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MSCC AUG 23 STAR OF THE DAY: '63 MERC CONVERTIBLE – A TOP DOWN RIDE BECKONS

23-imgp0502-001MSCC AUGUST 23 STAR OF THE DAY: '63 MERCURY MONTEREY CONVERTIBLE – A TOP DOWN RIDE BECKONS IN SUMMER

These are clearly the waning days of summer but that doesn't mean you pack away the convertible in storage before the rush.

If anything, you extend the season and run that baby with the top down into the waning days of autumn.

Read more: MSCC AUG 23 STAR OF THE DAY: '63 MERC CONVERTIBLE – A TOP DOWN RIDE BECKONS

 

THIS IS THE WAY TO CELEBRATE A 100 YEAR OLD ROAD: GET BACK ON THE SAME ROAD

100-imgp1471-001A story out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada really caught our interest: A couple of car guys wanted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Calgary-Edmonton Trail as a major historical automotive route between Calgary and Edmonton.

The C&E Trail was the first major shift from horse to horseless carriage in 1914 because cars were still in their teething stages at the time.

The man behind the idea was Ray Fowler and it was clear Ray had a real passion for a bygone era from long before he was born a car guy.

Read more: THIS IS THE WAY TO CELEBRATE A 100 YEAR OLD ROAD: GET BACK ON THE SAME ROAD

   

A FIELD FILLED WITH BROKEN DREAMS TAKES A FINAL CURTAIN CALL

fall-imgp3955One of the biggest stories of the summer was a mid-August auction of 600 vehicles ranging in age from the 1920s to the 70s, with a large segment of cars from the 1950s and 60s in the mix.

Car guys from all over North America were aware of the Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada auction because these events are not common in the 21st century.

The cars were stored on a few acres of land and were a sentimental reminder of a bygone era when yards like this one were fairly common.

Read more: A FIELD FILLED WITH BROKEN DREAMS TAKES A FINAL CURTAIN CALL

 

AUGUST 2014: 1931 IHC 1.5 TON—COOL BREW HAULER WITH LINKS TO AL CAPONE

31-imgp49281931 International Harvester trucks were designed for brute force hauling, not nights on the town.

There was nothing fancy about these trucks because they were built for work, not comfort.

Corn-binders were found on the farm, on the construction site, at the warehouse and occasionally at the brewery.

Read more: AUGUST 2014: 1931 IHC 1.5 TON—COOL BREW HAULER WITH LINKS TO AL CAPONE

   

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