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

 

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