– This 1946 Mercury half-ton truck was one of over 30 vehicles on display at the weekly Docksyde Cruise In at the Morrisburg waterfront June 25th. Owned by Pauline and Wally Fisher from Metcalfe, it is one of only 4817 Canadian-built Mercury trucks built that year. Made only for the Canadian market at Ford’s Windsor plant, it was the first year of production after the end of World War Two, and based on Ford’s pre-war half-ton designs. It features a 239 cubic inch flathead V-8 engine, and a three-speed on-the-floor transmission. Wally has owned the truck for the last six years, and restored much of the truck himself. When asked why own this truck, Wally replied, “I found it, and liked it, so I bought it.” He added that he liked the history of the vehicle and some of the features it included such as additional chrome compared to the Ford version of the truck, “and the sliding rear window.” (The Leader/Blancher photo) “I’m gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road”
MORRISBURG – The Morrisburg and District Lions Club will be hosting their annual ‘Cruise-In for the Cure’ at the Morrisburg Waterfront Park July 7th.
Event organizer Brian Erratt told
The Leader that he expected the warm sunny weather would help bring in lots of vintage cars for this yearly event, which raises money for Cancer research in Ottawa.
The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the awards presentation starting at 3 p.m.
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