appeared at the show included an early 1950s Cadillac convertible that Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh drove in when they were in Vancouver in 1951.

The Penticton-based show has appeared at Cherry Lane Mall every spring for the past 47 years, except for 2020 and 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s a very small show and it only lasts a week, but it encompasses everything related to cars,” Doman – who also serves as co-chair of the auto show – told Western News in March.

It’s unclear whether the club received many public votes this time around, but in 2019 organizers tallied almost 500 before crowning a ‘people’s choice’ winner.

Owners of the nine vintage cars shown at the Penticton show at the Cherry Lane Mall after the winners were announced on Saturday April 9.  (Logan Lockhart)

Owners of the nine vintage cars shown at the Penticton show at the Cherry Lane Mall after the winners were announced on Saturday April 9. (Logan Lockhart)


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