Took my T up north to a car show in Shelburne Ontario. There was this photo in the window of a closed up store. Not that clear because I had to take the pic through the glass. Cool pic though as it shows what appears to be a new Ford dealer. Note the three consecutive numbered licence plates. I also took a closeup of each car for those seeking more detail. Enjoy.
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Well at least the church still stands......
Thanks Ed. I didn't know exactly where the dealer was but, I do now because I saw that church in person. No Ford signs on the dealership wall. Looks like it was a McLaughlin dealer that decided to carry the now popular Ford. Probably posing with the first shipment.
One more thing. Can't people stop yapping on their cell phones long enough to get their picture taken?
Thanks for the Great CANADIAN photo!
I can remember going through Shelburne on our way up HWY #24 to our cottage at Collingwood. My Grandfather used to give anyone a Quarter who first spotted the Elevator on the downgrade of the Blue Mountains just past Devils Glenn Park towards Collingwood Those were the days!
I also remember just south of Shelburne there was a farmer (Original owner) who had a Mint 1914 Touring.I often wonder if the Family still owns it?
Hmm, if I recall correctly the McLaughlin was a canadian marque that got bought by Buick. Funny to see all those Fords in front of their dealership.
Glad you like it Don. My wife Pamela enjoyed your response as she was born and raised in Collingwood.
Correct me if I'm wrong but did Canada not have right hand drive until 1916? so if that was a Canadian dealer why are all the Fords left hand drive? As is the license shows the photo has not been reversed.
Brass car guy,
The Canadian cars on both the east & west coasts & cars for export to our friends down under etc had right hand drive cars.The rest of the country had left had drive cars.My 1913 T touring was made in Ford,Ontario & it is left hand drive.
Col. Sam McLaughlin helped found GM Canada & built the McLaughlin Buicks in Oshawa,Ontario.I own a 1929 McLaughlin Buick model 29-20,just another great old car.
Top photo! Great to see Canadian Fords!!!
1912 slab side tourings. Nice photo!