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By Larry D’Argis

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The Fabulous 50's Ford Club's Annual Flashback Weekend has been Manitoba's largest car event for more than a decade. The three-day affair begins with a Friday night Sock Hop Social at the Transcona Country Club.  Patrons of the event can not only wax nostalgic as they twist the night away to the sounds of a live rock n' roll band, but also take part in an abundant silent auction with proceeds going directly to the Rehabilitation Centre for Children Foundation.  Even if you can't cut a rug, you can enjoy watching those who can, as dancers from both Patricia's Dance Studio and Shirley's Dance Studio will be on hand to give valuable tips on how to avoid stepping on your partner's toes.

Saturday the journey down Memory Lane continues with a scenic afternoon Classic car cruise from the Garden City Inn on McPhillips Ave. to the Half Moon Drive In located in Lockport, MB.  The cruise route runs North down Main Street, then winding down River Road and across the locks of the Red River at Lockport to Henderson Hwy.   First timers will love it and if you're from the Winnipeg area and you remember the era, this leisurely drive in the family sedan was almost a weekly ritual.

On Sunday the South parking lot of the Garden City Shopping Centre at McPhillips and Leila Ave. will turn into an absolute Mecca for car enthusiasts.  Drawing over 1,200 classic, antique and special interest vehicles and an estimated crowd of over 30,000 people, it's not just your average parking lot party.  Entertainment is again provided by a live band and in between sets Specialty Music's Ray Wheeler will play those hits of the past.  In addition to the entertainment there will be a vendor's row of automobile goods and services along with 41 awards for the best vehicles in attendance.  Further support for the Rehabilitation Centre For Children Foundation continues in the form of a 50/50 draw with a maximum payout of $3,500.  The day's event is FREE to both participants and spectators with vehicle registration opening at 10 A.M. and the show running from Noon to 5:00 p.m. when it spills over into Sunday Cruise Night with an en masse cruise to the Pony Corral Restaurant on Grant Ave. at Wilton.  It's an afternoon of good, clean fun for the whole family!
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