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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
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
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.”
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.