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The Hawkesbury Auto Expo returned to Main Street last Sunday, September 5. Photo Barry Goudreau

Despite rain, Hawkesbury Auto Expo was no car wash

Show cars old and new were on display Sunday, September 5, along Main Street in downtown Hawkesbury. The Hawkesbury Auto Club’s Auto Expo returned.  

Unfortunately, the weather was a bit on the wet side, but there was a steady stream of spectators along the street admiring the chrome and steel. Vehicles on display were from all over Québec and Ontario, and most major makes and models were represented. Fortunately, the rain looked like it was rolling right off most vehicles because of the wax jobs their owners had done ahead of time.

Erin and Diane Denneny of Apple Hill in their 1975 GMC Sierra Grande pickup truck, orange and white two-tone. They also had their 1958 Chevrolet Delray at the show. Photo: James Morgan
1969 Dodge Dart Swinger. Chantal Legault and Marc-André Grandmaison were sitting inside to stay dry. Photo: James Morgan
1965 Acadian Beaumont. Beaumont was a short-lived General Motors brand in the 1960s. The Acadian models were only sold in Canada. Photo: James Morgan
A 1962 Ford Falcon Ranchero. The Ranchero car-truck combination was originally part of the Falcon lineup, which also included the Econoline van. The Ranchero was eventually a separate model by the late 1960s and through the 1970s. Movie fans may remember seeing a Ranchero drive away with the compacted remains of Mr. Solo in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Photo: James Morgan
1947 Kaiser. Kaiser eventually took over Jeep and was taken over by American Motors in 1971. Photo: James Morgan

 

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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