Last night, the heat couldn't beat the crowd at Taillight Tuesday.

The weekly car show hosted by the Rogue Cruisers at the Living Sky Casino was a firey success, as all sorts of hot rods braved the 30 C heat. Chevrolets, Fords, Dodges, Pontiacs, and other makes showed off their ability to run the AC as people mixed in and mingled between breaks in the shade. 

Running the event was Dustin Vipond, co-founder of the Rogue Cruisers, who was impressed by how some new iron rolled in yet again for the night. 

"I guess I'm done being surprised because it's just every single Tuesday there's at least 10 or a dozen new vehicles out," said Vipond. "I don't know where the heck they keep coming from, but I hope they do keep coming."

Plenty of these vehicles have sat near completion for years or were dormant and waiting for their time to shine. Taillight Tuesday has provided a venue locally for these cars and their owners to appreciate the craftsmanship on display. Be that big engines, fancy paint, or 100 per cent original from the factory.  

"That's amazing and honestly what we set out to do from the very get-go," said Vipond. "To kind of unite the car community and get them out there and get them using this stuff that we knew was around, we just had to figure out how to get them out."

Another big component of last night's conversation around the various lawn chair gatherings was the Silver Wings Access Van, which SWAVI was collecting donations for. They are aiming to cover things like new tires, winter tires, oil changes, car washes and other day-to-day expenses. 

Helping get people signed up as volunteers to drive the van for the odd hour during the week was Karen Wiens, treasurer and board member for SWAVI. 

"We're getting a trickle of volunteers coming in, but we definitely need many, many more volunteers," said Wiens. "There's no special license you have to have. You just have to run through how to work the equipment, how to safely secure our clients into there and there's like a little video to watch. It's very, very simple."

Volunteers who sign up can pledge to drive a certain amount of hours on their free days, helping take residents from The Meadows to doctors' appointments and outings, or even just taking the van to be refuelled or washed is also a big help. 

During this month's Taillight Tuesdays, people who donate to SWAVI or who sign up to drive are being entered into a raffle to win a $100 Pioneer Co-op gift card.