5th Annual Super 8 Show and Shine

I have mentioned it before on the site but I’ll say it again – I attended more events this year than I ever have before. I wanted to make the most of the summer and looking back, I’m happy with how much we fit in this year. Park and Polish was normally the last show I’d attend each season but this time there were two more which I went to afterwards; one was Tree and Shine, and the other was this – the Super 8 Show and Shine.

Hosted at the Super 8 just off of Macleod Trail and 162nd Ave SE, there was plenty of room for cars and attendees, and the weather cooperated beautifully. Like many shows, money was being raised for a good cause and at the end of the day it was announced that over $2500 would be going to the Make a Wish Foundation! There was food, prizes, and of course lots of stunning cars.

This is another show I’ll keep in mind for next year as I enjoyed my time at it, and I hope you all enjoy the photos from it.

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The T-Bird was brought out for one of its final showings of the year, before it goes into hiding for the winter. Root Bear was driving again, as you can see.

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This ’55 Thunderbird underwent a rotisserie restoration previously and has been a strong contender at shows thanks to that.

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Resting on the trunk was a photobook for showgoers to flip through.

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A number of cars at the show featured flames and it was interesting to see and compare the different styles that the owners opted for.

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Got 440? No. Got milk jug? Yes.

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This Mustang was one of my favourites of the day, no doubt. It included a lot of subtle changes and everything flowed really well together.

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I liked the contrast of the incredibly detailed flames, against the plain white on the rest of the body. It’s easy to miss, but the wheels have flames too.

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This Tiffany was probably the most unique car of the show. I don’t believe I had ever come across one before this so I was surprised to find out it was in fact a “production” vehicle.

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This pinstriping was a nice touch, located on the back of the ’34 Chevy.

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This particular Judge is one I recall running into at Quarry Park and Polish a couple of years ago. This colour combo (Mint Turquoise exterior / red interior) wasn’t allowed by GM but it was actually built and sold, making it a potential 1-of-1 car.

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Next to the Judge was Double Double, a car that I am a huge fan of. Reportedly, the paint colour was actually custom mixed and matched to the hue of a Double Double from Tim Horton’s (For those unaware, it’s simply a coffee with two creams and two sugars added).

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As the leaves continued to fall during the day, many cars gathered quite a few. It made for a bit of extra clean-up work after the show (especially for those with convertibles) but made for some neat photo opportunities during the event.

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I purposely kept my windows up to avoid having to pick leaves out of my interior but there were still quite a few wedged into various nooks and crannies on the car.

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A pair of ZR1s made up a Ketchup and Mustard combo.

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As I wandered back to the other end of the lot I grabbed another shot of the GT. I hope we’ll get to see some of the new GTs at shows in the coming years.

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This old Ford featured a Cadillac engine and a very nice white-to-yellow-to-orange fade on the nose for its flames.

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Naturally, the T-Bird wasn’t the only one with A&W memorabilia.

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There seem to be a few Herbie-styled Beetles around town and one showed up to the Super 8 Show.

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Some try to get everything to fit under the hood (like Mighty Car Mods and their sleeper Beetle project) while others don’t worry about things like that. I appreciate both approaches but seeing the engine hanging out like this is super cool.

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I think a good way to wrap this up today is with this ’74 Duster. Not only does it bring us back to where we started (literally, it was in the same row as us) but it was a rather neat car as it was a completely original – the paint, interior, and engine were all original, and the owner too!

Coming back to the present now, I see some are putting their cars away in storage for the winter and soon it’ll be time to get the sedan ready for the snow. We’re trying to make the most of the nice days we have left though; the then-upcoming garage day I mentioned at the end of the last post went ahead as planned and the new parts for the Foci will hopefully arrive in time so that they can be installed while it’s still decently warm outside. I’m not excited for winter, but I’m at least already looking forward to when everyone brings their cars out in the spring, with new modifications fitted for another season of shows and meets.


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