This is Part 1 from the book “I Chose The 1938 Plymouth – My Life In Cars – Book 1: Trips & Rides”. If you like it I hope you consider ordering it from the Canadian Stories website.
And here is an excerpt from Book 2 in the Trips & Rides series.
Rosenburg School at Arborg
Felsendorf School at Gimli
with the 1926 Ford Model T
1. Don’t Go Too Fast
2. Left a Mark
Every time a new car leaves the factory, it becomes unique and unlike any other car in the world. Each new owner takes it where he or she wants to go, often picking up scratches and dings along the way. The second owner does the same, and the third, and the fourth, and so on until the car often reaches its final resting place in a scrap yard. Each owner gives the car a unique experience, adding another chapter to its ‘auto-biography’.
From Bill Sherk in “60 years Behind the Wheel The Cars We Drove in Canada 1900-1960”, Dundurn Press, 2003.
I will build a motor car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces.
Henry Ford, 1907