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Canada birthday celebrates 150 years history through its cars

June 14, 2017 11:01 pmViews: 171

Canada birthday events held across the country.

Canada birthday celebration by autoShow cars from 1867.150 years

1867 Seth Tayor Steam Buggy celebrates 150th Canada Birthday.

The 150 Canada birthday and auto manufacturing are both as old as the country itself.

The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow celebration of the country’s history was showing it the way it knows – through its cars made in Canada. Its title at the event, The Canadian Story, was like watching history in the making.

It was a pleasure to see Canada’s cars with their historical landmarks that covered 150 years. The Canadian Story cars were on display in the 2017 Art & the Automobile section.

You could see the combination of cars designed and built in Canada that went back to its federation. As well as rare cars owned by Canadian collectors.

Canadian-made vehicles Celebrating 150th Canada birthday.

  • The 1910 Mcay at 150 Canada birthday autoShow celebration.
    1910 McKay.

1867 Seth Taylor Steam Buggy.
The Buggy is Canada’s first car and it hit the road the same year as the Confederation. The design is by Henry Seth Taylor who also built the buggy. Taylor was a watchmaker, jeweler and businessman in Stanstead, Que. He never went into the car-making business, but his invention has a permanent home at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum.

1910 McKay.
The McKay car was the only one to be commercially produced in Nova Scotia. This was before the arrival of the Volvo in 1963. Brothers Jack and Dan McKay built an estimated 125 vehicles between 1908 and 1914. And one of the only two surviving vehicles was on display at the show. The 1910 McKay is owner is the Canadian Automotive Museum.

Cars from 1867 to 1965 were part of the Canada birthday 150 history.

1914 Russell.
This 1914 Russell 14‐28 car is an example of one of the most distinctly Canadian vehicles ever built. Both the car and its engine were designed and built in Canada. Something quite rare in the history of automobile manufacturing in Canada. The luxury vehicle design details and finish are of the finest materials.

Owner of the Russell car was Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, the daughter of Thomas Russell. He was the first president of the Russell Motor Car Company.

1927 McLaughlin-Buick.
This is one of two original hand built McLaughlin-Buicks by General Motors in Oshawa, ON. The cars were was built for the British Royal Family to use during their 1927 five-week tour of Canada. The royals, Prince of Wales and Prince George, visit was to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Confederation. The seven-passenger open touring car owner is collector Tony Lang.

1956 Monarch Richelieu.
Owned by collector Andy Schmidt, this 1956 Monarch Richelieu is a convertible. It is painted Lauderdale Blue and Continental White with all numbers matching. About 11 of the 163 Monarchs built in Oakville, ON are known to exist today.

Cars made in Canada are from Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the Canada Birthday celebration.

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe like one in James Bond Goldfinger Canadian owner at Canada Birthday AutoShow section.

1965 Aston Martin Coupe as seen in James Bond film.

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Superleggera.
If you saw the James Bond Goldfinger film, then you saw the 1965 Aston Martin DB5. It was one of its stars, and it is one of the most famous cars in the world. But due to only 886 built, the DB5 Coupe is a very rare car. Dare to Dream Classic Cars in Toronto own the car.

If you are planning a February wedding in Toronto, the AutoShow is one of the events that your out of town guests may want to attend. For more information please visit

W&H | Canada birthday 150 years history through its cars at AutoShow.


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