Car enthusiasts congregate in Stettler

Vehicles from a variety of decades were polished to perfection for onlookers to check out at the Stettler Car Club’s Show

Brian Boutin poses with his prized ’54 Chevrolet

Brian Boutin poses with his prized ’54 Chevrolet

Vehicles from a variety of decades were polished to perfection for onlookers to check out at the Stettler Car Club’s Show and Shine and Cruise on Saturday, June 14.

Car enthusiasts from Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Coronation, Sylvan Lake, and others displayed their cars and answered questions during the day, and then cruised down to Big Valley for dinner and live entertainment.

“The purpose is to come out and show what you have for vehicles,” said Kerri Short, a member of the car club. “It’s just a chance for us all to get together and show off our cars.”

Car clubs don’t just display their cars: the Stettler Car Club also has an 1/8 mile race at the Stettler Airport on July 19 and 20, and Short said “That’s where you come out and show us what you’ve got.”

Brian Boutin of the Sylvan Lake Car Club is taking his ’54 Chevrolet to Spokane in August and then on to Idaho for car shows there.

“We go for a lot of cruising, and we just do car stuff,” Boutin said.

He bought his truck from a close friend about a year ago, but laughed that his wife will only let him have one. He likes the car club for not only the chance to discuss car-related things with like-minded people, but also for the social aspect of it.

“You can get so many good ideas when you want to modify something or if you’re looking for a part, you can always find it,” he said. “It’s really a together thing. We all work together. If somebody breaks down, everybody’s stopping. It’s kind of a camaraderie thing.”