DECEMBER 31, 2015: AN MSCC LOOK BACK AT 2015—THE HOBBY IS ALIVE AND WELL

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2015

 

Every year is a great year at MSCC because any job that takes you to a car show is the perfect job.

 

‘2015 was an exceptional year—even with that high bar set because there were so many highlights this would take a five part series to do it justice so the only logical approach is to distill last year down to the best of the best.’

 

Here are a few of the highlights from a great year.

 

The year started with the Holy Grail of car eventsScottsdale Barrett-Jackson. 2015 featured an all-star lineup of cars like Christine, the Fireball 500 Barracuda, Boyd Coddington cars and the legendary ’55 Chevy from Two Lane Blacktop. Was Barrett-Jackson as good as the hype? No, it wasn’t—it was better—a lot better.

 

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The official 2015 car show season kicked off  with the Nifty Fifties show in April at the Grey Eagle Casino. These guys are at the mercy of the weather gods but the 2015 show had summer-like temperatures so they literally ran out of room for entries.

 

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There was another solid show in Didsbury, AB and they had a town full of classic iron. MSCC pulled some great stories out of this show.

 

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Moose Jaw, SK had a show in June to celebrate the new arrival of a Divco milk truck. This was one of the nicest venues you’ll see for a car show because it’s held in a pioneer era town full of old buildings, tractors, cars and trucks.

 

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History Road at the Reynolds Museum is one of the highlights of every year but they definitely duke it out with the weatherman. They were handed some bad news in 2015 but this is the kind of show that literally weathers any storm.

 

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Another show that didn’t have much luck with the sun was the Rocky Mountain House, AB Canada Day show. They were smoked by bad weather but this old fort was a great venue so despite the small numbers MSCC snagged some great stories.

 

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Sylvan Lake, AB welcomed better weather for their show on the grass. This venue is pretty relaxed because Sylvan is a resort town so the attitude is casual and the stories were off the charts good.

 

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Red Deer, AB hosted a major show in early August with Rock n’ Red Deer. The show comes back to the city every three years and 2015 was spectacular. This is a week-long event that literally takes over the city and the biggest problem with Super Run 2015 was saying goodbye to it.

 

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There was another great show in August and it was held at the Truck Museum in Irricana, AB. This was one of the friendliest shows on the circuit and that’s a big statement because the car show circuit is ultra-friendly by default.

 

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Late summer 2015 featured a very cool little show in the Village of Pigeon Lake. This is where they should film a remake of the movie ‘Summer Place’ because this venue has the most laid-back summer vibe you’ll ever see. Pigeon Lake is a smaller show but the stories were a highlight reel for MSCC.

 

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The last big show of the season was High River, AB at the end of September. This is one of the biggest and best of the year and 2015 featured another massive turnout of classic iron. High River gets some of the best weather of the year and they locked in on some sun this past year. This show produced some great MSCC stories.

 

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There were many great shows and stories in 2015–these are just a few of the highlights from an outstanding season but there is one solid conclusion from the past year.

 

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The old car hobby is alive and well—Happy New Year.

 

 

Jerry Sutherland

 

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