Gear up for car show

Car lovers will flock into town on the July 24 weekend for the third annual Calnash Ultimate Ponoka Car Show.

Ponoka’s Rob Scholey proudly displays his 2010 Camaro

Ponoka’s Rob Scholey proudly displays his 2010 Camaro

By Adam Eisenbarth

Last weekend was Lacombe’s Show ‘n’ Shine; now it’s Ponoka’s turn to show off some outstanding cars and trucks.

Car lovers will flock into town on the July 24 weekend for the third annual Calnash Ultimate Ponoka Car Show.

Rob Scholey of Ponoka will be one participant in the car show with his 2010 Camaro.

“I bought it in June. This is the last new car to be sold at the Ponoka Chevy dealer,” says Scholey, who is planning on having his pride and joy in Ponoka. “I plan on being there. It should be pretty good.”

Plenty of activities are scheduled for the event, which opens with the burnout contest on Friday at Calnash Trucking, 6526 44 Ave. starting at 7 p.m. A cash prize will be handed out for the best burnout.

Following the contest will be the test run for vehicles as they prepare for the main event on Sunday.

The Ponoka ’66 Cruisers Show ‘n’ Shine at the Ponoka Legion will be sure to catch the attention of auto fans from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vehicles from across Alberta will be on display. More than 100 vehicles were in the show last year.

The Poker Run will follow the Show ‘n’ Shine as drivers try to find the perfect poker hand on a drive through town.

That evening there will be a steak dinner and dance at the Ponoka Legion.

Sunday is the big day as the Calnash 100-foot races get going. The event costs $5 or $15 for a family. Children eight years and under are admitted free.

It is sure to be an exciting weekend and organizers hope Ponoka continues to support the fun event.

Organizers are also still looking for more volunteers, sponsors and cars to help make the weekend a success. Anyone interested in helping out with volunteer time or sponsorship should call Deb at 403-783-6468 or Barry at 403-783-3888.