Doug and Geri Gordon Win Award at Rimbey Car Show

Doug Gordon with Model A at Rock'n Rimbey
Doug Gordon with Model A at Rock’n Rimbey

The “Rock’n Rimbey” car show was held August 25th to 27th, 2017.  It attracted approximately 170 cars and consisted of a pancake breakfast, cruises, a car show and street drag races.  The following members of the Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics attended the show:
– Doug and Geri Gordon
– Colin and Deb McMann
– Gary Brownlee

There were a total of 10 awards including the Mayor’s Award, Bikes and Trikes, Odd and Unusual, and Top Seven.

Doug Gordon with Top Seven Trophy from Rock'n Rimbey
Doug Gordon with Top Seven Trophy from Rock’n Rimbey

 

Doug and Geri Gordon placed in the Top Seven with their 1930 Model A Ford.

 

 

Deb McMann Places in Top 10 at Rocky Mountain House

Deb McMann with Trophy
Deb McMann with Trophy

Deb McMann won a Top Ten Award with her 1934 Plymouth 2-door coupe at the Rocky Mountain Show and Shine that was held July 29th, 2017. Other members of the club that attended the show were Brian and Barb Boutin, Greg Garson, Doug and Geri Gordon, Bill and Deb Larratt, Bruce and Chris Semeniuk.

 

Deb McMann with Trophy for 1934 Plymouth at Rocky Mountain
Deb McMann with Trophy for 1934 Plymouth at Rocky Mountain

 

Boutin Wins Award at St Albert Car Show

Brian Boutin, Gord and Elaine Bredo and Murray Fleming and Wendy Davidson attended the 21st annual St Albert Rock’n August Show and Shine on August 12th.    For Gord and Elaine, it was a short drive from their new home in St. Albert.   Brian and Barb went up earlier in the week, and took part in the activities on Thursday and Friday night.

Brian Boutin’s Truck and Murray Fleming’s Ford at 2017 St Albert Rock’n August

As usual, the show was held at Lion’s Park, with cars on display on both sides of the Sturgeon River.  A better venue for a car show would be hard to find.

The show drew over 900 cars and specialty vehicles.   The weather was fantastic and the crowd of spectators viewing the cars was never ending.

Brian came away with an award for GM truck pre 92.

Brian Boutin’s Truck and Award from Rock’n August in St Albert

 

 

Boutin Collects Three Trophies for Best Truck

1954 Chev 3100 Pickup owned by Brian Boutin
1954 Chev 3100 Pickup owned by Brian Boutin

Brian Boutin is on a winning streak.  

He has won the trophy for Best Truck at the last three car shows that he has attended.

Brian Boutin's Three Trophies for Best Truck
Brian Boutin’s Three Trophies for Best Truck

The trophies shown in the above picture were won at the following shows:

Team Golden Redline Car Show (July 1, 2017)

Gibbons Pioneers Days  (July 15, 2017)

Sylvan Lake Stollery Charity Show (July 22, 2017)

Congratulations, Brian!

Club Members Win Awards at Saskatoon Super Run

Bruce and Chris Semeniuk, Bill and Deb Larratt, and Murray Fleming and Wendy Davidson attended the 2017 Super Run in Saskatoon that was held on Aug 3 to 6th, 2017.  They travelled from Red Deer to Saskatoon on Thursday, and attended the Hospitality Night that was hosted by the Saskatoon Draggins Rod and Custom Club.  The event was held at the club’s shop and it was very informative to learn how they ran their club and managed the projects in their large and impressive shop.

On Friday, they toured Rob Morrison’s garage and were impressed with the very exclusive FoMoCo collection.

Next, a trip was made out to the SIR Raceway for the Vintage Drag races.

There were just under four hundred cars at the show held at Prairieland Park on Saturday.   It was a hot day and the event drew numerous spectators.

Pictures of Bill and Deb’s 1951 truck and Bruce and Chris’s 1972 Oldsmobile were featured on the Saskatoon Global news in the evening (http://globalnews.ca/news/3651246/superrun-saskatoon/).

Cars from the Sylvan Lake Club at the 2017 Super Run
Cars from the Sylvan Lake Club at the 2017 Super Run

Saturday and Sunday mornings began with a $3 breakfast of pancakes and sausage.

A dinner and dance was held on Saturday evening.

Bill Larratt Wins Best Pick-up Truck Award at Saskatoon Super Run
Bill Larratt Wins Best Pick-up Truck Award at Saskatoon Super Run

 

The awards were handed out late on Sunday afternoon, and two members of the Sylvan Lake Custom and Classics car club received awards.  Bill and Deb Larratt won Best Pick-up Truck with their 1951 Chevrolet.

 

 

 

Murray Fleming wins Executive Committee's Choice Award at Saskatoon Super Run
Murray Fleming wins Executive Committee’s Choice Award at Saskatoon Super Run

 

Murray Fleming won Executive Committee’s Choice award with his 1939 Ford.

 

 

 

The Super Run returns to Red Deer next year, and club members should plan to attend this event in 2018.

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.

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