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Re: Canadian snowbirds: Don't clip our wings!

PHeymont ·
And yet, the right to emergency medical care, no matter what beach you're lying on, is supposedly guaranteed under CHA. And every other province honors it, as did Ontario until Doug Ford (brother of the late bizarre Toronto mayor) was elected.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Notice on the 1910 Model G Touring car, it's a right hand drive car. Most early US 1900 cars were because drivers of horse drawn carriages sat on the right. The US only started to change when Ford put a left hand drive on a 1908 Model T so passengers didn't have to enter the car in oncoming traffic.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

PHeymont ·
I’ve heard that, but I’ve also always wondered if it were true, since a driver holding the reins on a horse or horses would want to be able to exert equal force on either side…and all the pictures I can find of buggy drivers seem to show the driver in the middle! One site I just looked at suggests that Ford made the switch to make it easier for passengers to get in and out, by moving the driver away from the curb; the same site suggests that in the early days on the Continent, right-hand was...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

DrFumblefinger ·
Let's also not forget the Volkswagon on the European side. And the Ford Model T, which so greatly dropped the cost of an automobile it became a mass consumer good.
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Re: Classic American Cars #5

PHeymont ·
'55 Ford Fairlane, but there's something about the hood that looks a bit wrong...
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Re: Classic American Cars #5

WorkerBee ·
I'm pretty sure that the car is a 1956 Ford, not a 1955.
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Re: Classic American Cars #5

Rodney Kiser ·
The car is a 1956 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan
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Re: Classic American Cars #5

PHeymont ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: '55 Ford Fairlane, but there's something about the hood that looks a bit wrong... Well, now I know why it looked a bit wrong to me...I was off by a year!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

GarryRF ·
Beautiful collection Ottoman ! Wouldn't the pink Mustang look great in an original colour. Cant stop - back for another look - Thanks !
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF I totally agree with your comment. Pink would not have been the color I would have chosen for the Mustang, but it still was a beauty to gaze at and admire. On a side note, I had to laugh out loud when I read the license plate on the "Barracuda" which essentially reads "You are fish bait". Yes, viewing these amazing cars is great fun. I hope you enjoy my last two blogs on "Cruise Night" which I believe are to be posted on September 2 (Cars from the 1960's Part 2) and September 9...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

GarryRF ·
Yes - I noticed the plates on the Mustang Ottoman. Sometimes you just look at a picture - and think - that's just not right ! Like photos of mans best friend, his dog, Dressed as a cowboy with a bandana and a Stetson hat ! Makes my toes curl up. Cringe worthy ! So I've put Sept 2nd in my diary. "The arrival of Ottomans Masterpieces ... and Hurricane Cristobal" What a fun day !
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF! I do hope that by the time Hurricane Cristobal reaches the UK it will be nothing more than a weak tropical storm. Here's hoping Cristobal misses you altogether and that the only thing that should "blow you away" on September 2 is my "Cruise Night" blog (ya ya I know...really bad joke, right?). Take care of yourself and stay safe. Let us know how you weather this looming storm.
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Re: Major New Entrant in Cruise Business

PHeymont ·
It really is a growing business...and another recent "big" entrant would be Viking, which is expanding from its River Cruise business into Sea Cruises. I'm sort of amazed that none of these companies has thought of licensing the 1959 hit in which Frankie Ford pleaded "Let me take you on a sea cruise" for an ad. For those of you too young to remember (is that possible?) here it is....with a funny intro.
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Re: Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

GarryRF ·
I can see a 60s Ford Capri on the right - Europe's answer to the Mustang !
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 1) pre-1942 vehicles

PHeymont ·
Fascinating that among all the high-end metal there would be a place for a Model A Ford, albeit with special bodywork. Perhaps a family toy for the chauffeur's day off?
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

PHeymont ·
A little further research confirms what I thought: at least in the Toyota and Ford hybrids, the gasoline engine powers a generator/charger while in use. That's in addition to the power captured from braking.
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Re: Toronto's new City Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
Toronto is a town that loves Big Politics and there's few politicians around bigger than Mr. Ford.
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Re: "Spotted on the Road". El Calafate, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Just a followup. Car experts have identified this as a 1929 Ford Model A. PHeymont was spot on in his analysis. Not the usual car you see in Argentina, but a delight to see nonetheless!
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

WorkerBee ·
This looks like a 1955 Ford sedan. Does it have some type of lights on top of the rear fenders? I don't believe I have seen that before.
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Re: "Spotted on the Road". El Calafate, Argentina

PHeymont ·
Well, if we're to believe the story that Henry Ford offered that customers could have "any color they want as long as it's black," the beautiful paintwork is not the original...
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Re: "Spotted on the Road". El Calafate, Argentina

PHeymont ·
I could be wrong, but I think that's a Model A from the late 20s. While I was looking at pictures, I noticed that Buenos Aires is among the places Ford made them...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 30, 2015: Mission Inn, Riverside

DrFumblefinger ·
  In many respects, Riverside, California, is a forgettable city -- one of dozens you drive by on the freeways of the sunny Southland.  Besides its university, it does have one interesting landmark, known for its beautiful Spanish...
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Spotted on the Road, Acton MA: 1946 Ford Deluxe 8 Coupe

PHeymont ·
  Outside a restaurant in Acton, MA, we spotted this shiny Ford coupe. It actually may not really be a 1946, but if not, it's a '47 or '48. Subject to correction by someone who knows more, here's the theory. Ford introduced basically this model...
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Welcome to the town of Dawson City, Yukon

My Thatched Hut ·
  Dawson City owns its existence as a direct result of the Klondike gold discovery in 1896 in the nearby creeks. Dawson was founded in 1897 and incorporated as a city in 1902.  By 1898, the population was almost 40,000. It was the largest...
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Historic Route 66 (pt 3) - Flagstaff to Gallup

Jonathan L ·
The next leg of my trip was the shortest distance I had to drive, but it took the longest time. There was a lot to see along the way.   Flagstaff AZ I was last in Flagstaff 20 years ago. It was a dismal depressed town in which nothing was...
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Toronto scales new heights in Tourism

PHeymont ·
Add Toronto to the list of cities, including New York and London, that have recently reported record new levels of tourism. In Toronto's case, it adds up to over 14 million overnight guests.   While its sports teams, the CN Tower, markets and...
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Scenes of Cesky Krumlov

PHeymont ·
Gumbo's mystery destination this past week was no mystery to a number of readers. Join us for scenes from this UNESCO World Heritage town.
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Spotted on the Road. 1932 Ford Coupe

DrFumblefinger ·
A nicely maintained 1932 Ford Coupe Hot Rod, spotted in Calgary.
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Spotted on the Road: 1959 Meteor Montcalm, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely late 1950's 2 door hardtop coupe, a model built and sold only in Canada.
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Car Emblems and Hood Ornaments

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger became intrigued by the emblems and ornamentation of some of the old cars he saw when he visited the National Automobile Museum in Reno
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The National Automobile Museum, Reno (Where Gumbo was #369)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of America's greatest car museums -- the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
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December 30, 2019: 1935 Ford Pickup, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed this beautifully preserved 1935 pickup truck.
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Washington's Headquarters, Morristown, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
George Washington slept here, during some of the hardest days of the Revolution. Join Jonathan L on a visit.
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Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Looking for some free things to do in the Phoenix area? If so, Samantha shares some of the exciting and free things to do while exploring the city.
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April 27, 2020. 1930 Ford Model A, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
The second car made by Ford, replacing the very popular and long-lived Model T. The Model A sold almost 5 million units in its four year run.
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February 8, 2015: Standin' on the Corner

PHeymont ·
PHeymont's in the picture for this image of an American icon.
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February 20, 2020: Jungle Safari, Cuba

GarryRF ·
Into the jungle in a shiny old Ford: GarryRF gets a 'basic and bumpy' ride on his journey.
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1907 - 1917

DrFumblefinger ·
  Besides its 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...
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1918 - 1928

DrFumblefinger ·
Our visit to Gasoline Alley in Calgary continues.  We've previously looked at this fine museum's collection of  antique gasoline pumps   and vehicles from 1907 - 1917 . Today our tour continues with my favorite cars and trucks from...
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East Beach Trail, Naikoon Provincial Park, Graham Island

DrFumblefinger ·
An 89 km long beach trail on Haida Gwaii, B.C. forms the basis of this adventure.
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1931 - 1945

DrFumblefinger ·
Our visit to Gasoline Alley in Calgary continues.  We've previously looked at the museum's collection of  antique gasoline pumps ,  vehicles from 1907 - 1917 and 1918 - 1928 .  We continue with the last of the vehicles, my...
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Spotted on the Road, Newport, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
  On my last roadtrip I traveled through eastern Washington state into the Idaho panhandle as I was returning to my home in Calgary.  I spotted this beauty sitting  by the road in the small town of Newport, WA.  A strikingly...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 3, 2015: Aspen Eyes

DrFumblefinger ·
    Those of us who live near the mountains are very familiar with quaking aspens.  These trees have characteristic white bark and green leaves in the summer  (that shimmer in the wind, hence "quaking").  The leaves turn a...
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Spotted on the Road, Brooklyn: 1962 Plymouth Fury

PHeymont ·
          Here's a car that hasn't gotten much respect. And that goes beyond its current "ready for restoration" condition; even when it was new it drew a lot of snorts and mockery. Laurence Jones of  Curbside Classics...
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The search for the right-sized airplane

PHeymont ·
The plane that never was: Boeing's Sonic Cruiser concept helped pave the way for 777/787   Photo: Boeing   Will there be a 797 in our future? Is there a future for the A380 or the 747? And what’s happening with the rest of the ranges...
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Alnwick Castle, England

Ian Cook ·
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the England; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms,...
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A 2400 Mile Classic Car Road Rally Begins in December

Travel Rob ·
Americas Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington is going to hold a road rally for classic car fans in December called "the Drive Home." Three classics cars, a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, a 1961 Chrysler300g and a 1966 Ford Mustang will...
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Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love summer in the mountains!  Winter has its own charm, especially if you like playing in the ice and snow, but summer is my season.  Days are long and the weather is pleasant -- sometimes even warm.  People who live in the...
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April 12, 2018: Lincoln Highway Murals (and more)

George G. ·
George G shares some sights from Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway.
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Omni Bedford Springs Resort Stands the Test of Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Bedford Springs, including the fabulous and expansive Omni resorts (and some of the other hidden treasures of the region)
 
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