Classic Cars From Near and Far

Jamie Heap
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Heritage Models Hosts Sixth Annual Antique Car Show and Shine

Lu and Burt Fulmore of Economy, Nova Scotia stand in front of their 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Saturday at the Tidal Bore Park in River Hebert. Their classic car was one of over two dozen that were showed at the sixth annual Heritage Models' event in River Hebert.

RIVER HEBERT-Over two dozen classic cars found their way to the Tidal Bore Park on Saturday for a day of food,fun, music and reminiscing about days gone by.

“This is the second time we’ve been here,” stated Burt Fulmore of Economy. He and his wife Lu Fulmore were displaying their 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe.

“I have had this car about three years,” said Fulmore. “I have seven,” he added.

Five of his other antique automobiles, which are all General Motors, are from the 1930s. In addition to his 1952 Styleline, he also owns a 1957 Chev convertible.

“We go to a lot of shows on the Island (PEI) with the New Brunswick group,” said Fulmore, who, along with his wife, were at car shows in Halifax and Maitland last weekend with the Golden Age Club (Truro) “You get to meet a lot of people,” he added. “It’s a challenge, and a hobby, to maintain it (car) and show it around.”

Another couple who enjoyed themselves on Saturday was Claude and Jocelyne LeBlanc of Moncton, NB, owners of a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza. “We like little shows like this one because they are more personal,” stated Claude LeBlanc.

“Years ago, I had muscle cars, but they are too expensive to own now” said LeBlanc. “I had two Dodge Challengers that are worth $40,000-$45,000 each.”

As for the LeBlancs’ 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza, the trunk is in the front and the motor is in the back. “You get some funny looks at the grocery store when you open the front (to put groceries in),” said Jocelyne LeBlanc of the flat-floored car.

“My kids called me Monza growing up, so, when I saw that car, I said, ‘That’s my car,’” said Jocelyne LeBlanc of their 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza antique auto.

“This was the first year I saw another Monza at a show,” stated Jocelyne LeBlanc.

There was even a 1959 Chevy Apache truck that had a Nevada licence plate on it.

Closer to home, locally owned classic cars included a 1957 Chevrolet owned by Michael Gray; a 1970 Plymouth Duster, a 1961 Buggy and a 1962 Buggy (all three are owned by Robbie White) and a 1974 Chevy Nova owned by Mike McLellan.

In addition to the aforementioned, people travelled from Advocate, Amherst, Brookfield, Parrsboro, Springhill and Wentworth to show their shined up cars.

Live music was provided by the appropriately named Kar-Tunes, a local music quartet made up of Mike Blakeney, Mark Bourgeois, Al Cooper and Rodney Gray.

On September 7 and 8, Mike Blakeney, Al Cooper, Drew Moore and Barry White (Free Fall) will be playing at the 8th Annual Maritime Beatle Event in Halifax.




Organizations: General Motors, Golden Age Club, Truro

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Halifax, RIVER HEBERT Tidal Bore Park Maitland Moncton Nevada Parrsboro

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