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News Flash

Penticton rated as one of the top ten destinations in the World by Huffington Post. post penticton&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC8QqQIwAA&url=

The Beach Cruise website is now open for registration

Got a note today from a long distance Fanatic asking about dates - time to get the show on the road.

Update--Scott and Paul are making the trip from Okalahoma.:party

Great chance for all our new Northwest Fanatics to attend the largest SSR gathering in the Northwest.

6th Annual SSRs at the Peach City Beach Cruise, Penticton, B.C. June 21 - 24, 2012

31 SSRs coming to the 2012 Beach Cruise as of May 15, 2012


Thursday: Zia's - Meet and Greet - Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM - Separate bills

Friday: Registration from 9 AM
Wine Cruise, Cruising all day Friday
Parade - Arrive at 5:30 PM, roll out at 6:30 PM
Car Show - Rotary Park
Dinner at your leisure - lots of restaurants to choose from.

Saturday: Car Show from 8 AM *** All registered SSRs must be in Rotary Park
Group Dinner (optional) $20/plate Beef or Salmon or Chicken or Veggie Burger dinner 4:30 PM at the Lakeside (purchase tickets with registration)
Winding Road Cruise/Tickleberrys 6:30 PM

Sunday: Awards at 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Afternoon Cruise - To Be Announced


Beach Cruise Registration ($35, $40 After June 1), Saturday night dinner ($20/person - optional) and any clothing purchase (optional) are paid directly to the Beach Cruise

Parking, Tent, Security, Incidentals: $20 per SSR payable to Ray Lamothe.

Please note - this $20 cost applies to all SSRs registering for the Beach Cruise - to be paid prior to arrival.

Please send a cheque (check for our US friends)to:

Ray Lamothe
Box 1619
Summerland, B.C.
V0H 1Z0

The Beach Cruise was featured on My Classic Car in 2009. There are
stills and a short preview of Episode 13, Season 13 on the My Classic Car website

Surprising number of shots of SSRs. The large group with Dennis is none other than SSRFanatics.

Episode 24 of My Classic Car in late August featured Summerland and a Winery Cruise.

Passports are now required for all movements between Canada and the US.

The Okanagan Valley made MSN's top 10 list of places to visit in 2008. One of only two North American destinations to make the list.

Link to the Penticton Tourism Website

Penticton & Wine Country Tourism | Wineries | Hotels | Events | Attractions

Links to some Videos of the Beach Cruise

The Blues Brothers - Friday night after the parade in 2008

YouTube - BluesBrotherstoo's Channel

Video of the parade - 2009

YouTube - Classic car parade
YouTube - Classic car parade

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. Parking at the Lakeside will be limited this year with the auction happening on the open parking lot of the Lakeside.

Registrations for the 2011 Beach Cruise was 770 cars. We can accomodate up to 800 cars.

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, directly across from the outdoor entertainment area and concessions.

Link to the Peach City Beach Cruise Home Page

Peach City Beach Cruise

Registration for the 2012 Peach City Beach Cruise is now online. Click on the photo galleries on the left side of the main page to see the quality of cars at the 2011 show.

Model is SSR Class is SSR

Link to Online Registration


Link to a print a Mail-in Registration Form and Schedule/2012 PCBC Registration Form.pdf

The Saturday night buffet at the Lakeside Hotel (optional), is not included in the basic registration price.

We will arrange an early meal time so we can cruise afterward. Include the cost of the meals when you register either online or by mail.

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 a Cruise on Saturday afternoon. Breakfast 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. As per supersleuth Sue, US postage to Canada is 72 cents.


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. It also has a Casino.

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.

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Casino lakeside resort&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CHQQFjAA&url=

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. Prices to be confirmed. Some upgrades to executive suites may be available.

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&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CF4QFjAA&url=

Penticton Travelodge penticton&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CF4QFjAA&url=

Days Inn & Conference Centre - Penticton BC inn penticton&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFsQFjAA&url=

Sandman Hotels - Inns - Suites - Penticton, British Columbia penticton&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CFwQFjAA&url=

There are a lot of other motels/hotels available, some at lower cost. The motels along Lakeshore Drive are convenient, but many are fully booked.

Link to photos of SSRs at the 2010 Beach Cruise

1 & 2 - SSRs in our reserved area in Rotary Park
3 - Fanatics getting ready for the Winding Road cruise
4 - Overview of the Lakeshore Drive area - Rotary park is to the right of the pier at the center of the photo
5 - Rendezvous point for the start of the Winding Road Cruise


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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
31 SSRs coming as of May 15, 2012

xs-cash-------- Nathan and Bernie--- Edmonton, AB
SSR Lou-------- Lou and Yvonne-----Richmond, B.C.
Flassh---------- Ray and Iris---------Summerland, B.C.
Cash----------- Dale-----------------Kamloops, BC
Turnheadz------Sandy and Wayne----Langley, B.C.
Tugboat--------Stephen and Gayle---Nanaimo, B.C.
Nice Eh---------Roy and Sandy------ Edmonds, WA
SRT10ss--------Brian and Diane------Lacombe, AB
Team Tall-------Tory---------------- Prince George
Joedecat--------Chris & Linda--------Victoria, B.C.
El Donovan------El and Anita---------Cache Creek, BC
donnys05SSR----Don and Lynn--------Orting, WA
mikebike--------Mike and Diana-------White Rock, BC
Roadranger------Scott and Paula------Anadarko, OK
Big Guy---------Kyle and Faye--------Clearwater, BC
Topgun2--------Scott and Jean-------Orcas, WA
----------------Rob and ???--------- Surrey, BC
KellyO----------Kelly and Cyndy-------Stony Plain, AB
Jester----------Mark-----------------Puyallup, WA
skeet----------Tom and Karen--------Chelan, WA
Dragn----------Peter and Cindy-------Mount Lehman, BC
Tickledpink-----Sue & navigator-------Bellevue, WA
GR8TYM-------Jack and Carol---------Bigfork, MT
Redracr--------Glen and Carol---------Puyallup, WA
Go N BYBY-----Jack and Sandi---------Orting, WA
SupportTech---Stephen and Kim-------Saskatoon, SK
Delphia-------- Delphia and Bob--------North Vancouver, BC
Peter Za-------Peter------------------Edmonton, AB
---------------Jim and Leona-----------Regina, SK
240 Gordy------Gord and Ev------------Edmonton, AB
Beryfun---------Brent and Marcia--------Lynden, WA

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Reserved for attractions and dining.

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This event is a blast, but I think I will pass this year. For anyone who has not done it, You should if you can.

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
the Days Inn is full already

So, Sandy, are you coming???:) I think I'll take the reverse petition approach. You're on the list unless you cancel.:bwekk:

I know the Annual Penticton SSR Run (aka Peach Festival) is the "event of the year", but WOW!! Are they ever there early!:D
Looking forward to it!!:seeya
We're really surprised at the advance bookings for hotels so far. One rod club from Texas has already booked their rooms at the Lakeside. Several of the Lakeshore motels are sold out.

However..... you need to get the name right. Peach Festival isn't till mid-August.:bwekk:

just completed registration also.....we are set.
Adding you to the list.

Roy B called tonight - he and Sandy have their room booked.

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This event is a blast, but I think I will pass this year. For anyone who has not done it, You should if you can.
Thanks for the endorsement, Dwight. :thumbs

We'll cross paths again somewhere in the SSR universe.

Also working on getting the grandkids to Disneyland for your special guided tour.:)

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Hopefully some of the new Norwesters will join us this year.

Did you know.........

We've never had a Fanatic from Oregon.:nono

Where are they all???

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You got it!!!

Not a bad party - 8 so far, and only the second day.:party

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ray, if your handin out #s , i think you know which #1 i like.:glol
Seeing as you have already registered, chances are pretty good.:)
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