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June 16, 2016 12:00 AM

The Just Kruzin" Show N' Shine and Car Rally is back again and has a day's worth of events for the whole family. The show takes place at the Servus Sports Centre Saturday and admission is free.

If you’re looking for something to do this Father’s Day weekend, the Just Kruzin’ Show N’ Shine and Car Rally has you covered.
The event is taking place at the Servus Sports Centre Saturday and has a packed day’s worth of activities that’ll appeal to the entire family. 
“Our goal has always been to get 200 cars and we’re getting really close to that; we’ve basically become the largest car show between Saskatoon and Edmonton,” said Gerry Duhaime, chairman of the event.
“People who have come to the show have told their friends and people in the same hobby say it’s a good show to go to because we have vendors and food and a live band and things for kids—it’s become an event.”
Duhaime said the event has grown year-over-year, with 2015 seeing about 160 cars entered and this year he expects the same amount or more.
There’ll be a show and shine from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. followed immediately by a car rally, the latter of which is a new feature for the event.
In previous years there was a drive-in movie the Friday night before the Show N’ Shine, but because it was expensive and hard to find sponsors this year, organizers nixed the movie in favour of the car rally. 
“You don’t have to be in the car show to participate (in the rally) and you don’t have to have a classic car, anybody is welcome; it’ll just be a fun poker run with five checkpoints—one being the start, another being the finish, and three on the roads,” Duhaime said.
“North, then east, then back to Lloyd, so that’s an activity they can partake in; then there’s a barbecue for the participants in the car rally immediately following that, so lots of stuff going on.”
There’ll also be an award show with a few different categories including Participant’s Choice, People’s Choice, Best Bike, Best Original and the Mayor’s Pick.
Other features of the day will be the world’s fastest diesel truck, which happens to be a local machine driven by Brian Spooner called Blown Smoke, and Alcohol Thunderfest, which is an alcohol burning drag car that’ll be fired up to demonstrate how the vehicle runs. A Motor Meltdown will take place from 12 until 2 p.m. where people can buy tickets and pick a time on how long they think an engine will run without oil or water.
Then there’ll also be demonstrations by the Lloyd Rescue Squad and Lloydminster Fire Department. 
“We have the Rescue Squad going to be out there doing a demo, an airbag demo, as well as doing the extrication of a vehicle, showing them demonstrate their equipment,” Duhaime said.
“Quick Lane is going to be doing a tire change competition, we have a live band playing and we have a couple charity barbecues going on; the Lloydminster Fire Department is also going to be there with their big ladder truck.
“So lots of action.”
Then there are the activities organizers lined up for kids to enjoy like the Make and Take, where youngsters can build a model and take it home for free.
Synergy Credit Union has sponsored a kids’ zone this year where children can do things like colour and Can-Do sponsored the matchbox races where kids can pick a matchbox car, race it down a custom built track and if they win, they keep the car.
If they lose they can pick another car and race until they win, so no matter what, they get a prize.
“They can expect to have a fun activity day,” Duhaime said for those who go and check out the event.
“They can walk around looking at the vehicles and participate in some of the activities if they have small children; it’s an all day event and there’s no admission charge for anybody who wants to come and look at the cars.”
All the proceeds from the event benefit the MS Society of Canada.

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