Category Archives: Local Finds

Interesting cars I come across and photograph.

Spotted: Nice looking Toyota Land Cruiser

A visit to the local Costco resulted in seeing this gem. A quite nice looking 1970s Toyota Land Cruiser in a very period orange sort of colour.

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The (once) World’s Biggest Truck – 1973 Terex Titan 33-19 dump truck

This Titan 33-19 was once the world’s biggest dump truck. A title it held from 1973 to 1988. This was the prototype of a proposed production run but is the only one ever produced. This was built in Canada by … Continue reading

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Squashed roof International Scout

I came across International Scout in a local storage yard. It looks someone was using it as intended but it ended up on the roof. Looks pretty squashed. I wouldn’t want to be inside when it happened.

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A couple of old Ford trucks spottings

I spotted this old Ford pickup truck outside a repair shop in an industrial area perhaps waiting its turn to be restored. This one is a F-68 which was the Canadian naming system for a while. The 68 stands for … Continue reading

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Dodge Dart Survivor

I came across this fantastic Dodge Dart survivor the other day. With no other modern cars in frame the rear shot looks almost period.

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Well travelled Volkswagen van

We recently had a weekend away in Banff, Alberta. Our drive was a handful of hours but nothing compared to the folks in this classic VW van. With Colorado plates it would have had a drive of at least a … Continue reading

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International R-series trucks

I recently came across two classic International R-series trucks. A matched set of an excavator and dump truck.

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Telsa Roadster

I’m amazed there is an electric powered Telsa Roadster here in town.

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Interesting micro three wheeler at local swap meet

As usual I attended the Lethbridge Early Bird Swap Meet and was struck by this interesting three wheeler micro truck. It did not have any markings or badges so the identity is a bit of mystery. Doesn’t quite look like … Continue reading

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Rarely seen Canadian Optima found in the junkyard

I needed to get a part for my Micra yesterday and found myself making a trip to the local scrapyard. There is always something interesting there and it didn’t disappoint this time. I came across an Optima GSi which is … Continue reading

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