Classic cars and more at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum Ultimate Car Show

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Gleaming paint, the curve of chrome and head-turning good looks will be on display at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin on June 10 and 11 at History Road: the Ultimate Car Show.

History Road is a spectacular display of cars, trucks and motorcycles spanning more than a century of automotive history.  The lineup features rare vehicles from Reynolds-Alberta Museum’s collection and those of enthusiasts from across Alberta and western Canada.  From open-bodied roadsters to 1960s muscle cars, from tiller handle steering to electronic fuel injection and everything in between, there’s something for everyone.

During both days, the “Parade Through the Decades” showcases vehicles by era in a series of decade-themed drives on the museum grounds. Museum cars on parade include a 1903 Rambler E Runabout, 1923 Stanley Steamer, 1947 Willy-Overland CJ-2A Jeep, 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL convertible, a 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova and more! The “Parade Through the Decades” runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with different eras displayed every half hour as follows:

 Start Time

1:00               Hot Rods, Car Clubs and Motorcycles

1:30               2010s, 2000s. 1990s, 1980s

2:00               1970s

2:30               1960s

3:00               1950s

3:30               1940s, 1930s

4:00               1920s, 1910s 1900s

Subject to change

This car show is a fun show, not a judged show.

Visitors can also see the museum’s newest exhibition The McLaughlin Story:150 years of Carriages, Cars and Canada Dry. Discover how this McLaughlin family of risk takers helped shape Canada’s auto industry. See beautifully restored and as-found McLaughlins and McLaughlin-Buicks, take part in family fun activities, and much more.

Ever wondered what it would be like to ride in style in a Model T, or cruise the skies in a vintage plane? Well now’s your chance! For an extra fee, you can go for a spin in a classic Model T or if you’re feeling brave, you can take to the skies in a vintage open cockpit biplane. See below for details.

Model T Rides

Location: Board at the Main Entrance

Length of ride: 10 minutes

Time: 10:00 am – Noon; 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Cost: $5 per person (cash only)

* Maximum 3 passengers per trip  

Flights

Location: Register for flights at the aviation hangar

Length of ride: 10 minutes

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $139 plus GST

*Flights are weather permitting

So from seeing old friends and making new ones, to picking up a souvenir of the day in the Museum Store, to enjoying the tasty treats served up by Chef Brenden at Cruisers Café, this is really a great place to spend the day.

Owned and operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Reynolds-Alberta Museum is located two kilometres west of Wetaskiwin on Highway 13 (6426 – 40 Avenue) and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $13 for adults, $9 for youth ages 7 to 17, $35 for families (two adults and their children ages 7 to 17) and $11 for seniors. Children six and under are admitted free.

For more information visit www.ReynoldsAlbertaMuseum.com or call 780-312-2065 dial 310-0000 for toll-free access within Alberta).

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