It may have been a chilly day in High River on Sunday, September 23, but it didn't stop car enthusiasts from attending the 16th annual River City Classics Show N Shine, hosted by the River City Car Club.

show and shine sept23 2018 005The corner of 6th Ave downtown was adorned with a 1973 Camaro RS.

President of the club Jeff Langford says while the turnout wasn't as great as previous years, High River has plenty of hardcore loyalists.

"We're sitting at around 400 (classic cars registered for the event) this year, which is pretty good. We're usually around that 1200 mark, but considering the weather I think we did really well. Okotoks did 500 on their beautiful sunny weekend so we can't really complain with the turnout, we got a great group of loyal people here in town."

show and shine sept23 2018 009A pair of Chevelle's.

Langford says luckily the Saturday night burnout that preceded the event on Saturday, September 22, went off without a hitch.

"This year we had 28 cars in the burnout, which drew huge crowds. Everyone had a really great time again so, we're pretty huge die-hard car fans here, we do a lot of work to get prepared and everything just worked out."

show and shine sept23 2018 001While the forecasted rain left some wondering if the burnout event would be cancelled, luckily the rain and sleet cleared, and the 28 entrants got to show off their ride.

The group also raffled off tickets for a draw to win a 1929 Ford Tudor, with the proceeds going towards the ongoing Eamon's Garage Restoration Project.

The event also featured live music, vendors and plenty of old and new cars, trucks and bikes on display.

show and shine sept23 2018 002Mustangs both old and new, flanked all corners of George Lane Park.


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