| The Prospectors Car Club was started in Quesnel in 1997 to promote interest in classic and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles. From a charter membership of six (6), the club has grown to about 70 members today. Vehicle ownership is not a prerequisite for membership; you only need a love for cars to be welcome. |
Quesnel is a community of some 25,000 people, located in Northern British Columbia in the historic Cariboo region. Quesnel is referred to as the Gold Pan City, a reference to the Gold Rush days of the 1860s when Quesnel was the gateway to the Cariboo Goldfields of Wells, Barkerville, Likely and Quesnelle Forks. Quesnel is 450 miles north of Vancouver, right on Highway 97 North.
Each year the Prospectors Car Club hosts the Goldpan Steak-out on the 2nd last weekend in August. Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm there is registration, complete with free hot dogs and beverages at Memory Lane Auto parts, on 2 Mile Flat.
Saturday morning from 10am to 11am, final registration is held at the Maple Park Mall parking lot, before setting out on the rod run to Quesnel and the A & W north of town for lunch. A short break is given before the evening activities begin at the Royal Canadian Legion with cocktails and a steak dinner plus entertainment and dance rounds out the evening.
On Sunday morning, it is the Sunday Show & Shine, being held in Lebourdais Park on the grass. 10-3,followed by awards presentations and goodbyes for the weekend.
Hope to see everyone out.