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2018 Foothills Country Hospice fundraisers

Foothills Country Hospice is staging two fundraisers on Saturday August 11, 2018
The Hospice is one of the organizations to which we donate funds raised at the Annual RCC September Show ‘n Shine.
The Events are an exclusive car rally (entry fee $1000 per vehicle) followed by an evening Gala to be held at Spruce Meadows (tickets $175 per person).
Details are available via links on the Hospice website at

Connecting Rod and Piston for 368 cu in Lincoln Engine

Tom Mansfield is looking for a replacement rod and piston for this 368 cu in Lincoln Engine

Wikipedia describes this engine as the last in a line of Ford Y Block engines built between 1952 and 1963. Early engines seem to have been designed to use in both Ford and Lincoln heavy trucks with engine capacity and horsepower increasing steadily through 1955 – 57 when the engine appears to have been devoted exclusively to Lincoln and Mercury cars.
Topping out with the 368 cu in (6 litre), the engine produced up to 300 horsepower with a maximum torque of over 400 ft lbs.

If you don’t have the parts, perhaps you can give Tom a lead on possible sources.

Contact Tom by email at

Concord Lands in Longview

1951 Plymouth Concord spotted in Longview

This old treasure was just waiting to be photographed.

2018 Eamon’s Garage Fundraiser

Tickets are now available for the 2018 Eamon’s Garage Fundraiser.

Join us Saturday July 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm on Festival Street (aka 4th Ave SW) in High River for the event.

Buy your tickets online using either a Paypal account or a credit card.

The cost is $50 per adult and $20 for kids.  

2018 Eamon’s Garage Fundraiser


Eamon’s Garage Donor Wall

Eamons License Plate

Join other Donors on the Eamon’s Garage Donor Wall


Become a Charter Donor for the Eamon’s Garage project

All donations are recognized with your name printed on an Eamon’s “license plate” and prominently displayed on the wall of Bay One in the restored Garage.
Become a Super Chief ($900 donation), Sky chief ($700 donation), Fire Chief ($500) or an Ethyl ($300) sponsor.
Download the Eamons Garage Donor Wall Form. Complete the form and mail it along with your cheque to PO Box 5911, Stn Main, High River, AB, T1V 1P6

Help us continue the restoration work on the Garage. Become a Charter Donor Today!!

2018 Members BBQ

May 27 was the date of the 2018 Members BBQ held at Eamon’s Garage for the first time

Many thanks to Brian C for donning his chef’s apron again as king of the BBQ. Thanks to Herman for making sure that the actual BBQ got to Eamon’s for the event and finally thanks to the 50+ members and their guests who participated.
This year we had the added treat of being able to see, first hand, the work which Ray Bouillet and members of the Eamon’s Historical Society have undertaken thus far in restoration of the Garage.
The weather was just about right. Not too hot. Not too windy. The social time was good. There was plenty of food, courtesy of the salad’s and treats which members brought along to share.
If you couldn’t be with us this year, then make sure to attend in 2019.
Here’s a few images of the classics on display.

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