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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.

Line of old carsPhoto: Mike Lane

Little Deuce Coupes

Mike Lane of Saanichton, British Columbia, captured this colourful trio at Victoria’s Northwest Deuce Days—the best Canadian car show you’ve never heard of.

Vintage Red Truck on roadPhoto: 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.

Vintage Ford truckPhoto: Bert Hoferichter

Good as New

Talk about timeless! Bert Hoferichter of Alliston, Ontario, photographed a 1930 Ford pick-up that looks like it just rolled off the lot.

Check out another impressive Model A Ford restoration.

Reflections on Camaro doorPhoto: Wendy Erlendson

Flawless Finish

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!

Take a look at this race car enthusiast’s one-of-a-kind Camaro.

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.

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.

Old cars on Canadian ShieldPhoto: Norma Van Alstine

Rusted Relics

Our theme pic challenge wasn’t limited to new and restored cars—even clunkers need love! Norma Van Alstine of Port Sydney, Ontario, snapped a great shot of these rusted wrecks.

Got something similar taking up space at the back of your garage? Here are seven ways to get rid of a clunker.

Ford MercuryPhoto: Melissa Kauffman

Mercury Rising

Mercury trucks were quite common following World War II, and as this photo by Melissa Kauffman of North York, Ontario, shows, they’ve got a timeless appeal.

Check out 10 more vintage trucks that never went out of style.

Old yellow taxi cabPhoto: Norma Keith

Big Yellow Taxi

Norma Keith of Baltimore, Ontario, snapped this whimsical shot of a 1940s-style checkered cab not in New York City, but in downtown Montreal. We’d hate to imagine the fare that long-haul passenger must have owed!

Here’s what a “luxury car” looked like 60 years ago.

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 creative captures in this gallery of wild weather photography.

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!

Find out the surprising things your car says about your personality.

Red Pontiac convertiblePhoto: Erla Mccormick

Through the Years

Erla McCormick of Sarnia, Ontario, is rightly proud to sit behind the wheel of this handsome 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 one man missed out on his dream car, only to find it parked in his driveway 25 years later.

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.

If you’ve got a vintage ride of your own, be sure to follow these tips for storing a classic over winter.

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.

70s car driving down streetPhoto: Dave McPherson

Double Vision

We’re not exactly sure what kind of 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 quirky designs of the past? Don’t miss the fascinating story of the Citroen DS19.

trevor-schneider-challengerPhoto: Trevor Schneider

A Moment to Reflect

For an auto buff, the best sunset is one that’s captured in the flawless finish of a restored classic. Thanks to Trevor Schneider of Regina for sharing this fantastic photo.

Here’s more great sunset photography from across Canada.

Jeep with black and white stripesPhoto: Karen Allin

Totally Wild

Where else would you find a zebra-striped paint job but at the Toronto Zoo! We’re glad Karen Allin of Mississauga, Ontario, remembered to pack her camera while on safari.

You’ll find more of Karen’s snaps in this gallery of Canada’s most beautiful lighthouses.

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, put your knowledge of vintage automobiles to the test with our classic car quiz.

Originally Published on ourcanada.ca