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  1. Unknown truck

    Wow! Yes, definitely an early 30's Stewart, but don't think it is a Buddy which was their smallest truck and usually aimed at the civilian rather than commercial market.
  2. Unknown limo

    Any votes for a Hudson Super 6 about 1918? Hood louvres look right, if nothing else. Terry
  3. Unknown limo

    Has a luggage rack on the roof. Looks pretty utilitarian, probably not particularly comfortable.
  4. Unknown truck

    Tough call, but to me the fenders and wheels look more British than American. Terry
  5. Unknown vehicle, circa 1915

    That was my thought.
  6. Unknown limo

    I think you are on the mark nz. That is most likely what it is. Not just for local hotels, but also for those further up Vancouver Island's east coast as well. There is a 1933 Studebaker Speedway President 7 passenger sedan not far from me that did that until the end of WW2. CP's own Empress Hotel is within sight of the ferry terminal, but God forbid that their guests should have to make the 5 or 10 minute walk! Since the building opened in 1924 and appears to be quite new in the photo, the vehicle in question is probably 10 years old. There appears to be a woman standing behind the jitney wearing a dress more in keeping with the age of the vehicle rather than the mid/late 1920's which speaks to the challenge of accurately dating a photo.
  7. Unknown limo

    Yes, the building still exists. It was designed by Francis Rattenbury for the CPR's Victoria/Vancouver ferry service and is located in Victoria's inner harbour. It recently had a major renovation but was unoccupied at last report. Yes, it rivals the Parthenon because he patterned it after the Temple of Poseidon! He also designed several other iconic buildings in Victoria and Vancouver. The car in the picture is older than the building which was built in 1924. Terry
  8. Did You Ever Own.....

    You're close, Greg. The Minor did have torsion bar front suspension, but it was Jowett that gave Chrysler the idea. The Javelin had torsion bars at all four corners. The original straight Chrysler torsion bar suspension is almost a carbon copy of the Javelin's front suspension. Technically, the Javelin is a very interesting car in a number of areas. Terry
  9. Unknown limo

    A Winton in Victoria, British Columbia would have been a very rare breed. Packard not so much.
  10. Did You Ever Own.....

    Trivia question: We all know about Chryslers torsion bar front suspension which they used from the middle 50's. Which British car maker gave them the idea?
  11. Did You Ever Own.....

    Oh you poor, deprived Americans!😁. Variety is the spice of life. For me, nothing but American iron would have been boring. I grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and all of these cars were available here: Austin(family car for years), Morris, Wolseley, Riley, Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam, Vauxhall, English Ford, Jowett, Rover, Standard, Triumph, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen (I worked for the Citroen dealer - the ID and DS were incredible cars). Also.available were Borgward, Lloyd, DKW and NSU (I had one, 2 cylinders 30 hp and 68 mpg (Imperial). I was fascinated by the variety of cars. American stuff was nowhere near as interesting. Terry
  12. Any thoughts on this vehicle?

    The hollow tree in Stanley Park is still there - but just barely. It is literally on life support with steel cables and trusses being used to prop it up.
  13. Help me ID this car?

  14. Ball bearing at.one end, tapered roller at the other.
  15. American Austin, Bantam came later