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FIFTY 5 6 7 CLUB. Does anyone remember this club from Saskatoon.


Does anyone remember or ever belonged to the FIFTY 5 6 7 CLUB, that was based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This club was run by Ian and Annie Mcdonald and was open to 1955 1956 1957 Chevrolet's, Canadian Pontiac's and American Pontiac's of those three years. This club had members world wide and was started in 1974. I was a member from 1983 to around 1998. They had a monthly magazine dedicated to those vehicles and it seemed that they were constently struggling with finances. I finally gave up on this club because of their continued trouble. Does any one out there remember this club and are they still functioning. Cheers. George



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I was a member of the Calgary chapter in the 90's. The national club kind of fell apart in the late 90's/early 2000's, I understand the impetus of that was the west coast chapter separated but continued to use the Fifty 567 Club name. I was at a Calgary chapter meeting about that time, and they were trying to figure out what to do. I'm pretty sure Ian McDonald has since passed, not sure if Annie is still around.

At one point I had all the newsletters/magazines dating back to day 1 of the club (Annie assembled them for me back in the early 90's) but they got tossed when I renovated my basement.

I run into some of the Calgary members every now and then, and I think the Calgary chapter is on its last legs and has basically run its course.

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Clint, i am sorry to hear about Ian's passing, he always seemed like a real decent guy. Like your self i have ALL the issues dating back to the first when it started, even though i joined in 1983. Shortly after i joined i also got Annie to put all the previous issues together and she shipped them to me for a very reasonable cost. I have them all like new from 1974 to 1998. This FIFTY 567 Club was actually started before the Classic Chevy Club in Florida.  Of course C.C.C. went on to be the biggest for tri five Chevies. Speaking of the C.C.C. i joined them in 1977 and was a member until 2002. I gave up on them because the club magazine became just a "selling rag" for their countless products and trips. I felt like a sucker spending money on the magazine just to be sold stuff all the time. Hopefully Annie is ok, i always enjoyed dealing with her. 



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In the early 90's I ran a satellite truck covering western Canada and was always on the road. I stopped by Ian & Annie's place in Saskatoon 2 or 3 times, and that's when she put together the back issues of the magazine.

The guys in the Calgary chapter for the most part were good fella's, they were always willing to share info and reasonable prices if I needed parts. I think I sold my 57 210 2 dr post in 2001, so that's 15+ years ago now.

 



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They are still around. i went to one of their kickoff events 3 yrs ago.

good bunch of guys

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markus wrote:

They are still around. i went to one of their kickoff events 3 yrs ago.

good bunch of guys

Mark


 Mark, can you be a little more specific. Do you mean the chapter, or the main club, or the folks that ran the club ? Cheers. George



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seventy2plus2 wrote:

In the early 90's I ran a satellite truck covering western Canada and was always on the road. I stopped by Ian & Annie's place in Saskatoon 2 or 3 times, and that's when she put together the back issues of the magazine.

The guys in the Calgary chapter for the most part were good fella's, they were always willing to share info and reasonable prices if I needed parts. I think I sold my 57 210 2 dr post in 2001, so that's 15+ years ago now.

 


 Clint, that was a sweet looking 57 210 coupe you had there. You went from 57 Chevy's to a barn load of sweet 70 Pontiac's. 



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they are on my inter web 567 Chevy club.

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March 10 2018
Fred Alexander
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Yes the Fifty 567 Club is still active but only as local clubs now.
The Saskatoon chapter is hosting a 45th reunion of past and present members and those who might want to join various chapters in their area.
It will be held in Warman SK June 2019
You can find a facebook page for this or go to the Saskatoon Chapter home page for information.
You can also connect with me at:

collectorsauto@gmail.com

I am a member of the anniversary planning committee and we are in the early planning stages for this event.
I'm not totally sure the FB account is up and running yet and/or the online registration set up yet. Our web master has been developing it
We're planning to have 200 participants, and you don't have to still have a 567 vehicle as some members never did own one, and other vehicles of interest are welcome but there will be restrictions as to where the non 567 vehicles are displayed.
The event is at the Brian King Memorial Hall and grounds.

A hotel in Warman has blocked of a section or rooms for this event.



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FYI
Yes Ian passed away a few years back as did Kelvin Polonich one of the founding members.
Annie is still living in her and Ian's house on Wiggins Ave.
Sadly she makes herself extremely to contact or visit but efforts are in place to see if she will attend the 45th anniversary event, we Saskatoon members all hope she does come.

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My cousins (Roman and Judy) with a 56 convertible have been members since the 70's... first in Winnipeg, they moved to Vancouver in around 1990. My first car show that I remember was when I was about 7, in 1978ish to my cousins car in World of Wheels in the 55-6-7 club display.

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A quick thread hi-jack here...I'm looking for a complete set of headliner bows for my 55 Chev. If any of you fellas can help me out, I would certainly appreciate it.

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Hello Fred, i remember your name from when i was a member of FIFTY 567 CLUB. If i remember correctly, you had a beautiful restored 1957 Pontiac four door wagon that was featured and on the cover once. If so do you still have that sweet 57. Cheers. George



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Bump. Fred, are you out there. 



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