2018 Penticton Beach Cruise


This weekend is one of the festivals in Penticton I enjoy the most, classic cars with the Penticton Beach Cruise.

I particularly went looking for a Rambler and I found one because my Dad was telling me about a Rambler he owned that was rare and he wasn’t visiting this year to check out the 850 cars registered. I found one and took a picture (see below).

These cars are seen all over town all weekend and are on show along Okanagan Lake Lakeshore Drive when the owners aren’t cruising the beach.

Perfectly suited to the cars, this is also the weekend of the annual Elvis Festival in Penticton and it is not unusual to spot an Elvis or two during the festival around town.

Fear not my friends, I didn’t take pictures of all 850 vehicles – next weekend is British cars!  It’s a great way to spend a summer evening, sashaying along checking out all the cool vehicles.

Thanks for visiting!

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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13 Responses to 2018 Penticton Beach Cruise

  1. Hello. I’m glad to see the mid-1950s Buick in the top left corner. I always liked Buicks from that era.

    Neil S.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      You are welcome to come and see them next year Neil. I totally agree about the 1950s cars as they seem to have so much style and class. The cars in the 50s are the ones my father likes the best as well as he was a teenager during that decade.

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  2. The cars😍😍😍😍😍

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  3. Love the Chevy Pick Up Trucks. We have one that has been in the weeds for years waiting for restoration. I don’t know if it will happen, as the old man has a 55 Chevy he has been working on for decades already and we are running out of decades, lol. It’s getting close to being road worthy.
    Thanks for posting the great photos! Looks like a really nice car show.

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  4. Greg says:

    Hi Dave – I probably mentioned before my mom (and my) first car was a 1964 Rambler, but it was a 4-door.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Cool. My Dad has a rare one with big engine and if I remember it right it had a continental kit on back. I will ask for a picture to show you. I had a couple of fords first but I always consider my first car as a Mazda, it had a rotary engine, standard transmission and lots of torque. I totalled it on the Granville bridge when I rolled it ; in front of a cop car. It was slick in the rain and I hit oil and went up and almost over the side rail. I was unhurt fortunately


  5. I remember my dad had a Monarch.Did you see any of those?
    I love the older cars! You could actually work on them.Todays cars need not apply.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      I think it was close to 850 North American cars registered for the Beach Cruise weekend this year, the following weekend is the British Invasion – the MG’s etc. The Beach Cruise is much more popular and it is combined with the Elvis Festival. 🙂 Maybe next year you could check it out and see the old cars. Some of them are beauts!


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