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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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Canadian Contraptions

Posted January 27, 2016 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Canada classic auto sales trim

European and Asian cars have their devotees, Australian cars seem to be in the news a lot lately, and Yank Tanks are well known worldwide, but seemingly forgotten are the native vehicles of Canada, South America and Central America. Often, these were derivatives of U.S. designs but with local changes influenced by marketing, tariffs and sales infrastructure.

Now, your intrepid reporter doesn't speak Spanish or Portuguese, so his burning desire to investigate the Ford Falcons of Argentina and the Willys Aero's second life in Brazil will have to wait for another day, but Canadian brochures are readily accessible and usually in English, so it's a relatively simple matter to dig into the special vehicles produced for the Great White North.

The glory years of the Big 3 produced some unique Canada-exclusive models.

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