A Twist In Time

Posted: 26th August 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, Toad Trucks
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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.

1931 Ford Model A - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

1931 Ford Model A - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

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.

1931 Ford Model A - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

1931 Ford Model A - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

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.

1931 Ford Model A - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

1931 Ford Model A - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

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.

1931 Ford Model A - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

1931 Ford Model A - Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada

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.



  1. avatar Len Saltiel says:

    Great images Toad. There is something about the green color that just jumps out of the images. Extremely well done as usual.

  2. Is that “Toad” green on that car? :) Excellent processing.

    • Bwaaaahahahahah!! That’s FUNNY Chris, thanks for sharing that! Gosh, I was laughing so hard just there… thank you for your wonderful comments and the visit today, my good friend, it truly means so much to us!

  3. avatar relic38 says:

    Great images here. The thing (Wajax) in the back of the truck is a portable water pump, gas powered. These are collector items and people buy them to restore them. I’m guessing the red (super twin) in the background is a larger gas powered water pump.

    • OH, well, there you go! I had no idea! Thanks for sharing that info with the group here today, we really appreciate it! As we appreciate your visit and taking the time to leave us these fabulous comments! Thank you, my friend, we certainly hope you have the best weekend ever!

  4. You know I have to be honest I’ve never really been into cars (maybe its just a girl thing) but the way you photograph them….perfect. Great images once again.

  5. These antique trucks are always begging to be photographed. Nice job with the compositions and processing.

  6. Fantastic images and beautifully processed!

  7. avatar Fred Norris says:

    Bravo Toad!Loved this series,thanks for sharing this incredible collection of images.Old Henry really produced some magic back in the day with these model A trucks.

  8. avatar jhoweaa says:

    Some great shots of a really cool old truck.

  9. avatar Jim Nix says:

    yep, love those greens and that last image really pops Toad! well done sir!

  10. I am loving this series – very well done!

  11. avatar Jim Denham says:

    Great series and wonderful finale! Love the curves to this truck and you’ve showed them off quite well!

  12. Fabulous series, yet again, Toad! I especially love the angle on the second photo! :)

  13. avatar A.Barlow says:

    Nice title :) Good job on the processing I like it. One of these days I’ll get out and try my hand at some cars :)

  14. avatar Tom Barnett says:

    Good series, Toad. Love the writing just as much as I do the photos. Well done, my friend.

  15. avatar ChrisdMRF says:

    Loving this series Scott. I particularly love the shine on these green trucks and the obvious care and effort that has gone into keeping them this way

  16. avatar mndustylens says:

    Love that Ford, excellent photos!

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