Happy Canada Day, eh? Today is Canada's 149th birthday and across the country people are celebrating -- not unlike the upcoming 4th of July celebrations south of the border. There's a "suggestion" from the Canadian government that a certain percentage of media be "Canadian Content", so here is our piece of Canadian content for today.
I wonder if there is anything more Canadian than spending a pleasant summer day enjoying classic cars with the beautiful Alberta Rocky Mountains as a backdrop? Probably so, but those things likely would be a lot less fun.
Summers in Canada, or for that matter any place that has cold snowy winters, are highlights for many reasons. Besides the beautiful weather and long sunny days, this is the season when all those great cars that have been stored away during the icy winter months come rolling onto the roads again. I currently live in Alberta and was surprised by how many Albertans collect old cars -- proportionately at least equal to the USA. While short, the summer season brings a large number of car "gatherings" -- where like-minded people meet and show off their classic metal and make new friends.
I visited the Rolling Sculpture Car Club Show last summer and hope to go again this year. It's a charity even, with all proceeds supporting Children's charities in the area. The show was held in Canmore's spacious Centennial Park, on a large grassy fields with terrific views of several Rocky Mountain peaks, including Ha Ling and Rundle Mountains. It's a beautiful place to be. I never counted how many cars were there but I'd guess at least 200.
This is the first in a five part series, this post providing a visual overview, or sampler, of the show. The subsequent posts will more closely look at specific cars that interested me. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!