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

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.

Just Posted

Snow flies at Ponoka Legion’s Flags of Remembrance ceremony

Despite the chilly weather, 128 Maple Leaf flags were raised at Ponoka’s Centennial Park

Ponoka senior Broncs take second win of season

The Broncs defeated the Wetaskiwin Sabres at home

Young Ponoka barrel racer one to watch

Janae McDougall won Lakeland and Wildrose Rodeo Association peewee barrel racing

Ron Orr to return for another run as MLA

Lacombe-Ponoka UCP contest won by incumbent MLA

Wolf Creek Schools raises Treaty 6 flag for first time

Chiefs, school officials took part in a ceremony that is aimed at acknowledging Treaty 6 land

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Ottawa working to iron out kinks in public alert system

The alerts are being credit with saving lives during last week’s tornadoes

Assault charge withdrawn vs. ex-Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna

Former Toronto player agrees to peace bond

UPDATED: Bill Cosby gets 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

Judge also declared the disgraced comedian a ‘sexually violent predator’

U.S. worker charged after video shows him spitting on customer’s pizza

Jaylon Kerley of Detroit is charged with a felony count of food law violations

Robbery report at outlet mall turns out to be fake: police

Leduc RCMP respond to weapons complaint at premium outlet collection mall

Canada aiming for the moon, and beyond, with new space technology efforts

With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada’s space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques.

New Brunswick Premier meets with lieutenant-governor as Tories, Liberals vie for power

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said the only other leader he had spoken with since results came in was Green Leader David Coon.

Most Read