Manitoba Car Happenings: 4th Week of June 2008

Pro-street Pickup

Does waiting in the drive-through annoy you, too?  Head on down to the following A&W locations on for car-hop service, in conjunction with Cruisin’ the Dub.  It’s just like the old days, but without all the icky trans fats!

Tuesdays:  1875 Pembina Highway, 1520 Portage Avenue (across from Polo Park), 1078 St. Mary’s Road, and all Portage La Prairie locations.  Thursday:  1520 Portage Avenue, and Sundays:  3095 Portage Avenue.  Rumor has it that Saturday nights at 1520 Portage are the cruise to cruise to!

Tonight (Wednesday, June 25th) is as busy as ever with regular events in two of Manitoba’s three major cities.  In Brandon, the Co-op Cruise Night is rolling into the Heritage Co-op Parking Lot at 1035 Richmond Avenue.  For more info, call Grant Gillis at (204) 726-4382.  In Winnipeg, head downtown for the “City Lights Cruise Night” at the downtown Pony Corral, 400 St. Mary Avenue.  No matter where you are, both shows are guaranteed to please!

Red River Co-op Speedway is featuring the Modified Special Tomorrow, June 26th.  The green flag drops at 7:30 pm, with the rain date set for Friday, June 27th.  Check their website for more info.

Want more racing action?  Gimli Dragways is open for bracket racing on Canada Day Weekend.  Test & Tune is on Saturday, June 28th, followed by bracket racing and junior dragsters starts at 10 am on Sunday, June 29th.  As an added bonus, the Canadian Chaos Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt team will be performing.  To find out more, head on over to their website.

1936 Chevy

If drag racing at Gimli is too loud, it’s not because you’re too old; it’s just because you’d rather be in Lac du Bonnet for the Winnipeg River Car Club’s 3rd Annual Show & Shine on Sunday, June 28th.  The show is taking over an entire street in the small town between 1 and 4 pm.  Everyone is welcome, so long as you’ve got $5 for admission.  For more info, call Craig at (204) 345-6237 or Allan at (204) 345-2377.

And when that’s all done, hurry back to the city for Cruise Night at the Pony Corral (corner of Grant & Wilton) from 6 to 10.  Paul Williamson of Willy’s Garage will be handing out prizes all night, along with great draws, great people, and great food.  If you don’t believe me, try the Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich.

If you’re on the other side of town, stop by Tavern United at 826 Regent Avenue for Cruisin’ the Peg.  The parking lot will be filled with awesome cars, and the owners are more than willing to talk your ear off about their ride.

Finally, celebrate our country’s 141st birthday in style at the Canada Day Show & Shine.  the Manitoba Mopar Club is hosting the show at Kildonan Park, in the Rainbow Stage parking lot (2015 Main St.).  Registration starts at 10:30, for $10 per car.  If you’re just there to look, the show runs from noon to 4 pm.  For more info, call the Mopar Hotline at (204) 667-2799, or head over to their website.

Big Ol\' Ford

Next Week:

Cruise nights abound in Manitoba next week.  Click Here for a full list of the weekly cruise nights in Brandon and Winnipeg, on Wednesday and Sunday nights.

Brandon is having an extra cruise night on Thursday, July 3rd.  The Brandon Area Car Enthusiast (BACE), A&W, and the Bank of Montreal are blocking off Rosser Avenue from 6 to 10 pm, welcoming all kinds of cool vehicles to cruise on down and show off their stuff.

Just south of Winnipeg, Red River Co-op Speedway is hosting 4-cylinder stock cars on Thursday, July 3rd.  The green flag drops at 7:30, with the rain date set for Friday, July 4th.

Dominion City, MB, is hosting the Kustom Klassics Summerfest Show & Shine.  There’s a parade at 10:30, followed by a show at the ball diamonds from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.  Rain or shine, it’s open to all makes and models of special interest vehicles.  There’s refreshments and BBQ on site, as well as a swimming pool to cool off from the July heat.  For more info, call Russ at (204) 388-6258, John at (204) 233-0115, or Trevor at (204) 422-6145.

Winnipeg Sports Car Club is hosting Race Weekend #3 at Gimli Motorsports Park, this July 5th and 6th.  Registration and breakfast goes from 8:30 to 10 on Saturday and Sunday, with events going all day.  For more info, check out their website.

All Roads Lead To Falcon Show & Shine, or so say the organizers of the show & shine at Falcon Lake, MB, on Sunday, July 6th.  Registration is from 10 am to noon, at only $10 per car.  There’s not only a great car show, there’s a great beach, Wonder Shows Midway, golf, and tennis.  All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

And don’t forget the Sunday night cruises at Tavern United and the Pony Corral.  Click Here for more info on all the ways to cruise in Manitoba.

69 Camaro

The owners of this trophy came to last week’s Manitoba Camaro Club Show & Shine with this huge trophy.  They also went to the trouble of bringing a matching ’69 Camaro RS Z/28 tribute to accent the huge statue.

White Camaro


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