Car related events in Southern Alberta for 2016

Here is a list of classic car related events mostly in southern Alberta for 2016. I will be adding as the year goes on.


February 13th 2016: Lethbridge Swap Meet in Lethbridge, Alberta. Exhibition Park.


February 19-21st 2016: World of Wheels  in Calgary, Alberta. BMO Centre.


April 24 2016: Spring Thaw in Calgary, Alberta. Sunridge Mall.


May 27-29th 2016: Okotoks Collection Car Auction in Okotoks, Alberta. Okotoks Recreation Centre.

May 28th 2016: Harley’s & Hotrods Show and Shine in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Canadian Tire Show

May 28th 2016: Canadian Tire Show & Shine in Lethbridge, Alberta. North side Canadian Tire – 1240 2 Avenue a N Lethbridge.


Demo Poster 2016 R8 800

June 4-5th 2016: Carnage in Coaldale – Demolition Derby in Coaldale, Alberta. 1pm. South of Coaldale on highway 845.

June 4th 2016: Roadmen Car Club Show & Shine. Lethbridge, Alberta.

June 4th 2016: All Ford Show & Shine in Lethbridge, Alberta. College Ford.

June 4th 2016: Wilson Middle School Show & Shine. Lethbridge, Alberta.

June 18th 2016: All British Field Meet. Edmonton, Alberta. Victoria Park.

June 18th 2016: Redcliff Lions Show & Shine. Redcliff, Alberta.

June 25th 2016: Taber Ford Show & Shine. Taber, Alberta.


July 1st 2016: Canada Day Show & Shine. Granum, Alberta.

July 1st 2016: RCC 2016 “Christmas in the Park” (11th Annual). High River, Alberta – George Lane Park.


July 9th 2016: Rides, Rods and Rigs in Lethbridge, Alberta. Pioneer Park (in Exhibition Park).

July 17th 2016: Gearheads Custom Classic Car & Truck Show in Rosebud, Alberta.

July 23rd 2016: European Classic Car Meet in Calgary, Alberta. 4011 1A St SW, Calgary, Alberta.

July 24th 2016: Langdon Days Show & Shine. Langdon, Alberta.


August 6th: Airdrie Summer Classic. Airdrie, Alberta.


August 6th: Rolling Sculpture Show & Shine. Canmore, Alberta.

August 13th: Coalhurst Show & Shine. Coalhurst, Alberta.

August 13th: Cypress Rod & Custom. Medicine Hat, Alberta.

August 14th: Porcupine Hills Classic Cruisers Show & Shine. Claresholm, Alberta.

August 14th: Okotoks Show & Shine. Okotoks, Alberta.

August 27th: Corn Country Cruisers. Taber, Alberta.

August 28th: Waterton Wheels Show and Shine. Waterton, Alberta. 10am.



September 25: River City Classics Shw & Shine. High River, Alberta.


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The Outhouse Hot Rod


A rather curious hot rod made its debut on eBay Motors this week. One part funny car chassis mixed with one part out house. Is it crappy or inspired?

Ebay Motors Auction – November 2015

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Mazda 2 Cabin Filter Change

My little Mazda hit 60K kms so it required an oil change and air filter swap. In addition a cabin filter replacement was required. Turns out this is an easy task.

Cabin filter 1
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Save a rear engine Skoda (or two)

Skoda 135 GLi

This is pretty time sensitive but if you are in or near Alberta and have a desire to own a pair of rare Skoda 135 GLI sedans this might be your lucky day. These are the best of breed with fuel injection and five speed manual transmissions. The auction is set for August 20th 2015.

Check out the link for the auction:

There is also a nice website with more general Canadian Skoda content.

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Car Show Report: XPress Lube Show and Shine 2015

1950 Mercury custom

Looks like I will be missing out on most of the big shows this year due to family commitments. I have been able to take in a few of the smaller shows however. This time it is the XPress Lube Show and Shine held in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Car Show Report: Ben’s Autorama Show & Shine 2015

1927 Ford hot rod

Another smaller show which I did not take a huge number of photos at. I tend not to re-take cars that I have already seen a few times. There was, however, a few notable ones that I had not previously seen.
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Car Show Report: Coaldale Custom Cruisers Show & Shine 2015

1948 Monarch

When I attend a car show I am always on the look out for Canadian markets vehicles as well as unusual or unique cars. Coaldale, while a smaller place, seems to have a lot of car folk so I always look forward to this show. In attendance was this survivor condition 1948 Monarch which certainly qualifies as something Canadian and also rather special.
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