Sunday, August 21, 2011

Day One of the 2011 Antique Truck Show

Day one of our truck show was a relative success with sunny skies, shiny trucks and a good crowd of folks out for the show!
More parades, hay rides and summer fun will be happening today with our second - and last - day of the Antique Vehicle Show! Steam rides on Samson, our 101 year old steam locomotive will be taking place every half hour starting at 11am with a lunch break at 1pm.

Truck on display at the Truck Show! - Photo by Marcie Callewaert
Trucks rolled in all morning in a large variety of shapes and sizes - as well as colours! There are a number of large vintage logging trucks - some of the earliest ones on the road too! These early logging trucks would have carried no more than one or three logs at a time! Not only were the logs just that big, but the trucks were too small to carry much more!

One of the earliest logging trucks - Only able to carry one to three logs at a time! Photo by Marcie Callewaert
Some of these trucks come from the Centre's collection of antique vehicles and many others have been brought to the show from businesses and private owners.

Detailing on a very large logging truck! - Photo by Marcie Callewaert
Duncan's first fire truck is on display in the field. It's minute size compared to some of the other nearby fire trucks is quite surprising! Hoses are piled in the back and a glowing red paint shimmers in the sun!

Hoses coiled in the back of Duncan's first fire truck - Photo by Marcie Callewaert
Honeymoon Bay Fire Truck - Photo By Marcie Callewaert

Steam vehicles are on display and being driven around our site by some wonderfully dedicated volunteers. The Mann Steam Wagon and Steam Roller are best buddies and they greet their big friend Samson at every opportunity.

The Mann Steam Wagon and Steam Roller steam up early in the morning. - Photo by Marcie Callewaert


  1. It seems like a very good show. It was a sunny day, and there were a lot of interesting trucks. It's quite fascinating to see how trucks nowadays are more powerful and efficient, thanks to these older models that helped pave the way.

    Duncan Moredock

  2. What an amazing collection! It is always exciting to see lots of old, fine trucks in one place. All of them look incredible, especially that steam wagon. It looks like it came straight out of an old train movie! The best part of attending these kinds of events is that you can learn a lot from old vehicles and see the big changes made on these vehicles from one generation to the next.
    [Odessa Coldiron]