VIDEO: Shiny old trucks and old friends mean it’s a great time to reminisce

Heritage Days at Lake Cowichan is all about meeting old friends and enjoying activities like the annual truck parade.Heritage Days at Lake Cowichan is all about meeting old friends and enjoying activities like the annual truck parade.
Beautifully renovated old logging trucks are part of the annual Heritage Days parade on Saturday, May 18 in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Beautifully renovated old logging trucks are part of the annual Heritage Days parade on Saturday, May 18 in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Shining newer trucks join the Heritage Days parade through Lake Cowichan to Saywell Park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Shining newer trucks join the Heritage Days parade through Lake Cowichan to Saywell Park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
A truck drives through Lake Cowichan during the annual Heritage Days parade. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)A truck drives through Lake Cowichan during the annual Heritage Days parade. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Restored and new logging trucks take part in the annual Heritage Days parade through town to Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Restored and new logging trucks take part in the annual Heritage Days parade through town to Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Families enjoy a day out at Saywell Park as Heritage Days continues with the annual logging truck parade. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Families enjoy a day out at Saywell Park as Heritage Days continues with the annual logging truck parade. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Pam Bonnell sits in the driver’s seat of the family 1931 Ford as all the trucks line up at Saywell Park during Lake Cowichan’s Heritage Days.Pam Bonnell sits in the driver’s seat of the family 1931 Ford as all the trucks line up at Saywell Park during Lake Cowichan’s Heritage Days.
One of the beautifully restored trucks brought by members of the Rankin family, glows bright red in the warm sun at Saywell Park on May 18. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)One of the beautifully restored trucks brought by members of the Rankin family, glows bright red in the warm sun at Saywell Park on May 18. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

The annual Heritage Days antique truck parade at Lake Cowichan attracted more trucks than last year, and a bright, sunny day at Saywell Park brought out lots of people to take a look.

They stayed, too, chatting, meeting old friends in town for the holiday weekend, and eating delicious barbecued burgers cooked by volunteers.

There was lots to see, including the Rankin family’s collection of restored logging trucks, some trucks from the Doman family, Richard Neva’s truck, several from Tuck Brothers, and Malloch’s restored beauty, plus some active trucks, and the Bonnell’s 1931 Ford.