Cruise tradition continues in Three Hills

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Cruise Weekend was a huge success as it marked its 37th year.

The Cruise Weekend Committee’s Meet and Greet/Cruise, on Friday evening, saw 125 vehicles participate on Main Street, Three Hills. About 95 of those vehicles made the trip to Trochu and then returned for the Main Street Cruise that went until 10 pm.

The Hearty Cruise Breakfast was enjoyed by 300 people at the Knox United Church.

Street Freaks members registered over 700 vehicles of special interest in the 2018 Show and Shine. About 1,000, or more Vehicles of special interest, were parked outside of the “Big L”, plus about 300 motorcycles.

The Saturday bracket races packed in a crowd of about 2,000 while Sunday saw about 1,000 spectators. Organizers report that a record crowd of Cruise fans packed the downtown during the Show and Shine.

Saturday’s drags saw 100 vehicles compete with 95 vehicles competing on Sunday. Night racing is a crowd pleaser with about 80 race cars competing. 20 of those were area resident drive-ins.

Show Shine Winners 2018

At the end of an ideal weather weekend, the awards were presented to the following:

Club Choice Ford - 1934 Ford Pickup, Scott Hamilton - Calgary, AB.

Club Choice GM - 1970 Chevelle SS, Garry Rock - Olds, AB.

Club Choice Mopar - 1936 Plymouth, Cor Radder - Airdrie, AB.

Saturday 1st Place Sportsman Class - Al Brooks, Lacombe, AB - 1972 Chevrolet Nova (Sponsored by Bauer Bros. Trucking).

Saturday 1st Place Pro Class - Paul Erickson, Bowden, AB - 1980 GMC Shortbox Truck (Sponsored by OK Tire).

Saturday 1st Place Super Pro - Rich Golby, Youngstown, AB - 1993 Ford Probe (Sponsored by Alta West).

Saturday 1st Place Jr Dragsters - Isabella Mercer, Chestermere, AB - 2014 Jr Race Car (Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Equipment Canada Ltd.).

Sunday 1st Place Sportsman Class - Rod Peters, Carstairs, AB - 1951 Chev Rat Rod (Sponsored by A & W).

Sunday 1st Place Pro Class - Paul Morellato, Springbrook, AB - 2014 Dodge Charger Super Bee (Sponsored by GasPro Compression).

Sunday 1st Place Super Pro - Don Macgowan, Red Deer County, AB - 1981 Malibu Wagon (Sponsored by Rubydale Asphalt Works Ltd.).

Sunday 1st/2nd Place Jr Dragsters - Isabella & Sasha Mercer - Chestermere, AB - 2014 Jr Race Car & 2007 Jr Race Car (Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Equipment Canada Ltd.).

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Justine Adolf, of Three Hills, with a cash prize of $1,230.00. The draw was made at Sunday’s drags at 2:40 pm.