Showing posts from 2013

Saskatoon Santa Claus Parade

Well, The Saskatoon Santa Claus Parade was held on Nov 17. 6 - Saskatoon 567 Club vehicles made up our "float". Al Carlson, Jerry Demeria, Peter Gall, Jim Cruse, Garry Cherneske and Cliff Oviatt all had their cars there. The Davies Family was there in support and our 567 banner carriers. There was a nice gentle snow that fell most of the day. We had walkers,Nancy Cruse and Larry Crandell handing out candy to all the kids along the parade route. Not sure who had more fun, our members or the kids!! Our Club won best Motor Vehicles displayfor the parade. Thanks to all the members that broughttheir cars down and the members or spouses and friends that supported the parade and the club!

Special thanks to Al Sweet and Jerry Demeria for passing this along.

Annual Christmas Dinner with Pictures

The Edmonton & Area 567 2013 Christmas Dinner was held on Dec 4th @ Black-Jack’s Roadhouse, The food was superb!! and the Fellowship was terrific!
  There was the Regular 50/50 draw, which the winners were :  Cash Draw – Laurie Cornish,  Christmas wine Kit – Bernie McIvor ( prize donated by Diamond Trucks)  1957 Chevy Tin Sign- Daymion Weiss ( Donated by Amand Lindgren).. 
There were 13 gifts up for draw for all those in attendance also.. Special thanks goes out to Don Cornish for setting up this outing for the Club..
     A special moment had occurred when the Car Club members recognized the efforts of Richard Wheatley , Don Cornish & Jim Kennedy. These fellows have contributed over many years to the support & efforts to the Edmonton & Area 567 Club .. A very touching moment!   Please note: in the award picture presentation, Daymion Weiss( our V.P) accepted the award for Richard Wheatley as Richard was unable to attend, But Jim ( Perogy Prince) & Don ( Da’ Cranbe…

240 Gordie Bonin Passes Away

It is with great sadness to forward the following message to the club. 
From - Jim Kennedy
"My fellow members, a recent supporter of our club and most recently, our “Bowties vs the World” Charity S/S, has left us. On November 29, 2013 in Las Vegas Nevada, “240” Gordie Bonin passed away.
I met up “240  Gordie” a few times over the years and followed his drag racing exploits for a long time, even when he was active though the 90’s. The club had the pleasure to have “240” appear at our 2012 Show n Shine, he signed autograghs & assisted the club in obtaining some autographed photos from his friends for our silent auctions, - he even brought out the restored Front engine dragster that started it all for him, for our show.. He was given the “240” title when he constantly ran his Nitro Fuel Funny Cars at 240 M.P.H or faster. he was the 1st to obtain that speed quicker than anyone else in that class at the time. I had received many e-mails from him since 2012 & he was often thin…

November 2013 Meeting Minutes

Here are the minutes from the November meeting, in case you missed out and want to catch up.

Meeting started November 6, 2013 @ 7 p.m 10 members present

Discussion held on the past October’s meeting & Treasurer Report from Oct. Included ,the October’s minutes & Treasurer’s report were widely accepted & passed by the members present..

1- Treasurer’s report for November was presented  and accepted by all present.
2- Upcoming Raffle was briefly discussed, The tickets will be ready & GIVEN OUT to all members at the December meeting/Christmas Dinner & at the January meeting..
Tickets are a book of 30 tickets & sell for $2.00 each OR 3 for $ 5.00 ( SELL, SELL,SELL)
The Prizes are as follows : 1st- 1955 Full Metal pedal car 2nd- a 1957 Chevy front nose Wall hanging 3rd- A $ 100.00 Gas Card… Draw date is at the 2014 Bowties vs the World S/S on August 23/2014..

3- A short report was given on the October “Quick Times” swap meet, The event was well attended and l…

Annual 567 Club Christmas Dinner

It's that time of year - and for the club's Annual Christmas Supper.

 This year the supper will be December 4, 2013 at Blackjack's Roadhouse around 6:30pm, 18+ Only please.

The cost is $28.99 per person, which includes GST and manditory large-group gratuity.  Payment will be accepted at the door, and there will be prizes.. not to mention the great food we've all come to enjoy from Blackjack's. A cash bar will be available so be sure to have a little extra on hand.

This event is open to all paid members and legal-aged members of their families.

Please contact Don Cornish before November 30 to RSVP for headcount purposes.  1-780-929-2937

October 2013 Meeting Minutes

Enclosed are the public meeting minutes, so you're prepared for the November meeting.

Minutes of the October 2,2013  Monthly Meeting of the                   Edmonton & Area 567 Club @ BlackJack’s Roadhouse
1.Call to order – at 7:08 p.m with 13 members present. The minutes from the September meeting were read & accepted by all in attendance.. 3.Kids with Cancer Donation – The sum of $1500.00 was presented to the people at the Kids with cancer office by our Prez. Roy & was Greatly Appreciated by the Society  Roy got a quick tour of the operation & office of this group & passed on their Thank-you’s for our donation… Maybe a club tour will be in the “cards” in the future.. 4.Quick times Swap meet- We will not be at the Oct.12 swap meet, as we have been there for the past number of years. Jim & Don have other commitments and no other club members are able to go in their place.. 5.Club BBQ- The date has been secured and the facility has been too.. The date for our …

Open Position

To all members and interested parties - the club is looking for a new Secretary. If interested, please contact us via EMAIL inquiring about tasks and responsibilities. With that said, we thank Richard Wheatley for all of his contributions and the excellent work he did as the clubs incumbant secretary.

Bow-ties vs the World - The Aftermath

Club president Roy Marko had the pleasure of personally delivering this year's proceeds from the Bow-Ties vs the World Charity Show & Shine to representatives of the Kids with Cancer Society.

Once again, a gigantic thank you to every single person who participated, contributed, showcased, volunteered, and pretty much had anything to do with the event in question. See you again next year.

Upcoming Events for the Month of October 2013

The following is a list of events for members and enthusiasts to bring their vehicles out to, located in the greater Edmonton Area for the coming month.

MORE Bow-Ties Photos

Thanks to Elaine Garner who submitted some photos from the Bow-Ties event.   Below are Don Kawalilak and his 1984 Monte Carlo, as well as Keith Garner and his 1979  Chevy Silverado Long Box 

Also, here's a picture of Don Cornish destroying the competition for the sixth consecutive time. Pie Eating Champion.

Bow-Ties Vehicle Photos

There were well over 100 vehicles entered at the Bow-Ties vs the World Show and Shine - if you spot yours - post in the comments where your picture is and I'll update it to include your name and car. (Please count the row, and state if your picture is on the left or right.)

August 2013 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the August 7, 2013 Monthly Meeting of the Edmonton 5-6-7 Chevy Club held at the premises of the Blackjack Café located in Nisku, Alberta

1.Call to Order The Meeting was presided over by President, Roy Marko and was Called to Order at 7:20 p.m.
Present at the Meeting: Roy Marko, President Daymion Weiss V.P Richard Wheatley, Secretary Jim Kennedy Treasurer Don Cornish And 14 other members
The Minutes of last month’s meeting held on the first Wednesday of July were read by President Marko and a few of the items were discussed.  Announcement and reports were made as follows:

a)The Summer Barbecue for the Club is on August 11, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Devon, Alberta.  It was announced that we need 4 extra prizes for the barbecue at Devon, which will have our annual 1/64 scale drag race.  Hamburgers and smokies plus beverage will be avail for paid members. However the 1/64 drag race has a $5.00 entry fee per person..
b)Availability of Canopies – Jim Kennedy said that we needed 2 more canopies for …

Bow-Ties vs the World Results

August 24 was a heck of a busy day, with well over 100 vehicles showing up, a handful of contests, and a generally excellent hot Saturday Afternoon enjoyed by all (or at the very least, most) there's a LOT of photos and info coming up about the money raised for Kids with Cancer Society.  Thanks to all contributors, participants, sponsors, and everyone else who took part.  Below are the award results and photos. 

Super Chevy Show (w/ Pics)

Last week Dan Brennan, Brian Cherneske, Jim Kennedy Wade Sjostrom and Don Cornish took part in the first Canadian Super Chevy Show at the Castrol Raceway. 

Huge Thank You

Huge thanks to everyone who sponsored, set up, exhibited and participated in the 13th Annual Bow-Ties vs the World Show & Shine yesterday at Northgate Mall in Edmonton. The event was a gigantic success and we couldn't have done it without all of you. Stay tuned over the next couple weeks as photos, updates and other information come online. Congratulations to all of our contest winners (including the horrifying impressive 66 second showing it took for Don Cornish to devour an entire Blueberry Pie) and keep checking in to the site

Upcoming Events for the Month of September 2013

The following is a list of events for members and enthusiasts to bring their vehicles out to, located in the greater Edmonton Area for the coming month.

Upcoming Event : 13th Annual "Bow-Ties vs. the World" Show and Shine (REMINDER)

UPDATE - August 20, 2013 - Just a reminder that the big event is this Saturday. Can't wait to see you out there!

UPDATE - June 14, 2013 - Thanks to all who inquired about sponsoring this years event. We have reached our limit with regards to trophy sponsorships, however - you are more than welcome to contact Jim Kennedy at 780-473-4559 about other opportunities.

The Edmonton & Area 567 Car Club, in conjunction with The Kids with Cancer Society, will be holding its 13th Annual Bow Ties vs The World Show and Shine Event at Northgate Mall (137ave and 97st, Edmonton AB) on August 24, 2013.

Super Chevy Show - August 31 (Nisku)

Be a part of Canada's ONLY Manufacturer Series event: Super Chevy Show Series.  Incredible show cars take centre stage in the nation's largest single-make car show series.  Each of the Manufacturers Series events are designed to offer a little something for everyone in a family oriented atmosphere for "Big Three" American automotive brand enthusiasts.  While the Midway showcases performance aftermarket and restoration products from show sponsors and vendors, participants including bracket racers looking to earn payouts on the Drag strip, to restoration experts showing off their finished masterpiece in the Car Show or searching for that hard to find part at the Swap Meet, to those looking for the perfect project car in the Car Corral.
Entry Prices:

Car Show Registration:  $40.00
Drag Racing: $50.00
AutoCross: $40.00
Drag Racing & AutoCross ONLY: $50.00
Swap Meet: $25.00
Manufacturers Midway (10'x20'): $200.00

Car Clubs and organized groups with 10 or more entries …

August 17 - Pro Stock Performance Show & Shine (with Pictures)

Here are some pictures from the Pro Stock Performance Show and Shine. Roy Marko, Jim Kennedy and Dan Brennan attended.

Congratulations to Jim who won an award for his 1955 Chevy

Members are welcome to join our friends and sponsors at Pro Stock Performance for their Show and Shine this Saturday in Edmonton.  Info is in the attached picture and proceeds will go to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.
See you there!

Cruisin For a Cause - August 22

Available to all 567 Members (click to enlarge)

Recap of the Edmonton 567 Club BBQ

Last Sunday, August 11, was the clubs annual Barbecue in Devon, AB.  The weather was great, the food was delicious and everyone had a great time.  Below are pictures of the event.

After the members stomachs had settled from all the perfectly grilled Smokies and Burgers, the club got into some serious racin' action with the 1/64 scale Hot Wheels Race.  Below are the results

Hot Rod Class
Chris Cherneske

Classic Class
Corey Thorburn (1965 Nova Wagon)

Muscle Car
Corey Thorburn (1965 Nova Wagon)

Open Class
Corey Thorburn (1965 Nova Wagon)

Congratulations to the Top Eliminators, especially Corey, who won three of the four competitions.  Fun was had by all, even the wives who watched as their husbands got to be "little boys" again.

August 11th - Annual 567 Club BBQ

Join us on Sunday, August 11th in Devon, AB for the Edmonton & Area 567 Club Annual BBQ. All paid members and their families are welcome to take part in the festivities - which include 1/64 scale Electronic Drag Races.

Sunday August 11th
Lions Campground Gazebo
Devon, AB

Bring your own chairs, ball gloves, drinks and cars. If you want to take part in the $5 Electronic Drag Race - bring your Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning and Matchbox type cars.

The club will provide Burgers, Smokies and salads.

It'd be a great gesture for club members to take part in setup and takedown so that we can leave the campgrounds in prestige condition for the next campers.

See you there!

Devon is located 15 minutes SW of Edmonton, Alberta, near the junction of Hwy 60 and Hwy 19, and adjacent to the Devon Golf & Conference Centre. To get directions by car click here and follow instructions on google.

Langley Loafer Car Show & Old Time Drags Recap (July 27-28)

Recently Don and Laurie Cornish, as well as Jim and Linda Kennedy attender the Langley Loafer event in Mission, British Columbia.  Below are pictures of the event.

Also, congratulations to Don, for winning a raffle prize of a 1957 Chevy Front Nose Wall Hanging during the event.

Cougar Paint & Collision Present - RETRO DAY July 13 (Updated)

On July 13, 567 Club Members Jim Kennedy and Wade Sjostrom attended Cougar Paint & Collision's RETRO DAY at Northlands Park.

Below are pictures from the event.

Upcoming Events for the Month of August 2013

The following is a list of events for members and enthusiasts to bring their vehicles out to, located in the greater Edmonton Area for the coming month.

VIDEO - 630CHED Interview with Jim Kennedy

Edmonton 567 club Member Jim Kennedy was interviewed by 630 CHED's Bruce Bowie at the Cougar Paint & Collisions Retro Days at Northlands Park in Edmonton on July 13, 2013. Jim talks about his 1955 Chevy and the upcoming Bow-Ties vs. the World Car show on August 24th.

A Sad Announcement

We regret to announce the recent passing of Joyce Urbaniuk, wife and sidekick of former longtime member Horst Urbaniuk of Langley BC.  Both Horst and Joyce were great assets to the club with an extensive history of participating and helping with Edmonton & Area 567 club events.
On behalf of the Edmonton & Area 567 Car Club, we'd like to pass our deepest condolences to Horst and his family at this difficult time.

Camrose Cruisers Car Show Recap

Special thanks to all the members who recently attended the Camrose Car show with their rides.  Also a big thanks to Roy Marko for bringing out the club trailer for display purposes.

Getting out to these events is not only a great way to show off your hard work and dedication, but to promote the club itself.  Once again, we're very happy to see such activity and proud to be keepin' the Tri-5 Alive!

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New Event! Bonnyville Gear Grabbers' Car 3rd Annual Classic Car Show

For any interested members who can and/or will be in the Bonnyville Area on July 27th:

Saturday, July 27th marks the 3rd Annual Gear Grabbers Classic & the Edmonton 567 Car Club has been invited to attend and take part in the show! The show has grown from 60 vehicles in the first year to 135 in 2012.  With your support, the BGG's hope to set new club records this year.

Registration:      9am-11am
Show:                   11am-3:30pm Mini Cruise through Bonnyville & Lakeshore to follow
Location: C2 Centre Parking Lot (4313-50th Ave)
Top 10 Format, People’s Choice, etc. BGG Club Members excluded from trophies etc.
All domestic, & import vehicles & motorcycles welcome!

-John Force Road Show on location! A rare chance to view & touch genuine NHRA funny cars from the most famous name in drag racing!
-Mobile Chassis Dyno
-Live Music by FKB
-Kid`s Activities
-Beer Gardens
-V8 & Snap On BBQ Raffles
-Farmers Market
-Loads of Prizes
-All proceeds to Bonnyville Boys & Girls Club …

Meeting Minutes for July 2013

Minutes of the July 3, 2013 Monthly Meeting of the Edmonton 5-6-7 Chevy Club held at the premises of Fargo’s Restaurant located in the Capilano Shopping Centre at 5804 Terrace Road, Edmonton, Alberta

1.Call to Order The Meeting opened at 7:05 p.m. and there were 19 members.  Minutes of the last monthly meeting were read by President, Roy Marko.
2.Camrose Show and Shine Our Vice-President, Daymion, reported that the Camrose Show and Shine date had to be rebooked for Saturday, July 6, 2013.  He said that the vehicles would cruise around Camrose at 6:00 p.m.  It was estimated that about 6 Club members would attend and that they would meet at the Looma Esso Station at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
3.Father’s Day Car Shows A Father’s Day Car Show was held on Vancouver Island.  Over 500 cars attended at the Car Show  at Qualicum Beach.  1950’s and 60’s music was played.  Any car or year was there.  It was not restricted to a particular make of a Chevrolet vehicle.
4.Ukrainian Village Car Show Brian Cher…

Upcoming Events for the Month of July 2013

The following is a list of events for members and enthusiasts to bring their vehicles out to, located in the greater Edmonton Area for the coming month.

Edmonton & Area Club Mini Grand Prix (2012)

On March 7, 2012, after the usual monthly meeting, several members of the Edmonton & Area 567 club opted to cruise over to Speedster's Go Karts for an impromptu (and inaugral) Edmonton & Area 567 Club Mini Grand Prix Night.

Upcoming Events for the month of June 2013

The following is a list of events for members and enthusiasts to bring their vehicles out to, located in the greater Edmonton Area for the remainder of the month.

For all future months, the events post be available the Friday before the coming month.

Meeting Minutes - June 2013

Minutes of the June 5, 2013 Monthly Meeting of the Edmonton 5-6-7 Chevy Club held at the premises of Fargo’s Restaurant located in the Capilano Shopping Centre at 5804 Terrace Road, Edmonton, Alberta

Meeting Minutes - May 2013

Minutes of the May 1, 2013 Monthly Meeting of the Edmonton 5-6-7 Chevy Club held at the premises of Fargo’s on Capilano located at 5804 Terrace Road, Edmonton, Alberta