Stan Norem and his ‘67 Chevrolet Corvette that took him almost 40 years to track down.

Classic car show cruised through Meadowlands

Hundreds gathered at Meadowlands Golf Course for the 10th annual Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Show and Shine.

On Saturday, July 9 hundreds gathered at Meadowlands Golf Course for the 10th annual Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics Show and Shine.

One of the day’s participants, Stan Norem, was showing off a red 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe that took him years to track down.

“It was in Biggar, SK after it came up from the states about 40 years ago,” he said. “I tried to but the car about 35 years ago, but couldn’t make the deal work. Then, about 33 years ago, a dentist from Three Hills, AB bought the car.

“I was after it for a long time and finally ended up with it after buying it eight years ago.”

The vehicle was well worth the wait for Norem, as he has put hundreds of hours into the restoration of the vehicle including changing the paint and installing a new transmission.

“You definitely have to take a little pride in that,” Norem said. “I’ve taken it into lots of shows the last few years. Its great and I just really love it.”

Ewald and Betty Anne Braun, also take a lot of pride in their 1931 Model A Victoria, which they restored after finding it falling to pieces while travelling in Oregon.

“It took a year and a half to restore and we have been driving it for a year now,” Mr. Braun said, joking after saying that he couldn’t tell you how much money he put into the restoration because “he would have to kill you.”

Organizer Gord Bredo was happy with the day’s events, despite a looming and overbearing weather forecast.

“We matched what we had last year, which is 200 cars already,” he said.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com