Barry Hamer of Red Willow and Dave McCourt of Stettler brought their sporty antique cars to Stettler’s show.

Stettler car buffs show off classic vehicles from past

Skies cleared in time for car buffs during the annual show and shine last Saturday hosted by Stettler Car Club.

Skies cleared in time for car buffs during the annual show and shine last Saturday hosted by Stettler Car Club.

“The diehard usually brave that kind of weather,” said Randy Long, the club president and the event coordinator.

As vehicles continued to arrive as the weather warmed up, about 80 lined the parking lot at Stettler Town Mall, travelling from as far away as Red Deer, Athabasca, Grande Prairie and Alabama.

“As long as it’s not wet, we’re happy,” Long said.

Two local men, including Barry Hamer of Red Willow, participated. Hamer showed off his 1953 Chevrolet Belair.

“It was a seven-year project to re-build it,” said Hamer, who noted that it was just a pile of junk when he found it.

“I got parts from four provinces and five states.”

It’s a unique vehicle for Chevrolet collectors.

“They’re kind of rare, because everyone usually wants models from 1955 to ’57 and I wanted a 1953,” Hamer said.

“I wanted something a little different.”

A 1954 Nash Metropolitan and 1935 International truck were showcased by Dave McCourt of Stettler.

“We went down to Kentucky to get the truck,” McCourt said. “I do my own body work and painting.”

He also has 1965 and 1966 Ford Mustangs and two other old International trucks.

After the show, drivers cruised out to Big Valley for dinner and more fellowship.

Awards were also presented for various classes, though the winners’ names weren’t made public.

Up next, the club stages its annual Shoot-Out at Stettler Airport on July 20 and 21.

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