Category Archive: Classic Cars

Jul 21

1969 Ford Cortina GT: Canadian Survivor!

As a boy growing up in England in the 1960s, my world was populated with its share of quirky people and quirky cars. Who could resist vehicles with names like the Bristol Beaufighter, Jowett Jupiter and Jensen Interceptor? True, others sounded less formidable, like the Hillman Imp, Riley Elf and the ubiquitous Austin and Morris …

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Jun 26

Joe Lightfoot’s Field of Dreams

The story of Joe Lightfoot’s British car adventure goes back many years. It begins in the early 1960s with a teenaged Joe motoring around in the family’s diminutive Austin A30 sedan. This was a time when British cars like Austin, Morris, Vauxhall and Hillman were a common sight on Canadian roads, and while Joe also …

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Mar 07

Midget Redux

A recent addition to my personal fleet was a 1968 MG Midget, which astute readers will quickly deduce is not a large car. I couldn’t resist. It called out to me via Kijiji from the mists of time and suburban Brampton, Ontario, where its owner for the last 32 years was fretting about selling it …

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Dec 18

1997 Alfa Romeo 155 Final Drive

Article and images: Paul Williams Over the past few years there’s been a lot of talk about Alfa Romeo returning to North America. Car and Driver magazine, for instance, reported in 2010 that Alfa Romeo was scheduled to return in 2012, but 2012 came and went, leaving North American “Alfisti” still patiently waiting. Earlier this …

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