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.
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.
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.
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.
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!