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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18: Creemore old car show - muscle galore

Summer. A great time to take a drive in the countryside outside of Toronto or even better to visit friends, who live in that countryside. Now, if those friends suggest going to a little town, which is having an old car show on the main street, well folks, that is just about the perfect mix. So last Saturday found us in Creemore (of the beer fame), walking down the Ontario-town cute main street taking in old cars.

Now, what old car show doesn't have a raffle to support some local charity, like Save the Squirrel or the Chipmunk Relief Fund? Creemore's show was no different, although you can see from this pic, that this old timer had surpassed his level of competency.........


It shouldn't be that hard, grandpa. Now on to the good stuff........


Hated this '70 Torino back in the day, but all these years later, love that bulky and bloated design. Make it orange, top it off with a Cobra Jet 429, Hurst four speed and it's just about perfect. Rare? Well, it's not a Chevy or a Mopar, so by comparison, yes, it is.

By the way, this show had more variety than I've experienced in most old car shows, but for today (yes, there will be other blogs), I'll focus on the old muscle cars. Muscle like this very clean looking 1968 Barracuda......


Again, a perfect combo of motor, Torque Thrust wheels, a 4 speed and a huge powerplant. How about 750 HP and 750 ft lbs of torque. This car was beautifuuly done, but never challenge this insane beast at a stoplight. Gas mileage? What is that?

Wish those owners would stay by their cars, so inquisitive people like me could ask them thought provoking questions. Questions like, was this early '90's Mustang an ex-police car? It sure looked the part, done up in all black with poverty caps and a 5 speed manual. Just like many of the American state police cars back in the day. In that era of low power, this was one of the few cars that could take down a speeder quickly.


You like Mopar? Want variety? Ok, here is a mishapen '62 Plymouth owned since 1970 and packing a 440........

















.......followed up by another 440 equipped Dodge Dart, made to duplicate the factory race cars of the late sixties, but as a sedan, not those famous two door hardtops.......


..........and on to the always popular and an auction darling, the 1970 Barracuda.......

















...... in that perfect 1970 shade, Lime Green Metallic. Want that colour today? Order a new Challenger, since they have a few tribute colours on their palette. They even have monstrous motors to go with those outrageous colours. Shades of the muscle car era.

Another rare Ford, this time a '68 Cougar XR-7 GT. Don't see many Cougars, not like the ubiquitous Mustang, and certainly not this ungraded hot rod model........


So, what was your favorite, Barry? Tough question, easy answer. I had two favs, but as I'm focussing on muscle today, this is the one I'd have liked to drive home.........


Always loved the US only 1965 Plymouth Belvedere, so this ultra rare 426 equipped convertible (one of eight made) hit all my buttons......


Obviously a well shown car, since the owner had mirrors set up all around, so we could see the undercarriage (now, who really cares about that?). Trailered to the show, since it was running drag slicks and they sure wouldn't rock if a spot of rain occurred.

Ah, the good ol' Summertime. Great cars in a great venue. Stay tuned for more Creemore coverage.

Until next time......



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