I am drawn to classic car and aircraft shows.  I marvel at the beauty of these amazing machines.  From worn and weathered to shiny and pristine, vintage automobiles and aircraft offer a nostalgic glimpse back in time.  Their lines, shapes, colours and textures create wonderful opportunities to capture the timeless beauty of their fine design and build. 
1939 Douglas DC-3 Dakota  landing at Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport
1931 Model A Victoria parked in the blacksmith's shop and a 1948 Chrysler Town & Country outside the blacksmith's shop at Moreston Heritage Village - Grey Roots Muesum & Archives (Georgian Bluffs, Ontario)
Blue Water Garage at Moreston Village (Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Georgian Bluffs, Ontario):  1936 Chevrolet Tow Truck, 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Coupe
1942 Harvard MK2 (with 1939 Douglas DC-3 Dakota taxiing behind in the first image)
These vintage hood ornaments are known as bonnet caps or hood mascots: Boyce MotoMeter on 1911 Cadillac, Boyce MotoMeter on 1915 Cadillac, 1914 Pierce Arrow hood ornament, Boyce MotoMeter on 1912 Ford Model T.  (Note: The The Boyce MotoMeter was patented in 1912.  In addition to its ornamental value, it doubled as a radiator temperature gauge.)
1914 Buick and 1931 Ford Model A Victoria
Yak 50 training & aerobatic aircraft at the Wings & Wheels Show (Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport)
1955 Lincoln
Steering Wheel & Dash: 1958 Ford Fairlane, 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, 1955 Austin Healey, 1958 Corvette Stingray, 1914 Cadillac
PBY5-A Canso Flying Boat: Called “flying boats” the PBY5-A Canso was built by Canadian Vickers from 1935 to 1946. The aircraft was designed as a reconnaissance bomber for the RCAF.  The PBY5-A Canso is an impressive size measuring almost 64 feet in length and has a wingspan of 104 feet.
1936 Chevrolet Tow Truck and 1934 Ford V8 Sedan outside Blue Water Garage in Moreston Village (Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Georgian Bluffs, Ontario)
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (black) and 1958 Ford Fairlane (red)
Dehavilland Turbo Beaver and Wag-Aero Cuby (Husky Cub)
1955 Austin Healey (red) and 1951 Ford Custom Convertible (pale green)
1963 Corvette Split Window Sting Ray (red) and 1961 Corvette Stingray (black)
 1958 Corvette Stingray Convertible (white)
Red truck reflected in the hub cab of vintage automobile, 1940 Buick Special Eight,
1959 GMC 9800 Truck (repurposed Floradale Fire Pumper Truck) and 1947 International KB2 Pickup Truck
Cockpit 1941 de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth and Old leather helmet in the cockpit of a 1942 Westland Lysander
In 2016, the Southern Ontario & North Jersey Regions of the Horseless Carriage Club of America brought a very exciting show to the Grey Roots Museum & Archive in Georgian Bluffs, Ontario.   (The term "horseless carriages" refers to automobiles made before 1916.)
1912 Flanders Model Twenty and 1911 Cadillac
1913 Ford Model T and 1913 Benz
1923 Ford Model-T Roadster and 1926 Dodge Brothers Sedan,
U.S. Navy T-28 Trojan
1948 DeSoto
Photo Sketch: Vintage Fargo Puck Up Truck and Vintage Ford Thunderbird. (These images were edited with line art and other digital enhancements to create a hand sketched look and feel.)
1939 Douglas DC-3 Dakota  landing at Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport
You can find examples of Irwin's work on display and for sale at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op in downtown Owen Sound, and online in his portfolio on Fine Art America.  You can also purchase limited edition prints by contacting him directly.  See the Buy Prints page for more details.

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