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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


2017 Members Christmas Party Photos

45 Members and Guests joined us for the 2017 RCC Christmas Party

Many thanks to Leslie Stadnick for arranging this year’s Party. She even acted as the MC for the Secret Santa exchange.
Club members whom have attended in previous years will remember the proverbial rabbit. Well it made another appearance this year. Its origins are lost in history but suffice to say that many efforts were made to avoid having to provide said rabbit with a home for 2018.
Ted, the rabbit’s 2017 custodian, managed to fool us all by hiding instructions to find the rabbit in a paint can.
Looks like Larry will be the rabbit’s 2018 custodian.
Photos courtesy of Lillian Shavalier.

2017 Members Christmas Party

2017 RCC Members
Christmas Party

December 2, 2017

High River Legion
25 8th Ave SE, High River

Cocktails @ 5:30 Dinner @ 7:00

$10 Secret Santa Gift Exchange

(must bring a gift to participate)

Cash Bar and 50/50 Draw


Turkey Dinner with all the Trimmings!


$25 per Couple – includes 2 Free Drinks

$15 per Single – includes 1 Free Drink


Dead Line for Tickets = November 18th


Members and Guests


Tickets Available by going to the Event Registration Page

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
  • 2017 – Wow!! What a Show & Burn-Out

    Well, the 2017 Show & Burn-Out are both completed


    WoW!! What a Show

    It’s Monday, the day after the Show and the heady experience of another successful Show is still in the air!
    It was a chilly -2 Celcius as we arrived at morning set-up for the event, yet there already were 3 vehicles lined up at Registration. That was just the beginning. By the time Registration completed at 11:00 we had seen 1106 vehicles. There were the customized pick-ups, the scorching Mustangs, the motorcycles, the VW Beetles, the Lotus Super 7, and it just went on from there. We saw almost everything and throughout we also saw some of the most fantastic people in Alberta. Thanks to all. I don’t think I saw a face without a smile the whole day.

    Of course it warmed up later, as it always does, and the crowds were everywhere. It’s easy for us to count cars (& trucks & bikes) as they arrive but counting the public spectators is a whole other question. In the closing stages of the Show, while out picking up out signage, I noticed a plethora of motorcycles parked on the grass near the Centre Street bridge with other personal vehicles in the former community of Wallaceville.
    Business for our Vendors was brisk wherever I looked. Let’s guess that there were upwards of 11,000 visitors to Town on Sunday.

    Quoting some feedback we have already received…”2017 Show ’N Shine- FANTASTIC. Thanks to all. The show was amazing ! Every where you looked there were happy faces, both young and old. Bonnie & Wayne”
    Preceding the Show again this year was the Second Annual Burn-Out on Saturday evening. By all reports this was another popular event. Again this year the Town of High River permitted us to close the southern section of Centre Street from 7th Avenue to 12th Avenue. Barriers on both sides of the road kept the crown from the three Staging Areas. There was plenty of rubber smoke and I have heard reports of some definite crowd pleasing exploits.
    Participants who registered and passed the mandatory vehicle inspection were permitted to Stage through the course as many times as they could within the 3 hour time allotted for the Event.
    I’m told that three loops was typical with some participants squeezing in 4 loops within the time limit.


    See you September 30, 2018 !!
    Photos courtesy of Lillian Shavalier

    On-line Registration for the 2017 Show ‘n Shine closes – September 20

    On-line Registration for the 2017 Show ‘n Shine will be closing on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.

    We are looking forward to another great Show this coming Sunday. If you have already registered for the event, then look for the ‘Pre Registered’ sign at Front End Registration on First Street SW near the High River Library.
    Your registration package, including your Dash Plaque and Windshield Sign, will be waiting for you there. That will save you a trip to Downtown Registration.
    Please bring along a copy of the system generated e-mail confirming your registration.
    If you haven’t registered and paid already, general registration will be open from 7:00 – 10:00 am on Sunday morning, September 24th.
    We only operate one entry gate. You can reach it on First Street SW., just west of the 12th Avenue & Centre St. roundabout.

    See you Sunday for the Show!!

    2017 Show ‘n Shine Vendor Applications Now Closed

    Vendor Applications for the 2017 Show are now Closed

    Many thanks to all of our new and returning Vendors. We have now reached approximately 60 vendors and have found it necessary to close new applications as of today.
    If you are looking for information about an Application which you have already submitted, please contact Al Leonhardt, the 2017 Show Chair via email at showchair@rivercityclassics.ca
    Many of you will have already heard from Al in response to the space which you requested.
    Electronic invoices have been issued to those Vendors who requested move than the basic 10ft X 10ft. Payment of that invoice is required to ensure your place at the Show.
    Vendor booth set-up is encouraged for Saturday evening, September 23. Cars will begin arriving early on Sunday morning, meaning it can be a difficult time to set up your booth.

    Looking forward to an outstanding event on Sunday September 24, 2017

    Register Now for the 2017 September Show


    Our Annual September Show & Shine is the premier event of the year for car lovers in the Calgary area.

    River City Classics Car Club has been staging this annual event since 2002. It has grown from a small beginning of a few vehicles located in George Lane Park to its current status where the Show takes over the whole of Downtown High River.
    It isn’t unusual to see over 1100 vehicles and 50 vendors set up for the last Sunday in September. Access to Downtown is restricted on Show Day so vendors have become accustomed to arriving the evening before and locating their trailers.
    Cars begin to arrive at “Front End Registration” as early as 6:00 am even though official opening is 7:00 am. Thanks to a hardy group of volunteers we are able to process the arrivals and get them to a parking space efficiently.
    Parking for the Show is directed by our Parking Volunteers and is on a first come, first served basis. Sorry but we aren’t able to accommodate reserved parking locations.
    Weather at the end of September is often chilly in the early morning while later in the day it can be very pleasant. We have been fortunate over the years and can report plenty of Alberta sunshine gracing our Show.
    Vehicle Admission provides access to our Show area for your vehicle, and for the first 1000 vehicles, it means a commemorative dash plaque.
    Starting in 2016 the River City Classics instituted a “Burn-Out” Night the evening before the Show. If you want to burn a little bit of rubber, in First gear only, then come out and register for the Burn-Out. In 2016 the Town of High River and the High River RCMP Detachment graciously allowed us to close Centre Street just north of 12th Ave. In the space of 5 long blocks we were able to create three burn-out staging areas. Participants, under guidance from our Volunteers, were able to get in as many 100 Ft runs as they could in a 2 hour period.
    Close the Summer Show Season with River City Classics Car Club!!

    Mark your calendars for the last weekend in September and join us in High River

    If you have any questions, use the Contact Us link on the web site Menu or e-mail your query directly to our showchair@rivercityclassics.ca

    2017 Canada Day Show ‘n Shine

    Thanks to all who participated in the Canada Day Show. I believe that we had a total of 81 entries for the Canada 150 Event.
    All proceeds from the event were donated to Rowan House Women’s Shelter.
    Here’s a few images provided by Lillian Shavalier. You might have noticed her moving around the field on her hover-board powered mobile lawn chair. Oh yes… and you might have noticed her outrageous, long, red and white eyelashes.

    Share and Win draw added to Eamon’s Fundraiser

    A Share and Win prize consisting of a beautiful collection of summer wines has been added to the Eamon’s Fundraiser


    It’s easy to get in on the draw for this wine collection!!
    Simply visit Friends of Eamon’s Garage on Facebook, SHARE and LIKE our Eamon’s Garage fundraiser event and you’re entered for the prize.
    The Eamon’s Fundraiser will take place on Festival Street (4th Ave SW in High River) on June.17th 2017.
    Help us raise awareness for the historic Eamon’s Garage. It’s sure to become an important tourist attraction for High River!
    Tickets for the event are available on this website at www.rivercityclassics.ca/event-registration

    Join us June 17 for what is turning into a huge & funky High River Block Party!

    Draw for the wine collection will occur at the Fundraiser.