The Oldsmobile Northern Lights Chapter is
a car club dedicated to all Oldsmobiles 1897 to present. Ownership
of an Oldsmobile is not compulsory.
Canada Day and welcome to the heat wave in the Summer of ’21.
BC just hit 46.6C (116F) and we are also setting
records. I’m hoping for half that temperature for our
car show. And speaking of the Rocket Round Up, we are currently
over 70% of people vaccinated and the second vaccine is being
administer faster than the first dose. We are on track.
Things are opening up now. Actually, as of today, we should
be open everywhere. We contacted Hildebrand Motors in
Olds about our car show for this year. They asked us to get
back with them on June 10. We did and there was some worry
that the optics of hosting a car show. I asked Jim Barbour
our VP if he could
go over and see what he could do. On June
14th it was decided that it wouldn’t work for us this year.
The main concern was how it could affect their business. There
would be no lunch served and the dealership was opening up
at slower pace
because they don’t want to lock down again. That is
their business so I fully understand that that is their main
concern. People in Olds may be
more cautious as their community is small and one person getting
sick, will impact them more so than a larger town or city.
They said that the
washrooms would have to be closed to participants, so we
both agreed to postpone the show for another year. Quite a
members on the
Facebook asked if there was something we could do to hold
the event. So I asked that if we found another location to
host the show, how they’d
feel about that. They were supportive. I told them that we’d
be back in 2022 however for this year, we’d look around
On June 15 I called Kipp Scott GMC Cadillac Buick
in Red Deer (half way between Calgary and Edmonton and 20
north of Olds). I spoke
with Mike Samson and asked if they’d be interested
in hosting or 27th Show. They were the Oldsmobile dealership
before Oldsmobile was killed
off. He was very receptive and said we could use their SW
corner lot. There should be lots of traffic passing by and
if you get hungry, there are
lots of restaurants across the street. Being that we didn’t
know if our show was going on until mid-June, we are rushing
to try to make this event
happen. The address of the dealership is on the revised poster
in this issue.
be no banquet this year as I didn’t have time to
work on that
and since I’m 95 miles from the show site, and time
is just too short.
We’ll have to wait until next year. The Mini-Art
is ordered and I think
you will like it. A few trophies were also ordered for
(member and non-member) and the Oldest Oldsmobile in the
We need some people to step forward and volunteer to help.
A few of
our regulars can’t make it this year so if we want
this to go smoothly, we
need people to volunteer. We need people to park cars,
hand out goody
bags ahelp with handing out door prizes. Here is what we
need, but the
more we get the less work it will be for all.
4 – people to park cars from 9:30 am – 1:30
4 – people to hand out goody bags and register non-registered
2 – people to help pass out door prizes and the cash
You would have to be there by 9 am as some show up early.
contact me if you can help. We would really appreciate
it. Contact me
at firstname.lastname@example.org . If we don’t get enough
volunteers, you may
have to wait outside the show area until we can get to
There will be caravans leaving Edmonton and Calgary at
Calgary: Deerfoot City Shopping Mall 2nd
entrance off 64 Ave NE to
Edmonton: at the oil derrick at Gateway Park on the outskirts
of the city
on the QEII south.
Drive to Kipp Scott’s 68 Street (Piper Dr.) entrance
to enter the show.
The first 50 registered cars will get a goods bag. There
will no goody
bag if you register and don’t bring your car.
you are coming to the show, try to pre-register as it
makes it much faster and easier to have you enter. Stay
safe, stay cool, Happy Canada
Day and Go Habs Go! :)