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GM Motorama show in Vancouver for 1958 and 1959


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stumbled upon these super nice pics:

 

 

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Wow! Amazing photos! Wherever did you find them?!

Thanks for sharing!

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X2. Those pictures are great, and of some Canadian GM products. Even a '58 Pathfinder sedan delivery!

Those old Frigidaire stoves & fridges look like what was in my old grade school back in the 60's (they were Frigidaire).



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MC wrote:

Wow! Amazing photos! Wherever did you find them?!

Thanks for sharing!


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Love the baby carriage in the one pic ... it's how I rolled when I was a little pecker. 



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Those baby carriages with the spring suspension were great for towing behind a bike and over a ramp!

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Canadian Poncho wrote:

Those baby carriages with the spring suspension were great for towing behind a bike and over a ramp!


I used to run those carriages (and a modified Lawnboy mower deck ... the type without the diagonal front wheels) down the dirt hills at a neighbouring construction site when I was a kid ... who needs steering or brakes, right?



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They were a great source of wheels for building wooden "go carts".  We had steering (usually a rope tied to the front "axle" 2X4) but brakes were not required when all you had to do was jump off before you hit something... biggrin



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Some sweet wonderful images of GM's glorious past. Thanks for sharing.



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Stunning rides for sure

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Noticed 2 things
1) cars aren't roped off
2) everyone is dressed up

oh, and what a selection of cars.

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Imagine going back in time and wandering through it all!



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Am I the only one who is wondering why they had American model Pontiacs on display at a Canadian show?

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Am I the only one who is wondering why they had American model Pontiacs on display at a Canadian show?


 

 

Actually, they were available in Canada too. Advertisements even boasted that six series were available (CDN Parisienne, Laurentian and Strato Chief and US Bonneville, Star Chief and Catalina).

 

 

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norontcan wrote:

Noticed 2 things
1) cars aren't roped off
2) everyone is dressed up

oh, and what a selection of cars.


 Very different times and as far as i am concerned........... far better times.



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Am I the only one who is wondering why they had American model Pontiacs on display at a Canadian show?


 Back then living in Canada, you had to be a doctor or lawyer to afford an American Pontiac. 



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Hey, I just noticed that 58 Bonneville has BUCKET SEATS! Never seen that in a canadian car.



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Cheviac wrote:

Hey, I just noticed that 58 Bonneville has BUCKET SEATS! Never seen that in a canadian car.


 That is because its not a Canadian car! wink



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Cool old pics...whats along the back wall? Seem to big to be jukeboxes?

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Back then probably cigarette machines. Cool old photos by the way.

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Yes,makes sense...I remember the cig vending machine.

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Cheviac wrote:

Hey, I just noticed that 58 Bonneville has BUCKET SEATS! Never seen that in a canadian car.


 If I recall, those 58 Bonneville's had bucket seats front & rear.



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A true 2+2. Lol

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Boy that White 59 Pontiac in the first pic sure looks like the before photo of the reason Bunkie Knudsen came up with the Wide-Track idea! It looks like they put a big fat Pontiac body on a VW beetle chassis!

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I'm pretty sure I scored a drinking glass from one of those shows a number of years ago at a second hand shop!

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1959 was a year that GM really got it right with every car in the GM lineup. Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac. Winners, all five of them.



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