We’re back to the Antique Truck Show today here at The Hollow, and we’ve got a few real gems to share with everyone!  Thanks for coming back, folks, if you are just finding this photoblog post for the first time here, this post is a continuation of a new series we’re running, called “Toad Trucks“.  These images were taken recently at a local Antique Truck Show, in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Massey-Harris Antique Tractor - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

Massey-Harris Antique Tractor - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

I love tractors.  A lot.  When Mrs. Toad and I decided to move out to the country where we could get ourselves a small patch of land, one of the things I was most excited about was finally getting my own tractor.  Sure, it’s one of those ride-em lawn tractor jobbies, but to me it’s my prized tractor.  I’m always tempted to cruise up and down our road on it in the summer, but am told this wouldn’t be the greatest idea.  I don’t know why.

Regardless, when we were at the show I saw this tractor and totally fell in love with it.  There’s so much rusty goodness and a ton of textures to take in with this baby.  The only thing that would have been better than finding this gorgeous ol’ beauty would be to have the chance to drive it around.

International KB-8 - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

International KB-8 - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

This old International flatbed truck was a real delight.  The swooping curves that make the fenders and the hood are just gorgeous, as is the two-tone color paint job.  This truck looks like it’s no garage queen, but yet still for its age it’s in absolutely wonderful condition.

Dodge Doman's Transport - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

Dodge Doman's Transport - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

Doman’s I believe is a local lumber and hardware supplier.  I don’t know if you have them where you live or not.  This truck was one of my highlights for the day…  the beautiful green color on the truck is most definitely in show condition, as was the entire truck itself.  I just love how the company has kept this truck in pristine condition, as an homage to where they came from.  They even included the subtle detail of loading the flat-deck up with a load of lumber to show that this baby has plenty of life left in her!  Notice the phone number…  that’s right… it’s 3 numbers.  Today in BC where we live, all our phone numbers are now 10 digits.

Mack A-40 - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

Mack A-40 - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

Another glorious flat-deck to enjoy!  This antique Mack A-40 is a just stunning example of a fully restored and pristine work horse.  Again, we have the wonderful curves on the fenders and the hood to take in an enjoy, and the two-tone paint treatment here really highlights the gorgeous lines.

It was really amazing to wander around the grounds here and take in all the old vehicles that have been so lovingly restored and maintained.  We’ve got a ton more images from this show, so if you’re enjoying the series, please do stay tuned!  And as always, we really love to hear from all our visitors so please feel free to leave us any comments you may have.  Thanks for your visit today!




  1. avatar Chris Wray says:

    Very cool! These trucks look like they’re in mint condition. Great photo series, Toad!

  2. avatar Erin Duke says:

    Awesome, as always! Us women dig guys with tractors. I think there’s a song about it. 🙂

  3. avatar Kristi Hines says:

    That first tractor takes me back to living in the South. Those jokes about “you might be a redneck if” that included more broken down automobiles in your yard (including farming equipment) is kind of a reality in some places. 🙂

    • I love, love, love Jeff Foxworthy! Dang, as a matter of fact, I think I might just be a Canadian redneck with my love of old muscle cars, tractors and barrels of whiskey! Not necessarily in that order, either! Thanks so much for your wonderful comments today, my friend!

  4. avatar Jim Nix says:

    very cool Toad, great shots as usual!!

  5. avatar Bob Lussier says:

    Cool vintage trucks! Kristi, I agree … there are plenty of Northern Rednecks too! Locally there is a property with a tree growing out of the rusted hulk of an abandoned tractor.

    • It’s always a huge honor when you pop by The Hollow here, Bob, thanks a ton my friend! Any chance you could “Bob-if-y” that tractor you speak of? That would turn out just awesome. Regardless, my friend, thanks a ton for your kind visit & comments today good sir!

  6. Very cool vintage trucks…aren’t they fun to photograph? So much character! Great post…I love your new processing Toad!

  7. avatar Mike says:

    It is so difficult to find something about a car or truck that hasn’t been thought of or hasn’t been shot. I love how you presented these Toad. Great series and great shots for it!

  8. avatar Heather says:

    That is one cool tractor!

    • You have no idea how hard it was to restrain myself… LOL I love these ol’ tractors, and yep, this one is a total gem Heather! Thank you so much for your kind visit here, my friend!

  9. avatar ChrisdMRF says:

    I used to drive a tractor similar to #1, love this series

  10. avatar A.Barlow says:

    Nice shots of some old school trucks. It’s cool to see what the working man has used through the years. Cool set Toad.