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Cars and Rat Rods in San Diego

On a recent trip to San Diego we took the opportunity to visit the Automotive Museum in Balboa Park. Here’s a few of the Cars and Rat Rods we saw.

This 1930’s Cadillac was being used as a daily driver to get around in La Jolla. Original exterior condition right down to the slight patina on the paint.

This 1937 Zephyr is a V12 and an example of early monocoque construction.

A 1932 Morgan Cyclecar sporting the same JAP engine as one would find in the likes of Brough Superior SS100 motorcycles of the era.
And then there were the Rat Rods. Rat Rods are a California creation and an art-form in themselves. Interesting and ugly at the same time. Powerful and unforgiving in their performance. Check out the detailed craftsmanship on the 1929 Dodge “Copper Rat”

Celebrating our 2017 Show Sponsors !!

Please help us to recognize the people and Businesses which made the 2017 Show possible


The 2017 Show was made possible through the generosity of these Sponsors


Platimun Sponsors

  • Western Financial Group – High River
  • Re-Think Media – High River
  • Foothills Signs – High River
  • Calgary Exhibition & Stampede – Stampede Stage
  • Teamsters Local 362 – Teamster’s Stage
  • CDI International – High River


    Gold Sponsors

  • High River AutoPlex & RV – High River
  • Shawne Excavating & Trucking – High River
  • Town of High River
  • CIMA Canada – High River


    Silver Sponsors

  • NAPA Auto Parts – High River
  • Country Chrysler – High River
  • Triple K Auto Body – High River


    Bronze Sponsors

  • About Autos – High River
  • Arnold & Arnold Law Office – High River
  • Blue Spruce Auto Parts – High River
  • CSN Auto Dynamics – High River
  • Dee Alta Tires – High River & Blackie
  • Delanoy & Company LLP – High River
  • Farmboy Landscaping & Maintenance – High River
  • GM Mechanical – High River
  • Golden National Restaurant – High River
  • High River Landscape Products
  • Highview Animal Clinic – High River
  • Mac Tools – High River
  • MacKillop Lawn Care – High River
  • Mike’s Hi-Tech Transmission – High River
  • Minute Muffler & Brake – High River
  • Sandstone Catering – High River
  • Sandstone Furniture – High River
  • Timothy Fred’s Furniture – High River
  • Total Auto Care – High River
  • Ward Tire – High River
  • Wrinkles/Car Star – High River



  • 1906 Restaurant/Lounge – High River
  • 7 Eleven – High River
  • Boston Pizza- High River
  • Chatters Hair Salon – Okotoks
  • Co-op – High River –
  • Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad
  • Cuts on Fifth – High River>/li>
  • Dean’s Dodges
  • Delmerie Flowers – High River
  • Evelyns’ Restaurant – High River
  • Eyes 360 – High River
  • Fountain Tire – High River
  • Golden National Restaurant – High River
  • Hagerty Insurance
  • High Country Chev Olds – High River
  • High River Dental Center – High River
  • High River Ford Lincoln – High River-merchandise
  • High River Home Hardware – High River
  • High River Toyota – High River
  • Highwood Distillers – High River
  • Highwood Golf & Country Club – High River
  • Jolee Electronics – High River
  • McDonalds Restaurant – High River
  • Meguire’s Car Care Products
  • My Pizza & Steak House – High River
  • Nutters’ Electric Service Company Ltd –Okotoks
  • P & H Family Restaurant – High River
  • Pappa Johns’ Pizza – High River
  • Picasso Pizza – High River
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – High River
  • Sobeys – High River
  • South Fork Restaurant – High River
  • The Shop Hair Studio and Boutique – High River
  • Tim Hortons S.E. – High River
  • Whistle Stop Cafe – High River
  • 1966 Mustang exhaust system

    This is a complete NOS (New Old Stock) single exhaust system for a 1966 Mustang.
    Exhaust system was purchased from Ford dealership 30 years ago.

    5 (five) Items added to the Buy / Sell Category

    Five items have been added to the Buy / Sell Category. Check them out by using the Main Menu.


    Four new items have been added to the Sell Category on behalf of Barry Ferguson.


    1960 Pontiac Strato Chief

    1960 Pontiac Strato Chief

    1966 Meteor Montcalm

    1966 Meteor Montcalm


    1950 Dodge

    1950 Dodge

    1954 Ford

    1954 Ford


    While Dale Delauw would like help with parts and information about restoring his Father in Law’s classic

    1964 Chrysler Windsor

    1964 Chrysler Windsor

    Highlights of High River, Sept 21-25, 2016

    Fall 2016 show Shine Sunday September 25th
    Location: Downtown High River
    Best access route to the Registration is from Hwy 23 west (12th Ave) through the roundabout at Centre Street then north on First Street SW.
    · Sept 25, 2016
    · Registration 7am to 10am
    · Show time 10am to 4pm
    · Draws at 2:30 pm
    · Events and entertainment for the whole family
    2016 Show Poster


    Check out the Highlights for the rest of the Sept 21 – 25 extended weekend. Sept 21-25 Highlights
    Ag Society Sponsored Concert (Sept 24)
    This Led Zeppelin tribute band is playing Saturday evening at the Ag Society Indoor Arena.
    Ledzepplin Tribute Concert

    New e-mail address for the September Show ‘n Shine

    Questions regarding this years September 25th Show ‘n Shine may now be addressed either via the Contact Us tab on the navigation bar of the web site or through a new e-mail address.

    The address is

    It is being monitored by several members of the Club so we should be able to route your question for a speedy answer.

    Kananaskis Cruise rescheduled for July 23rd

    Unfortunately we have had to reschedule the K Cruise to it’s rain date of July 23rd.

    Other details are essentially the same. Check the Calendar.

    2016 Aldersyde Show ‘n Shine a success

    Doug's truck Congratulations to Doug Shepard for a great job organizing our annual Show and Shine at the Aldersyde A&W.  Each year, proceeds from this event are donated in support of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    Thanks for the 46 drivers who brought out their classic vehicles, Doug was able to present $643.00 to the A&W management, Kyle Cabrera and Rafael Rivera. Presenting the proceeds 2016
    Show Central Overall a great day. The rain stayed away and we had a hard time fitting all the cars into the space available.

    See our Facebook Pages for more photos, courtesy of Lillian Shavalier.

    Four Sponsors contribute directly to the River City Classics

    We’d like to recognize the sponsorship provided to RCC by four of our local, High River, businesses.  Their generosity will make it possible for us to donate to local charities in the future and will also further our work on restoration of the Eamon’s Garge.

    Our main sponsor for the T-shirts was Shawne Excavating and Trucking


    Supporting sponsors were Tractorland, Farmboy Landscaping, and Stash Garages.

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    The sponsors have been recognized by the Club through the addition of their logos to the back of the Club T-shirts which were available for sale at the Canada Day Show ‘n Shine and future events.


    It is impossible to stage an event without the support of our volunteers and our corporate sponsors.


    Thanks to Shawne, Farmboy, Stash Garages and Tractorland for helping us with our local community projects including the Eamon’s Garage.  We hope we can count on your help in the future.

    Canada Day Show ‘n Shine a Success

    RCC staged another successful July 1 event in George Lane Park.  For the 11th consecutive year, River City Classics helped to celebrate Canada Day in High River by sponsoring a Show ‘n Shine on the Ball Diamond.

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    This year we’d like to recognize 70 participant vehicles which included classics across the eras from the 1930’s through the 2000’s.  Three of those were motorcycles and of course one was “Mater”, our mascot from the 2015 Christmas Parade.

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    Again this year we shared space with the bouncy castle and the family participation activities area.  The combination adds life and action to the displays and brings families closer to the motoring heritage which our Club represents.

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    Continuing our goal of supporting local charitable organizations, proceeds from the registration, 50/50 and old T-shirt inventory went directly to Rowan House in High River.  We were pleased to be able to present them with over $1000 to further their work in the Community.

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    Congratulations to Leisha Gray, winner of the 50/50 prize!

    Many thanks to Jeannie Litwin and Jeff Langford for organizing the event, and to the group of family and friends without whom the event would not have been so successful.

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    See you July 1, 2017 for the 12th anniversary of “Christmas in July” aka the “Canada Day Show ‘n Shine”