Thursday, June 21, 2018

Canadiana bicycle

On display hanging on a wall at a local brewery, According to the bartender, it has no significance that she knew of, and the Canadiana logo also has no significance, it's a cheap generic department store import. Looked nice though.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Scott Sociable

Alfred Angas Scott of the Scott motorcycle company was responsible for this oddball. He started the motorcycle company in 1907 but left in 1915 to form the Scott Autocar company. In this capacity he designed a machine gun carrier based on the motorcycle/sidecar layout. The armed forces did not adopt his design and so after the war Scott adapted it into this asymmetrical 2 seater as cheap practical transportation.  Handling must have been suspect as the right side wheels were in line and the 2 cylinder 2 stroke engine was center mounted. 
This strange-looking vehicle was not a sales success, apparently only 100-200 were made during 3 years of production. The company folded in 1924.

Images from The Classic Motor Cycle, Jan 1989

Monday, June 18, 2018

Planes in formation, P47 Thunderbolts.

P47-D I believe. The last of the 'Razorback" canopy  arrangement.

Little Ducatis

CVMG Rally 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bellanca Airbus

The P300 Airbus is shown at the Toronto Flying club in December 1936, enroute to its purchaser, Hennessy airlines of Haileybury Ontario. Two years later it was destroyed in a crash about 100 km northeast of Winnipeg. The paint scheme was pale blue and yellow, I wish the picture was in colour!

Unidentified adjustable wrench

Made in Canada, but by who? The small cast-in feature below might be a clue but there's no name on it anywhere. It does resemble this one in an earlier post.

Sidecar Sunday

 CVMG Paris Rally 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Chevy van

I put a lot of miles on number of these things in my misspent youth, I can't tell for sure the exact year but it will be a 1962-66 model.. I get nostalgic looking at it but could I really go back to an inline 6 with 3 on the tree, beam front axle, drum brakes and manual steering and brakes...?

Thursday, June 14, 2018