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2021

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Mal Kieswetter

2019

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Jerry Kay

2020

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Jim Ryan

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Highwaymen Car Club

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Draggins Rod and Custom Car Club

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Canadian Hot Rods Magazine

2018

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Sarnia Street Machines

2017

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Ken Stewart

2016

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Motor City Car Club

2015

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Larry Sawchuk

2014

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Jack Greenhalgh

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Jim* & Barb Prowse

2013

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Doug Curran

Doug Curran's day with "Old Green"
By Cam Hutchins
 

Sometimes you get lucky in Life. Sometimes the luck is all due to hardwork, and really following your passions and sharing your passions with others. Doug Curran is one of those fellows who was lucky enough to find his passion early in life, and he did everything he could to share that passion with everyone he met.

 

For all the wonderful things Doug has been involved with and all the aspects of the Auto Hobby he has made better, Doug was inducted into the Canadian Hot Rod hall of Fame in 2013. In 1988 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, but by following the Doctors advice and taking his prescribed meds he continued working for 10 years before having to retire with a disability pension. 1998 is a long time ago, but Doug kept fighting to do what he could do and he has done a lot!

Recently, as age creeps up on everyone, Doug's health forced him to leave his beloved shop and enter a care home to look after both his needs of Parkinson’s Disease and Cognitive decline. As one of the founding members of the Pacific Street Rod Association, his fellow club members decided to put on a car show for Doug at Abbotsford's Maplewood Care Home.

PISRA Members, Rob Petty and Ron Wenger got one of Doug's pride and joys, "Old Green" ready for the show and showed up with the car much to Doug's delight. Fellow PISRA members and other friends came by with their cars to the delight of Doug and the other members of the care home. Food was provided by the staff cooking burgers for everyone.

Judging from the comments of participants on Facebook, this event was the highlight of many Carnuts year!  We should make sure more small car shows for car homes should be planned throughout the year, as it was a wonderful way to give back to our communities.


By Rob Petty

 

I took part in a show at Eagle Ridge Senior home earlier and it planted the seed that I should do something like this for Doug’s home. So, I arranged a meeting at the home to visit Doug and see if they would be open to a larger event.

 

The social organizer was excited and began working with me on a date etc. We didn’t tell Doug but I figured he would hear about it so to take it a higher level, I worked on getting his car to the show. So, Ron Wenger and myself went to Doug’s house and got old green fired up and washed.

With weather looking poor, we stayed in contact with Lisa at the Home and assured her we would come rain or shine. The home arranged for tents and a complete BBQ lunch which was way above what we expected .

It took us a while to get the old beast loaded and on the way. I’m told that when Doug saw us arrive with old green, he stood up and wiped a tear from his eyes. The two of us went for a quick walk and Doug just repeated “Thank You” over & over …

2012

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Southern Ontario Street Rods Inc.

2011

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Gary Weldon

2010

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Frank Wall*

2009

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Don Siewart *

2008

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Pacific International Street Rod Association

2007

Bill Aitken 

2006

John* & Heidi Pappert

2005

Ken Kay

2004

Jeff Norwell

2003

Lant & Co. Insurance - Tony Lant

2002

Bruce Robertson *

2001

Dick & Kathy * Confer

2000

Roy Bogart * Terry Malley

1999

Tony Brown

1998

Ron Lucas

1997

Gary Challice

1996

Mike Adams *

Jim Cowan

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1995

Patty & Arla Whalen

1994

Budd* & Sally* Ackerman

Clancy Adams

Arlene Baillie DeGraauw

BFGoodrich Tires

Duke Brown*

Chris Bryant

Craig* & Lynn* Campbell

Jim Flett*

Spanky & Marcia* Goodin

Paul & Dorothy Horton

Liz Kitzul

Bob Kurtz

Charlie & Judy Mannell

Russ K. Matthews

Jil McIntosh

Bob McJannett

Bill & Coreen Merkley

“Dizzy” Dean Murray*

Allan Ryan

Andy & Gwen Soutar

St. John's Trophies – Jim Stevenson

John & Doris* Van Dube

Waterdown Swap Meet – Brian Hounsell & Harold Watson*

Larry & Donna Way

Jack & Kathy Welsh

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honouring those who promote street rodding in Canada

Canadian Street Rodding Hall of Fame

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