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 and Geri Gordon placed in the Top Seven with their 1930 Model A Ford.
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.
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.
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.
Bruce and Chris Semeniuk attended the Peach City Beach Cruise that was held in Penticton June 23 to 25th, 2017. They took their 1972 Olds Cutlass which they purchased last spring. The car won second place in the category “1970’s Stock”.
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.
Saturday and Sunday mornings began with a $3 breakfast of pancakes and sausage.
A dinner and dance was held on Saturday evening.
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 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.
The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Annual Car show was held on July 8th, 2017 and 156 cars participated. For all the details and pictures of the top cars, check out the Show and Shine section of the website.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.