By Bill Sherk
Winner of the 2004 overseas Gallery of impressive Printing Bronze Award for marvelous Craftsmanship in construction, and the Ontario Printing and Imaging organization Excellence in Print Awards, counseled for the 2004 Honourable point out for excellent Craftsmanship in creation
From rumble seats and operating broads to strength tops and tailfins, 60 Years at the back of the Wheel captures the fun of motoring in Canada from the sunrise of the 20 th century to 1960. There are interesting tales of automobiles without steerage wheels, and interesting images of ancient cars from around the nation. From the Studebaker to the Lincoln-Zephyr, from the showroom to the scrapyard, listed here are over one hundred fifty automobiles owned and pushed by means of Canadians.
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Maybe local county governments could also get a slice of the action. The following item, entitled “Would Regulate Auto Traffic,” appeared in the Leamington Post on December 17, 1908: The Essex County Council has adopted a resolution asking the Ontario legislature for an act permitting each county to regulate and license automobile traffic through its territory. The action is directed particularly against automobiles from outside the province passing through Essex county, and especially those touring from Detroit, many of which have made nuisances of themselves in every way.
Now, when Ron restores a Pierce-Arrow, he pinstripes the car with the very same device that pinstriped that car when it was new. Earl Domm made many friends during the two years he worked at Pierce-Arrow in Buffalo, and he photographed the three American friends we see here who visited Ontario at that time. This car (a 1927 Buick Model 26 Standard coupe) would have crossed the Peace Bridge from Buffalo, New York, to Fort Erie, Ontario. The bridge opened for traffic in 1927. Top-down Motoring, 1929 THIS 1928 ESSEX SUPER SIX roadster was just one year old when photographed.
Andrew’s yard on Tuesday, November 17, 1914, had no doors, even if they were driven year-round. And the ones with solid rubber tires could shake your teeth out. They were usually geared low for hauling capacity and didn’t have much of a top speed. ” Car Loses Wheel, circa 1914 HARRY MITCHELL OF WALLACEBURG, ONTARIO, no doubt enjoyed seeing his name on the radiator badge of his Mitchell touring, but he did not manufacture it. Mitchell automobiles were introduced by a long-established carriage builder in Racine, Wisconsin, in 1903 and remained in production until 1923, when Nash bought the factory.