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Visitors enjoy the classic cars showcased at the Spring Fling event at Sukanen Pioneer Village & Museum on June 23, 2012.
Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum had a few more antique vehicles than usual on its lot south of Moose Jaw on Saturday, as it played host once again to the annual Spring Fling car show and shine.
With over 40 participants at the event featuring cars ranging in model and age, organizer and museum member Garry Davis told the Times-Herald the car show is an opportunity simply for the museum to offer its grounds to car enthusiasts, so they might share their passion with likeminded collectors.
He said the show is also an opportunity for the public to see these old vehicles and, by paying museum admission to do so, the whole thing sort of works as a fundraiser for the facility.
“They’re a nice piece of history,” Davis said about the classic cars at the annual Spring Fling. Davis had an assortment of his own car collection at the show and shine, and he remembers getting into classic cars 45 years ago. “Because it is kind of addictive.”
He said car enthusiasts such as himself benefit from meeting with fellow enthusiasts and their vehicles at car shows, because one benefits from collaborating with those into the same hobby, and who can offer mechanical advice or tips on where to locate parts for the various automobiles.
The next big event for Sukanen is its annual threshing bee, which is on Sept. 8-9 and will conclude the museum’s regular season, although the grounds will still play host to the haunted village on Oct. 20.
For more information on the museum, visit www.sukanenmuseum.ca.