We invite you to attend the 11th edition of the largest and longest running SSR gathering in the Northwest.
We have just confirmed that Dennis Gage will be coming back to the 2017 Beach Cruise to film an episode of My Classic Car. Although SSRs don't really fit the theme of his show, he was intrigued by the level of enthusiasm and the size of our group in 2008, and was especially taken by the work Sue (Tickledpink) did to make all those caricatures our group had when he showed up. The SSRs actually had a pretty good representation on his show.
23 SSRs coming to the 2017 Beach Cruise as of May 24 2017
Meet and Greet - Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM - Separate bills
Link to Zia's thread.
Zias Stonehouse Restaurant, Summerland, British Columbia
- Registration from 9 AM at the Lakeside Resort
- Wine Cruise, Cruising all day Friday
- Parade - Gather at 4:30, parade at 5:30
- Show and Shine - Rotary Park, reserved parking for SSRs
- 10 PM Gyro Park Featured Entertainment
- Dinner at your leisure - lots of restaurants to choose from.
- Car Show from 8 AM *** All registered SSRs must be in Rotary Park
- 5 PM - Winding Road Cruise/Tickleberrys
- 8 PM - Group Dinner at The Pasta Factory.
- 10 PM - Feature Entertainment - Nearly Neil, Bobby Bruce's World Class Tribute to Neil Diamond
Link to Saturday dinner thread. Please post if you plan to attend, or regrets if you have alternative plans.
Awards at 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Beach Cruise Registration ($35, $40 After June 1) and any clothing purchase (optional) are paid directly to the Beach Cruise
Cost of the Saturday night dinner TBA
Passports are required for all movements between Canada and the US.
Link to the Penticton Tourism Website
Welcome to Penticton & Wine Country - have a wonderful stay!
Our SSRs will be on the grass at Rotary Park Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Security will be on site, eliminating the logistics of parking at the hotel.
Registrations for the 2016 Beach Cruise was 705 cars. We can accommodate up to 750 cars. 2016 was close to a sellout.
The setting is spectacular. The car show is staged from the Lakeside Resort Hotel (The long pier at the center of the photo) all the way to the SS Sicamous, at the far right, just before the river channel.
We will be using the park area to the right of the hotel on the photo below. We'll be just off the beach, on grass, across from Gyro Park, the outdoor entertainment area and concessions.
Link to the Peach City Beach Cruise Home Page
Peach City Beach Cruise
Click on the photo galleries on the left side of the main page to see the quality of cars at previous shows.
Registration for the 2016 Peach City Beach Cruise is now online.
Model is SSR Class is SSR. Do NOT pay for VIP parking
Link to Online Registration
Link to print a Mail-in Registration Form
Registration includes free entertainment at Gyro Park all weekend, Winery cruise on Friday afternoon, the Parade of Iron through the city Friday night, an evening show and shine Friday night, the car show Saturday and for Fanatics and friends a Cruise on Saturday evening, followed by dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant. Breakfast provided by Penticton Firefighters is available at a nominal cost on Saturday and Sunday.
The Beach Cruise will accept checks for mail in pre-registration, cheques or cash at on-site registration. USPS First Class envelope to Canada is $1.67
The Lakeside Resort Hotel is a luxury hotel on the Beach. It has a pub, the Bufflehead Pasta and Tapas Bar, a patio eating area, and the Hooded Merganser Restaurant built over the water. The Casino at the Lakeside Resort is now closed, has reopened on the corner of Power St and Eckhart Ave, same property as the South Okanagan Events Center, curling rink, community center and convention center.
If you check the photo of the hotel on the link below, the park area is just over top of the Hooded Merganser restaurant on the right, past the giant tree.
The Lakeside is very convenient, at the center of the Beach Cruise, next to Rotary Park.
I have booked 30 rooms, available from Thursday through Sunday.
Parkside - $201 Beachside - $210 Lakeside - $218
Some upgrades to executive suites may be available. Please request when booking your room.
April 23 deadline to book rooms. 48 hour cancellation with no penalty.
Book by calling their toll-free number 1-800-663-9400. Booking is under SSRFanatic.
Alternative Accomodations. These are a 10 - 15 minute walk or a short drive away.
Ramada Penticton Hotel
Penticton Coast Hotel (formerly Travelodge)
Days Inn & Conference Centre
There are a lot of other motels/hotels available, some at lower cost. The motels along Lakeshore Drive are convenient, but many are heavily booked already, so early booking is recommended.