Welcome back to The Hollow, my friends! Today’s post is a wrap-up to a running series we’ve been doing here called “Toad Trucks“. This series showcases photographs we captured at the recent Antique Truck Show in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Today’s post features a 1931 Ford Model A truck that is lovingly restored and owned by our local BC Forestry Museum. This is a wonderful facility put together and run by folks who love and cherish our logging heritage and the history that surrounds it. Logging is definitely a major part of the background of our island, and was largely responsible for creating our economy.
There’s something about the first generation vehicles that were designed by Ford, Chevrolet and Chrysler that we just love. The lines are wonderful and provide the enthusiast quite the amount of wonderful detail to enjoy. This truck with its two-tone green and black paint really jumped out at us as we took in the Antique Truck Show.
Every little detail in the design was intended to either be functional and practical, or pleasing to the eye. The curves of the truck cab really produce a striking scene, and this truck in particular is immaculately restored.
I love, love, love the curving and graceful lines of the fenders as they so delicately dress up the wheel wells here. The back lift-gate of the truck is also an item that I really enjoy; the lines and the details, all fully functional, also really add a nostalgic feeling to the truck. Great colors that really pop further grab our attention.
I am not really sure what this is in the back of the truck, but it REALLY caught my eye and produced what is probably my personal favorite image in today’s post. Color matched to go rather nicely with the truck overall, the condition of this item is awesome considering it’s age. And yet, there are still textures and details to take in with just the right amount of weathering to create interest. I’d love to know what this item is, if anyone knows.
Well, my friends, that’s a wrap for this series we’re sad to say. Thanks for joining us as we took a look at all these wonderful old, antique trucks! It was a real treat to visit the show and we truly enjoyed bringing this series to you all. As always, we love to hear from all our visitors so please feel free to leave us any comments you may have! Have a great weekend, everyone, we’ll be back on Monday with something new.