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'The way of the future': Hot Nite in the City to feature electric vehicles

The 24th annual event is this Saturday, Aug. 11
(via Facebook/Hot Nite in the City Society)

Organizers of Hot Nite in the City are adding a new component to the show-and-shine lineup this year – electric vehicles.

“It was an experiment last year, and this year, we’ve turned it into a big deal,” says society board member Peter Mahaits. “It’s the way of the future whether you like it or not. EVs are becoming more and more prevalent.”

The electric cars will be parked on Second Avenue, also known as “Electric Avenue,” during the Aug. 11 event along Victoria Street.

For anyone new to the Tournament Capital, Hot Nite in the City features a variety of cars (around 450, to be exact) from across the decades. Street rods, customs, vintage, to name a few.

hotnite(via Facebook/Hot Nite in the City Society)

“We have a made-in-Canada, 1948 Chrysler Windsor, two-door coupe, still sporting its original paint,” says Mahaits. “We have a replica of the 1965 Ford GT40.”

There will be no shortage of entertainment during the family-friendly event. Performers include the Michelle Simpson Band, Paisley Groove, Yale County Jug Band and the Margit Sky Project.

New this year is a pin-up girl contest, starting at 1:30 p.m.

“It’s all in good taste. Everything that should be covered up will be covered up,” he says.

If you get hungry, you can check out some of the food vendors in the parking lot beside the Plaza Hotel or head down to Riverside Park for Ribfest.

Mahaits says the annual car show draws in anywhere between 20,000 and 30,000 people. This year marks the show's 24th anniversary.

Did we mention admission is free?

“It costs nothing. All you’ve got to do is get yourself there.”

Hot Nite in the City gets going at 10 a.m. and will wrap up by 6 p.m.

To register a vehicle or for more information, click HERE.


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