I would like to extend a big thank you to all the car owners who display their vehicles for us to admire, and to all the organizers who must surmount difficult hurdles to pull these shows together. I was fortunate enough to attend 66 shows this summer. Below are the photos I’ve taken of car owners with their cars. … [Read more...] about Thank you to all car owners and show organizers for a great 2023 season – 120 photos
Car show season is almost over, but if you see Dick, wish him a happy birthday. You probably recognize his 48 DeSoto but lately he's been attending shows with the 74 Dodge Dart Special Edition while the DeSoto undergoes some repairs. I've been seeing and talking with Dick at car shows since I started attending them a few years ago. Today he was at the West Hillhurst show in … [Read more...] about An early happy birthday to Dick Besler as he approaches 90
With the termination of shows at New Horizon mall on the outskirts of Calgary, I'm reminiscing about the good old days and posting a compilation of photos from Wild Wednesday. This is the second instalment of 150 photos. If you missed it, see the first instalment. … [Read more...] about Wild Wednesday tribute – 150 photos (Part 2 of 4).
The regular weekly show at New Horizon mall has been permanently cancelled but it lives on in the archives at NiceOldCars.ca. I’ve collected hundreds of photos from Wild Wednesday and I’m posting the first of four instalments of 150 pictures. Eventually there will be 600 for your viewing enjoyment and to bring back memories of this fantastic show. … [Read more...] about Wild Wednesday tribute – 150 photos (#1 of 4)
Update Sep 4, 2023: A new venue for Wild Wednesday has been found A Global News article gives details of the incident that prompted this decision. "Calgary-area car enthusiasts upset as popular car show cancelled following crash." … [Read more...] about Wild Wednesday at New Horizon Mall is permanently cancelled
Update/Results: 86% of respondents prefer to see photos with the hoods down. In addition to the survey on here, I received lots of feedback from two Facebook sites. The tally as of Jun 28 at 7 am: Hoods Down: 65 Hoods Up: 11 A few people commented on what they like to do with their hoods at car shows. While the comments were insightful and interesting, I didn't … [Read more...] about What do you prefer – Hoods up or hoods down?
I'm looking forward to seeing the 1941 Willys Coupe and the 1954 Lincoln Capri among many others that I haven't seen before. The 1954 Kaiser Special will be an interesting find. These are three of the cars already registered for the Gas City Auto and Trade Show in Medicine Hat on July 15. There will be a lot of new-to-me cars and trucks at this event. Classic vehicles will … [Read more...] about Western Canada Power Cruise deadline is approaching
Looking at the favourable weather forecast, I expect there will be a significant turnout for tonight's show at Chestermere Landing and for all the shows to follow this week. Click over to see see the Weekly Cruise-in Calendar. There is a new weekly event which I just listed and it starts next week in Canmore. … [Read more...] about Beautiful weather for the start of Cruise-in season
The anticipation is intensifying daily. I hope all my readers made it through the winter okay and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again. The weather forecast for Spring Thaw at Heritage Park on April 23 is improving and Environment Canada is predicting a high of 14°C with partly sunny skies. Best of all, no rain in the forecast. The Spring Thaw event is organized by … [Read more...] about Countdown to the 2023 car show season
If you are organizing a car show in southern Alberta, check the date against my calendar. If there are already a number of events on the date you're interested in, consider choosing a date where there are not many shows happening. It's true, there are plenty of old cars to go around, but when we have ten shows on a Saturday, some shows will be stretched a bit thin. If you … [Read more...] about Organizing a car show? Check the dates