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SIX NATIONS – The inaugural “I Found It On The Rez” swap meet and car show ran this past weekend at the Chiefswood Garage at the corner of Chiefswood and Sixth Line. It was a good start for what organizer Charlie Skye is planning to have as yearly event. Vintage car buffs brought their metal

SIX NATIONS – The inaugural “I Found It On The Rez” swap meet and car show ran this past weekend at the Chiefswood Garage at the corner of Chiefswood and Sixth Line. It was a good start for what organizer Charlie Skye is planning to have as yearly event.

Vintage car buffs brought their metal babies to show and compete and maybe pick up some vintage parts for future restorations.

As fate would have it, a wedding reception at Yogi’s Place beside the garage brought even more show cars for visitors to ogle over. The entire wedding party arrived in vintage vehicles and parked them out front, and visible to traffic, which brought more curious visitors to the Car Show.

“That wasn’t planned at all but it sure helped,” said Skye.

The best in show, first place winner was Jeff Henhawk’s 1967 Chevelle. Second prize went posthumously to Yogi Bomberry’s 1967 Camaro, and third prize went to Cork Bomberry and his 1949 purple Chevy Coup.

There were two other vehicles on show that caught the attention of many as well. The most interesting was a Studebaker/El Camino hybrid concoction the owner/restorer called his “Studefaker”

Also proudly gleaming in the sun was Wallace Ruttan’s custom two door 1942 Olds HydraMatic, with a straight-8, TH 355 engine and a Ford rear end. There were only 419 two-doors and 3,500 four-door  units built in the US before the country entered into WWII and retooled the auto factories for the war effort. At the right auction, this vehicle would be worth several tens of thousands of dollars.

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The inaugural “I Found It On The Rez” swap meet and car show attracted a good group of vintage car fans to the lot just behind the Chiefswood Garage in Six Nations last weekend.  Cork Bomberry’s 1949 Chevy Coup took third place honours. (Photo by Jim Windle)

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Caledonia’s Wallace Ruttan brought his rare, custom two door 1942 Olds Hydra-Matic. There were only 419 of the two-door model built just before the major auto manufacturers retooled for the war effort when the USA entered the war later that year. (Photo by Jim Windle)

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The Studefaker is a Frankenstein custom job welding together a classic Studebaker front and an El Camino read end. (Photo by Jim Windle)

Jim Windle

Jim Windle

Jim Windle is a veteran news and sports reporter who has been published in a number of mediums and publications. contact Jim: windlejim@rocketmail.com

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