The BC Custom and Classic Car show is pleased to have a very special Guest of Honour... Don "The Snake: Prudhomme!!!
2016 GUEST OF HONOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!
We are very pleased to announce that our special 'Guest Of Honour' at this year's BC Classic & Custom Car Show is none other than 4 time NHRA Nitro Funny Car National Champion, Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme!
Nicknamed the 'Snake' early in his racing career, Don Prudhomme was the very first NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver to break the 5 second ET barrier in 1975 and the first to bust the 250mph speed barrier in 1982. In addition to their many individual drag racing accomplishments, the Mattel Hot Wheels sponsored 'Snake & Mongoose' team of Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme and Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwen were by far the most famous match race rivalry in the history of racing. It's been over 25 years since the 'Snake' visited Canada (he last competed in the Top Fuel class at the 1990 'Le Grand Nationals' in Montreal) and we are very happy to bring this iconic drag racing legend to British Columbia for the enjoyment of his many loyal Canadian race fans.
FRIDAY NIGHT DRAG RACING CELEBRATION:
For those of you who don't know, 2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of the National Hot Rod Association's Nitro Funny Car class and in recognition of this important milestone we will be screening the 2013 movie 'Snake & Mongoose' on location at the Car Show Friday night April 15 starting at 9pm immediately following our 'Fuel & Fire' feature at 8pm when we 'fire-up' up 4 to 6 front engine Nitro powered Dragsters and two Jet powered Funny Cars! Drag racing fans will get a special treat when the 'Snake' himself provides the introduction to the movie and takes a few questions from the audience. There is no extra charge to join us for the movie (just pay the regular spectator entry fee) but we do recommend that you get to the show early (doors open at 5pm on Friday night) as we expect it to be a full house. If your a nostalgic nitro drag racing fan ... then you'll want to BE THERE!
Fans will also be able to purchase autographed DVD copies of the movie and limited edition 'Snake' T-Shirts along with all kinds of 'Snake' memorabilia at his booth on Saturday and Sunday only. And don't forget to bring your camera so you and your friends can get a photo with the 'Snake'.
Congratulations go out to Kevin 'Big Cat' Stevens on winning our recent Facebook 'fan page' contest by correctly identifying Don 'Snake' Prudhomme as our 2016 Guest Of Honour. Kevin and his crew will receive the VIP treatment at this years event when he receives his prize package consisting of 6 weekend passes to the show, autographed 'Snake' T-Shirts and a special meet & greet with the 'Snake' himself. If you didn't know about the contest please join the BC Classic & Custom Car Show 'Fan Page' on Facebook for all the latest car show announcements and additional contesting opportunities.
Continuing for 2016 the special price for Seniors has been dropped to age 55 and the youth age has been set for 13 to 18 year olds. The new age for children to get in for free has been raised to 12 years old.
Adults (19 - 55 years old) $18
Seniors (55 and up) $15
Youth (13-18 years old) $10
Children 12 and under FREE when accompanied by an Adult
Next Event: 20th Annual BC Classic and Custom Car Show Fri- Sun April15-17, 2016
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