T&T Rods Show and Shine was another exciting and fun day for the Estevan community. Over 100 collectables of all sorts took their spots on the grounds about 13 kilometres north of the Energy City.
Talented local youth rock band CøldStare was entertaining the crowd. And a bunch of cute dogs were welcoming participants and guests of the 17th annual big car show held by Gervais family.
The traditional motor blow up and tire burns outs were a lot of fun. Outram/Madigan Beef 4H Club made sure that nobody was hungry supplying hotdogs and burgers and doing some fundraising. The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation joined the event with sweet treats for sale, and the Royal Canadian Legion brought their contest truck over.
Altogether there were 118 participants. On this colder day the numbers went down a little bit in comparison to the last year, yet guests weren’t less excited. People came from all over Saskatchewan. Some were flying down the road, revitalizing powerful motors that were sitting in their garages most of the year, others were slowly and carefully driving their beautiful retro cars to assure no chips or scratches on the paint.
The show started at 10 a.m. and the first wave of local participants came earlier, while the second crowd driving from Regina and other distant areas started arriving around noon. Passionate about their vehicles, drivers were hanging around their cars and trucks, open to tell the stories behind these beautiful beasts.
The Gervais family also opened their yard to visitors, so people sharing Gervais’ passion for all kind of rides could walk through the decades of history of the vehicle industry and enjoy the variety of shapes, styles and sets.