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Stylish nuptials

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It is not uncommon to see couples tying the knot or renewing their vows at Drumheller’s Little Church, but very few do it in such post-war style. On Saturday, August 26, Shayla Ottens became Shayla Byer, marrying Shane. Her dad Pete made sure she got to the church on time with his 1948 Pontiac SilverStreak. It is a very unique whip. This was an American model with a Straight 8 motor, and 1948 was the first year Pontiac installed an automatic transmission. Pete has owned the vehicle for about eight years and it is a 30-year-old restoration. Since he has owned the vehicle he has done a little bit of customization for looks and drivibility. This includes new wheels and tires, dropping the rear end, and adding red highlights. He has more planned, but so far the most important duty it undertook was making sure his daughter made it to the altar. The world famous Little Church was built in1958, as a brain wave of the late Elim Pentecostal Reverend E.C. O’Brien, meaning the Silver Streak would have been only 10 years old had it shown up when the church was erected.


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