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2013-02-09 - Older than dirt!!
Man this sure nailed 100 percent for me, you ate what was served to you no questions asked you did, we only had 1 channel on TV, and if a movie at the theater had a fight in it,it was an adults ONLY but we didn't get to go to any movies, they cost money.

If you were lucky you got A (1) ice cream cone in the summer and an orange at Christmas and there were NO SUMMER HOLIDAYS for anyone except teachers because the kids were out of school to work at home ie on the farm for the harvest and town kids started in the factories for the summer at 14 or if dad had a business they worked there no questions asked. OH there was no such thing as time out or go to your room - you may get to your room AFTER you were dealt with and you sure as heck didn't sit for a while.

Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.'

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called 'at home,' I explained. ! 'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

Here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis, set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card..
My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).
We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people...

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home.... But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. He had to get up at 6AM every morning.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES:

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

How many do you remember?

Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Older Than Dirt Quiz :
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about
Ratings at the bottom.

1.Candy cigarettes
2.Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
3.Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lines on the telephone
5.Newsreels before the movie
6..TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [if you were fortunate])
7.Peashooters
8. Howdy Doody
9. 45 RPM records
10.Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with lever
12. Blue flashbulb
13.Cork popguns
14. Studebakers
15. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-3 = You're still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered
11-15 =You're older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.


2012-10-25 - Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicle News updates

We have the latest updates to the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles with respect to custom/ modified builds/rebuilds.

Click on the following link for the latest MVA updates - NSMotorVehicleAct-20120902.doc (MS Word format)


2009-10-13 - Looking for a particular NS 427 engine

I am currently restoring my 1969 Hugger Orange, RS Camaro and am trying to locate the original 427 engine. I bought the car when I was 18 without the original engine. The car was sold new by Bob McDonald Chev-Olds in Halifax to someone around Bridgewater. It then went to Peter Cotter in Lockeport where it has been ever since. A gentleman by the name of Lionel Cameron in Lockeport had the engine and a 64 or 66 Chevelle Convertible.

Lionel was killed in a car accident before he finished the project and the family gave the car and engine to Charlie Kane (an old friend of Lionel). I believe Charlie lived in Tantallon. I have talked to Charlie’s brother Gerry in Jordan. Charlie died in 1995 of cancer. Gerry told me that Charlie sold the car and engine prior to his death so that his wife would not have to deal with it.

The car and engine may or may not be together. If rumors are true then the block is a CE as it was replaced under warranty. If such is the case then it has no value to me. If it retains the vin then I’m willing to pay market value. If you have some information about this engine can you contact me at TChetwynd@mcdermott.com. Thanks

Tim Chetwynd


2009-10-13 - Looking for a white Bricklin
I am looking to find out if you know of anyone that may own a white Bricklin. I have been asked to locate one for the possible use in a movie for next year. You can contact me at yockell@eastlink.ca. Thanks

Larry Yockell
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South Shore Regional Rep.
Regalia Rep.
British Automobile Touring Association of Nova Scotia
BATANS


2009-10-05 - Check out this barn find!!
A New York man retired. He wanted to use his retirement money wisely, so it would last, and decided to buy a home in Portugal. The modest farmhouse had been vacant for 15 years. The owner and wife both died, and there were no heirs. The house was sold to pay the taxes.There were several lookers, but the large barn had steel doors that had been welded shut. Nobody wanted to go through the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and it wasn't complimentary to the property, so nobody made an offer on the place.

The New York man bought it for over half of the properties worth, moved in, and set about to tear down the barn. Curiosity was killing him. So he and his wife bought a generator and a couple of grinders and cut through the welds.

Click here to see what was in the barn!!!


2009-07-24 - MaritimeClassicCars.com welcome Doug Fulmore's Appraisals as new sponsor
Doug Fulmore's Appraisals MaritimeClassicCars.com would like to announce their new sponsor, Hugger Cover's. Hugger Cover's will be providing a new Premium Cover and accessories to help protect the MaritimeClassicCars.com 78 Nova. Todays cars and trucks are expensive. Whether you own a new, restored, antique, custom hot rod, muscle, classic, or sports car, you have a big investment to protect. With regular maintenance the vehicle will run longer, but what about the exterior life? When protected with a "Hugger" cover, the appearance and paint finish will last for years. To learn more about their Canadian made covers click on Hugger Cover's logo at the top of this page.

2009-07-15 - Check out our new link for Classic Car artist - Michael Irvine
Michael Irvine - Car Artist With a passion for the automobile that started in his childhood, Michael Irvine has chosen to focus his artistic talent on capturing American muscle cars in watercolor. His unique approach to this traditionally 'loose' medium, and ardent eye for detail produces clean, sharp images that are alive with color and narration. Michael’s use of reflective surfaces and ‘hidden’ images along with his incredible attention to technical accuracy, make his paintings highly captivating. To see some of Michael's artwork click here.

2009-07-07 - MaritimeClassicCars.com to become a Classic Car Registry for the Maritimes
MaritimeClassicCars.com had originally planned on having a membership to our website but have found that classic car owners who already had a membership with another club were hesitant to join our club. We have changed our philosophy after listening to feedback from classic car owners and decided that we will actually promote ourselves as a classic car REGISTRY for the Maritimes. You do not have to worry about receiving any e-mails from us regarding a membership style idea. So we would like to have as many classic car owners in the Maritimes come register with us. Click here to launch the registration form.

2009-06-23 - MaritimeClassicCars.com welcome Miller Tire as new sponsor
Miller Tire - Going Further
MaritimeClassicCars.com would like to announce their new sponsor, Miller Tire. Miller Tire will be providing a new 8 x 2 custom banner to help promote the MaritimeClassicCars.com website at Classic Car events that we attend in the Maritimes or on Cruise Nights. Miller Tire is still very much a family-run business. Corey Miller is the third generation to run the company with the same emphasis on customer service as you have become accustomed to.

2009-06-22 - MaritimeClassicCars.com welcome Halifax Car Audio as new sponsor
Halifax Car Audio - Sound is life MaritimeClassicCars.com would like to announce their new sponsor, Halifax Car Audio. Halifax Car Audio will be outfitting the MaritimeClassicCars.com 78 Nova with a new sound system to make the evening cruises a lot more enjoyable. We are the *BEST* car audio and performance parts in Halifax. Need some new parts for your ride? Now you can check out their inventory on-line at www.HalifaxCarAudio.com/store.

2009-06-16 - MaritimeClassicCars.com welcome Hugger Cover's as new sponsor
Hugger Covers - Custom made for you MaritimeClassicCars.com would like to announce their new sponsor, Hugger Cover's. Hugger Cover's will be providing a new Premium Cover and accessories to help protect the MaritimeClassicCars.com 78 Nova. Todays cars and trucks are expensive. Whether you own a new, restored, antique, custom hot rod, muscle, classic, or sports car, you have a big investment to protect. With regular maintenance the vehicle will run longer, but what about the exterior life? When protected with a "Hugger" cover, the appearance and paint finish will last for years. To learn more about their Canadian made covers click on Hugger Cover's logo at the top of this page.

2009-06-12 - Advertising space now available on MaritimeClassicCars.com
MaritimeClassicCars.com is in it's third year and gaining popularity very quickly for the classic car enthusiast in the Maritime Provinces. Last year we had over 50,000 visitors to our website and almost 200,000 web pages viewed. We are now offering advertising opportunities for your business. Target your classic cars services or even non classic car related business to our readers. The classic cars scene is growing in leaps and bounds and here at MaritimeClassicCars.com have seen our membership & web site visitors double since last year.

We have advertising opportunities that I think you may be interested in. There are two types of advertising;

1) Side bar graphic (130 x 120) - $120 per year (City2City Auto Transport)
2) Top of page (375 x 60) - $240 per year (Hugger Cover's)
Click on the link to see and example - www.maritimeclassiccars.com/index1.php

Each graphic add will be linked directly to your website and will appear on every web page of our web site. If you do not have a website, we also provide web development services from Sunset Software Services. If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call.
Steve Cooper, 902-877-7733


2009-05-21 - Classic Car painted signs
Hi folks, I am trying to find some names of people who create those beautiful painted signs for classic cars which give all the specs on a vehicle. You see these signs besides the cars at the car shows. If you know of anybody that does this kind of artwork, let me know. Thanks

Steve (Info@maritimeClassicCars.com)


2009-03-09 - Harvey Station , NB to honour legend Don Messer
The town of Harvey Station, NB, will be holding a gala event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the life of Harvey native born Don Messer. Don was one of the most famous fiddlers in Canada. He started fiddling as a young boy in an area called Tweedside which is now part of the Harvey Station area. He spent all his life & made a living playing the fiddle. The celebration will be held from August 1st to August 8th, 2009 including a Show & Shine. Click here for more details.

 

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