Car show set for Nose Creek Park this weekend
By: Lucas Punkari
| Posted: Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 10:23 am
Nose Creek Park will be filled with automobiles of all kinds on Aug. 9, as the 2014 Airdrie Summer Classic Car Show & Shine is set to roar into town from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The show, which is put on by The Time Travellers Car Club of Airdrie, has been around since 2000 and has now grown to having 500 cars in the park during the event.
“We’re getting cars not just from Alberta, but from British Columbia and Saskatchewan as well,” Event Chairman Rob Petersen said. “Our show isn’t the biggest one in Alberta, but I know a lot of the car guys that come out are happy that our show is done on the grass in the park and not on hot pavement all day.”
“It’s always hard to predict ahead of time how many cars will be at the show as you don’t know what the weather is going to be like ahead of time and things like that,” he added.
“However, we’re expecting to be around the 500-car mark again this year, as that is the maximum amount of vehicles we have room for in the park and we had to turn people away last year as a result.”
In addition to getting a chance to look at some great cars, patrons will also get to watch an engine-build-off competition where engine builders will have to put together an engine in the fastest amount of time, and a engine dynometer event where vehicles will go head-to-head to see which machine puts out the most horsepower.
“It’s always cool to see a car or truck putting out 7,000 to 8,000 horsepower on a dyno,” Petersen said. “There’s also a big prize for a winner of the engine build off, as they will go on to compete at the World of Wheels car show in Calgary next February.”
Admission to the show is free, but spectators are asked to bring a donation to the Airdrie Food Bank when they arrive, where they will be given a ballot to select their pick for the people’s choice award.
“The Time Travellers Car Club of Airdrie is a non-profit society, so anything that we do raise from the event from our sponsors and the $10 fee per vehicle to register for the event goes back to the community,” Petersen said.
“We raised $15,000 from the event last year, and in the past we have donated our funds to places such as the Airdrie Food Bank, Stephen’s Backpacks Society, and Airdrie and District Victims Assistance, depending on who needs the help the most,” he added.
For more information on the car show, contact Petersen at 403-863-5052.