Golden Age Car Show Truro 2013

Porche Spyder
 On June 1st I took my annual trip to the local antique car show in Truro, Nova Scotia and saw some interesting examples of cars of days past.

One of the best is the Porche Spyder pictured in the first 2 photos. Anyone with any memory of James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause & Giant) would know that he was an accomplished race driver but that he had died tragically in Porche Spyder in 1955. The car is a real beauty with classic curves emulated by Porches to this day.
rear of Spyder

Triumph TR6 interior
 Another true classic is the Triumph TR6. This I believe is a 71. With straight 6 and Stomberg carbs it defined the sports car of the 60s; fast and agile (for its time) it cemented Britain reputation as a nation of sports car builders. It had an independent rear suspension, a long top gear for touring, full instrumentation. relatively long wheelbase for its size, bucket seats, disk brakes up front and an optional hardtop if so desired.  I would have preferred British Racing Green as a colour. However Britain lost its way with the TR7.
front view TR6
 Next is the height of chrome, a Mercury. American was discovering its love for chrome and many interesting designs came out of the manufactures of that era. In this example you can see the intricate detail and the workmanship of the grill.
40s Mercury
 Smartcar move aside. BMW was way ahead of you.This Isetta from either the late fifties or the early sixties looks really cute. I would hate to be in an accident with it however. I would imagine that even the gentalist of collisions would be a nasty one for the driver.
BMW Isetta

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