Thursday, 23 August 2018 06:47

38th Annual Show and Shine still in high gear

Written by  Andrea Carol
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Lots to see at the ELiminators Car Show, the 38th Annual,  last weekend. Lots to see at the ELiminators Car Show, the 38th Annual, last weekend.

The Eliminators Car Club hosted their annual Show and Shine and was open to hosting all special interest vehicles.

Coming into their 38th year as a car club, there was 116 participants during Saturday afternoons occasion. There was no admission to the event and organizers asked spectators to support the Salvation Army Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable food item or making monetary donation.
“The Annual Show and Shine is a whole weekend of events. Friday night we have hospitality night and we cruise around the city. Saturday night we have points challenges that takes you to different points around town and we play different games and what not. Afternoon, we have the Show and Shine and a banquet tonight at the clubhouse,” Nathan Seibel, Member and Past President. “The club has been a club since 1970”.
High gas prices have put a dent in many hobbies and activities across the country but have not made a significant impact on the Eliminators Car Club. Car collectors from all over were out to celebrate the event and it seems to be gaining momentum with increased participants and attendance.
“The last couple of years it seems, we have been gaining in attendance,” said Seibel.
Mark Armstrong of White City, Saskatchewan brought his shiny teal green 1956 Ford Mainline classic car to show off to other car enthusiasts and spectators.
“That car I’ve had 36 years and is the second time I’ve owned it,” said Mark Armstrong of White City. “I was 16 years old when I brought it home. Started ripping it apart in my Dad’s garage. I had to pawn it to a buddy and a year later I bought it back. That car and I have been everywhere. I’ve got about 80,000 miles on it. It’s been out to the West Coast, down to Minneapolis five times. I drive it everywhere. When I get somewhere, I get out and I pet the car,” Armstrong chuckled when he spoke. “I call it my ‘Old Girl’”.
Former  Premier Brad Wall was also on-site exhibiting his convertible ‘Waylon Wagon’. The former Premier posed in his 1973 Cadillac El Dorado once owned by country music legend, Waylon Jennings for a picture. The name “Waylon” is embroidered on the seat.
The Show and Shine weekend was momentarily interrupted by a little rain Saturday afternoon and wrapped up with a pancake breakfast Sunday morning.

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