Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine

Thanks for coming to Show ‘n Shine 2022!

See Friday’s night’s Rod Run…

Jason and Lori Kelland from the A&W host the Friday night and other area Rod Runs.


Ladysmith Show & ShineOn behalf of the Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine committee and the hundreds of guests that will be bringing their classic/vintage/collector vehicles to our historic downtown, home of Canada’s Best Main Street on Saturday, August 19th, 2023, we are inviting you to come and see this great family-friendly community event.

Music lineup to come for 2023. The Show ‘n Shine entertainment is designed for folks to have a good time and get out on the street and dance…. so kick up your heels.

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From 10 am to 3 pm, Ladysmith’s famous downtown turns into not just a classic car dreamers heaven but a great stroll along our tree-lined casual main street featuring many businesses, restaurants, and shops that will be catering to locals and visitors alike.

Members of the Ladysmith Lions Club were on hand with their concession trailer cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs along with cold drinks for the crowd.

2021 Award Winners

Partial proceeds from the show were donated to local area charities.

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

LCU Insurance

Lordco Auto Parts

Gold Sponsors

Little Valley

Roberts Street Pizza

Palmer Leslie

Town of Ladysmith

Bayview Brewing

Den's Collision

Market 2 All

Silver Sponsors

Pacific Coast Mustang Association2


Bumper to Bumper

Ladysmith Motorsports

SaveOnFoods - Going the Extra Mile

Mid Island Co-op

Bronze Sponsors

Ryler Trucking

Ladysmith Auto Glass

Western Drive Line

NAPA auto parts

Proud Sponsors

Central Towing

Ladysmith Kinsmen


PA and sound supplied courtesy of:


Auto Check

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Main Event

On the third Saturday in August, First Avenue in downtown Ladysmith on Vancouver Island is lined with various makes and models of beautiful and treasured cars and motorcycles.

2022 Show ‘n Shine

2022 Winners

First place - People's Choice
First place – People’s Choice
Second place - People's Choice
Second place – People’s Choice
Participant's choice
Participant’s choice
Ambassador's Choice
Ambassador’s Choice
Connaugh truck
Winner of the Kelly Connaugh Memorial trophy for the Memorable Truck

2021 Winners

President's pick 2021
Fred Davidson receives the Show n Shine “President’s pick” trophy from show chair Martin Byrne
Treasurer's award 2021
Al Elchuk, from the Show n Shine committee, presents Al Hinds with the “Treasurer’s award”
Secretary's award 2021
Bob Marocchi accepts the “Secretary’s award” from show chair Martin Byrne
Director's award 2021
The owner of the Studebaker (name unknown) accepts the “Director’s award” from Show Director Bob Purslow
Ladysmith Ambassadors
The 2021 Ambassador’s Choice trophy was won by Barry White from New Westminster with his 1965 Corvette. Pictured with Barry are Ladysmith Ambassadors Selena (centre), Josie (left) and Kennedy (right)
Participant's Choice 2021
The Participant’s Choice trophy was given to Gordon Sturgeon from Cobble Hill for his ’52 Chev Special
People's Choice 1st place
First place in the People’s Choice was Ian Scarisbrick and his ’54 Chevy pickup. Receiving the trophy from the Ladysmith Ambassadors was Ian’s wife
People's Choice 2nd place
Bob Anderson from Duncan with a 1970 Challenger won the second place trophy for the People’s Choice
Bhagwan Mayer Memorial Trophy
The Bhagwan Mayer Memorial Trophy recipient was Raymond Beveridge from Sooke with his ’26 Model T Coupe

2021 Show ‘n Shine

2021 Show ‘n Shine People!

There are plenty of wonderful eateries to enjoy such as:

  • Maya Norte, Roberts Street Pizza, and Barnacle Barney’s on Roberts Street;
  • Fox and Hounds English Pub and In The BeanTime Cafe on High Street; and
  • Plantitude, Zack’s Pub (with street patio), Wigwam, Mr. Teriyaki & Miss Sushi,  Old Town Bakery, and Old Town Ice Cream on First Avenue.

Forms can either be mailed to:

c/o Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine
PO Box 1396
Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A9

or the form may be dropped off at Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants, 101 – 626 First Avenue, Ladysmith.

Please make cheques payable to Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine.

Partial proceeds from the show are donated to local area charities.

Ladysmith Lions Club Concession

Lions ClubThe Ladysmith Lions have their food trailer at the Show ‘n Shine.  Located next to the main stage, on High Street, the Lions will be serving their famous breakfast sandwich.

They will have their regular fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and other goodies.

Kinsmen Beer Garden

Ladysmith KinsmenThe local Kinsmen Club host a beer garden, located in the parking lot of Dunsmuir Square (Kitchener and First Avenues). Along with a cold beer or two, at the Kinsmen Beer Garden, the members will also be BBQ-ing up their famous ribs, done with their secret sauce as well as all the condiments. This is a “must stop” for participants and spectators.

The Kinsmen quench the thirst and appetites of everyone as they tour the hundreds of impressive vehicles that will be featured along First Avenue.

The Kinsmen’s Downtown Public Bathroom is now complete on First Avenue in downtown Ladysmith.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is the next Show n Shine?

Saturday, August  19th, 2023.

When is the Rod Run?

The Friday evening before the main event.

Is there a Poker Walk?

We hope to in 2023.

When does Early Bird discount end?

Usually $15 per vehicle. After early August, 2023, registration is $20 per vehicle.

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry… no.

Contact Us

Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine
PO Box 1396
Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A9
250-245-2263 (Duck Paterson)

Get in touch below with questions or comments and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  We look forward to hearing from you!