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If cars are your game then every second Wednesday there is a forum for discussion open at the HUB.


That forum is the Coaldale Custom Cruisers car club. The club is a great place to start even if you don’t own a car says the clubs president Gary Klassen.


“You don’t have to own a car to be a member of the club, you just have to like cars,” Klassen said after the clubs meeting last Wednesday. “That’s the important thing, you just have to have a love for cars, or an interest in cars or want to know more about cars.


The club has been going since 2001, when it was started by five of the original members: “It started out as five guys coming together wanting to find a home for their cars,” Peter Spahmann, one of the members, said. “We didn’t want to go to Lethbridge and join their clubs and we figured there were enough car enthusiasts in the Coaldale area.”


Spahmann said there were no problems.
“We had a lot of interest right off the bat.”


The group currently has 25 members and floats in that area but is always looking for new members, said Klassen.


“It’s just a fun hobby and we’re looking for more people to come to join the club.”
Klassen added that there are benefits to being in the club.


“You can learn a lot from hanging around with these guys. The can tell you stuff, teach you stuff. You learn things,” Klassen said. “We have a really good group of guys.”


The group does a lot of activities.
“We do our car show once a year, Spahmann said. “We try to do two to three cruises.
“For all the members once a year we do a Christmas party and that’s a big hit. It’s all car related stuff that we try to do.”


Klassen adds that these cruises are just a way to get out on the road.


“We cruise out to Koots hwy and then into Lethbridge. We’ve cruised to Taber and gone for pizza, we’ve cruised to Baron and had burgers, We’ve gone to Waterton to the car shows, to Picture Butte. Just small runs. Some guys don’t have very big tanks,” he added, laughing. “Some guys get four miles a gallon.


The club is having their show and shine on May 30, this year.


“This is our ninth annual,” Klassen said. “We have it behind the sportsplex on the grass. We do it on a Sunday.”


Spahmann also added that the community is important to the club.


“We try to work with our local parts stores…our local vendors,” Spahmann said.
“We try to keep all the money in town. They support us so we try to support them.”


Written by Arne Petryshen
sonny south news
Thursday, 08 April 2010 17:19 


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