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Hot Wheels: A Gallery of Great Canadian Car Photography

We asked you to share your best Canadian car photography, and you rose to the challenge! Here are our favourite reader-submitted pictures of cars—from old to new, classic to clunker.

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Line of old carsPhoto: Mike Lane

Little Deuce Coupes

Mike Lane of Saanichton, British Columbia, beautifully captured what looks to be a meeting of colourful deuce coupes in Victoria. Thanks for sharing, Mike!

Be sure to check out Northwest Deuce Days—the best Canadian car show you’ve never heard of.

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Old red truck Photo: Ingrid Rehn

On the Road

Ingrid Rehn of Sherwood Park, Alberta, writes: “When on holiday, we took a side trip to a small town. Stopping on the side of the road I saw this truck/car coming in the distance. I positioned myself so I could take a good shot of this model car, which was just perfect and makes for a wonderful photo.” It sure does, Ingrid!

Don’t miss this roundup of the greatest Canadian road trips.

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1930 Ford Pick-Up Truck with trailerPhoto: Bert Hoferichter

Motor City

Bert Hoferichter of Alliston, Ontario, certainly nailed our photography challenge. When you imagine the beauty and simplicity of the vehicles of old, this 1930 Ford pick-up truck will be one of the first to come to mind.

Don’t miss this impressive 1931 Model A Ford restoration!

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Reflections on Camaro doorPhoto: Wendy Erlendson

Camaro on Camera

Wendy Erlendson of Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba, sent in this gorgeous shot that showcases not only the beauty of the Camaro, but also the hard work and diligence of its owner. Just check out that flawless finish! Here are 15 DIY car cleaning tricks to make any car look like it just rolled off the showroom floor.

Check out this race car enthusiast’s one-of-a-kind Camaro!

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Car with two frontsPhoto: Roger Lafontaine

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Roger Lafontaine of Cornwall, Ontario, writes: “Students at the St. Lawrence College built a car that can go in either direction. Sponsored by a local garage owner, this car is turning heads in Cornwall. With two steering wheels inside, you don’t know if coming or going!” Check out 15 of the craziest cars ever built.

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Corvette on green lawnPhoto: Maryse Tremblay

Little Red Corvette

Maryse Tremblay of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, captures why the Corvette has such timeless appeal. Here are more classic cars that are still being made today.

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Old cars on Canadian ShieldPhoto: Norma Van Alstine

Rusted Relics

Our photography challenge wasn’t limited to new and restored cars—even clunkers need love! Norma Van Alstine of Port Sydney, Ontario, snapped this great shot of these rusted wrecks. Got something similar at the back of your garage? Here are seven ways to get rid of a clunker.

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Ford MercuryPhoto: Melissa Kauffman


Mercury trucks were quite common following World War II, and as this photo by Melissa Kauffman of North York, Ontario, shows, are still quite stylish after all these years. Don’t miss these helpful hints for storing a classic car over winter.

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Old yellow taxi cabPhoto: Norma Keith

Big Yellow Taxi

Norma Keith of Baltimore, Ontario, snapped this whimsical shot of a 1940s-style checkered cab in downtown Montreal. Thanks for sharing, Norma!

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Old rusted carPhoto: Deb Sandau

A Hard Day’s Work

This photo by Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alberta, could be telling two very different stories: either this truck is being taken to the scrapyard, or about to be restored. We definitely hope the latter! Check out more of Deb’s amazing photography in this gallery of Canada’s biggest things.

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Orange ChevroletPhoto: Aiden Mahoney

Orange is the New Black

Aiden Mahoney of Stephenville, Newfoundland, writes, “Here’s my wife, Ivy, posing by a beautiful older Chevy at an antique car show held in Stephenville last August.” Not every car can pull off orange, but this one certainly can!

Don’t miss our roundup of the best car chases in classic movies.

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1962 Pontiac ConvertiblePhoto: Erla McCormick

Through the Years

Erla McCormick of Sarnia, Ontario, writes, “1962 Pontiac Tempest LeMans Convertible. Slant 4 under the hood and rear transmission, with no park! I am the fourth owner!”

Don’t miss the incredible story of how, after 40 years, this man was reunited with his beloved 1968 Camaro.

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Car with fire racing stripesPhoto: Andrew Doyle

Light My Fire

Car racing stripes can be hit-and-miss, but on this jet-black 1948 Monarch Mercury, they look spectacular! Thanks for sharing, Andrew.

Here are 10 things your car says about your personality.

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Bullet-riddled carPhoto: Janice Storch

Bonnie and Clyde

Janice Storch of High River, Alberta, writes, “This car was at the bottom of a hill and with the bullet holes in the windshield and the door left open, one can imagine if the getaway was successful or not.” We hope they made it out!

Check out the impressive restoration of this 1930 Cadillac Club Sedan.

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1926 Chevy touring carPhoto: Joyce Stolte

Roaring Twenties

Joyce Stolte of Edmonton, Alberta, writes: “A good place for the grandkids to sit and take a break… Our 1926 Chevy Touring Car!”

You won’t believe the before-and-after shots of this 1952 Studebaker restoration!

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70s car driving down streetPhoto: Dave McPherson

Double Vision

We’re not exactly sure which car this is, or how much horsepower it has, but one thing’s for sure: we want to drive it! This photograph was taken by Dave McPherson of Lutes Mountain, New Brunswick.

Feeling nostalgic for unique designs of the past? Don’t miss the fascinating story of the Citroen DS19.

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trevor-schneider-challengerPhoto: Trevor Schneider


Here’s a beautiful Dodge Challenger, captured by Trevor Schneider of Regina.

Hot Wheels is reviving five classic cars from the 1960s—and they still look gorgeous!

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Jeep with black and white stripesPhoto: Karen Allin


Photographer Karen Allin of Mississauga, Ontario, shared this amusing photograph of a jeep at the Toronto Zoo. Looks like it’s ready to go on another safari! you can see more of Karen’s gorgeous snaps in this gallery of Canada’s most beautiful bridges.

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Two kids posing next to carPhoto: Rhonda Beirnes

Budding Auto Enthusiasts

Rhonda Beirnes of Listowel, Ontario, writes: “My granddaughters Avery and Lindy didn’t need their umbrellas in the old car, truck and tractor display at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba, but they did love posing with them and this Chrysler a few years ago.”

Restoring a Jaguar E-Type was this Oakville, Ontario, couple’s labour of love.

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Red car with jet enginesPhoto: Frank Koenig

Top Gun

Sleek and sexy design? Check. Jet engine technology? Big check! This car, captured by Frank Koenig of Morinville, Alberta, at the Sylvan Lake Car Show definitely has a lot going for it!

Next, check out 15 vintage cars you’ll wish you could drive today!

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