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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

PHeymont ·
Thanks! They're all sweet, but my heart really beats for the MG T series...and that's a beauty!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

Travel Rob ·
Great! Love the 1950 Mercury!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

DrFumblefinger ·
And I'm partial to the 55 Bel Air. Probably the subdued black and white, not the peacockish "Jamaican Bay" color.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

GarryRF ·
The stuff that dreams are made of ! The '57 Bel Air has to be the one above the crowd. Loved the MGs and memories of the time when you could fix your own Midget and Sprite without a College degree ! Happy Days !
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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: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
I think my heart belongs to that red and black Camaro.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

Ottoman ·
Good choice Dr Fumblefinger. I like them all, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be a tie between the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle and the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1970's and 1980's

GarryRF ·
Some beautiful cars in colours from the Candy Store ! Another amazing collection and worth a close inspection. All these cars must be kept under wraps for most of the year and wait for summer. Thanks for another visit to modern art.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

GarryRF ·
This collection is getting a bit more international. Lovely example of the Mini. My son has a Mini and 3 other Austin Marinas in Maryland. Rebuilt each one from scratch.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1970's and 1980's

Ottoman ·
Hi again GarryRF Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed this collection of photos. You are correct that these cars are definitely kept warm and secure in garages all over Thunder Bay during the harsh winter months, which makes it all the more special to see them out and about in the summertime. Just another reason why I love summers in the Great White North, eh.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF! Nice car. You should be proud. Thanks for sharing P.S.: Did you manage to come away unscathed by Hurricane Cristobal?
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

GarryRF ·
Hi Ottoman. Cristobal was wonderful ! It went up to Iceland and brought the UK warm Caribbean air - and back into summer.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
I love cars with personality and this ones got it!
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

IslandMan ·
a bit of rust can give so much character to an old vehicle..and this one is a good example
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

Ottoman ·
Wow...that is one tough old car. I can't help but be impressed that this old car is still on the road, especially if the engine looks half as bad as the body. They don't make them like this anymore. By the way Dr Fumblefinger, to answer your above question, I believe this is a 1974 Chevrolet Impala, or at least what's left of it.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

DrFumblefinger ·
A great story, a beautiful car, and great photos. Thanks for sharing, Ottoman!
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Ottoman ·
Thanks for the feedback DrFumblefinger. Although, if you had seen me taking these photos with my cell phone, I think you would've passed your Fumblefinger name on to me.
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Re: Cuban Cars 2

PHeymont ·
'59 Impala convertible? Could be...
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Re: Any Guesses ?

Travel Rob ·
One of Gumbos Twitter followers, @prostarmecha , had an answer! @ TravelGumbo 58 Chevrolet Impala! I had a 56, 62, and. 65 ragtop!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 22, 2015: The Ugliest Bird in the World

DrFumblefinger ·
  It's hard to forget the first time you see a marabou stork because of how extremely unattractive it is.  I spotted my first marabous in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, a group of them feasting on the dead remnants of what I believe was...
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July 4, 2018: Spotted on the Road, Carson City

DrFumblefinger ·
A classic 1958 Impala was spotted on a parking lot in Carson City. It had been regularly used as a family car for almost 60 years.
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February 24, 2020: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spots a lovely 1968 Camaro RS in Calgary.
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The Remarkable Okavango Delta: Xudum Delta Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
(The lush green Okavango Delta viewed from a plane) After 2 years of planning, dozens of hours of traveling (literally to the other side of the world), the four of us were finally there.  Our small Safari Air plane was taking your humble...
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The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
( Female leopard resting on a shaded branch) The three days we spent at Sandibe are among the most memorable travel days I’ve ever experienced!   In my prior  post  I’ve discussed an overview of the  Okavango Delta...
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Chobe National Park: “In Chobe We Trust”

DrFumblefinger ·
Having completed five great days on safari in the Okavango Delta, we caught a tiny bush plane (Safari Air) on an almost non-existent sand strip and spent two hours flying to Kasane, a small town in northern Botswana near the entrance...
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Victoria Falls: The Zambian Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Eastern Cataract of the Falls, the Zambian Side, during the dry season)Our journey took us from the magical place that is Chobe National Park, across the Chobe River and into Zambia.  This journey required a boat ride, a rather lengthy wait...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 1) Serengeti National Park. “The place where the land moves on forever”

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lioness, Serengeti National Park) It takes a l-o-o-o-ong time to fly from the western USA to Tanzania, at the limits of my travel endurance really.  But I’m about to head out on one of my greatest adventures, a week’s wilderness...
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Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Ottoman ·
  My family and I were visiting Apple Valley, Minnesota last week.  One sunny afternoon, we decided to stop for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.  As I parked our vehicle, my son and daughter said "Dad!  Check out the cool...
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Spotted on the Road, Jackson, Wyoming

DrFumblefinger ·
    You'd likely never know there was a Boot and Shoe Repair shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, if not for this strategically placed pickup truck parked by the highway heading to the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park . ...
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African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the rarest animals I've ever encountered in nature is the African Wild Dog.  While on safari in Chobe National Park our guide took us to a pack of them living near the park boundary and we spent a half hour quietly studying them....
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 4) the French cars

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the last in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   I really enjoyed this small, off the beaten path car museum and it has a wonderful car collection which I've partially discussed already....
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

Ottoman ·
    In the first three parts of this series, I have discussed cars from the 1920's , the 1930's . the 1940's and the 1950's .   Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful automobiles  I admired on "Cruise Night", sorting...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

Ottoman ·
    In the first four parts of this series, I have discussed cars from the 1920's , the 1930's . the 1940's and the 1950's , and a few cars from the 1960's (Part 1) .   Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1970's and 1980's

Ottoman ·
      In the first five parts of this series, I have discussed cars from the 1920's , the 1930's . the 1940's and the 1950's , and the 1960's ( Part 1 and Part 2 ).   Today I conclude my blogs dedicated to the beautiful...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 13, 2014: An unusual truck, Minturn, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  The small town of Minturn, near Vail, presented us with a variety of unusual motor vehicles.  I've previously highlighted a very interesting Chevrolet Impala  and a magnificent 1955 Crown Victoria  that we enjoyed in Minturn....
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Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
We often highlight some of the memorable vehicles we encounter during our travels in posts on our website, like the beauties seen in Ottoman's gallery today featuring classic cars from "Cruise Night" in Canada.     Of the many cars I...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

Ottoman ·
    In the first two parts of this series, I have discussed cars from the 1920's and the 1930's .   Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful automobiles  I admired on "Cruise Night", sorting the blogs by automobiles...
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Spotted on the Road. 1966 Chevy Impala SS

DrFumblefinger ·
A car from my childhood, a beautiful 1966 Chevy Impala convertible, with an impressive 427 horses under the hood.
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Celebrity Car Museum, Branson (Part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger concludes his visit to the Celebrity Car Museum in Branson with more photos and stories of unusual cars.
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June 25, 2019: 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys this lovely example of a 1948 Chevy Fleetline.
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August 26, 2019: 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed this lovely 1960 Chevy Corvette, spotted in Calgary
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October 28, 2019: 1967 Pontiac Parisienne, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spotted this nicely preserved Canadian car in Calgary. Parisienne was mostly a GM Canadian line, although for a few years was manufactured in the USA.
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Birds of the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
While everyone enjoys the beautiful large animals of Africa, there's a plethora of bird life that's easy to overlook when studying the splendid lions and kudu and giraffe.  The oasis of the Okavango Delta is a natural magnet for all types of...
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On Safari in Africa -- wildlife gallery

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure I've ever had a more enjoyable vacation that being on safari in Africa!  There are a number of countries where animal viewing is good, these photos being highlights of some of the larger animals we saw during a week spent in...
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John Wayne's 1953 Corvette

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spots John Wayne's Corvette—one of the first ever made—in Reno's National Automobile Museum.
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Russell's Car and Collectible Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys a free museum at Russell's Travel Center, featuring a nice assortment of vintage cars and memorabilia.
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