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Great Cars along the Highway…. Winnipeg

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A beautiful classic car spotted while visiting my dad in Winnipeg.  It was parked in the lot of a shopping mall — well removed from all other vehicles (wisely so, I think).   One of my  classic cars, a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air.  Obviously lovingly maintained.  I didn’t get to talk to the owner, but I think the photos tell their own story.

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Gasoline Alley, Calgary: The Cars and Trucks

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Besides its extensive collection of antique gasoline pumps and signs, Calgary’s Gasoline Alley museum has a fascinating assortment of cars and trucks!  Many of these are unique, at least in my experience, as they were mostly collected from vehicles driven in Alberta.  As such, you’ll see more trucks than at most car museums because trucks were (and still are) very important to Alberta’s economy.

What follows are several galleries of photos of my favorite vehicles in Gasoline Alley’s collection — far from everything!  For the sake of organization and no other reason, I’ve divided them by year of manufacturing, the oldest first with newer vehicles to follow.  I could just as easily have divided them by brand, trucks versus …

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Cars of the Big and Small Screen. Hollywood comes to Calgary!

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The exhibit was called:   “Stars of the Big and Small Screen. See the Cars that were the Stars”….  and it was an interesting collection of American Steel.  Free popcorn, guided tours, free movies (Herbie the Love Bug was playing the day I visited), costumes for kids to dress up in themed to go with the cars — it was designed to be a fun activity for a family.  And it was fun!

Calgary has an automobile museum known as “Gasoline Alley” which is located in Heritage Park.  I’d not visited this museum before but when I heard about this special Hollywood-themed exhibit (the first event rolled out  for the 50th anniversary celebration of the park), I thought it’s time to be …

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