Monday, July 21, 2014

DesTination: Musée de l'Auto Ancienne de Richmond

Fill 'Er Up
Richmond is a sleepy little town in the heart of the Eastern Townships here in Quebec, Canada. It wasn't the first time I had been there and truthfully, if not for la Musée de l'Auto Ancienne de Richmond I most likely wouldn't have returned. However, as fate would have it, with my father-in-law visiting from the Republic of Ireland, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to visit the museum. The museum turned out to be quite nice, so much so that I do plan on returning again one day with my children. Although I managed to get a few pictures, truthfully, I didn't get a chance to take a picture of every single vehicle there. There is still so much to see and given that the owners change their cars regularly, it promises to be interesting for future repeat customers. Though not as rustic as Mr. P's Emporium, the museum still managed to evoke thoughts of yesterday's forgotten treasures as they have gone through great trouble to add period correct details including mannequins (themselves nearly as old as the cars) dressed in vintage clothing.

A 1949 Austin Greets Guests Above
At First I thought I had made a mistake
& that this was a toy car museum.... :-S
Apparently They Own Over 2000 of these toy cars...
1923 Chevrolet Roadster
All Dressed Up & No Place to Go! :-(
1910 Buick Runabout
1908 Ford Model T
1958 Ford Fairlane Sunliner
Classy Sassy
1958 Edsel
1935 Oldsmobile Army
Try Kissing This Guys Ass! :-p
1937 Citroen
1967 Lambro 550 N
I knew I'd Find Some Kind of A Motorcycle... :-)
I Prefer this to the Can-Am Spyder
Ford Fairlane
1951 Cadillac Convertible
1961 M.G.A.
British Charm
1937 Cadillac LaSalle
Rumble Seat
They Don't Make 'Em Like They Use Too!
1929 Buick?
Green Velvet Adorns the Interior
1957 Oldsmobile?
Pretty Little Eyes...
1954 Corvette
Numb Numb Numb...
The Stuff Wet Dreams Are Made Of...
What Mannequin?
1960 Chevrolet Impala
Does this Mirror Make My Ass Look Fat?
1928 Ford Touring
Golf, Anyone?
1920 Ford Pick-Up
Mr. P's Emporium has Those very same Hubcaps...
1957 Oldsmobile Convertible
A Family Outing?
1970 Dodge Charger
Magnum - Size Does Matter! ;-)
Reminiscent of the 69 Dodge Charger...
1932 Buick Victoria
Tea, Anybody?
1917 American LaFrance
Photo ©
A Happy Tourist!
Owned by two brothers, the museum is constantly evolving and changing its main attractions. According to their main website, every car is for sale and exchanges are welcome! They have created an interactive experience for both French and English folks alike. Simply press on any of the audio keys in front of a specific car and you'll be treated to a history of the vehicle, its creator and even a tid-bit of what was happening in the lives of everyday folks living in the year the car was being released. I kinda felt like Marty McFly looking at the Biff Tannen's Museum all for the princely sum of $10.00.


  1. Very nice collection, thanks for sharing.


  2. Love it!!


  3. Cool I've had the pleasure of driving a 1937 Citroen similar to the one in your pictures. It is among the most comfortable cars I have ever been in. Amazing. Way ahead of its time, and it still was when Citroen introduced the DS and ID models.


  4. Wow..that sure does look like a must visit. Thank you BSJ.


  5. That '35 Olds is awesome! I also like the '37!


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