classic car

A Buick And A Half

 

Here are one and a half late 20's Buicks, resting temporarily before they become yard art.

Automobiles revolutionized personal transportation in the 1920s. Throughout the 20s cars became more accessible and affordable, dawning the 'oil age' in Canada.

In the late teens the Calgary Auto Club assisted in the formation of 25 automobile clubs in Southern Alberta.  Edmonton, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat also assisted in forming auto clubs in communities near the urban centres.  The clubs worked toward the further development of highways and good roads throughout the province. By 1929 a total of 833 miles of highway had been graveled.

The popularity of the automobiles gave rise to a thriving do it yourself car repair industry. Canadian Tire being one of the more notable companies, started in Toronto in 1922 and has grown to become one of Canada's largest retailers.