My first direct exposure to petroliana was in the 1950's when my
parents owned and operated the Walsh General Store, Walsh,
Ontario, and handled Supertest gasoline and oil.




It was during this time that I purchased a 1954 Ford
which I proceeded to customize and soup-up.


In the late 50's and early 60's I worked for Will's Motors in Delhi, Ontario,
a GM dealership that carried Esso products. I recall taking 45 gallon drums
full of empty Marvelube and Mineralube tins to the landfill site on Saturday afternoons.



In the mid 60's I put the automotive/petroliana trade
     behind me and spent 32 years with Bell Canada.



In 1982 I purchased this vehicle, an all original, fully optioned Maryland
1955 T-Bird with 12,480 miles on the odometer.
Today the odometer still reads less than 13,000 miles.



At this point in time I belonged to H.A.S.C. and now joined the C.S.S.M.A.
My original 1954 Ford was near and dear to me as are many of our vehicles
we had as teenagers, and consequently in 1989 I purchased this Texas 1954
Ford Sunliner. In the subsequent ground-up restoration, I utilized some parts.



I now became more actively involved in my collecting interests,
frequenting flea markets and auction sales. Ultimately, due to the
volume of items that I had acquired, I was forced to start vending.
THE HOBBY HAD GOT OUT OF HAND!!!!
That's kind of where I am today.

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