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  1. Are you able to identify the guys in these photos?
  2. Further to the One cylinder race, there actually was a fourth entry. Mike Simmons was riding a vintage bicycle dubbed “ The Spirit of Alcohol”. He did hold the lead at one point, until the chain fell off and he was unable to continue.
  3. Thanks for the interesting history of this car; as you mentioned,it was owned by my father at one time. If I may, I can add a little from the time that Dad owned it. In addition to old cars, Dad had a couple of things he was very passionate about; steam, Colt revolvers, and Winchester rifles. He had a big safe in the basement full of Colts, and a pegboard wall in the den with a complete collection of Winchesters, rifles and carbines, from the model 1866 Yellow Boy all the way to the Model 1895 Flatside. Including a Model 1886 in .50-110 express but that’s another story. Anyway, If Dad decided that he wanted something, nothing was sacred, and all bets were off. I came home from school one day, and the pegboard wall was just empty hooks, and the safe was gone from the basement. But there was a 1926 Cadillac in the driveway. It wasn’t too long before Ram McGladrey had the remains of a 1905 Oldsmobile Light Tonneau. It was very rough, basically the bare engine and rusty frame. But Dad had to have it, and soon the Caddy was gone and the remains of the Olds was in the garage. The Cadillac was traded for the Olds. Dad did restore the Olds; it was Canadian built and is now in the museum in its birthplace; St. Catharine’s Ontario.
  4. This is interesting no doubt, but it is getting off the topic of Pre-war cars that have survived.
  5. I can’t believe it; I have a very early memory of riding in the rumble seat of that car myself! It was at a May tour at the Tally-Ho in Nanaimo in the 1960’s. It made an impression on me with how quiet it was as well. I have never seen that car since that ride.
  6. That’s a great story and an exceptionally beautiful car! And interestingly enough it originated in the same town as the White. It’s something to think that they shared the same roads way back when. Here’s a photo of the White taken around Ashcroft back then. One time an “expert” told me the bail handled lamps I have are not correct. I showed him the photo and he said they must have changed them back in 1920. Lol
  7. Please keep it coming; I could read stories like this all day long!!!
  8. Thank you once again for posting. One thing for me is it makes me feel good to see that the White really wasn’t any worse than most of the cars of that era. Those guys weren’t easily intimidated!!! I’m so grateful that they salvaged so many early cars when they did.
  9. I must say thank you to all those who have posted; I have certainly enjoyed this thread. Although I am from the island, I grew up around pretty much all of these characters and most of these cars. Some of these gentlemen I first met as a child and then went on to become friends as an adult. It was always interesting when Buck Rogers would pull into the driveway driving his " travelling swap meet" lol. Is Paul Bolam still alive? I have not seen him in many years. A really interesting thing would be to compile a roster of all of the vehicles that were discovered by Buck Rogers and passed through his possession to other collectors. That would be fascinating but maybe impossible to complete. Thanks again to everyone that has posted.
  10. Another nice story; and not to sound picky, but in the interest of historical accuracy, CCM stands for “Canadian Cycle and Motor” please keep up with the interesting stories!
  11. The McLaughlin has been a favourite of Dave’s for many years; and that’s saying something in a collection like his! My favourite memory of that car was on the Malahat Challenge tour about 30 years ago. The McLaughlin developed a bit of a rod knock. So Dave nonchalantly pulled over to the side of the road, dropped the pan down with the oil still in it; pulled some shims out of the offending rod, and buttoned it back up and carried on. Nobody gives Dave Proctor any hard luck trophy lol!!!
  12. Thanks; those are definitely the cars I remember! The first picture it sure looks like the Mitchell has a rope on the back and is towing the Hup!!! the other thing I can clearly remember is just how beautiful that Mitchell was!
  13. Thanks Ken; I remembered the Mitchell as it used to be on display inside the big log building at the Forest Museum. This is the same building that the Stanley was stored in the basement. I remember these as we lived right on site at the museum when my Dad worked there from 1969-71. I remember a car club event being held there, my dad was operating the steam locomotive but he took a little break and drove the little Hupmobile in some of the car games. I may have a photo of that somewhere. It sure seems like a long time ago!
  14. There was a Mitchell as well I believe around 1912; also the Model N Ford circa 1907
  15. Very well said; I knew Jimmy my whole life and felt the same as you. He was incredible with his talents and knowledge. And an awesome guy on top of that!!
  16. Thank you for posting the incredible film of the Silvers brothers cars. As a B.C. boy I was aware of the collection but I was too young to have been able to see them at that time. I have a B.C. car as well, though it’s not really a survivor like the cars you have shown. The White was pretty far gone but had never left BC. It received a genuine “1960s” restoration in 1966-67 and remains essentially the same to this day. Interestingly enough it has survived longer since it was restored than it did as an original car
  17. I think so; I have not seen this car myself since 1973
  18. This was Charlie Parker of Red Deer Alberta. I have no idea what happened to his cars. A very nice man.
  19. This is a photo of the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VIII, taken in Nanaimo BC, in 1919. Can anyone pinpoint the make of car?
  20. Fill the cooling system as usual; then loosen the temperature sender on the intake manifold. If there is air trapped in the block or heads it will sputter out around the threads of the sender. When coolant starts to leak out around the sender tighten it back up and you are good to go.
  21. That long lost friend was Jack Haliday...
  22. I am so happy to read this update; it's great that the body is going onto a car. I looked at that body at the Portland swap meet; the seller told me that he wanted to cut in in half and make a porch swing out of it! He didn't know what it was but he thought it was from about 1929 lol
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