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By Bill Sherk

Winner of the 2004 overseas Gallery of extraordinary Printing Bronze Award for great Craftsmanship in creation, and the Ontario Printing and Imaging organization Excellence in Print Awards, counseled for the 2004 Honourable point out for extraordinary Craftsmanship in construction
From rumble seats and operating 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 without guidance wheels, and interesting pictures of old automobiles from around the state. 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 through Canadians.

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1 Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary dates the word even farther back — to 1846. Modern-day auto buffs who pride themselves on precision in language prefer to call the dashboard the instrument panel because its no longer there to protect you from chunks of mud flying from horses’ hooves. Winton Runabout, Toronto, circa 1904 THIS AMERICAN-BUILT, RIGHT-HAND-drive Winton attracted a crowd of mostly men and boys in front of the King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto in the early days of motoring.

They were usually geared low for hauling capacity and didn’t have much of a top speed. ” Car Loses Wheel, circa 1914 HARRY MITCHELL OF WALLACEBURG, ONTARIO, no doubt enjoyed seeing his name on the radiator badge of his Mitchell touring, but he did not manufacture it. Mitchell automobiles were introduced by a long-established carriage builder in Racine, Wisconsin, in 1903 and remained in production until 1923, when Nash bought the factory. Like many early cars, Harry’s Mitchell was right-hand-drive so he could keep an eye on the ditch.

The car was Chevrolet, and it put him back in power till he was ousted a second time — this time for good. Meanwhile, GM introduced the “490” Chev in 1915 (named for its advertised list price) to compete against Henry Ford’s Model T. Some of the early Chevrolets had six-cylinder engines, and even a V-8 around 1917. But these larger engines were dropped when GM decided the best place for Chevrolet was the low-priced mass market. Henry Ford for years had a virtual stranglehold on that market. It has been estimated that in 1920, half of all the cars on the road in the entire world were Model Ts.

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