A 1951 LaSalle Coupe, owned by Dave Doman, was deemed as the winner of Penticton’s Vintage Car Show, as chosen by the Vintage Car Club of Canada South Okanagan Chapter members. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

A 1951 LaSalle Coupe, owned by Dave Doman, was deemed as the winner of Penticton’s Vintage Car Show, as chosen by the Vintage Car Club of Canada South Okanagan Chapter members. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

1934 Ford and 1940 Cadillac crowned winners at Penticton car show

The 47-year-old show ran from April 4 to 9 at Cherry Lane Mall

The 45th edition of the 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 returned to a familiar place to showcase nine of the South Okanagan’s most impressive vehicles — Penticton’s Cherry Lane Mall.

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

This 1940 LaSalle was found in Kelowna in the summer of 2022 by Dave Doman. The vehicle was featured at the 2022 Cherry Lane Mall Car Show in Penticton and was selected by the club’s members as the winner.

This 1940 LaSalle was found in Kelowna in the summer of 2022 by Dave Doman. The vehicle was featured at the 2022 Cherry Lane Mall Car Show in Penticton and was selected by the club’s members as the winner.

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

While the club selected Doman’s LaSalle as the winner, car lovers within the community selected a 1934 Ford Cabriolet as the “people’s choice” winner. The public had the opportunity to cast their votes at the mall during the almost week-long event.

A 1934 Ford Cabriolet was the “people’s choice” winner at the Penticton car show at Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, April 9. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

A 1934 Ford Cabriolet was the “people’s choice” winner at the Penticton car show at Cherry Lane Mall 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 around in when they were in Vancouver in 1951.

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

“It’s a very small show and it only runs for one week but it encompasses everything about cars,” Doman — who also acts as co-chair of the car show — told the Western News in March.

It is unknown has many votes the club received from the public this time around but in 2019, organizers counted almost 500 before crowning a “people’s choice” winner.

The owners of the nine vintage cars featured at the Penticton-based show at Cherry Lane Mall after the winners were announced on Saturday, April 9. (Logan Lockhart)

The owners of the nine vintage cars featured at the Penticton-based show at Cherry Lane Mall after the winners were announced on Saturday, April 9. (Logan Lockhart)

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