Oatman’s Classic Car Show in Shelburne 2014
What treasures to behold!
While Oatman’s Classic Car Show was a resounding success, with all the
variety, from Rat Rods, Chevy’s, even an ornate Hearse, one vehicle stood out amongst the numbers and gave new meaning to Classic as a historical restoration took viewers back in time.
This particular American beauty belongs to a man who adores his automobile, the history behind it and has gone to great lengths to be certain every aspect is authentic right down to the licence plate. So meticulous to detail, this working vehicle is exactly what one would see on the street in America in 1919!
Dave Wells of Hamilton, Ontario could proudly boast having displayed the oldest, most authentic vehicle in attendance at Oatman’s Classic Car Show held in Shelburne on June 14th.
This 1919 Ford Model T Runabout is a sight to behold. A labour of love for two years, Wells personally pursed every part to this car ensuring the rebuilt engine, the paint, the axel and re-wiring were authentic to the make, model and brand. Even though there is a Canadian version of this car, Wells insists, every aspect is American.
A step back in time, the inside of the vehicle is exactly what it is should be and with a quick peek under the hood, one can only marvel at the simplicity and genius of this particular invention.
What a treat!
Written by Alex Sher