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.
High River Legion
25 8th Ave SE, High River
$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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!!
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.
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
Draw for the wine collection will occur at the Fundraiser.
We are different from many other clubs. There are no restrictions on make, model, year or condition of your car. All we ask is that you are a car nut like the rest of us! Our club is a non-profit organization and we donate all our profits to local charities.
PO Box 5911, Stn Main,
High River, AB
Car Club President - Jeff Langford
Vice-President - Brian Brandon
Treasurer - Ted Dawson
Secretary - Lynne Thornton
Sept. Show Chair - Al Leonhardt