Friday, June 14, 2013
Did you know Nova Scotia manufactured its own car, the MacKay Touring Car, in Kentville and later in Amherst, in 1911?
Or that the first Toyotas assembled in Canada was at Point Edward, Cape Breton?
It’s easy to see that “the automobile has had a significant impact on the Province of Nova Scotia over the last century”.
To celebrate this impact, the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia has proclaimed July as Automotive Heritage Month.
Hobby car clubs across the province will be celebrating during the month at show and shines across the area.
To see what the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada does, go to their website www.naacc.ca/home.html
To see a picture and short history of the McKay 7-seat touring car, go to
History of Automobiles: The Early Days in Nova Scotia: 1899-1949