Motorheads were able to partake in a different kind of car show this week in Swift Current.
Instead of all of the local automotive enthusiasts converting with one of their own rides, the collective carburetor connoisseurs were invited to visit Revved Up Creations in Swift Current.
The automotive shop is relatively new and decided to host a shop tour showing off the projects inside to get to know the local combustion engine ensemble.
Cory Schultz of the Rogue Cruisers, which is a local club containing very many of the same hobbyists and car lovers that Revved Up Creations was hosting, enjoyed an evening with like-minded folks.
"We got kind of the winter blues going on, so we needed to do something," said Schultz. "Some of our guys got together, and they were talking to the guys here at Revved Up Creations. They thought it was a great idea to do a shop tour and get everybody together and snoop around during a visit."
Located in behind United Paving on Chaplin Street West, the shop offered pizza and soda refreshments, as well as plenty of iron and chrome to roam. The rules were straightforward and simple, look, don't touch, and have fun.
The conversation quickly sprang up, and details on the various hot rods and resto-mods soon circled in and around the 50 or so people that came out for the night.
The shop itself is run by Ben Wilkinson, along with his workforce of Nathan Stenerson, Kevin Schulties, and Rodger Cote. These gentlemen mechanics decided that they couldn't wait to show off things this summer at the local car shows, and opened the doors for everyone to come to them.
Throughout the night they explained the different aspects of the shop, how they plan out their projects, and the processes they use to achieve the various outcomes on display.
Plenty of the visitors were inclined to start leaning towards booking in some of their own panels and fenders, as Revved Up did have some open shop space.
"We got a barn find car sitting in here that has been trapped in the garage for 30-some years," said Schultz. "It'll be on the streets this summer, and there's a few other projects in here coming to completion. They'll be on the street this summer, so it's really exciting."
If anyone wants to tag along to the next shop tour, be that at Revved Up Creations or another shop in town, they can follow the Rogue Cruisers Facebook page for all the latest updates. They can also inquire about visiting the Revved Up Creations shop by calling 306-773-9600.