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August 10th 2013

Yukon Transportation Museum 'Show and Shine' Car Show

For a long time it was difficult to get into the Yukon. Basically you had to hoof it in and around. You and a packhorse.

Russian and Hudson's Bay explorers were hoofing it around trading in furs. Gold was known to be in the area and some were actively looking for it. In 1896 they found enough to cause a rush of people into the area. These people came by ship to Alaskan ports and walked in. Themselves and a year's worth of supplies into the Yukon, where they had to build their own boats to continue their journeys to the gold fields.

After the rush, rail made it to the Yukon. From Skagway to Whitehorse the White Pass and Yukon Rwy ran. Venturers could transfer to river boats and aircraft to continue their Yukon journeys.

World War II brought an overland road from the south to the Yukon and beyond to Alaska. Proposed by the Americans in the 1920s, it became vastly more needed at the end of 1941, as America went to war with Japan. The road's construction started in March of 1942 and completed in October of that same year. Since then it has been built up and improved from corduroy roads and tracks to modern paved and gravel roads.

The Yukon Transportion Museum documents and brings to life all of the transport that helped build the Yukon and Whitehorse to the vibrant city and Territory. It would be a natural to hold a car show, and this last Sunday (August 4th) it was held. This shows the current specialty and well loved cars and truck today.

Thanks to the Yukon Transportation Museum for the use of their pictures.







Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

Many Classics, Rods, Customs and Antiques Gathered

Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

This Is More What You Were Expecting

Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

This Short Wheelbase Land Rover Fits In











Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

Classic Ford And Chevy, Rodded Model A PU, a Low Rider, and one that requires some assembly



Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

Model A Ford from a time before Whitehorse could be driven to

Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

This 1956 Pontiac could have driven up here when new

Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

1967 Ford Mustang is ready for long days of sunny cruising



Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

Two Chevelles, I wonder what the price of gas is?

Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

A 70s AMC Hornet 360



Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

Classic Ford Hi Boy Rod and a modern Dodge Prowler

Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

Modern Mercedes SSK




Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse YT

And now some British Iron, Triumphant in the north is this TR6 and TR3A

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