Bruce Semeniuk purchases 1972 Oldsmobile

The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Car Club has a new addition to the fleet of cars owned by members.  Bruce and Chris Semeniuk now have a 1972 Oldsmobile, in addition to their 1951 truck.  For pictures and a description of the car, check out the “Member” page which highlights all the vehicles owned by car club members.

Location Confirmed for 2017 Sylvan Lake Car Show

Gord Bredo, the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Car Club president has met with the General Manager of the Meadowlands Golf Club in Sylvan Lake and confirmed that the club can one again use this location for their 2017 car show.  This is great news as the Meadowlands Golf Club is a wonderful venue for the annual car show.   The car show in 2017 will again be held on the second Saturday in July — so circle July 8, 2017 with a red pen!  Gord has also asked that all members pass this information on to any other clubs and / or websites that track car shows.

Government of Canada Recognizes Club’s 10th Anniversary

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The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club received a letter and certificate of recognition for its 10 year anniversary from the Government of Canada.

The letter was from Blaine Calkins, the Member of Parliament for the Red Deer / Lacombe area and is shown below:

Letter from Blaine Calkins
Letter from Blaine Calkins

The letter and certificate were encased in a beautiful official folder from the Government of Canada.

Great Attendance at Year End Supper

The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club held their year end supper on Thursday, October 12th at the Legion in Sylvan Lake.   A large number of members and their spouses attended and enjoyed pizza, chicken wings, caesar salad, vegetables and fruit.    The finishing touch to celebrate the club’s 10th anniversary was a Dairy Queen ice cream cake decorated with a picture of a hot rod.

Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake at Year End Supper
Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake at Year End Supper

Numerous draws were held to give away leftover goodies and t-shirts from the summer car show.  Ken Scheffelmaier won a basket of car cleaning products from Sqekky Kleen Car Wash.

Special thanks go to Gord and Elaine Bredo for organizing the entire event!

Fall Colours Provide Great Background for Radium Show and Shine

The annual Radium Show and Shine was held on September 17th, 2016. Four members of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club attended the show with their vehicles, while other club members attended as spectators.

The trip to Radium for the club members traveling with their vehicles began on Friday morning in Penhold at 7:30 a.m.  Bill and Deb Larratt, Bruce and Chris Semeniuk, Murray Fleming and Wendy Davidson traveled to Radium together  — just in case anybody happened to break down.   Fortunately, the only required stops were for breakfast in Cochrane and gas at Dead Man’s Flats.

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Neighbours of Bruce and Chris’s (Dave and Linda in their 1964 Chev Impala) joined the cavalcade in Dead Man’s Flats, and the four vehicles traveled to Radium in beautiful sunshine.

Club members enjoyed watching the display of vehicles up and down the streets of Radium on Friday afternoon and evening.  Burn outs galore (aided by laying down bleach)  in front of the Apple Tree Motel kept spectators cheering and entertained.

Saturday morning was warm (14 degrees C), and the members of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics parked together at the driving range of The Springs Golf Course.  The following members registered their vehicles in the show:

  • Murray Fleming and Wendy Davidson
  • Larry and Judy Komstead
  • Bill and Deb Larratt
  • Bruck and Chris Semeniuk

Once the vehicles were parked and shined up, the members enjoyed a buffet breakfast at the golf course club house.

Vehicles from the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics at the 2016 Radium Show and Shine
Vehicles from the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics at the 2016 Radium Show and Shine

The following members of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics attended the show as spectators:

  • Doug and Jeri Gordon
  • Val and Audrey Hilker
  • Colin and Debra McMann
  • Noel Bower
Panoramic Shot of the 2016 Radium Show and Shine
Panoramic Shot of the 2016 Radium Show and Shine

The Radium show always attracts a great variety of vehicles, and this year was no different.

Approximately 1,000 vehicles registered for this event.

The following pictures showcase some of the unique entries in the 2016 show:

If anyone wants additional pictures of cars at the show — just contact Murray Fleming  — he has another 200 pictures…..

The weather held for most of the day at the show, and members enjoyed a fun day.

Member of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club at the 2016 Radium Show and Shine
Member of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club at the 2016 Radium Show and Shine

The drive home on Sunday morning was a real treat as the trees were in full autumn regalia.

The only thing better than the beauty of the fall foliage was the ice cream at the stop off in Cochrane.

Enjoying Ice Cream in Cochrane
Enjoying Ice Cream in Cochrane

Members Attend Innisfail Show and Shine

The annual Innisfail Show and Shine was held on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016 and there were between 90 and 100 vehicles on grass. The following members from the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car show attended the event:

  • Shaun Adkins
  • Noel Bower
  • Val Hilker
  • Zeke Hume
  • Bruce Semeniuk
  • Chad Weiler

Unfortunately none of the club members brought home any awards.

 

Members Receive Five Awards at Gull Lake

Twelve cars were entered by members of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Car Club in the Gull Lake Show and Shine that was held on Sunday, September 4, 2016.     The following members attended the event:

  • Dustin Borrowman
  • Noel Bower
  • Brian Boutin
  • Gord and Elaine Bredo
  • Murray Fleming and Wendy Davidson
  • Greg and Tammy Garson
  • Val and Audrey Hilker
  • Zeke and Lyndsay Hume
  • Bill and Deb Larratt
  • Gordie Laurent
  • Darren Paul
  • David Popovitch
Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Car Club Members receive Awards at 2016 Gull Lake Show and Shine
Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Car Club Members receive Awards at 2016 Gull Lake Show and Shine

Plaques were awarded for the top 10 vehicles in the show, as voted on by car show participants.   Four of these awards went to members of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club — Murray Fleming, Zeke Hume, Gordie Laurent, and David Popovitch.  The “Best of Show” award was won by Gord Bredo and he will be receiving a beautiful etched picture of his truck on a granite plaque.  IMG_7015

The award for the most unusual vehicle was given to the vehicle in the picture to the left.

The car show began with a pancake breakfast that was enjoyed by over 450 people.  The huge serving included two pancakes, two eggs, two sausages, ham, and lots of strawberries, whip cream and syrup.   Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it —  and certainly, nobody left hungry.

Despite the cool weather, the car show attracted a total of 88 cars.

After the Gull Lake Show and Shine, several club members cruised to Olds to briefly attend an informal car show and enjoy a midday lunch / supper.

 

 

Boutin wins trophy at St Albert Show and Shine

Several members of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics car club attended the St. Albert Show and Shine on August 6th, 2016.  A perfect day attracted over 900 cars to this show that was held in the picturesque Lion’s Park located beside the Sturgeon River.  
Attendees enjoyed music, lots of food vendors, and the St. Albert farmer’s market which was held right beside the car show.   The following members from our club attended:
  • Brian and Barb Boutin
  • Elaine and Gord Bredo
  • Wendy Davidson and Murray Fleming
  • Darren Paul
Brian Boutin with his Trophy from the St Albert car show
Brian Boutin with his Trophy from the St Albert car show

Brian Boutin received one of the Top 3 Awards for Class 27 (Trucks up to 1991).  There were 49 entries in the class.  Brian says, “Barb and I were amazed that the truck won this award as there were so many amazing pickups at the show.”

Truck and Trailer owned by Gord and Elaine Bredo
Truck and Trailer owned by Gord and Elaine Bredo

Gord and Elaine Bredo brought their truck and teardrop trailer to the show, and numerous attendees were intrigued with the trailer.   The trailer was built by Gord, and he and Elaine camped in it up at St Albert for a few nights.