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Cookstown,Ontario,Canada Steam Era and Car Show.

Saturday July 30, 2022.

I took in the annual Cookstown Steam Era and Car show event. I took my 1957 Pontiac and my younger brother Mike took his 1964 Ford Econoline. We enjoyed a sunny day of good folks, good old cars and good old farm equipment. Check out the rides. Cheers.

1964 Ford Econoline, 1957 Pontiac and 1955 Ford pickup.

1964 Chevrolet Impala.

1955 Ford pick up.

1948-1950 Ford pick up.

1961 Chrysler.

1956 Thunderbird.

1936 Chevrolet.

1955 Ford Crown Victoria.

1961 Buick Le Sabre.

My brothers 64 Econoline and my 57 Pontiac.

1957 Chevrolet 210.

1950 GMC pick up.

God bless this gentleman and his love for vintage machinery.

Old time farm machinery.

The farm work horses of the distant past.

All of these farm work horses at this event ran.

Icons of the farming world.

Father and daughter sharing a common interest.

Again my brothers 64 Econoline and my 57 Pontiac.

1957 Chevrolet 210.

1956 Meteor. A Canadian model.

1966 Chevrolet wagon.

1966 Chevrolet wagon.

1957 Meteor. A Canadian model.

1950 Ford.

1948 Chevrolet.

My 57 Pontiac and my brothers 64 Econoline.

1948-1950 Ford pick up.

Amazing amazing miniatures.

More amazing miniatures.

Close up of the mind numbing detail of these miniatures.

You would have to be there to believe this kind of dedication.


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Mario on Aug 6, 2022 said:

Another nice car show George and very interesting to see all the farm equipment. I see there's a lot of interest in farming.

The 56 and 57 Canadian "Meteor" Fords are unique and rare to see at least for me. I usually don't see them here and they appear to be in very good condition. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Cheers, Mario

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azmusclecar on Aug 6, 2022 said:

NOW THAT!!!! Is my kind of Car Show. I call that a POWER SHOW. Everything a motorhead or gearhead could ask for. Cars, trucks, station wagons, vans.steam engines, steam tractors, it's an all you eat eye candyfest.

I miss the steam engines and tractors. I grew up in Central PA and they had an event called Grangers or Graingers Day at a local amusement park.

My grandfather, God bless him, would always take me and I'd ended up with being able to choose a miniature steam engine or tractor I think made my Leslie?? I could be wrong...I do recall my favorite was a steam roller.

The food tasted better as we toured the immense displays and they had a steam powered lumber mill that men worked. The engines would "putt putt putt" as they performed their task. I watched the huge long belts whirling and twisting as they ran back and forth between the pulleys.

And there was always someone clearing the throat of their Steam tractor with a shrill whistle.

Oh, to relive that time with my Grandfather again.

Excellent post George. Almost as good as Mario would do. There's still hope for us...maybe someday.....we can achieve that height!!

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Mario on Aug 6, 2022 said:

I agree Rob this was some great event and I like the old farmer in the straw hat walking along with a fancy cane! He reminds me of my Grandfather!

Good job George and I'm glad to see you and Rob upping the bar on your posts! We all benefit and can be proud of our work. Cheers!

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57timemachine on Aug 6, 2022 said:

Gentleman I really appreciate the kind words. These few photos could never represent how amazing this event was. Especially some really amazing older folks that we spoke to and shared life moments with. Cheers.

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Mario on Aug 7, 2022 said:

Yes George talking to the older folks is a big plus! I find they have so much to add to their experiences from their time. I love talking to the owners of fine cars especially if they're older than me! Cheers, Mario

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azmusclecar on Aug 18, 2022 said:

I bet Dave would be all over that yellow T-bird. The personalized plate for that would be:

TWEETY BIRD

I tawt I taw uh Putty Tat

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57timemachine on Aug 21, 2022 said:

As amazing as this show was for the antique machinery (cars and tractors), meeting and talking to some of these older folks, made the whole event worth while. Cheers.

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