Car related events in Southern Alberta for 2015


Here is a list of classic car related events mostly in southern Alberta for 2015. I will be adding as the year goes on.


February 14th 2015: Lethbridge Swap Meet in Lethbridge, Alberta. Exhibition Park.

February 20th-22nd 2015: World Of Wheels in Calgary, Alberta. 20 Roundup Way.


April 26th 2015: Spring Thaw in Calgary, Alberta. Grey Eagle Casino, Calgary.


May 22nd – 24th 2015: 41st Annual Okotoks Collector Car Auction. Okotoks Recreation Centre – 99 Okotoks Drive, Okotoks, Alberta.

May 23rd: Boogie in the Badlands – Drumheller, Alberta.

May 24th 2015: Coaldale Custom Cruisers Show & Shine. 13th S and 20th Avenue, Coaldale, Alberta from 12pm-4pm.


June 5th 2015: Three Hills Cruise Weekend – Meet and Great Cruise in Three Hills, Alberta.

June 6th 2015: Three Hills Cruise Weekend – Show & Shine in Three Hills, Alberta. Main St from 9am.

June 6-7th: Three Hills Cruise Weekend – Drag racing. June 6th afternoon Drag racing tech and tune, June 7th drag racing.

June 13th/15th 2015: Reynold’s Museum History Road in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

June 13th-15th Bens Autoramas Swap Meet Classic Car Show & Shine in Lethbridge Alberta. 543 – 30th St N from 10am-2pm.

June 14th: Okatoks Kinsmen Show & Shine in Okatoks, Alberta.

June 20th: Fort Macleod Car Show in Fort Macleod, Alberta.

June 28th: Xpress Lube Show & Shine in Lethbridge, Alberta. 219 Stafford Dr N.


July 1st 2015: Granum Canada Day Car Show in Granum, Alberta.

Street Wheelers Street Machine Weekend

July 10th 2015: Cruise in Lethbridge, Alberta. 3rd Ave S from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

July 11th 2015: 100′ drag race in Lethbridge, Alberta. Exhibition Park Grandstand. From 11:00am.

July 12th 2015: Auto-x in Lethbridge, Alberta. Exhibition Park North. From 8:00am

July 12th 2015: Show & Shine in Lethbridge, Alberta. Galt Gardens: 309 – 6 Street South. From 9:00am

July 18th 2015: Vulcan Show & Shine, Demolition Derby in Vulcan, Alberta.

July 18th 2015: Vintage Sports Car Club of Calgary – European Classic Car Meet in Calgary, Alberta. Stanley Park.

July 25th 2015: Lions Club of Warner Show & Shine in Warner, Alberta.


Aug 7th – 9th 2015: Pioneer Acres 46th Annual Show and Reunion in Irricana, Alberta.

Aug 9th: Porcupine Hills Show & Shine in Claresholm, Alberta.

Aug 20th: A& W Cruising for a Cause at local A&W restaurants.


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Alternator Replacement on 2005 Ford Expedition


The battery and alternator died on my wife’s 2005 Ford Expedition so here is a quick overview on the alternator replacement. It was a fairly easy job.

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Building Shop Towel Holder

I did not have a great place to store my shop towel in the garage. In the middle of a project I would often leave it on the floor next to the tools which inevitably led to it getting misplaced right when I needed it most. I had a couple pistons of unknown origin that I had liberated from a dumpster a few years ago. Why not use them to create a paper towel holder?

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Hard Rock Car Show 2014

1930 Ford

It is always nice to attend a car show in another place where all the cars are new to me. The Hard Rock Show in Coquitlam, British Columbia was no exception. Lots of interesting vehicles to admire.

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European Classic Car Meet 2014

1938 MG TA

The European Classic Car Meet held in Stanley Park, Calgary, Alberta is one of my favourite events of the year. There are always several interesting and rare cars that I would not be able to see anywhere else. Here is a selection of 2014’s attendees.
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Lethbridge Street Wheelers Cruise 2014

Classic Car Cruise

Sadly I only made it to the cruise portion of the 2014 edition of Street Wheeler’s weekend. Even more sad is I had to go back to watching rather than driving. Still it is a great event even as a spectator.
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Rambler Hub Cap Clock

Rambler Hub Cap Clock

I had previous bought a very poor condition Rambler partial hub cap on a whim at the local scrapyard. It cleaned up but rather nicely but what should I do with it? I am unlikely to own a Rambler equipped with three hub caps so how about a clock?

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