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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”

SVAA Celebrates RCC Charitable Donations

Thanks to the Specialty Vehicle Association of Alberta for publishing an article written by Lynne Thornton following the RCC 2017 Charitable Donations

Excerpted here is Lynne’s one page article which appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of the SVAA newsletter, called "Alberta Rides".
 
The article celebrates RCC’s long standing goal of giving back to the High River Community through annual donations.
 
Many thanks to Lynne for writing and submitting the article and to the SVAA for its publication.
 
Click to download a pdf containing Lynne T’s article on RCC 2017 donations
 

Donation Recipients

Eamon’s Historical Society Facebook Feed added to RCC website

Effective today a direct link to the Eamon’s Garage Historical Society Facebook page has been added to the home page for River City Classics

 
Have a look in the right column of the RCC Home Page to find the new feature. A click on any of the FB links shown under the Eamons Society Feed will open a new tab in your web browser and will take you directly to the Society’s FB home page.

Eamons progress – Feb 2018

Don Horn reports significant progress on the Eamons restoration

 
The building now has full power so our ability to hold monthly meetings there is getting ever closer. In addition, Brent and Don have been hard at work applying primer to the completed drywall which is now ready for final painting.
 

Donate to Eamon’s Garage & Win

Donate $20 to the Eamon’s Garage Restoration Project and you could Win a Customized 1929 Ford Tudor

 

 

Contact Brian Chipchase to participate. Email Donate

 
The Eamon’s Garage Historical Society is working to restore the Historic Garage. Starting in January 2016 with its relocation to the AG Society Grounds in High River, the Society and many sponsors have worked diligently to bring this piece of Calgary history back to life.
 
Originally located on Crowchild Trail just west of Calgary, this Art Deco building was a way-station on the old highway to Banff.
 
It gave way to LRT construction in Calgary and was in storage for 4 years before being relocated to High River.
 
Restoration of the Building is no small task and will take many man-hours and thousands of dollars to complete.
 
Following the success of the 2017 Donate and Win campaign, the Society is anxious to repeat for 2018 with a far more impressive vehicle at stake.
 
For 2018, every $20 you donate to the Eamon’s Garage Historical Society will result in your name joining others for the September 23, 2018 draw. This year’s vehicle is a customized 1929 Ford Tudor.
 
Spec’s for this vehicle are outstanding…. Here’s a sample….

    Driverline Wheels & Suspension
    • Modified GM 350 V8 engine
    • Custom Dual Exhaust
    • 2 Speed Powerglide Transmission
    • Modified Monte Carlo Rims with Trim Rings
    • Horton Front Suspension
    • 4 Link Coil over Rear Suspension
    Body Interior
    • Channelled & Lowered
    • Modified Steps and Running Boards
    • Modified Rear Lower Skirt
    • Rear Mounted Fuel Tank
    • Custom Dash & Gauges
    • Tinted Glass
    • Custom Seat & Trim Covers

 

Drywall installed at Eamon’s

Congratulations guys!! Rough installation of the drywall is under way at the Eamon’s Garage

 

 

Photos courtesy of Don Horn

Specialty Auto Lift – New Price

Offered for Sale is this, Made in Alberta, Specialty Auto Lift

 

 
Measuring 9 feet wide by 15 feet long, this Lift is ideal storage for your classic vehicle and at full lift of 6 feet 5 inches still leaves room for another vehicle below.
 
This is the perfect space saver for your garage. Asking $8,500 OBO
 
Contact Tom Mansfield at 403-850-8437 with your offer.
 

2017 RCC Donations to Local Charities

On Monday December 4 at its monthly meeting, RCC made donations totaling over $12,000 to local charities

 

Donation Recipients – L Shavalier Photography


 

RCC members continued their long standing commitment to local High River organizations. This year we made donations to 18 groups spanning the breadth of those in need in High River.
 
All funds for these donations come from our efforts at the Annual September Show ‘n Shine. This year, we increased the amount charged to participants to $15. On the day of the Show we were able to present a cheque to the Salvation Army Food Bank in the amount of $2206. The same amount was directed towards the restoration of Eamon’s Garage.
 
Each of these was calculated as $2 per participant in the Show. Additional donations on December 4 were made from the net proceeds of the Show.

 

This year we supported:
 

Children’s Wish Foundation Museum of the Highwood Rotary Club of High River
High River Lions Club High River United Church Salvation Army
Rt. Hon. Joe Clark School Spitzee School Holy Spirit Academy
Narrow Road Home Call of the West Museum High River Handi Bus Society
Rowan House Emergency Shelter High River District Healthcare Foundation Foothills Country Hospice Society
Foothills Minor Hockey Association Fetal Alcohol Society Highwood High School

Eamon’s Garage Restoration Status Pictures

Here’s a collection of pictures to highlight the amount of work done to restore Eamon’s Garage to its former glory

 
Ray Bouillet, Brian and Harold Chipchase, Wes Shaw, Jeff Langford, Herman Groenwold and many others have worked to get the Eamon’s project to its current status.
 
From the attached pictures, the obvious changes include … the floors have all been poured, walls have been framed and insulated, the electrical panel and branch circuits have been installed.
 

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.