Sunday, May 22, 2016

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Wicked Garage Open House, May 22, 2016

After our first experience with the Wicked Garage Open House shortly after bringing our Corvette to Ottawa in May 2015, we were keen to return for the next iteration of this low-key but interesting event.  Once again the weather was superb and the selection of cars very entertaining, although there was not much going on in Wicked's own garage this year.

Living large in a 1954 pink Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1923 Model T Speedster, a typical modification in the days before dedicated sports cars
1948 Ford F1 pickup truck: the beginning of the F-Series, the longest-lived model nomenclature in automobiles

Excellent replica of the Ford GT40; perhaps by CAV?

1967 FIAT 850 Spider, with is rear-mounted engine producing 49 hp

1955 Ford Thunderbirds

Our friend Brian's excellent Superformance 427 Shelby Cobra replica

Seriously resto-modded C3 Corvette Roadster
Aston Martin Vantage in the Wicked Garage
In terms of automotive entertainment, this year's Open House was very good, with the usual diverse representation.  Interestingly, I noted for the first time how low our Corvette is compared to other cars when I had to parallel park between two 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Airs and realized I could see nothing ahead over the trunk or behind over the hood!  The second Bel-Air was later replaced by a Nova of more normal proportions, as you can see here.

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