1899Winton Motor Carriage The Automobile Collection, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1986
The Winton Motor Carriage was built in Cleveland, Ohio and first available in 1898. This was one of America's first production cars and only 22 were built that year. One of those first year vehicles was purchased by Col. John Moodie Jr., an industrialist from Hamilton. This was also the first automobile in Canada. Col. Moodie liked his toys, he also had owned the first bicycle in Canada and the first motorboat in Hamilton harbour. In 1899 over 100 Wintons were sold and by 1900 Alexander Winton was claiming his factory was the largest car factory in the world.