Cruise Cochrane has completed its best season ever.
Organizer Jim Messner says there are still opportunities for people to get out for a cruise before the snow flies but scheduling another one as a group just didn't fit.
The last event is normally a Fall Colours Cruise but doubled as the Trevor McCaw Memorial Cruise in support of the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank and Cochrane and Area Humane Society.
Through a 50/50 draw, Plinko Game, and donations, it raised $3,210 in his memory. Some participants also brought food donations.
Trevor passed away 20 years ago and upon request, the group quickly agreed to do a cruise in his honour. They saluted him with a 20 Horn Honk before departing.
Cochrane Cruise enjoyed dry, warm, and sunny weather from April through to September.
"It was our best season yet. We're really happy but sad to see it go, too," says Messner.
Last season was much different.
"It rained until the middle of July, and I think we had to schedule something like six times. This year, our biggest problem with the weather was the heat. It got too hot some days, but we made it through them. It was a lot better than it snowing or getting too cold."
He says the people who came out continue to make it memorable.
"We meet so many new people there it was hard to keep up with it all. The other memorable part was being able to go out and explore the mountains and countryside as a group. We turned a lot of heads, had a lot of funs, and a few laughs as well."
Cochrane Cruise continues to draw auto enthusiasts from the entire Calgary area. No doubt, some are counting the days until it returns next season.
"We'll be back next year bigger and stronger than ever. We're building on our volunteer base so we expect to have more things up our sleeves for 2022."