most of the ads and catalogue illustrations of Columbia cars feature
vehicles, this page has gathered some photos and drawings from various
years which include people in (or very near) the automobiles.
In 1953 and 1954, the
Topps Chewing Gum Company sold a line of cards called "Wheels"
historical automobiles. While not
as well-known nor as valuable as the
baseball cards, they have found a dedicated group of collectors.
known as the "World on Wheels" set, the cards feature colorful
artwork and a design similar to the 1953 Topps baseball set.
cars were included - the Electric Surrey and four gasoline models.
To see them, click HERE.
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The following four photos
in Automobile Topics Magazine
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mis-spellings, the item above is quite amusing.
To see an article about a genuine Columbia hybrid car, click HERE.
Perhaps the guys in the
photo above would have
enjoyed the modified vehicle shown below...
Oldest Car in
to be featured at Sherbrooke show
This 1902 Columbia Electric
automobile, owned by
Willard Saulnier of Meteghan,
Digby County, Nova Scotia,
is the oldest operating car in
Note the acetylene headlights.
are old cars, there are antique cars and there is the car
Willard Saulnier will take to the annual Sherbrooke Show and Shine in
The Meteghan man's 1902
Columbia Electric Car, the oldest
operating car in Atlantic Canada, will be featured among
from around the Maritimes Sept. 9th and 10th. "It's one of the
cars made after the horse-drawn carriage," Mr. Saulnier said. "It's the
only one I know of in Canada."
The mostly wooden vehicle runs
on six six-volt batteries,
which will last for about 14 hours after a complete charging. But
will never set any speed records. "It will go about 20 miles
30 kilometres) per hour," said Mr. Saulnier, who bought the
treasure six months ago from a Yarmouth man.
"It would probably take me
about a month to drive" to Show
and Shine, which will be held on the ball field at historic Sherbrooke
Village from 11am to 5pm Saturday September 9th and from 10am to
Sunday September 10th.
Drivers and owners will be
available both days to talk about their vehicles.
The cars will parade through
the streets of Sherbrooke at
5:00pm Saturday as they begin a drive to Sonora. They'll return to
Sherbrooke later in the evening.
Mr. Saulnier's car, with a
rudimentary 18-horsepower motor,
has been a hit at a dozen car shows this year. This winter, he hopes to
fully restore the vehicle, which was salvaged from an old barn in
Ontario several years ago.
[Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 30 August 2000]
To see a partial
chronology of the Columbia car
within a selected listing of early automobile events,
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all the pages of
about the Columbia
cars on this website,