AmericanMuscle’s(AM) Justin Dugan visited the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan for the 2019 North American International Auto Show and the official reveal of the 2020 Shelby GT500. After a brief press conference,Ford Motor Company revealed the new Shelby in typicalentertainingfashion using a video game/virtual reality presentation topped with craning the pre-production GT500 onto the stage for its official introduction. For more information click on the picture.
2018-11-05 - LakeCity Tiny Home Lottery
In recent years MaritimeClassicCars.com has added a "Support Local" web page to help local businesses get exposure for their businesses / causes. Below is one that I think you will agree is a very worthy cause. Check it out.
This summer, through the support of the Federal Government’s Canada Summer Jobs Program, two students helped us build our first LakeCity TinyHome. This three-season, 20'x 8' tiny home (valued at $50,000) was built on site over the course of eight weeks with support from the LakeCity Woodworking team and volunteers. The lucky winner will be announced on January 4, 2019! There will also be a second place prize of a set of outdoor plastic chairs made from recycled plastics (valued at $2500) and a third place prize of a handmade wooden display cabinet (valued at $1725). Proceeds going to a very worthy cause. For more information go to https://www.lakecityworks.ca/tinyhomelottery
2018-08-30 - HiDefRods photography makes donation towards Rhys Run
HiDefRods photography is pleased to announce a silent auction donation for Chris Perry and Bronwyn Doherty's silent auction as part of their annual Rhys' Run to raise funds for Moncton's IWK Hospital. This year's event will take place Sunday September 30, 2018.
The winner of this auction item (valued at $200) will receive:
Photo shoot of their vehicle
Custom designed, one-of-a-kind collage
Collage printed to 11"x14" and matted for a 16"x20" frame
Mat and frame
2018-06-04 - 2018 Great Race to start in Buffalo June 23
Buffalo, New York, will host the start of the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Saturday, June 23, race organizers have announced. The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the $150,000 event. Teams and cars from Japan, England, Germany, Canada and every corner of the United States will converge in western New York with vintage automobiles dating back as far as 1916. “There are more than 450 people just in our entourage from all around the world,” Stumb said. “And they will be spending four and five days in Buffalo before the start of the race getting ready for their 9-day, 2,300-mile adventure.” The race will finish July 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean as part of the city’s Canada Day festivities.
I am offering for rent my 2018 24 foot car hauler. Weekend rental $400 Full week $600 Damage deposit required call for further details. Barry 902-402-2728. The trailer is not for sale.
2018-04-30 - Street vs Strip Giveaway by AmericanMuscle
AmericanMuscle is having a giveaway to our sweepstakes applicants. They gave away a 2018 Spec3 RTR Mustang in March and now are giving away two grand prizes. Their newly giveaway is "Street vs. Strip Giveaway"? Here's what it is all about...
Two Grand Prize winners will receive $15,000.00 each in parts from americanmuscle.com. The "Street" package is built by Rovos Wheels with $15k in suspension, wheels & tires, exhaust, drivetrain, engine/performance, lighting, exterior styling, and interior styling mods. The "Strip" package is built by C&L with $15k in forced induction, wheels & tires, exhaust, drivetrain, and suspension mods.
My name is Darryl Warren, Development Coordinator with the Children’s Wish Foundation, Prince Edward Island Chapter. I’m reaching out in hopes yourself or one of your car enthusiast contacts would be interested in purchasing a 1965 Cadillac convertible. Sterling Hickox, sole owner, is gravely ill suffering from terminal cancer and he has weeks to live. It’s his dying wish to have his cherished Cadillac sold with the purchase amount being donated to Children’s Wish. He bought the Cadillac in 1965 while working in Hollywood. For more information and pictures click here.
2018-03-26 - Dodge Charger Tips and Information
One of our website followers sent us a link regarding the beloved Dodge Charger.The Dodge Charger was one of the most popular cars during the muscle car era, but after its fifth generation, the car vanished. Between 1987 and 2006, Charger fans were left with nothing but the occasional rumor of a new concept car or talk of a revival. In 2006, however, the new Dodge Charger was unveiled, and once again, the car has become very popular. For more information click here
2018-01-25 - We welcome our first person from Maine to our registry
For a few years now we have been posting events from our neighboring Maine, USA for our folks in New Brunswick or the adventurous type from our other provinces. But we had never had anyone from Maine register on our website. Well today, we have our first. We would like to welcome Pete Cole who owns a 1963 Chevy C-10 Fleetside three on the tree. Hopefully Pete has broken the ice and we have more folks from Maine add themselves to our registry. Welcome aboard Pete.
2018-01-20 - American Muscle 2018 Mustang giveaway
With the recent release of the redesigned 2018 Ford Mustang, RTR and AmericanMuscle have teamed up to announce their latest, and most appropriately timed, giveaway. Who's ready to rock?
Starting October 26, entrants will have the chance to sign-up weekly for the chance to win a brand new 2018 Mustang RTR Spec 3. Valued at roughly $65,000, the RTR Spec 3 is the top level package offered by RTR which takes a regular Mustang GT and gives it all of the appearance and handling modifications you would want- not to mention performance upgrades.
The deadline for sweepstakes entry is March 31, 2018, with the finalist being announced on or around April 6, 2018. Get on over to https://www.americanmuscle.com/2018RTRGiveaway and enter for your chance to be the lucky winner of a 2018 Mustang RTR Spec 3. No purchase necessary- see official rules for all the nitty-gritty.
2017-12-16 - Henman family produce fundraising CD for family
(Photo Credit - Chronicle Herald)
In 2016 four of the ten Henman siblings from Nova Scotia sat in their sister’s living room in beautiful Mabou, Cape Breton – doing what they always do when they get together, making music. That night the seed was planted to create a cd of original Henman songs, Edge of Heaven, 10 Kids 10 Songs. It seemed to be the right time. In 2013 the youngest sister, Patricia (Pat), and her daughter, were critically injured by a drunk driver. Then in the fall of 2016, their brother Harold had a possible life threatening incident while taking a morning walk. The good news is all ten are still here – age 56 to 70.
The Henman siblings got together at a Dartmouth studio last summer to record Edge of Heaven. Album proceeds are being donated to MADD Canada. From left, Harold Henman, Judy Henman, Jim Henman, Jean Beks, Bob Henman, Joan MacLeod, Jack Henman, Paul Henman and Pat Henman. (Missing is Steve Henman.) To purchase the CD, click on the picture above to go to their webpage.
2017-10-19 - Sleds-N-Babes Calendar fundraiser
Christmas Daddies fundraiser. Christmas Daddies is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to help less fortunate children in the Maritime provinces have a better Christmas. All profits from the sales of Bluenose Sleds N Babes calendars will be towards that cause. These calendars are great for the family kitchen or the man cave. The cost is $20.00 and you can pick them up at Nova Automotive in Dartmouth, DSI Transmission & Torque Converters, and Curtis Customs. If you want one shipped contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017-10-16 - Weddings and classic cars a good fit!
On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending my nephews wedding. They were the winners of a $10,000 wedding package giveaway. There were many companies who offered their services but the one we were most exposed to were "Temple on Queen" which is the Performance & Event Venue in Bridgetown. The photography company hired by James and Tracy was "Spice of Life Photography". The weather held up and I noticed that there were three photographers around every where you turned. I'm thinking, they appear to have all the angles covered. The day after the event I was on-line looking at some of the wedding pictures and the one above just jumped out and slapped me in the face and said... Tell me this classic car (and guys) are the bomb. It's a mid 70's corvette dawned in black all polished up and killer looking. I thought a little "pay it forward" was in order for these businesses who donated their time to make my nephew and brides wedding something extremely memorable. If you are in the Bridgetown and surrounding areas and looking for a venue for an event, give Temple on Queen a call. And if you are looking for photography services I would certainly recommend Spice of Life Photography
2017-08-28 - Take a look at the Model A assembly line in 1928
There’s no question: Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company invented the art of high-volume auto production. Here’s some of their wizardry at work in an original 1928 clip. Coverage by MACSMOTORCITYGARAGE.COM
2017-08-26 - Cymbria Lions Club Show and Shine (Rustico P.E.I.)
2017-07-29 - Cross-Canada vintage car tour rolls into Essex County
When Victor and Kristy Leger roll into St. John's, N.L. on August 30, they'll have crossed the continent not once, but twice in their Canadian-built 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck.
The couple from Allison, N.B. are part of an armada of roughly 100 vintage cars travelling from Victoria to St. John's this summer as part of the Canadian Coasters Car Club.
To get to the starting point, the Legers left home June 5, choosing to get to the west coast through the U.S. in order to avoid doing the same trip twice.
On Friday, the tour rolled into the field behind the Canadian Transportation Museum in Kingsville, where they will spend the night. While some stay in hotels, most opt to tow their accommodations with them.
2017-06-29 - Newfoundland proclaims July as Automotive Heritage Month
2017-06-26 - Sackville Kinsmen Car show Cancelled - Rain date to be determined.
As you all know, the weather was playing tricks on us on the weekend. There were some car shows that were cancelled. The Sackville Kinsmen show was one of them. They will be getting back to us with a new soon. If you had an event that was cancelled and didn't have a RAIN DATE specified for the event, please let us know if you plan to reschedule it or cancel it for this year. We will update your event and if cancelled, post a note here on our home page. Thanks.
2017-06-08 - Looking for 1975 Vette
2017-03-07 - Importing a vehicle from USA - Registrar of Imported Vehicles
The Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) was created to establish and maintain a system of registration, inspection and certification to Canadian standards of vehicles originally manufactured for distribution in the U.S. market that are being permanently imported into Canada.
This web site provides access to information regarding vehicle admissibility, the importation process and the RIV program.
Vehicles subject to the RIV Inspection include but are not limited to:
Trailers, Restricted-use Motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles and low-speed vehicles
“These cars were (and are) all about performance, speed and styling. When I decided to create a painting featuring the Challenger and Cuda, I knew they could not be standing still. I wanted to capture the thrill of competition between the street versions of the famous race cars, while paying tribute to their true origins. What a rush it would have been...
2017-01-01 - Green Goblin Customs Chad Hiltz on a new venture
Chad Hiltz of Green Goblins Customs is at it again. This time he is creating a hand made custom Bugatti which is certainly a challenge to replicate for any custom car builder.
Chad Hiltz has the creative ability to make something amazing out of what most
would call garbage. The many signs displayed over the buildings are what initially
catch the eye of most passer bys. They are pleasantly surprised when the come in
to find many amazing rides. In the buildings you will find whatever custom or
restoration Chad is working on at the time along with his completed beauties.
Chad titles all of his creations with a name that has meaning to him. His cars have displayed in several
magazines with many more to come in the near future.
Be sure to drop by their Rockabilly Weekend on Aug. 19-20th this year and check out his latest creations.
2016-09-02 - Obtaining a Certificate of Registration in NS
For those living in Nova Scotia there is an easy way to obtain a Certificate of registration (title) if the car still has the original vin. Only If it wasn't stolen and hasn't been registered for many years. First step is to take your copy of the VIN to access NS and have them title search it to see if it comes up with any results. If it doesn't then ask for a Verification of Vehicle Information form SPE45. Call police and have them fill it out (free for most part). Take form back to access NS and sign the affidavit then leave with title (cost me $28.10). Thanks to David Morgan who posted this on our Facebook page. I have actually had to do this with a trailer that had the VIN fall off. A little different procedure at Access NS but basically you still need to have a police officer involved in the process.
2016-08-31 - Michael Irvine's - Right On Spaulding
SPECIAL EDITION - "Right On Spaulding!"
Co-Signed by Mr. Norm with 'Grand Spaulding Dodge' Printed Remarque
Order your Special Edition Co-Signed Limited Edition Print or Artist Proof.
This is an exclusive invitation to one of only 800 Limited Edition Prints or one of only 20 Artist Proofs with Single Custom Remarque that are co-signed by Mr. Norm. Each co-signed piece also features a printed remarque of Mr. Norm's 'Grand Spaulding Dodge' logo.
With the historic Grand Spaulding Dodge dealership reflected in the side of the Plum Crazy Super Bee as it turns right on Spaulding Avenue, this painting pays special tribute to a true Mopar icon.
Special Edition Co-signed Limited Edition Print - $200
Special Edition Co-signed Artist Proof with Single Custom Remarque - $550
2016-08-09 - Looking for a 1965 Porsche
I have a gentleman looking for a Porsche. This can be a 911, 912, or 914. Anything air cooled. If you know of one, send us the contact name and info to email@example.com and we will forward it. Thanks.
2016-05-12 - Golden Age Auto Club Car Show cancelled
It is with sadness that the Golden Age Auto Club announces that it is cancelling its upcoming Show and Shine at the Colchester Legion Stadium in Truro, NS,for June 4 & 5, 2016.
2016-05-04 - Greg O'Flaherty 1948-2016
With the passing of Greg O’Flaherty on March 24th 2016, the car world lost a real hard-working and dedicated car guy. He was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was a founding member of the Cape Breton Antique and Custom Car Club in 1979.
A mechanic by trade, he was always ready with a helping hand when needed.
Over the years, Greg held every position in the club and at the time of his death was the events coordinator. He and his wife, Marie and son and daughter traveled to all shows firstly in their green 37 Chevy, then the 57 Chevy wagon and lastly their 48 Ford ½ ton truck.
At shows in PEI, NB, NS and beyond would find Greg volunteering in any way that he could be of help.
The members of CBACCC are certainly going to miss Greg and we are going to have big shoes to fill in his absence.
Condolences for Greg’s family can be sent to the club web site
2016-05-02 - MaritimeClassicCars.com would like to thank Gary Steeves Insurance
Each year one of the important task we have is provide a comprehensive list of the classic car shows and events that are going on in the Maritimes and Maine over the summer months and into the fall. Initially we took the time to browse the different car club listings in hopes that they had a list we could use for populating our listings. Over the years as we have grown including our Facebook page, many of the event organizers are now contacting us with their event information. However with hundreds of shows that are going on, it is still quite a task to gather them all up to post. Over recent years, Gary Steeves Insurance has done a great job immersing themselves in the classic car world and as part of that, have been doing a lot of the legwork on confirming these shows and have been generous enough to provide us with a copy of this list. We would like to give a big THANK YOU to Trent and the gang for helping us keep you informed!!
2016-03-20 - New web page added to the site
Over the past couple of years, there have been many groups / clubs which are creating their own Facebook pages. We have decided to create a list of these to make it easier for your to locate these Facebook pages. If you know of a classic car related Facebook that does not exist here, email us firstname.lastname@example.org with the group name and the Facebook URL and we will post them here. Click here to see the new web page.
2016-03-14 - Facebook page tops 3000 members
Well, usually during the winter months our website kind of goes into hibernation with all the car show completed for the year. However we know that during this time is when a lot of the restoration and new build projects get underway and our Parts page gets a little bit busier and we still get some classified ads posted as well.
One thing that has absolutely starting to go viral is the membership to our Facebook page. Just last week we had our 3000th member join up. It was only last August when we topped the 2000 mark. We are glad that we were able to create the forum to allow members to talk/post information for parts, events and any old classic car discussions. It is fun to browse through on a daily basis to see some posts of people taking cruises in ... January. Yes we had one day of 15 degrees with sun that just taunted those who store their baby in their own garages.
On another note, this year we added a Donate button on the website to help out with the overhead cost of running the website. We have been up and running for eight years and this is the first time that we have placed one on the website. All funds go towards to promoting the website and adding more functionality to the site as well. Congratulations go to Ted Barfett as being our first donor to the website. The first big show of the season coming up soon is the Castrol Radical Speed Sport Car Show in Moncton from April 15-17th. Time to get the juices flowing. Talk too you soon and thanks for any future donations.
2015-11-16 - Who have you bumped into at Costco lately - Ron MacLean!!
Out for a routine shopping run to Costco to pick up a few items. Run into a couple of friends who have five copies of Ron MacLean's new book. In chatting with them, told them that is was one of the items on my Christmas list. They say ... why don't you go over and get him to sign one for you. I look at them ... he's here is said? Yup sure enough he was there. So off to the lineup which was wrapped around a couple of aisles. Looking at the line I tell my wife, never mind. She says get in line, I will go shopping. That could have been dangerous. It took an hour an and a half but I am sure glad I did.
Finally my turn to step up and meet the man. Previous person was a cutie with a Montreal Canadians cap on. As she is leaving he says, "Go Canadians". As I walk up I say ... great, I am a Bruins fan. He replies "I'm sorry". At first I thought he was apologizing to me. Then as I thought about the reply and knowing Ron's wit, he was probably saying sorry that I was a Bruins fan.
As he appears on TV Ron is always a gentleman with a big smile to everyone he meets. We all love him as Coaches Corner hockey guru and his hockey knowledge not just at the NHL level but the minor leagues as well as junior and international players is impecable. Don Cherry is the "Coach", Gordie Howe is Mr. Hockey on the ice but in my opinion Ron MacLean is "Mr. Hockey" of the broadcast medium which we have all come to cherish and enjoy over the many years and years to come. Ron, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you in person.
2015-10-21 - BOOM An explosive one-man stage documentary.
BOOM... WOW. It was a relatively calm Hollows' Eve when we had the treat of taking in Rick Miller's theatrical production of BOOM. As we filed into the theatre we were greeted with the sounds of
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah in the background. Eventually the lights dimmed and Rick appeared on stage with a warm welcome and a brief description of what was to come.
BOOM is a solo performance by Rick that documents the music, culture and politics from the atomic 'boom' in 1945 through to the 'boom' of Apollo II landing on the moon in 1969.
Rick portrays the voices of over 100 influential musicians, activists and politicians that shaped our world over those 25 iconic and revolutionary years. Recollecting stories or where
I was at specific times, I found myself nodding my head thinking, "Yeah, I remember that". Click here to read the full review.
2015-10-20 - celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future
Trevor MacDonald,of Fall River, that has his Delorean that is all done
up like the time machine and will be at the Argyle Fine Art, 1559
Barrington Street on Oct. 21st (Wed) from early afternoon until about
3:30pm to help us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Back to the
2015-10-03 - Michael Irvine new release - Helluva Mirage
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most powerful production muscle car in history, and it's predecessor, the 1971 Challenger RT 440 Six Pack, captured in vivid watercolor.
Set on an open stretch of highway in the California desert, "Helluva Mirage" features two of Dodge's most iconic and powerful Challengers. Making the impossible imaginable, Michael creates the illusion of an incredible mirage.
If you are interested in getting a print, contact us at sales@MaritimeClassicCars.com or call Steve at 902-877-7733. It would make a great Christmas gift for the person who has everything.
2015-09-27 - New Classic Car Facebook page for Classic Car parts search
Just found this new Facebook page which should be a great place for classic car enthusiast looking for classic car and antique auto parts. Although we do have a Parts page on our website, this will help people connect and help each other out. Click on the picture to open up the website page.
2015-08-11 - Our Facebook page reaches 2000 members
Our Facebook page reached another milestone today when Brian Briggs became our 2000th member. We have grown in leaps and bounds over the past two years on Facebook. The first year we had 35 members, second year 78 members, this year the third year we totally went viral. It is great to have all of that have joined and continue to make MaritimeClassicCars.com the #1 classic car resource website in the Maritimes.
2015-06-28 - American Muscle giving away a 2015 MMD Mustang designed by Chip Foose
American Muscle is giving away a 2015 MMD Mustang designed by Chip Foose. Founded in early 2003, AmericanMuscle.com is well established as one of the best, most reliable online aftermarket retailers in the business. Catering to the needs of all late-model Mustang owners and enthusiasts, we sell the hottest products at the best prices you can find. Our staff offers top-notch customer service, both over the phone and in person at our 115,000+ sq. ft. warehouse located just 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, PA. To enter our contest, click on the picture to your right. Good luck
2015-06-17 - Need an idea for Fathers Day ... Check out Marc's Showroom Shine
Marc of Marc’s Showroom Shine has been earning a living offering his customers professional full time auto detailing since 2007. He has a passion for cleaning and detailing vehicles as far back as he can remember. He has personally and professionally restored well over 1000 vehicles to like showroom condition. These include cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, minivans, boats and motorcycles alike. As a result, your vehicle will be in excellent hands at Marc's Showroom Shine.
Call or Text Marc at 902-717-7177
2015-05-03 - Stolen 1986 Mustang
Please Help! My 1986 Ford Mustang GT Cobra was stolen late Wednesday night/Early Thursday morning from a storage facility in Enfield, NS Area -Milford Hants County, Nova Scotia.
I cannot begin to tell you how important this car is to me and my family. I am willing to pay a very very hefty reward to ANYONE who has ANY information. The car is extremely loud and noticeable due to condition. Also it has a heavily modified motor with aluminum cylinder heads.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime 902-209-2666 or 902-817-8145. All I want is the car back... Please Thank you for reading....Corey
2015-03-23 - Halifax Car Audio - A whole lot more than just audio!!!
Looking to spice up your classic car with some sound, new wheels, suspension lighting accessories or a whole lot more. Check out Halifax Car Audio in Halifax. We have learned that they don't just do audio, No, a whole lot more. Here is a list of the many services that they provide.
Car audio/Video - Navigation/multi-media, Rear vision cameras, overhead and headrest monitors, amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and accessories. Mobile solutions - alarm/starter systems, OEM upgrades, drive safely products. Marine audio/video. Performance - Engine, Rims and tires, suspension, drivetrain, brakes, exhaust, interior/exterior accessories, lighting and electronics, truck bed, cargo accessories, towing and recovery as well as chemicals and tools. Need some new parts for your ride? To check out all of their services, click on their logo above.
2015-02-16 - My Car Publications releases new magazine - Bone Stock
My Car Publications, publisher of Canadian Hot Rods Magazine, recently began publishing a new title called Bone Stock a magazine for classic auto and muscle car enthusiasts. To see a digital sample version of the magazine click on this link http://3dis.su/AFCZPWy.
Bone Stock is available in printed format for $7.95+tax and shipping by calling 1-888-753-2111 and ordering by credit card. (Shipping is $3.50+gst anywhere in Canada). Bone Stock will also be available at select Chapters/Indigo stores across Canada starting mid-January 2015.
Digital versions can also be purchased for $2.99 by going to www.canadianhotrods.com and clicking on the Bone Stock cover image to the bottom right of the home page.
If you are a muscle car fan or fan of classic cars from the 1930s to the 1970s, Bone Stock is for you and we feature cars from across Canada ever issue.
2014-12-09 - Consumer Alert: Insurance for classic car owners
A man was shocked when an insurance company refused to fix his 1969 Chevelle following a serious incident saying that the restoration cost exceeded the appraised value and wanted to write off the vehicle. The insurance company (following normal protocol for processing claims) used his last valid appraised value for the car. Since that date, the owner had invested approximately $15,000 into the car but did not get a new appraisal to reflect the actual value of the car after the modifications. Moral of the story is to ensure your vehicle has an up to date appraisal to ensure your receive the real value of the car. For some appraisal services, check our website advertisers. Click on the picture to view the news article. He did eventually get the coverage. He was insured by Hagarty which handles Gary Steeves business now.
Story credit by CTV News
2014-07-17 - Bringing a car from the USA - Some discussion from our Facebook page
Michael Sickboy Boutilier - John Sawyer chances are they do, most serious car collectors know this already. so lets hope this person does & that all the cars do have the EIN numbers too. And he could end up with more then just a fine he could actually end up doing jail time too, it's happened before to many a people out there!!!
John Sawyer - I've spoken to many people whom are completely unaware of the change back in May.
Pass it on. Without an EIN number (basically a TAX ID) from the seller the vehicle will be seized and first offense is $10,000.00 fine plus denied entry back into USA.
Michael Sickboy Boutilier - Damn that's a pretty steep fine to be getting alone with denied entry back into the USA as well ta boot. Dang!!! Thx for the detailed info John Sawyer truly appreciated a whole lot kool kat.
Trent Steeves - He's owned the cars for awhile but still goes through a broker where he's crossing the border all the time, he's just bringing them home after having some work done on them.
2014-07-15 - Moncton Nationals put on another fantastic show!!
We at MaritimeClassicCars.com decided to get up early (5:00 am) on Saturday morning and venture up to the Atlantic Nationals in Moncton. The forecast was for two days of sun and highs of in the 28 degrees range. With word of some paving going on through the Cobequid pass we decided to cruise the old route through Wentworth Valley. What a beautiful view, window down, cruising at 80 kph... yeah almost felt like I was standing still. The clean fresh air free of any other vehicle smell or noise... priceless. I checked my mileage after I got up to Moncton (including the Saturday night cruise or should I say crawl) and we actually pulled in 20 mpg with the 350 engine. I can tell you I didn't get that on the way back for sure.
Once again Bill and the gang put on an awesome weekend and did a great job getting the awards ceremonies moved along in great timing. This was our fourth year up and the first year we actually didn't win anything. But sitting in the shade on Sunday, browsing through some Canadian Hot Rod magazines and a cool drink in hand was definitely what this soul needed. Also got to meet a couple of people on my just had to meet list. Michael and Linda Irvine (incredible classic car artist) and Chad Hiltz and the lovely MJ from the Green Goblin shop. He had the Green Goblin vehicle there which was recently articled in a magazine.
Also got to spend some time with my Uncle and cousins who live in Dieppe. All and all one fantastic weekend in the memory bank. Hope you all had a great time if you were there.
2014-06-12 - Looking for blasting that is dustless!!
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2014-04-03 - Bad Ass Camaro... snowplow !!!
Now here is one bad ass Camaro. Looking to get the maximum ride time for your classic. Just slap a snow plow on the front of her and start takin care of business. Cool or what. Saw this posted on Facebook by Jim McArdle. Thanks for the shot Jim.
2014-01-14 - New kid on the block. 1977Alvis Striker. Don't mess with it!!
Well we still get classic cars/vehicles registering on our website through out the year. Every so often we see a very unique vehicle register. Well the latest one will make you do a double take. How many of you own a classic... tank. Yes I said tank. Our newest registrant Stephen Philpitt from East Chezzetcook is exactly that person. Here are some of the details of the tank.
A British Classic anti tank missile launcher from the cvrt family of vehicles built in Coventry. Fully tracked and powered by an Jaquar 4.2 l car engine the 8 ton vehicle can reach speeds well in excess of 50 mph. These vehicles are built with a light aluminium hull and small size to allow for air mobile operations . Fitted with turn signals, mirrors and excellent handling this striker is currently road registered in the UK.
As quoted by Lonnie James "If your a gear head this is a must watch. Really need more collectors like this guy. This is what car passion is all about. Locking them up in a private museum is like putting them in jail". Well said Lonnie. Quite a nice collection. Click on the graphic to launch the video.
Hi folks. We have been getting inquiries from people looking for places to store their vehicles. If you have space available (anywhere in the Maritimes), please send us your contact information, location,pricing and a description of the facility (secured, heated or not). We will post it on our Storage web page free of charge for you. If you would like to have your location advertised, we offer front page ad space for as little as $10 per month. You can contact me (Steve) at 902-877-7733.
2013-09-10 - Motor Vehicle Act Updates - Upcoming Election
As you are well aware, the car hobbyist community in Nova Scotia has been advocating for some changes to the Motor Vehicle Act to better handle the issues of antique, modified and owner-built vehicles. The wish of most of the people that I have talked to is to have a more consistent and realistic set of registration guidelines so that owners know what to expect when contemplating building such vehicles or registering one of them.
In recent contact with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, I have been advised that despite the submissions made by various people, there has been no progress in moving these changes forward. Essentially, nothing has changed in the last year.
With the provincial election call over the weekend, I think it is time that we talked to the candidates and made them aware of the concerns we have. So, if you think there is a concern, please mention it to the candidates when they come looking for your vote.
Once the new government is elected, we'll ratchet up our contact with various levels to bring these changes to a successful conclusion.
Nova Scotia Director NAACC
2013-05-16 - A By-law to regulate vehicle noise in the city fo Fredericton (By-Law S14)
There will be a Draft noise By-law S-14 which will be into the third and final reading, and voted for implementation on 10 June, 2013. It will affect the classic cars in the Fredericton area.
A Minimum $250.00 fine for first stop and the By-law has stated that the vehicle can be ordered off the road until it complies with the guidelines and the vehicle registration and plates can be seized.
2013-04-27 - Premier Darrell Dexter designates July 2013 Automotive Heritage Month in Nova Scotia.
The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada has designated July 2013 as "Automotive Heritage Month" in recognition of the contributions of the automobile hobbyist to the economic and cultural life of Canada. Darrell E. Dexter premier of Nova Scotia proclaims to recognize this in the Province of Nova Scotia.
2013-03-14 - HiDefRods Official Photographer at the Castrol Radical Speedsport Show
The folks that host the Castrol Radical Speedsport Show in Moncton, have name HiDefRods as their "Official Photographer" for the show. The show will be April 19-21, 2013, and promises to have lots of great vehicles from all walks of automotive life - bikes, cars, trucks, customs, competition - you name it, you'll find it there.
If you are planning to enter the 2013 show, or know someone entering, and are interested in discussing some photos, show boards or collages, please make sure to touch base with Rodger at the show. He will be offering a number of photography packages, including individual images and custom multi-image collages.
2013-03-05 - Newly renovated East Hants Sportsplex available for hosting Classic car shows
The East Hants Sportsplex has recently undergone an extensive renovation to modernize and expand our current property. Located in Lantz, NS our upgraded facility now includes the following:
2 Ice Surfaces (Capacity: Keith Miller Arena: 850)
Largest Field house in Atlantic Canada (Capacity: 1500)
Dry Arena Pad and seating May-August (Capacity: 1400+)
Large paved parking area
With these new venues, we are capable of hosting a wide range of business/sporting/entertainment events. The East Hants Sportsplex would like to invite you to form a partnership with us where we provide a world class location for you to host events.
We\'re certain that our new facilities paired with our central location and close proximity to the Halifax Airport/Accommodations make our venue the most uniquely appealing destination of its kind in the region.
Please contact Angela Green at 902-883-9906 ext. 222 to arrange a guided
tour of the Sportsplex, or should you require further information on our rates and availability.
For additional information on our facility go to our website www.easthantssportsplex.ca.
2013-02-14 - Registration of Antique Vehicles (NS)
Regulations - Motor Vehicle - Antique Vehicles Registration
This consolidation is unofficial and is for reference only.
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this electronic version, the Registry of Regulations assumes no responsibility for any discrepancies that may have resulted from reformatting.
regulations made under Section 10 of the
Motor Vehicle Act R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293
O.I.C. 73-433 (May 15, 1973), N.S. Reg. 36/73
1 There is a class of vehicle designated and known as an antique vehicle.
2 An antique vehicle is a motor vehicle which is at least thirty (30) years old or is
a recognized classic.
3 A vehicle may be registered as an antique vehicle where
(a) the vehicle has been tested for originality, running order and safety
and certified as such;
(b) the owner of the antique vehicle is a resident of Nova Scotia;
(c) the antique vehicle is in addition to any other class of motor vehicle
registered in the name of the owner and is not used as a family
vehicle or for business purposes;
(d) there is in force in respect of the vehicle a policy of automobile
insurance providing public liability and property damage insurance of
not less than the minimum limits prescribed by the Motor Vehicle
Act as proof of financial responsibility; and
(e) upon application for registration, the owner pays the recording and
annual registration fee.