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Old 01-12-2014, 04:05 AM   #15
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The front drive Oldsmobile 88, 98 and Buick Lesabre and Park Ave along with the Cadillac deville all came out on a new front drive platform in 1986 but the 86's had a glass transmission. In 87 they fixed that and we started using them ourselves as an experiment but as people test drove them they started to buy quite a lot of them.

This is our 87 at the top of Independence Pass in Colorado.

That's a great shot of the rally in St Catherines, Interesting there used to be a lot of those local clubs I think the others are pretty much gone now.
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Nice photos Andy.
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This is our 87 at the top of Independence Pass in Colorado.

That's a great shot of the rally in St Catherines, Interesting there used to be a lot of those local clubs I think the others are pretty much gone now.
Yes, there is now a Harveys and a Swiss Chalet on the site at the Fairview Mall where that photo was taken.

Back in those days there was an Ontario organization that had about 7 or 8 trailer clubs under it's umbrella. They would have all the clubs meet once a year at a specific location. There were hundreds of trailers and it was well organized. About 1966 there was a big rally at the large fairgrounds in Ottawa. They hired an upcoming new band to play at the stadium for the club. "The Guess Who".

We have a photo somewhere in front of the same sign at Independence Pass. My dad took the family there in 1962. He had a 1961 Ford towing a 16' 1959 Shasta.
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That was the TTCAO "Travel Trailer Club ????? Ontario. I did a seminar at their rally about 10 years ago. There were about 40 units there, I am not sure if it is still running or not? The Ontario Unit of the WBCCI used to be a member of it.

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Travel Trailer Clubs Association of Ontario. I googled it and it appears to be still in operation. Jim
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Yes Andy and Jim .. I believe it was the Travel Trailer Association of Ontario. My Dad was on the executive for many years in the 60's and early 70's.

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