By Bill Sherk
Winner of the 2004 overseas Gallery of terrific Printing Bronze Award for excellent Craftsmanship in creation, and the Ontario Printing and Imaging organization Excellence in Print Awards, counseled for the 2004 Honourable point out for terrific Craftsmanship in creation
From rumble seats and operating broads to strength tops and tailfins, 60 Years at the back of the Wheel captures the joys of motoring in Canada from the sunrise of the 20th century to 1960. There are interesting tales of autos without steerage wheels, and engaging pictures of historical autos from around the kingdom. From the Studebaker to the Lincoln-Zephyr, from the showroom to the scrapyard, listed here are over a hundred and fifty cars owned and pushed via Canadians.
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Actually it was a stretch to call what I was able to afford a car at all. It was a 1949 Morris Minor with one option, a heater, the fan of which was under the passenger’s seat. Turn the device on and the person sitting beside me would rise two or three inches. The car also had mechanical brakes, a set of flipper directional signals, and was constantly infused with a not totally objectionable (at least not to me) aroma of burning oil. Well, I couldn’t do anything about the heater, the brakes, the signals, or that smell, but I could certainly make the vehicle look flashier.
The trip took over seven days, but he made it. When he arrived at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, he was so dusty and dirty from driving hundreds of miles on primitive roads that the doorman refused to let him in. He entered through the back door. The publicity generated by this trip was the best advertisement a car company could have, and these little Oldsmobiles began selling as fast as the factory could crank them out. Chapin’s route to New York took him across southern Ontario because that was the shortest route.
Sixty years after leaving the Pierce-Arrow factory, Earl Domm was treated to a ride along the highway north of Whitby, Ontario, in Ron Fawcett’s beautifully restored 1918 Pierce-Arrow. Ron began rebuilding cars as far back as 1942, and today he is probably the world’s number-one restorer of Pierce-Arrows. In appreciation for the ride, Earl gave Ron the paint stripers from the Pierce-Arrow factory. Now, when Ron restores a Pierce-Arrow, he pinstripes the car with the very same device that pinstriped that car when it was new.