Sunday, August 19th was a perfect day for the annual McAlpine Ford BBQ at the Aurora Legion.
The McAlpine Team from top left, down, ending top right are:
Anthony Chapman, Doug Ellis, Reg McGory, Randy Winstone, Mike Panza and Tony Pellicci.
The team is standing/sitting by a 1976 Lincoln Continental owned by Doug Ellis.
It has a 460 cu. inch VI engine delivering 365 hp. The cars weight is 5,650 lbs. and has a 42 gal. gas tank. On that note, it cost Doug over $160 in gas to travel one way from Cookstown, Ontario to Dearborne, Michigan.
This luxury car came complete with an 8 track stereo tape player, remember that piece of “high tech” sound.
This Lincoln Continental was known as the Diamond Jubilee edition and came with pecial upholstery and wood trim. Doug’s Lincoln was the 4th off the assembly line and cost $20,000.