Posted by Judy Cholfe on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Under: Exploring

The Milkman Is Here…….

Hi everybody!   Hope you are able to keep cool  in these high temperatures…..

Just a short blog……. 

There was a classic car exhibit in Barrie last weekend, at Heritage Park, (unfortunately my husband and I got there a bit late in the day, and pretty much all the cars participating had left.  There were however, a few remaining…

Do you remember the Milkman dropping off your fresh milk and cream at the front door, in glass bottles?  (A little before my time too…).  One of the cars that remained was this one…

I have never seen anything like it!  I just had to take a picture….

“MILK BOTTLE TRUCK  1935 - 1936

The custom body was built and designed by “Hall’s Dairy” in 1937 and was used a a special interest vehicle for promotional purposes.  It was seen in many parades such as Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade.  It led the welcoming parade in 1939, when Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her birthday on the 24th of May holiday in Toronto.


Chassis: 1936 International  C-1 ½ ton Sedan Delivery

Engine:   Original “L” Head International (has never been rebuilt and had not                   run in over 40 years until recently)

Body:      Designed by Alf Hall “the Hawk” of Hall’s Dairy and built by a Toronto               truck and body wagon builder”

There was another vintage truck still present….

This one has been re-purposed as a FOOD TRUCK….DOLCELLO GELATO            “ Dolcella is a Barrie-based food truck that scoops up handcrafted Sicillian gelatos from a converted vintage milk truck. Expect to find 6 to 8 unique flavours on each trip including top sellers like Toasted Marshmallow, Salted Caramel and Raspberry-Lime.”

Another vehicle that has been touring the classic car circuit, is this littleMesserschmitt.  (Never seen one of these before either)….

I am a bit of a vintage, and classic car buff…My oldest son lives just outside Detroit and every year there is an annual parade of cars….”THE WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE”.

My husband and I went last year to the cruise, but don’t have a classic or vintage car, and we’ve already booked for this year.  Many book in the current year for the next, as the rooms get filled very, very quickly.

If you enjoy everything about classic cars, get yourself to the cruise.

So, happy cruising….Have a great week!  Until next time, Judy

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