Thursday, June 30, 2016

Canada Day Car Shows

I'm working on the car show page for July, but in case I don't finish it today, here's a list of the car shows I know about for Canada Day.

July 1 (cancelled in the event of rain)
Canada Day Parade
Cars 20 years old or more, lightly modified okay, need to register ahead
10 am for placement in parade of cars at 11, followed by a car show at Manoir St-Bruno
Downtown, St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec
Contact 450-441-9427

July 1
Golden Gears Car Club Canada Day Car Show
9 am to 3 pm
Seaway Locks, Iroquois, Ontario
Contact Henry Swank at

July 1
Canadian Forces Support Unit Ottawa Canada Day Car Show
4 to 6 pm
(former) CFB Uplands, Ottawa, Ontario. Enter via Breadner Blvd.
Contact PSP Recreation at 613-998-8216 or

July 1
Almonte Canada Day Car Show
10 am to 3 pm
Almonte, Ontario

Contact Jeff Shoots at 613-222-3778

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Bob’s Antique & Classic Cars Part 9: 1921 Ford

1921 Model T Ford Open Express
Photo by Kate Tompkins
While many of the Model T Ford Open Express vehicles had bodies built by the Field Body Corporation of Owosso, Michigan, (more info in Field HERE), this 1921 restored model doesn’t look like one of theirs. Field bodies were a baked enamel green, and had iron bindings where this one has wood. Of course, vehicles were considerably more customizeable back then (a Model T could be turned into a car, a truck, a tractor, even a snowmobile), and it wasn’t uncommon to buy the rolling chassis from the manufacturer and have someone else do the coachwork.
1921 Model T Ford Open Express
Photo by Kate Tompkins

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Car Shows This Weekend

I'm still working on the June page of car shows in the Montreal area, but here's what you need to know for this weekend.

June 2-5
BUSFUSION - a Volkswagen Camper Camping Event
Almonte Fairgrounds, Almonte, Ontario
Contact Frank Condelli at

June 3-4
Rendez-vous British Québec (all British made cars and motorcycles)
Friday evening at Rue St-Jean
Saturday at Domaine Maizerets, 2000 Montmorency Boulevard, Quebec City

June 3-5
13th Shelburne Museum Classic Auto Festival (1991 and earlier)
9 am
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont
Contact Ernie at 802-483-6871 or Andy at 802-862-4388

June 4 (rain date June 5)
Fusion Performance Open House
2499 boul. Labelle, Chomedey, Laval
Contact 450-978-3065 or

June 4
4th Annual Blair Rendell Memorial Car Show
10 am to 3 pm
Sparks Street Mall, Ottawa, Ontario
Contact Jeff Pelletier at 613-406-1442 or Jim Calombaris at 613-795-5109

June 4 (rain date June 11)
Auto Expo Cowansville Saturday Night Cruise-In
5:30 to 10:30 pm
Wal-Mart, 1770 South Street, Cowansville, Quebec
Contact 450-263-7002 or

June 5
Rassemblement de la Chaudière
10 am to 5 pm
$5 per car
Parc de L'île Ronde, Beauceville, Quebec
Contact Michel Poulin / Séphane Veilleux / Johanne Jacques at 418-774-2544 / 418-774-0843 / 4