From old cars to new cars, shiny cars to sparkly cars, to Lego cars – the Canada Centre Building at Evraz Place is packed with cars and car lovers this weekend for the Majestics Car Show.
Some of the cars have traveled across the country and the continent, but Robert Woodley’s has traveled across ‘the pond.’
Woodley bought his 1952 Vauxhall high-rider when he was still living in England about 45 years ago. When he moved to Canada in 1982 the car didn’t come with. But, ten years later, Woodley and the car finally reunited, with it traversing the 6,500 kilometres to get here.
He had a friend still in England get the car onto a ship, the ship docked in Halifax and then car was then transferred to a train, and Woodley picked it up with a truck in Winnipeg and brought it to Regina.
Woodley said he just couldn’t get rid of the car.
“People always say, you know, ‘I shouldn’t have sold that car.’ ‘My first car was my best car.’ Well I’ve still got, basically, my first car … “I just had a love affair with it I guess, probably I could be retired now if I didn’t have that car,” Woodley joked.
He did a complete ground-up rebuild on the car three times, and now drives it around Regina every summer.
The Majestics Car Show runs Saturday and Sunday.