On Saturday October 1, the Lions Gate Model A Club visited the Port Moody Station Museum on a visit to the Teamsters Freight Transportation Museum.
Seven vintage Model A Fords stopped in for the afternoon:
The cars had wonderful details:
Is it a pheasant? Or a pigeon? Brushed and polished, this bird added prestige to this 1930s Model A.
Even the headlines were beautifully designed:
The symmetry and swoop of the door handles:
Headlight and the horn below, an unforgetable “aawoooga!”
Adding personal aspects to the hood: the Ford insignia is made of wood:
The fender is so well-polished it reflects the terror in the eyes of any squirrel about to be roadkilled:
Creative use of roadkill, a blonde racoon is reincarnated as a side mirror tassel:
The wooden rack is made to fold down to carry a trunk. The door behind the spare wheel opens to provide more seating: the “rumble seat.” From the actual use of a steamer trunk as storage we have the name today: “trunk.”
The “Eager Beaver”:
The last car to arrive:
The Museum looked wonderful reflected off the cars:
The Venosta train car in the background pre-dates the Model A’s by about 10 years. It was built in 1921:
The Lions Gate Model A Club also wrote about their visit (their page takes a long time to load), though they accidentally referred to us as the Canadian Pacific Railway Museum!
By Caelan Griffiths and Oana Capota