Gary Brownlee’s 1929 Ford Tudor — A Magnet for Awards


The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club is proud to have so many members with unique vehicles that are recognized regularly at car shows.    Gary Brownlee’s 1929 Ford Tudor is an excellent example.
1929 Ford Tudor owned by Gary Brownlee
1929 Ford Tudor owned by Gary Brownlee
The following is a list of all the awards won by Gary for this vehicle:
2015  Edson  – First in Street Rod Class
2015  Alberta Beach –  Top 10
2016  Edson  – People’s Choice
2016  Stony Plain – Best of Class
2016  Alberta Beach – Top 10
2017  Blackfalds – Top 5
2017  Lacombe  – Best Ford
2017  Delbourne – Best pre 1930
2017  Gull Lake – Top 10
2018  Sylvan Lake  – Club Trophy
2018  Delbourne  – Best in Show
2018  Rocky Mountain House  – Top 10
2018  Gull Lake – Top 10 and Mayor’s Award
The car was also featured in the July, 2017 Canadian Hot Rod Magazine.

Fall Cleanup at Gull Lake Show and Shine

The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Car Club had another excellent turn out at the Gull Lake Car Show and Shine on September 2, 2018.    The sun was shining and just over 100 cars registered for the show.      A very generous breakfast was served to over 600 people.

The following three club members won “Top 10” awards for their cars:

Gary Brownlee
Deb McMann
Murray Fleming

Gary Brownlee also won the “Mayor’s Choice” award.

The following are pictures from the Gull Lake car show:

The following members from the Sylvan Lake Classics and Customs car club attended the show:

Brian and Barb Boutin
Gord and Elaine Bredo
Gary Brownlee
Don Church
Murray Fleming and Wendy Davidson
Greg and Tammy Garson
Doug and Geri Gordon
Val and Audrey Hilker
Bill and Deb Larratt
Gordie Laurent
Colin and Deb McMann
Dave Popovitch
Bruce and Chris Semeniuk
Gary and Joanne Smith

Club Wins Again at Rimbey Show and Shine

The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Car Club had another excellent turn out at the Third Annual Rimbey Car Show and Shine on August 25, 2018.    The morning started out cool, but the sun came out and it turned out to be an extremely pleasant day.  A fantastic breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage was served at the car show.

The car club ladies spent a couple of hours exploring the local shops in Rimbey and most came back with shopping bags in hand.

The club won the award for having the club with the most attendees at the show.  Even though we are a small car club, it is amazing the excellent turn out we have from members at the local car shows.

The following are pictures from the Rimbey car show:

The following members from the Sylvan Lake Classics and Customs car club attended the show:

Colin and Deb McMann
Doug and Geri Gordon
Greg and Tammy Garson
Bill and Deb Larratt
Murray Fleming and Wendy Davidson
Bruce and Chris Semeniuk
Gordie Laurent
Dave Popovitch
Don Church

 

 

Club Wins Awards at Rocky Mountain Show & Shine

Numerous club members attended the Western Wheels Classic Car Show on July 28, 2018 held at Rocky Mountain House.   The weather was great  and it was a fantastic Show & Shine featuring 140 classic vehicles.  After the show, many of the participants viewed “Merv’s Classic Collection”.

The following are pictures of some of the cars at the Rocky Mountain Show:

Gary Brownlee and Terry Dockrill were included in the Top 10 Awards.  Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics won the award for the club with the most entrants in the show.   There were 4 cases of windshield washer fluid presented to the club to be shared among club members.  Members from the club who attended included:

Brian Boutin
Colin and Deb McMann
Doug and Geri Gordon
Greg and Tammy Garson
Bill and Deb Larratt
Murray Fleming
Bruce Semeniuk
Gary Brownlee
Terry and Linda Dockril

 

 

Club BBQ May 30th

The club will be hosting a free BBQ on May 30th for club members and family.   The event will be at the Legion in Sylvan Lake starting at 6:00.  Please RSVP to avhilker@telus.net before May 28th with the number attending from your family.

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.