Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Quick Description: This "Canadian Automotive Museum" tells the story of the 'Canadian Automotive Industry' through its many displays and original artifacts. It is located in the 'Canadian General Motors' town of 'Oshawa' since 1961 and features cars from 1898 to 1930s.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/13/2006 3:20:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMCGK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
Views: 210

Long Description:

Mission Statement

1. To tell the Canadian story of the automotive industry, its origin, its development and its plans for the future.
2. To present, under ideal conditions, valuable automobile exhibits before they are lost to posterity.
3. To illustrate the important part the automotive industry has played in the economic and social development of Canada.
4. To show, with motor car and associated motor parts, the development of engineering skills and design craftsmanship in building automobiles from 1770 to present time.
5. To provide an educational service to schools and colleges throughout Canada by maintaining an accurate source of reference material on the history of the automotive industry.
- In 1961, a group of Oshawa businessmen wisely decided to create the Canadian Automotive Museum.
The venture was initiated mainly to preserve the automotive history of Canada and to present this history in an educational and entertaining manner.
The Canadian Automotive Museum has grown in the size of the collection and in the scope of the artifacts displayed. Motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, pianos, washing machines, etc., make up the collection today.
Of course, the automobile is the backbone of the collection. Currently, approximately 65 vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981 are on display.
Through marquees such as Brooks Steam, Redpath, Tudhope, McKay, Galt Gas-Electric, Gray-Dort, Brockville Atlas, C.C.M., as well as many more Canadian-made vehicles, we show the impact the Canadian auto industry has had throughout the years.
There are, of course, vehicles from many other countries such as Rolls Royce, Morris, Amphicar, Ahrens-Fox, Reo, etc. Many, if not all of these, while not made in Canada, have certainly contributed to the development of the auto in Canada.
A recent addition to the collection consists of ten vehicles and the entire library from the now extinct Craven Foundation in Toronto.
In showing a continuing interest in antique autos, Rothmans of Pall Mall donated four of these vehicles and the library to the Canadian Automotive Museum when they found it necessary to close the Craven Foundation.
...The 25,000 sq. ft. building in Oshawa was originally a 1920's car dealership and is maintained to display that period of architecture right down to the original elevator used to move cars to the second floor.
Bicycles, tools, musical instruments, radios, televisions, graphics, photos, etc., relating to the periods of the cars are used throughout the building.

Cars on Display

  • 1898 Fischer Electric
  • 1902 Orient
  • 1903 Redpath Messenger
  • 1905 McLaughlin Carriage
  • 1908 De Dion Bouton Roadster
  • 1908 Tudhope-McIntyre
  • 1909 Hupmobile
  • 1909 Model T -- Canadian Built
  • 1910 McKay Roadster
  • 1911 International Harvester High-Wheeler
  • 1911 Carter Car Touring
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (originally Lady Eaton's car)
  • 1912 McLaughlin 5 Passenger Touring
  • 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
  • 1914 McLaughlin Truck
  • 1914 Galt Gas-Electric
  • 1915 Ford T Touring
  • 1915 Chevrolet 490 Touring
  • 1918 Chevrolet 490 Snowmobile
  • 1918 Packard Twin Six 3-25
  • 1921 Kissel Gold Bug 6-45 Speedster
  • 1922 McLaughlin-Buick
  • 1923 Rauch & Lang Electric
  • 1923 Vauxhall OE 30-98 (Prince Henry)
  • 1924 Gray-Dort Touring
  • 1924 Chevrolet Touring
  • 1925 Brooks Steamer
  • 1925 Ford TT Tanker Truck
  • 1926 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Dual Cowl
  • 1926 Chevrolet Sedan
  • 1926 Willys Whippet Coupe
  • 1926 Ahrens Fox Pumper (fire truck)
  • 1926 Bentley 3 litre Speed Model
  • 1926 Chevrolet Depot Hack
  • 1926 Morris Oxford Roadster
  • 1928 Durant Sedan
  • 1928 Hispano Suiza 7 Passenger Limousine
  • 1928 Hudson Sedan
  • 1929 Ford Model A Cabriolet
  • 1929 Chevrolet Roadster (with wire wheels)
  • 1929 Oakland Sedan
  • 1930 Marquette Sedan
  • 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
  • 1930 Henderson 4 Cyl
  • 1931 Alfa Romeo Gran Sport -- Zagato Body
  • 1931 McLaughlin-Buick Model 67
  • 1931 Francis Barnett
  • 1931 Gardner Phaeton
  • 1932 Francis Barnett
  • 1932 Frontenac 6-85 Roadster
  • 1934 McLaughlin-Buick Sport Coupe
  • 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 Convertible Sedan
  • 1936 Talbot Model 110
  • 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III
  • 1937 Reo Speed Delivery Pickup
  • 1939 Rolls Royce Wraith
  • 1949 Allard Roadster
  • 1949 Mercury Meteor
  • 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic
  • 1950 Dodge
  • 1952 Vauxhall Custom Woody Wagon
  • 1952 Velocette 2 Cyl Water Cooled
  • 1958 BMW Isetta
  • 1960 Austin Princess Limousine
  • 1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V Limousine
  • 1962 Hillman Sedan
  • 1962 Lotus Formula Junior
  • 1963 Panther with Garrard Side Car
  • 1966 Buick Wildcat
  • 1966 Corvair
  • 1969 Daimler Limousine
  • 1971 Manic
  • 1974 Podomotor
  • 1981 Plymouth K Car #37 Pilot Car
    The Museum and Gift Shop are open:
    Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
    Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    364 day a year, closed only on Christmas Day.

    Special rates and hours can be arranged for group tours - call for details!

  • Primary Vehicle Category: Cars

    Hours of Operation:
    0900-1700 Hrs Mon-Friday 1000-1800 Hrs Sat&Sun.

    Cost of Admission: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

    Physical address of Museum:
    99 Simcoe St
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada
    L1H 4G7

    Museum Website: [Web Link]

    Visit Instructions:
    To log your visit, please include a picture of your favorite vehicle in the museum. If you choose not to enter the museum, post a new picture of the sign or exterior, something so that we know you have been there.
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