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Summer AUGUST 2015
The Official Publication of the Halifax Antique Car Club
2015 EXECUTIVE INFO LINE: 902 463-1948
DIAL 902 before the numbers listed belowPresident Cliff Doubleday 444-9821
Vice-President Brian Richards 826-1512 NEWS AND EVENTS
Secretary Edith Steffens 876-7908
Treasurer Mabel Dodsworth 865-7458 Watch your email for local
Membership Rick Gallivan 852-3612 events from Cheryl Cole Car Events Randy Corbin 835-4878 902 860-3113 Historian Judy Houlihan 864-7606 Social Jane Power 222-0535, Jean Lawlor 445-4067, Jackie Bowman 445-4914
WEBSITEwww.hacc.chebucto.org [Carol Way 902 865-1258]
ABOUT USThe Halifax Antique Car Club formed in 1963. The club meets on the 4th Sunday of every month (except July, August and December), at the Museum of Natural History on Summer Street in Halifax, at 7 p.m. Annual dues are $30.00 for first time members. Yearly renewals are $25.00 if paid by Jan 31 each year, and $30.00 after that date. The Antics is the official publication of the Halifax Antique Car Club and published quarterly. Member submissions are welcome.
Antics Editor: Judy Houlihan E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Support: Edith Steffens, Shelley Oderkirk and Lisa Gallivan Opinions expressed in Antics are not necessarily those of the Halifax Antique Car Club.
INDEX Page 2
Page 4……….President’s Message by Cliff and PEI Street Rod Car Show by Karen Doubleday Page 5
Page 6……………………………………….………….Eric Davidson Award 2015 by Judy Houlihan th Page 6………………………………….…………30 Autofest Show and Shine by Wilson Methven Page 7………………………………..………..Application requirements for Eric Davidson Award Page 8……………………….….…..HACC Car Show 2015 and Award Winners by Judy Houlihan Page 9………..…………………….…………………………….……………………Car Show pictures Page 10-11..……………………............ ….1966 Chevrolet Caprice by Jackie and Doug Bowman Page 12……………………….…Digby’s Seafest and Yarmouth Car Shows by Karen Doubleday Page 13 …………….…………..…1969 HACC Membership certificate and Staples Fund Raiser Page 14
Page 16-18......... Canadian Cars – Built in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by Judy Houlihan Page 18-21
Page 24………………………………………………………Wanted Items and Readers’ Comments Page 24-25………………………………………………………………………………. Business Cards Page 26
Rick Gallivan has HACC window stickers ($2) and pins ($5) available for members to purchase. Contact Rick at 902-852-3612.
I hope this finds you well and enjoying the summer weather that has finally arrived. It has been a busy summer so far with car shows, Nursing Home visits, and other old car events.
Karen and I have just returned from the PEISRA 37th annual car show in Montague, P.E.I. Our Club was well represented, and all who attended had a great time. I am sure we are all looking forward to attending again next year. I am really envious of their beautiful show location, and the way the local communities support their annual event. By the time you read this, our 2015 show will be history. I sincerely hope the indoor event will be well attended and successful. A lot of hard work goes into the show every year, and our charities make good use of the money raised.
In closing, I urge you to attend club functions, trips, etc. Get out and have some fun with your fellow members. Shine ‘em up and drive ‘em. That’s what they were built for! Have a great summer.
Cliff Doubleday PEI Street Rod Association Car Show in Montague Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Our group of about 12 cars left Halifax on July 3 and crossed over on the ferry from Pictou at 1:00. From the time we arrived until our departure the weather was absolutely beautiful.
Most of us stayed at Lanes Riverview Inn in Montague right beside the Montague River. What a view!
The accommodations were excellent, and the staff could not have been more accommodating. About 22 of us met in Georgetown at the Clam Digger Restaurant on Friday evening and enjoyed a good meal.
The car show kicked-off Friday evening with a meet and greet (mussels and beverages included).
Saturday morning there was a car run, and at noon we all enjoyed seafood chowder – yum! At 4:00 pm, we were treated to a steak BBQ with all the fixins. Can’t say enough about that! The day ended with a live band dance at the Curling Club in Montague. Sunday was a full day at the show.
Congratulations to John Beaulieu and Robert Hazelton. They each won a trophy. Some folks departed on Sunday, and about a dozen of us enjoyed dinner at the Cape Light Restaurant in Cardigan - nice spot – good food.
Also on Saturday, apparently some ladies – fondly referred to as “The Golden Girls” (no names to protect the innocent, ha! ha!), were spotted “in town” being chauffeured about in a Buick Skylark convertible by a very “nice man”. Some were standing and waving to oncoming cars, some hid their faces with hats, most were very loud, and the laughter could be heard for miles!! So loud in fact, rumor has it, their antics may have found their way into the local newspapers. The driver was commended for his patience, and was the envy of all the other drivers in the field.
Sunday evening was spectacular. All of us at Lanes were treated to a fabulous display of fireworks right above us to wrap up Montague Days. Most of us agreed we had never seen such a display up so close. What a way to end the weekend!!! After one last breakfast together Monday morning we left the Island and returned home. Fabulous weekend! Can’t wait until next year.
Birthdays: Bruce Cole was 70 May 30, 2015.
Anniversaries: On May 7th, John and Nancy Beaulieu celebrated their th 50 anniversary with a gathering at White Hills.
Wedding: Barb and Jim Hamilton’s son, Ken, married Debbie Hawkins Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Lord Nelson Hotel followed by dinner and dance there, too.
Recovering at home: Bruce Cole has recovered from surgery April 23 : Joe Doucette, Jean Lawlor, Jim Steffens, Jim and Barb Hamilton are feeling better.
: Roy Brown is home with ongoing care.
Skip Collier is now in Greystone Long Term Care Facility. Our thoughts and support go to Helen in this new stage of their life together.
Deaths: Pat Currie died May 25, 2015. Harold is still at home in Owen Sound but requires home care. They were members 1976-87, 89. They owned 1923 Model T Touring, 28 Model A 4-dr sedan, 28 Ford Tudor, 28 Willys Knight Sedan, 30 Model A Cabriolet convertible, 31 Model A Deluxe Coupe, 47 Buick convertible, 52 Buick Custom 4-dr Sedan. Pat was HACC Secretary 1978-79 and Social Editor of “What’s Cooking 1981-86. They received the award for attending most events at February1980 Awards Night.
: Vic Power died May 29, 2015. He was a member 1970-78. He owned 1941 Dodge Kingsway Sedan, 1930 Model A coupe, 1939 Studebaker Champion Sedan, 1934 Dodge Bros. 1 ½ ton truck, 1949 Ford Sedan. He was an active HACC member. He helped with the car shows and his wife, Ann, was Antics Social Editor. Their son has the ’34 Dodge truck.
Thank You: Gordon O'Neill would like to thank everyone in the club who attended his surprise Birthday party in May. It was nice to see everyone. We also thank the club for their donation to the Walk for ALS that took place in June. Gordon and Margo Special Events: Garth and Sharon Scott’s granddaughters, Julia (12) and Claire (8) were chosen from their Valley United teams to escort the players onto the field in Moncton at the World’s Cup Women’s Soccer Games. Julia escorted the Captain of England’s team, and for three other games, they escorted players from Australia, Brazil and Colombia. This is a memory of a lifetime!
July was Automotive Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. United States celebrated National Collector Car Day July 10 sponsored by SEMA Action Network.
Brandon Doucette, 18, selected from applicants, received this year’s award. Rick Long, Automotive Instructor, said Brandon has “a great attitude, natural hands on ability and is a team player”. Brandon and his father attended our June 28 meeting where Dave Houlihan and Garth Scott presented Brandon with $250. The Eric Davidson plaque he is holding in the picture has his name engraved on it. This plaque goes back to NSCC Akerley Campus and displayed outside the Automotive Service and Repair shop.
Brandon grew up in Cole Harbor as an only child. His father told me Brandon always had a tool in his hand – hammer, wrench, tape measure, etc. Many pictures of Brandon show Brandon with a tool of some sort in his hand. His father often returned from being away and had presents for Brandon– often a tool. He was a Ford man until Garth Scott sold him a Chev Colorado 4-wheel drive truck. He now enjoys doing “off roading” – and surviving it!
When attending Auburn High School, he took their automotive courses. The Instructor suggested he might want to consider applying and taking it as a career. He won gold in the Skills Nova Scotia in May
2015. He just returned from Saskatoon where he competed in ten different aspects but did not place in the top 3 of the 22 competitors – final results are pending. Four months ago, he started a four-year apprenticeship at O’Regan’s Hyundai on Baker Street in Dartmouth. “It is nicer than going to school!” says Brandon.
Brandon has a 1949 Ford F1 truck that his father has had for nine years. While at Akerley Campus, he did the mechanics on the truck and restored it to original. He says it is a little slow to drive so plans to change that - in the future. He is removing all the old body fill and plans to redo it using less fill as the “body is in decent shape”. Congratulations Brandon 30th Autofest Show and Shine The Coastal Cruisers hosted their 30th Anniversary Autofest Show & Shine at the MARC in Dayspring just outside Bridgewater, N.S. The weather gods were not with us on June 21 but the day was not a total loss and we ended up in the black from a revenue perspective. Many thanks to all who attended as participants, especially those from the HACC who made the trip. We were able to offer excellent prizes this year thanks to local sponsors. Two lucky winners went home with a portable generator as one major prize and another received a certificate for an overnight stay at the Best Western Plus in Bridgewater. Lots of other prizes and bucket draws were given as well. As there were about 250 cars on the field, Children’s Wish Foundation collected almost $1100.00 from donations received from registered participants. Thanks again to all who helped and thanks as well to all who attended. We’ll see you in 2016 on Father’s day at the same place.
Submitted by Wilson Methven, President of Coastal Cruisers
2015 Halifax Antique Car Show by Judy Houlihan nd We held our 52 Antique Car Show July 26 back at Exhibition Park. This time we parked the cars inside. It turned out to be a great decision as there was a heavy mist and the temperature was cool in the morning.
Some of our club members’ cars were in Exhibition Hall with the bingo and face painting at one end run by Laura, Donalda and helpers. The bake sale tables manned by Carmel and Sue were by the entrance with Jackie and Alex at the admission table. Registration, 50/50 and Raffle tickets manned by Karen and Cliff D, Heather and Robert H, Karen M, Dolly, Lou and Anne, Edith and Jean were between the 2 buildings. The Bucket ticket sales manned by Bruce and Cheryl, Gordon, Dale and Byron were as you entered the large building where the rest of the members’ cars and participants’ cars lined up, almost filling the huge space.
Karen M drew 50/50 tickets in the morning and a second time in the afternoon with over $300 won each time! The center of this space contained items auctioned later by Garth helped by Jean and Cliff (“Vana White”), sound system manned by Dan M and Don Borgal, a table with three large cakes (Janet and Heather cut and distributed pieces) and plaque/award presentation area. Jim Hamilton oversaw parking as he has done for many, many years with many other HACC members outside directing traffic, inside lining up cars and doing the many other jobs needed. What a busy place! It reminded me of the Forum in the 60’s.
It took many people to make this a successful show from the beginning with organizing, getting sponsors and donations to Saturday morning setting up, Sunday’s show and clearing up after. I heard the men blew up 221 balloons - a lot of hot air! Anne, Richard Merry, Jane and others helped Janet secure streamers and balloons. I do not have all the names of everyone that helped but each of you is appreciated for your time and effort. It was great teamwork and a job well done under the direction of Show Chairman Brian Richards.
Jane Power said there were 48 HACC members’ cars and 146 others (23 were not registered). Colin Lye said, “It is a great display of cars of all makes and models over the years. Impressive!” Someone voting for number 59 added (followed by a “smiley face”): "Beautiful car and very pleasant owner!
What a fabulous show!”
Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks to all who participated. See you next year.
Members’ cars with bingo and face painting at far end of arena. Cars of Bucky Hiltz and Paul LeBlanc