The Great Classic Car Next Door

By Jim Hagarty
On Monday I saw an old blue car in a parking lot next to my house in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. I walked over and asked the car’s owner, who was still sitting inside, if I could take a few photos for my blog. He gave permission and told me a bit about his vehicle. It is a 1951 Dodge Kingsway, built in Canada in the same year I was born. The owner has considered painting it, but it has its original paint so he is reluctant to change it, even though it is a little sketchy in places. The interior is in great shape and the original AM radio is still there in the dash and still works.

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Author: Jim Hagarty

I am a 65-year-old retired journalist, busy recovering from a lifelong career as an unretired journalist. This year marks a half century of my scratching out little fables about life. My interests include genealogy, humour and music. I live in a little blue shack in Canada and spend most of my time trying to stay out of trouble. I am not that good at it. I also spent years teaching journalism. Poor state of journalism today: My fault. I have a family I don't deserve, a dog that adores me, and two cars the junk yard refuses to accept. My prized possessions include my old guitar and a razor my Dad gave me when I was 14 and which I still use when I bother to shave. Oh, and my great-great-grandfather's blackthorn stick he brought from Ireland in the 1850s. I have only one opinion but it is a good one: People take too many showers.

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