Club Members attend Radium Car Show

Deb and Bill Larratt, Greg and Tammy Garson, Gord and Elaine Bredo, and Wendy Davidson and Murray Fleming left Penhold at 7:30 Friday, September 15th to travel to the 2017 Radium car show.   Despite driving through rain and snow from Canmore to Banff on Friday morning, the weekend car show turned out to be a beautiful warm weekend with bright sunshine and blue skies.  Judy and Larry Kemshead drove out a day earlier in order to enjoy some golfing with the car show.

Club Members watching Hot Rods on Friday Night in Radium
Club Members watching Hot Rods on Friday Night in Radium

Members of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club joined other car enthusiasts sitting on the main drag in Radium on Friday night and watched the never ending parade of hot rods cruising up and down the streets.

Ladies posing with the Fireman's Mascot
Ladies posing with the Fireman’s Mascot

 

 

The ladies from the car club couldn’t resist posing with the local fireman’s mascot.

 

 

The car show on Saturday  drew over 7,000 spectators to see the wide variety of cars and trucks.  Everyone enjoyed the warm sunshine and the variety of cars.

Soaking up the Sun in Radium
Soaking up the Sun in Radium
Radium Show and Shine 2017
Radium Show and Shine 2017
Sylvan Lake Custom and Classics Cars at Radium
Sylvan Lake Custom and Classics Cars at Radium

Bill Larratt won a backpack for a door prize, while Greg and Tammy won tools.

The following pictures show a few of the unique hot rods at the show:

Club members did not bring back any awards, but everyone enjoyed the beautiful day and the hot rods.  In addition, Bill worked hard at training his new dragonfly pet — which was determined to sit squarely in the middle of his shirt!

Bill Larratt and his Dragonfly Pet
Bill Larratt and his Dragonfly Pet

 

Club Elects New Executive

The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics elected a new executive for the car club at their monthly meeting which was held on September 6, 2017.  The new executive consists of:

President:  Val Hilker
Vice-President:  Brian Boutin
Treasurer:  Doug Gordon
Secretary:  Tammy Garson

Gord and Elaine Bredo were presented with a plaque in appreciation for the eleven years that they have served as president and secretary of the club.

McMann, Gordon, and Brownlee win at Gull Lake

Club Vehicles at 2017 Gull Lake Show and Shine
Club Vehicles at 2017 Gull Lake Show and Shine

The Gull Lake car show was held Sept 3, 2017 and was attended by numerous Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics club members.  Val and Audrey Hilker, Bruce Semeniuk, Greg and Tammy Garson, Noel Bower, Bill and Deb Larratt, Colin and Deb McMann, Gary Brownlee, and Doug and Geri Gordon attended with vehicles.   David Popovitch, Murray Fleming, Gordie Laurent and Trevor Burge attended without their vehicles.

There were 92 vehicles registered for the annual car show.  Three of the Top Ten Trophies were awarded to Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics members.  Winners were:

  • Doug and Geri Gordon with their 1930 Ford model A
  • Deb McMann with her 1934 Plymouth coupe
  • Gary Brownlee with his 1929 Ford Tudor

The club members spent the morning and early afternoon looking at the other entrants’ vehicles and enjoying a darned good breakfast put on by the Gull Lake Rotary Club members.   This was the 7th annual Gull Lake Show and Shine.