I grew up in the small town of Fort Chambly, Quebec, just south of Montreal. From an early age, my grandfather, who built the first gasoline engine car in Canada, the Fossmobile, often shared his own interest in cars with me, which may have contributed to my fascination with the automobile.
Abandoned, rusty, vehicles are intriguing for some, for others they are an eye sore and a hazard. Not everyone can see the beauty in decay. To me each vehicle is a piece of history, left for the earth to reclaim and take over.
Rust-In-Peace By: Mercedes Blair, A new feature in GasPains Magazine
George climbed aboard his little machine opened the gas valve set the spark and sharply pulled up on a leather starting strap to bring the little car sputtering to life. He roared up and down the steep hills of Sherbrooke that day with ease, obtaining a breakneck cruising speed of 15 miles per hour (24 kilometres per hour).