excerpted from Roadsters Torque Talk newsletter Jan. '61
apparently Wally didn't get the memo about the plaque thing
neither did former club president Al Ducharme, it would seem
Yes, we're betting there is more to the story
as for Brian Buchan, aka Softy, we'll come up with something
a Winnipeg legend, to be certain
Softy, hisself, off the left rear quarter of his well known Olds Caballero
very upsetting, late breaking news has it that Brian Buchan has
passed on to that great Speed Shop in the sky.
We are certain there a great many vintage Olds parts for him to trip over.
Godspeed Brian, or if you wish, Softy, you will be greatly missed.
both already past inductees themselves, Softy and Liz Kitzul
attending a recent event to do with the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame
some mighty impressive company there
Griff Gill sits behind his more contemporary Canadian Pontiac version
flamed Chevy Aerosedan of Frank Fazio parked alongside
here beside Pete Mieres’ 36 coupe
fine lines by Griff's son
Wally Mislan's current 40 Chev sedan and some coffee buddies
a fine example of a '57 Chebby wagon
beautiful model A coupe with the prerequisite flatty
one of the better looking "ugly duckling" 38's we've ever seen
another view of the same fine '38 Ford sedan
this is what we mean by a'40 Ford makin'the show
our definition of the perfect '40 Ford coupe
cute as a button '50 Chebby coupe complete with skirts and visor
for sale, too
Bob Sterner's latest '49 Ford
another Canadian Meteor
gorgeous later model Meteor
freshly minted, as in Brookville re-pop bodied, flathead deuce roadster, anyone?
So, just how do you prefer your flatmotor?
with twin carbs?
how 'bout an injected Ardun as per Warren Schettler?
best we can do is this Schettler built to order blown item
gotta be something there that strikes your fancy
from the garage scene department
Andy Gatherum’s in process’36 Chevy coupe with tunnel rammed sbc.
pics apparently taken at the Roadmasters Car Club
your basic metalflaked Willys coupe
Winnipeg Roadsters Car Club's hydro equipped gasser
Al Ducharme's bucket T
the same from an local newspaper clipping
As it appeared when it graced the pages of
Rod & Custom magazine as the Winnipeg Wailer
no, the steering wheel is not broken
as it looked more recently being brought back to life
nicely done canted quads
one wonders if Richie was a fisherman ?
tasty flathead in '35 Ford
assymetrical tail lights, what a concept
where to start... the sunken aerials, the rolls & pleats, the audio system ?
one choice '59 Chevy HT
Timers car club display
infamous Hemi Scout up front
Bob Sterner's deuce sedan
an earlier rendition
Speaking of Bob Sterner, here he is on the left at the tender age of 17 with his '40 Ford pick up
Bob Burton (?) protecting the driver's side
thumbs up on the traditional round tube nerf bar
running boards may take some 'splainin' though
boy, those are old pics
Bob Sterner's 70's period deuce roadster
same car, different variation
no top, big headlights, red steelies
tasty, just the way we like 'em
Bob Sterner being well protected, snuggled in between 2 buddies
Orv Elgie would be proud
yes, we've seen this deuce roadster before
looks good everytime, too
speaking of tasty, the legendary Red Top Drive In
hurry back, now
credit where credit is due
how do you like your coupe?
good timing, they're still open
deuce coupe sits just right
legally parked and looking fine
apparently when you're in the sand you don't need bumpers
and... some folks never really leave the sandbox
fine '51 coupe has everything working for it
plate says it all again, one smokin' 47 Chebby
let the debate begin
we prefer the stock appearing rad over the fabricated
hey, Buddy, can ya spare a dime?
one word, stance
again, the plate should tell you all you need to know
the late Dale Gilson never met a car he couldn't / wouldn't chop
Also well known for putting louvers in things.
3 window coupe, 1932 vintage
very nice '55 sedan
no Buz in sight
Tod was a no show, as well
vette played quite well without them regardless
brother Wayne's gently used one owner '87 Buick Grand National
dunno what a late model with a hairdryer is doing with this group
Project X revisited
'57 wagon gets Wayne's attention when he's not polishing the Buick road sedan
coming along nicely
Question: were there ever any Corvettes in the family?
Answer: yeah, a couple.
mostly brother Wayne's
the 60 was his favorie,btw
taking in the scenery on the way home from America
if you don't like this colour on a '64, wait a moment
yes, there is a story here, but why ruin a beautiful day
black, white? It's a Corvette.
we're betting you didn't notice youngest brother in behind on mini bike
if you're gonna have a '67 vette, might as well have a red one with whitewalls
yes, it's pretty
and has a lot of technology
but with that suspension, try to drive it around the perimeter
younger brother Darrel also got into the act
here with award winning '72 454 along with a matching smallblock
got pics somewhere, but...
same car, new owner.
Art Schultz of Oakbank has one of the nicer lawn ornaments in town
visiting cottage country and Dave Malby with his immaculate Merc
Evelyn Yarn agrees, they don't come much cleaner and straighter than this
still needs wide whites though, Dave
Friend and former co-worker Doug Cox, after much searching, finally snagged his dream car, an all original, immaculate
1968 Chevrolet Impala 427" 4 speed 2 dr. HT in butternut yellow
looking for all the world like it just came off the showroom floor
When last we heard, Dougie still had and was enjoying his prized find.
Photos from Winnipeg Free Press article
Not to be out done, local enthusiast Mike Langrell's sanitary, all original '68 427 Caprice
Mike's better half, Marni, claims ownership of this fine '55 210 wagon
it doesn't go too far off the compound, used for the occasional yard chore around the homestead
Also in the stable is Mike's very clean '46 Ford pick me up
As if having a big block Caprice at his disposal isn't enough
Mike also likes to keep up with modern technology
To wit, one C6 Lingenfelter convertible
Michael is the guy behind the wheel with the grin on his face
And there you have it, one basic Lingenfelter powerplant
complete mit der kompressor
Mike is the most down to earth, hard working man you could ever hope to meet
I know first hand just how compassionate, caring and helpful he truly is
he asks for nothing in return
salt of the earth comes to mind here
upcoming St. Vital curling club car show photos courtesy of Bob Sterner
speaking of curling, if you'll indulge us, we recently lost a good one
Errol Klinck has left us.
Our regrets and condolences to family and close friends
for not being in the congregation to help send you off.
you will be missed
with that said, back to your regular programming
Cam Winders' 3 window coupe with a familar deuce sedan in behind
Chapman and Hoglund Fiat firmly planted on the ground
interesting street 5 window coupe
apparently owned by Blair Bristow and then sold to Ed Leskiw in the early 70’s
what's a car show without a '40 Ford ?
Jim Black's fine example fits the bill nicely
yes, he still has the car
Bob Sterner's deuce sedan notwithstanding, we would like info on the two 3 window coupes in back
also, the current owner is trying to find the history on the car shown below