CAMROSE 2024—THE SHOW IS A HGHLIGHT REEL

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Camrose, Alberta Canada is located in parkland country so June is when this area pops.

It’s pure summer there and this is farm country, so the surrounding crops add a carpet of green–so do the trees.

I found a ’64 Chevy, but the most interesting part was that it wasn’t an Impala two-door hardtop or convertible.

This was a 1964 Chevy Biscayne station wagon. The owner rescued this long roof from a long hibernation and tried to keep it as original as possible. He did a great job because this wagon is back to where it was 60 years ago with wear that shows its long history. Learn more when this story hits MyStar later this year.

The next car I found was an extremely rare 1986 Pontiac 2+2 Aero Coupe.

This is one of those 80s cars that are poised to explode in value because they’re cool–and  unusual. Pontiac guys know how few of these cars were built and you’ll find out later this year when the story goes live as a MyStarCollectorCar owner’s story.

The last thing I found at Camrose was a 1979 Ford Lariat pickup.

This truck had a big story to tell because the young guy who saved gave it its last chance. There’s a three-generation connection to the truck that he didn’t know about until after he bought it. After he did buy it, people told the young owner it couldn’t be done but you’ll see his story later this year on MyStar.

Jim found a 1965 Thunderbird at the show.

The owner loved these T-birds since he was a kid. He became an instant fan of the ‘Flairbird’ era Thunderbirds–that’s why he finally owned one decades later. There’s a happy ending in every sense so this story easily made the grade at MyStar. You’ll see it in a few months.

There was a 1970 Chevy C-10 truck at Camrose and Jim grabbed its story.

This project involved a few donor trucks, but their sacrifice wasn’t in vain because he turned out a classic example of a classic truck. This was a hands-on build from start to finish, so the owner has serious blood in the game. You’ll learn the story on MyStar this year.

Jim also found another classic truck in the form of a 1948 Mercury (Canadian) M-68 pickup.

This truck belonged to an uncle and had a brutal life in the construction world, but it was resurrected and brought back to life. They kept it original—that’s the key to preserving history. See the full story later at MyStar.

I never have to be prodded to hit the Camrose show. It’s an off-the-beaten-path and it’s a city that brings out the best in itself–year after year.

By: Jerry Sutherland

Jerry Sutherland is a veteran automotive writer with a primary focus on the collector car hobby. His work has been published in many outlets and publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post,  Vancouver Sun and The Truth About Cars. He is also a regular contributor to Auto Roundup Publications.

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