By Bill Sherk
Winner of the 2004 foreign Gallery of extraordinary Printing Bronze Award for exceptional Craftsmanship in creation, and the Ontario Printing and Imaging organization Excellence in Print Awards, counseled for the 2004 Honourable point out for exceptional Craftsmanship in construction
From rumble seats and working broads to energy tops and tailfins, 60 Years in 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 with out steerage wheels, and interesting images of historical automobiles from around the state. From the Studebaker to the Lincoln-Zephyr, from the showroom to the scrapyard, listed here are over one hundred fifty cars owned and pushed via Canadians.
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Yours truly, Fred Foster The little girl seated in the back grew up and became a doctor. Her married name was Ruby Tremer, and she passed away at the end of a long and eventful life. Noel Hamer of Odessa, Ontario, purchased this photo and papers from her husband after she died. Noel has been restoring antique cars for over forty years. His favourite is the 1932 Ford roadster. He has restored twenty-seven of them. ” 1909 IT’S INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT this ad from Hyslop Bros. in Toronto appeared on Thursday, March 18, 1909, in the local newspaper, the Leamington Post, in Leamington, Ontario, a community over two hundred miles from Toronto.
The pilot was French Count Jacques de Lesseps. m. and flew at 2500 feet over the Exhibition grounds, then over downtown Toronto, at a speed of 70 miles per hour. Mike Filey of the Toronto Sun describes the city’s reaction: “Bewildered citizens filled the streets and sidewalks, lined porches and roof tops as they gazed skyward for a glimpse of the first airplane to fly over their city. ” And what about the car itself, serving as a mobile grandstand? It was right-hand drive, and judging by the cap on the head of the driver, it was chauffeur-driven.
This act gave the vote to wives, widows, mothers, sisters, and daughters of Canadian soldiers serving overseas. When the war reached its final year, Canadian men finally recognized the outstanding contribution to the war effort made by Canadian women. Their struggle for the right to vote achieved total victory by May 24, 1918. With the battle for voting finally won, Canadian women began playing a more active role in everyday life. More women than ever before were driving cars — and car companies increasingly aimed their advertising at women.