Through the Lens

There are lots of weekly activities happening in Calgary and surrounding areas, so I will be taking my trusty camera and snapping a few photos. Keep checking back for more event coverage in both the classic and the modified car scene.

Photos by Sue MacKenzie


Heritage Park Spring Thaw Apr 23

‘Twas a great day in the park! Lots of great cars from the 1920’s to present day and some fun in Gasoline Alley checking out the new display from the Chinese community.

World of Wheels Winners!

Several of our members won awards this weekend, congratulations!

Liam Rathgeber (1st place) 1955 Laurentian; Greg Polmans (1st place) 1949 Chieftain; Stew Smith (2nd place) 1967 Grand Parisienne; Bruce Jones (class) 1968 Parisienne convertible; Denis Petit (3rd place) 1964 Parisienne.

Rick Festa and his World of Wheels award – 1st place for his 1968 Firebird. Photos by Kim Festa.

World of Wheels – March 31

After being away for several years due to Covid, the World of Wheels was back with a great show! Here are a few of the many awesome vehicles.


Chestermere – October 18th

Tuesday nights at Chestermere landing were also a highlight of this summer. Picnic dinners outside, awesome cars, and even a friendly dog or two.

European Cars and Coffee – Porsche night featuring the Koenigsegg – September 13th

A beautiful selection of automotive history appeared on Porsche night at the Cardel Cars and Coffee – Porsches of all eras were featured and were joined by a very special Swedish supercar, the Koenigsegg. Hard to get a good shot with so many people trying to have a look! Was also the last Cars and Coffee for the year, but was a capacity crowd send off after a very enjoyable summer season. Lights out until next year!

European Cars and Coffee – Lamborghini night – July 26

A very special car made an appearance – the new Lamborghini Sian, only 1 of 63 in the world. It’s powered by a V12 engine and hybrid technology, but the combo isn’t for fuel economy, it’s for the performance boost and speed – over 220 mph! It was an amazing car to see and hard to photograph with all the spectators!

Al Azhar Show and Shrine – July 23

A hot day and a great show at the Century Downs racetrack! Lots of cars new to me, some great door prizes ( a giant bear! ) and I was happy to take my dad’s TBird as he was a Shriner and served also as the Potentate. Thanks to Bob Truman for the photo of me with the portrait of my parents. Also got a photo op with Batman!

Euro Cars and Coffee British Edition – July 19

Horizon Mall – July 13

Huge show this evening with something for everybody. The highlight for me was the ’58 Yeoman – my family had one.

Chestermere – July 12

The hot weather didn’t discourage enthusiasts from coming out for the weekly show by the lake. It was packed and cars were wedged in wherever they would fit! Was a great evening to linger over dinner with friends and do a sunset photoshoot when the others had left.

Euro Cars and Coffee July 5, 2022

This week’s edition of the show was the first public viewing of the new Ferrari 296 GTB – features a new V6 engine coupled with a plug-in electric motor! Two beautiful models were on displays as well as Ferraris of all ages. Lots of other great cars in attendance as well.

Chestermere Landing June 28, 2022

Cloudy skies kept some folks away but the trip out to Chestermere was worth it with a great dinner at the Landing and a magnificent double rainbow after the quick storm. The photo doesn’t do the rainbow justice but it was amazing!

We are the Classics Cruise June 25, 2022

The Saturday evening cruises from the Blackfoot Diner to Angels Drive-in are becoming the place to be! Great cars tonight, many I haven’t seen before. The convoy down Memorial to Parkdale Blvd, then through Bowness attracts a lot of attention – not every day you see a line of 20 to 30 classics forming a parade!

New Horizon Mall – June 22, 2022

A windy night didn’t stop lots of cool cars from making an appearance. Door prizes and food vendors including mini donuts, my fave, made for a pleasant evening.

Chestermere Landing – June 21, 2022

Tuesday nights are for dinner by the lake, come early for a good spot and have dinner beforehand as the parking lot is small. Good photo ops are to be had as the sun is setting.