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Manitoba Car Calendar, 3rd Week of July 2008

This 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 theBorderland 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.

Like what you see?  Click on over to the eBay auction for this amazing mint-green, minty-condition 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Coupe.  It’s got low miles, not to mention some rare features like metallic strands woven into the carpet-a rare option, even back when it was fashionable!

Next Week:

Red River Co-op Speedway is hosting the NHRA Late Model Special this Thursday, August 7th at 7:30 pm.  For more info, click here to visit their website.

Saturday, August 9th is the big one:  The 9th Annual Cruz In Downtown, the biggest car show of the year!  Last year saw 50,000 visitors, and hundreds of great cars.  It all starts off with a parade from the Canad Inns stadium at noon, making its way downtown where four entire streets have been closed off.  To find out which streets (or for lots more info) check out their website.

If your thirst for special-interest vehicles isn’t quenched by the Cruz-In Downtown, spend Sunday, August 10th in Selkirk at the 5th Annual Memorial Show & Shine, in memorium of Candace Morgoch.  This event is being hailed as “Family Friendly” with live entertainment, silent auction, engine blow-ups, and food from the world-famous Skinner’s BBQ Hot Dogs.  Registration starts at 9 am for a measly $5, with dash plaques for the first 200 cars.  For more info, including directions to the Selkirk Waterfront & Docks, call Shannon at (204) 771-0107, or Johnny at (204) 299-5701.

If you’re headed back to the city after that, hit up one of the big cruise nights across the province.  Click Here for the cruise night info page to see when & where these cruise nights will be.

That’s it for this week, but come back on Friday for shots of a prototype 2008 Dodge Charger that’s been crossing the country to promote A&W’s Cruising the Dub.  There will even be info on how to win your very own 2009 Dodge Charger, complete with all the fixin’s (like a 6.1 litre Hemi engine).  See ya then!

This brand-new 1979 Chrysler 300-series Cordova can be yours, too, if you run-don’t walk-to eBay motors right now.  This is literally the last of the original musclecars, featuring a 340ci V8 engine built from hand-picked parts.  And when I say “new” I don’t mean like-new, or looks-new, it’s really new.  It went straight from the factory to a museum, where it hung from the ceiling for 27 years.  The car has under 300 miles on it, has never had a license plate/title, and the floor mats are still in the original plastic bag.  Even the price sheet is still in the passenger side window.  If you’ve ever wanted a new car with old car style and attitude, this is your chance!

Like what you see?  Any image on this site is available as prints, shirts, or even a coffee mug!  Click Here to order or find out more!

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3 Responses to “Manitoba Car Calendar, 3rd Week of July 2008”


  1. April 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Hey! This car is very cool car . How much hores power dose it have? My favorite color green. So it makes me like the car more. Well got to go. Mail me back. You got my mail address, Bye.

    From a fan,
    mike

    • April 19, 2009 at 4:15 pm

      Hey Mike, thanks for your comment! As for your question, I believe the 1958 Pontiac Bonneville had a 300-horsepower 370-cubic inch V8, with a single 4-barrel carburetor. There was an option for fuel injection and a triple carburetor setup that people refer to as the “Batwing.” Glad to hear you liked the car-hang around the site to see more cars like this!

  2. 3 Terry Kremer
    November 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Can you tell me what the location was at the time the pictures of the Chrysler 300 were taken as I have since purchased the car and am trying to get some history on it. Thanks Terry Kremer


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