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April 15 – Drag Strip Memories Nostalgic Race Cars - Old Movies - Thousands of Old Photos - Posters - Models - Magazines & Programs - Automotive Art - 11am to 5pm - contact

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At THE CANADIAN WARPLANE HERITAGE, Mt. Hope Ontario

From Toronto:
Take either the QEW West, 401 West, or 407 West to Highway 403 West
Continue along 403 West past downtown Hamilton, ascending the escarpment
Take Highway 6 South exit and turn left on Airport Terminal Road
Turn right on Airport Road and left into Museum parking lot. (Look for CF104)

 

 

 

 



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I talked with Rob Potter who has been putting this show together, There has been alot of interest shown from racers and car clubs and gearheads. It should be very successful and i sure would love to see those Nostalgia Race/Drag photos and movies, while your there not only can you checkout the nostalgia race cars but vintage aircraft........

The picture i posted below is from the 70s a member of this forum, only hint i can give you he currently owns a 32 and the other guy also is a well known rodder and i believe he owns a 36 rag top

GOOD LUCK putting names to these shady looking characters



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Heres another Nostalgia drag car that will be there.



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rodmaster wrote:

I talked with Rob Potter who has been putting this show together, There has been alot of interest shown from racers and car clubs and gearheads. It should be very successful and i sure would love to see those Nostalgia Race/Drag photos and movies, while your there not only can you checkout the nostalgia race cars but vintage aircraft........

The picture i posted below is from the 70s a member of this forum, only hint i can give you he currently owns a 32 and the other guy also is a well known rodder and i believe he owns a 36 rag top

 

Bob Ward on the right.

GOOD LUCK putting names to these shady looking characters


 



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Your good, i wouldn't of thought anyone would guess that one, Ward on the right in this picture sure does look like he was a "Wild Child" lol, last time I seen Bob Ward was at the Rodmasters Car Club 40th reunion, we held a rod run from the Ancaster Fairgrounds out the backroads along the Grand River and went to CAYUGAAA DRAGWAY lastyear about 200 cars showed up, he had his ford convertable there that has the paint job that looks like someone just coated the top half in liquid choclate and its dripping down the sides (just my opinion lol) I'm not even sure Ward has ever seen this picture, i can't even remember where i got it from .............

The 2 pictures are of his ride from the reunion

 



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This is gonna be tough, who is that skinny kid on the left suck'n back on a cigarette and probably a case or 2 in the back of the truck, also he is a long time member of hamb, he's quiet and doesn't have much 2 say but when he does lookout.................lol



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Only 2 weeks away, I have been asked to display my Anglia, I know the Piston Pushers will be there in full force and ONDR (Ontario Nostalgia Drag Racing) will have several cars on display, alot of support across Ontario, setup is Saturday and the show is Sunday at the War Plane Museum in the Hamilton Airport.

It should be a really good time and a hell of a cackle fest with stories and pics of an era most would like to relive again.......

 



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Not a lot of hype flying around for this event. Too bad because it should be a good time. A bunch of us from the Piston Pushers are taking our cars out there together to dress up the parking lot. After the show we plan on rolling to Dover for supper. Any and all are welcome to join us.

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Another event I am really looking forward to. The cruise to Dover sounds good too. Lets hope for good weather. Piston Pushers are meeting at "Tims" at 9 am on Sunday the 15'th to cruise into the show (leaving at 10 am), all are welcome for the cruise to the show as well.

By the way Chris, ya looked like you where enjoying yourself rollin down RR. #5 today while I was out toiling in the fields. The Belair's lookin good.



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I'm not sure its the Museum at the Hamilton Airport thats closing , i think its the one in Toronto at the Buttonville Airport....



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Rumor has it in the airport industry that the Museum is being evicted from the Hamilton Airport, anyone else hear anything of this? I'd hate to think that the big bomber has nowhere to rest.....

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Chris Stapley wrote:

Rumor has it in the airport industry that the Museum is being evicted from the Hamilton Airport, anyone else hear anything of this? I'd hate to think that the big bomber has nowhere to rest.....


 

 

I'm gonna throw my two cents into the ring ... the entire Buttonville airport is closing, the owners (Sifton family) own Armadale Properties and they are shutting down the airport and developing the property (with a partner).  I am not aware of any museum on their site.

I think the museum (planes) you are talking about is the one at Downsview Airport.  The people running the museum were kicked out for nonpayment of rent (allegedly).  They are the ones with the Lancaster bomber all in pieces (saved from it previous life displayed on a post near the Ex).

I attended a car/plane show (drive or fly in) this past summer at the Downsview airport, the highlight (for me) was the Canadian Forces fighter jet that flew in on Sat and flew out on Sunday.  You were able to walk around the plane and talk to the pilots.  Guess that won't ever be happening again.



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Thanks for the correction, i'm not from that area, i knew something in TO was closing, its such a shame to see a Canadian Vintage Aircraft Museum anywhere closing, our government should be finding them an alternate site, but won't......

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Thanks Scott...spotted you at the last minute. Gotta "make hay while the sun shines" I guess. See ya on the weekend.



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Ah, Downsview, got it, thanks Rusty. Don't know why I thought Hamilton?? Should have knbwon better Hamilton is one of my clients, could have asked them myself,ha,ha..

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So who's going. Anyone? Should be a worth while day. See ya there.


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P1020559.JPGTurns out i am nursing a @#&*# Back today so I thought I should us my time wisely. Here ya go. Enjoy!

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-- Edited by Slammed 35 on Monday 16th of April 2012 06:18:40 PM

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 I guess you can tell by now I'm a proud member of the Brantford Piston Pushers

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Sorry about the photo quality and if I didn't get em all. Still in the learning curve. If any one recognizes a car, please identify its owner / history, so all get the credit for participation. It was a great show. Well done Rob Potter!



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Nice job on the photography. You really captured the whole show. The aircraft made a great backdrop for sure. It was a real treat listening to a lot of the old boys reminiscing. Its incredible the amount of real history that was in that room yesterday. Hats off to Rob and his wife for a well done show. I hope he does it again.

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Looks like a great combo of cool cars and bitchin planes. Even let Danno and Shorts attend too, mighty nice of you! Thanks for the pics...


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Wow thanks for posting the pics! Looked like a great show for sure... and yup the planes made a neat backdrop too. Lots of history there, great to see it displayed for all to enjoy! Too bad I missed it....

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I chatted with Rob Potter after the show, he had hoped for about 500 spectators, he exceeded the number almost 3x it was a success, proceeds go to War Plane Heritage and its on again for next year to be bigger and better.

It was a Kool idea to hold a a car show with such unique content, the drag cars with the Vintage aircraft, i was impressed and so were many others, there were no complaints, even the food served at the cantine was good, I really did enjoy myself and as i looked around this huge hanger so many groups of people of 5 or more bench racing and remembering the way it was, as ONDR would say a "Blast from the past"

I'd like to congratulate Rob Potter for his continous efforts and hard work on his 1st show and sharing with us his incredible collection of Drag Racing memorablia, prints and videos. i was also blown away at the artwork and prints he produces a very talented artist..........

Here are some photos i took Kenny



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Looks like a cool show....Slammed 35...Do you have any more pics of the Pepper Mill Falcon that was there, engine etc? It is owned by Jim Lindsay who was a resident of my hometown long ago and it was a bit of a legend there

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Thanks to all that attended as exhibitors, vendors, and fans. We were blown away by the response! Plans are already underway for next year. Thanks to Kenny H. for all the help and the other clubs that helped.

Rob Potter

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poncho62 wrote:

Looks like a cool show....Slammed 35...Do you have any more pics of the Pepper Mill Falcon that was there, engine etc? It is owned by Jim Lindsay who was a resident of my hometown long ago and it was a bit of a legend there


 Sorry, no more photos of the "Pepper Mill" (good lookin car) I planned on doing another round of photos of the car details, but time got away talking to everyone.



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