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Car show photos #4711914
03/30/18 09:42 PM
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The Pony Corral Restaurant hosts a car show Sunday evenings May into September. Here are a few of the sightings from 2010:

The Austin (later British Leyland) Mini was imported into Canada through the '79 model year.


'68 Chevy wagon - one of my favourites.


A minty Studebaker, in a colour of the times.


Here's an early-60s Dodge or Plymouth (I didn't take a photo of the entire car) equipped with a push-button TorqueFlite ...


... and a leaning tower of power! (A.k.a. the legendary Slant Six.)


AMC product engineers, c. 1969: "Aieee! GM's coming out with the Vega next year, and Ford the Pinto. What can we do? Hey, how about if we cut the trunk off a Hornet, and call it a Gremlin?" This was one of the few cars available with 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder engine. The Chevy II and Mustang II also come to mind.



And finally, the infamous Pinto. Is Calvin urinating on a Honda logo? There can't be a lot of Pintos out there with this feature.

Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4711920
03/30/18 09:51 PM
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You're posting photos from 2010?! What about some photos from last year since the shows haven't started yet? Cars are cars but what are people showing now?

You have an interesting taste in cars, oddly I like them too, well except the Pinto.


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Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4711948
03/30/18 10:41 PM
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Sweet Gremlin LOL

Re: Car show photos [Re: AZjeff] #4712058
03/31/18 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
You're posting photos from 2010?! What about some photos from last year since the shows haven't started yet? Cars are cars but what are people showing now?

You have an interesting taste in cars, oddly I like them too, well except the Pinto.

I should have posted these long ago - just learned to upload photos a few weeks ago. I don't take photos every visit - in fact, I could only find 2010 and 2017. A lot of the cars are regulars.

Hey, I didn't say I liked the Pinto, but it does remind me of my younger days. smile These, and their sister car the Mercury Bobcat, were quite common here at one time.

Re: Car show photos [Re: Warstud] #4712059
03/31/18 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: Warstud
Sweet Gremlin LOL

I actually quite liked these in the day! And the Pacer blush ... you had to give AMC credit for being willing to try something edgy.

I got over it.

Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4712073
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That pinto hatchback shows how we used to not be ashamed of lots of clear glass! However terrible that car was I bet it was easy to see out of, parallel park, etc. And that aftermarket rubber strip is additional rear-end crash protection! LOL

Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4712098
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Now we pay 30k for a 4 banger that won't pull your bass boat,,,imho


About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the USA every year/that's 1 in every 4 deaths. Thats 1,670 a day,,did someone say guns are dangerous..right...
Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4712109
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Love the sky blue of the Chevy Wagon !

Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4712140
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Thanks for the great pictures. I had two Pinto's, a hatchback and a station wagon. Had good luck with both of them.

Re: Car show photos [Re: eljefino] #4712163
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
That pinto hatchback shows how we used to not be ashamed of lots of clear glass! However terrible that car was I bet it was easy to see out of, parallel park, etc. And that aftermarket rubber strip is additional rear-end crash protection! LOL

I miss the cars with large greenhouses. I guess the huge A-pillars are there to provide rollover protection and accommodate airbags, the high waistline improves side-impact protection, etc. However, I think that a large window area gives better visibility and thus improves hard-to-measure active safety. As well, I don't like the look of the gun-slit window vehicles. (New Camaro and Chrysler 300, I mean you!)

Re: Car show photos [Re: CourierDriver] #4712165
03/31/18 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: CourierDriver
Now we pay 30k for a 4 banger that won't pull your bass boat,,,imho


I wonder what the tow-rating of a Pinto or Vega was back in the day? They were RWD, so probably not too bad. I've read that the Pinto sold for about $2K in the US when introduced. But then again, as late as '79 I was making only $2.95/hr working PT in a warehouse while going to school.

Re: Car show photos [Re: Irishman] #4712170
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Originally Posted By: Irishman
Thanks for the great pictures. I had two Pinto's, a hatchback and a station wagon. Had good luck with both of them.

My roomie had an orange Mercury Bobcat (slightly blinged Pinto), bought new at the end of '76. I remember the 2.3 litre 4-speed MT being geared incredibly high by modern standards, probably to keep the revs down on the highway. It was reliable and served him well for quite a few years. Given its shape and colour, it was nicknamed "the jellybean".

The wagons were kind of neat - in metallic green with fake wooden siding, they looked like shrunk Country Squire wagons.

Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4712191
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Originally Posted By: Number_35
Originally Posted By: CourierDriver
Now we pay 30k for a 4 banger that won't pull your bass boat,,,imho


I wonder what the tow-rating of a Pinto or Vega was back in the day? They were RWD, so probably not too bad. I've read that the Pinto sold for about $2K in the US when introduced. But then again, as late as '79 I was making only $2.95/hr working PT in a warehouse while going to school.


Those cars were real slow...who woulda thought that today 4's would be able to have over 200hp naturally aspirated? Quite a difference from the 71hp 4's in the early 80's. I do think car prices have become astronomically high.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
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Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4712658
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I was supposed to inherit a Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk like the one you show, but not being family of the old fella who liked me it didn't happen. The family member who raised a stink and got it sold it within 2 weeks. Man I liked that car. Thanks for the memories.


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Re: Car show photos [Re: Number_35] #4712795
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A few of my friends showcars and a couple of mine thrown in for good measure. grin






The Willy's is a wicked show car and he has won many awards Stateside with it as well.


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