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Manitoba Car Happenings: 4th week of July 2008

 

This Week:

Jim’s Vintage Garage (5353 Portage Ave. in Headingly) will be the site of the N.O.V.A. of Manitoba Charity Show & Shine, this Saturday July 26th from noon to 4 pm.  Registration opens at 9 am to all vehicles that are at least 25 years old.  Be one of the first 100 to show up, and you’ll even get a dash plaque.  If seeing all the sweet vintage metal isn’t enough then (a) you may already be suffering from some sort of disease, and (b) you can stick around for the music, silent auction, food and T-shirts.  For more information, call Dave or Dell at (204) 338-6989, or novaofmb-at-mts.net.  All proceeds go to Cancer Care Manitoba.

Gimli Dragways will be home to quarter-mile mayhem on July 26th & 27th.  Saturday (the 26th) is Test & Tune day starting at 10 am, with Ironman bracket racing and junior dragsters on Sunday (the 27th).  To find out more, check out the Gimli Dragways website.

If your car is too pretty to be thrashed around a racetrack on Sunday, July 27th, you’ve got three options.  Option #1 is the Legion #215’s 9th annual Car Show.  The event will be held at 3600 DeVries Road in East St. Paul, just oustide of Winnipeg.  All fast, slow, old, new, civilian and military vehicles are welcome to attend.  Admission is $10, and that includes parking & lunch.  On top of the cars, there’s stuff for the entire family such as an on-site restaurant, beer garden & BBQ, and children’s activities.  Registration goes from 7 am to 3 pm, with silent auction prizes being handed out at 4 pm.

Option #2 is the annual “Show In The Park,” hosted by the Legends Car Club in Altona, MB.  There’s lots of trophies and door prizes, not to mention that it’s part of Altona’s three-day Sunflower Festival.  They’re expecting 300 entries, in classes ranging from antiques to hot rods to snowmobiles and motorcycles.  The coolest part?  It’s all free!  For more info, call H.J. Stoesz at (204)324-6839, or the Legends Car Club number at (204) 324-9923.  To enter your car (or for even more info) click on the Legends Car Club website.

Options #3 and beyond are Winnipeg’s infamous Cruise Nights.  Click here for a listing of all the cruise nights and weekly events for gearheads & greasers going on in Manitoba every week of the summer.

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Next Week:

Red River Co-op Speedway is burning up the dirt track on Thursday, July 31, with the Modified Special and 4-cylinder stocks.  Green flag drops at 7:30, with more info available at their website.

The Yellowhead Road Runners Auto Club is starting off August the right way, with the 6th Annual 1/8th mile Drag Races.  The event takes places on Saturday, August 2, 2008, at the Neepawa Municipal Airport.  Expect to see lots of great action, even though the event is limited to 85 cars.  Participation costs $50 for a full day of drag racing, with the gates opening at 8 am for racers & crew (10 am for everyone else).  For more info, including directions and admission fees, check out their website, or call David at (204) 835-2666.

If Neepawa is too far away, Gimli Dragways is hosting the Ron Phillips Memorial Weekend, August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  The weekend gets underway with Test & Tune on Saturday the 2nd, followed by a free BBQ.  Bracket racing will be on Sunday and Monday, the 3rd and 4th, respectively.  The action starts at 10 am on all three days.  For more info, check out their website.


Kenora might be in Ontario, but the Kenora Harbourfest Car Show on Sunday, August 3rd is still worth the trip.   Registration runs from 8 to 11 am, with the show running from 11 am to 4 pm at the Kenora Harbourfront.  For more info, email Bill Richards at trader-at-kenora.net.

Southbeach Casino is welcoming the hot rodders back again on August 3rd, with another Show & Shine.  Registration opens at 9 am with a complimentary breakfast for all participants, and open to the public from noon to 4 pm (the public has to buy their own breakfast).  There’s great cash prizes, as well as random cash draws all afternoon.  Live entertainment and a BBQ round out a great out-of-town afternoon.  For more info, contact Jim Robinson at (204) 955-7106 (rodder39-at-mts.net), Tick Rowson at (204) 766-2100, ext 2007 (tick-at-southbeachcasino.ca) or Mark Robinson at (204) 766-2100 ext. 2104 (mrobinson-at-southbeachcasino.ca).

And just in case that’s not enough options for you, head south for the Borderland Auto Club’s 29th Annual International Antique-Classic Show & Shine on Sunday, August 3rd.  The show runs from noon to 4 pm at the International Peace Garden, just south of Boissevain, MB.  There’s no registration fee, and the first 75 vehicles get a dash plaque.  While you’re in the area, stick around for the Peace Garden’s Summer Festival.  If that doesn’t turn your crankshaft, head back to Boissevain to check out the giant Tommy the Turtle statue, the wildlife museum, and the huge murals painted on buildings all over town.  For more info, contact Charles Tosch (Brandon) at (204) 728-7228, or Dick Johnson (Dunseith, ND) at (701) 263-4564.

When that’s all over, check out the cruise nights happening at the Pony Corral and Tavern United.  Click here for more info on both these wicked weekly events.

That’s it for now, but come back Friday for more great automotive eye candy from across the ‘Peg.  Until then, keep it shiny side up!

Can you believe that this beautiful Model T is a one-owner car?  Well, kinda one-owner.  Bob Rosendahl and his wife Ruth currently hold the keys to this little roadster pickup, which was originally purchased by Bob’s father for $345.00.  It’s a shiny, clean little wonder of a car with most of the original parts.  According to Bob, the “wonder” part comes in when he tries to figure out why his father kept the car around.  “It was total rustbucket” he reminisced over the tiny wooden pickup box.  “It sure wasn’t this shiny back in those days.”

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