October 9, 2023
High River; The Season Finale
On September 24, 2023, the River City Classics car club held their annual Brian Chipchase Sr. Memorial Show N’ Shine. High River, known for hosting the largest single day car show in Southern Alberta, and possibly the largest in Canada, draws in over 1000 unique vehicles each year. Attendees travel from nearby provinces like British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, converging for one final spectacle before the snow begins to fly.
George Lane Park was filled with classics surrounded by autumn leaves
Formerly known as the River City Classics Show and Shine, the High River car show has held a special place in enthusiasts’ hearts for decades. Officially the final large show of the year, it’s an event when car owners proudly display their prized automobiles before stowing them away for winter.
Downtown High River was filled to the brim with spectators and beautifully restored classics throughout the town
Attendees started arriving before 6:30am, all in an effort to secure spots within downtown High River and George Lane Park. The dedicated show volunteers efficiently guided and managed the flow of over 1000 vehicles, ensuring a smooth procession into town. Their coordination and hard work was truly impressive, enabling the seamless integration of the multitude of vehicles within just a few hours.
The park was a glorious showcase of uniquely restored classics and modern automobiles
As autumn sets in and the leaves gracefully fall, High River becomes a captivating canvas of vibrant hues. The cars are embraced by a natural moat of golden and orange leaves, adding to the show’s mesmerising visual allure. Every aspect of the event is a feast for the eyes. Showcasing the picturesque beauty of the season.
Classic cars were crawling through the show, coming and going throughout the day
The Brian Chipchase Sr. Memorial show, affectionately called the High River car show, is a cherished gem in the Alberta automotive community. Having attended for the better part of a decade, and despite knowing the layout of the and arriving at the as the sun rises, I’ve never fully experienced the full splendour of the show. It undeniably stands as one of the biggest automotive spectacles in Southern Alberta, and for me, it’s the standout favourite among the many classic car shows I’ve attended over the years.
George Lane Park Diamond was filled with classics, every available space was used within the town of High River
Until next time, and maybe next season, hit the road, get your prized possessions ready for the next show to come!
@candyshopcustoms was present with his Chevy Luv truck, taking in toy donations to help the Alberta Children's Hospital
The owner of this classic Chevrolet brings chalk for the kids to become creative and turn it into a rolling art piece
- Kyle Hanger of Searching for Classics