A massive 8,000-kilometre cross-Canada road trip celebrating Canada’s 150th will kick off June 29 in Victoria, B.C. with more than 100 classic cars in caravan, reports Driving.
The trip from Victoria, B.C. to Cupids, Newfoundland is expected to take 70 days, covering some of Canada’s most beautiful expanses, including the Canadian Rockies and horizon-stretching prairies.
The coasters’ cross-country tour is being organized by classic car enthusiast and former paramedic Fraser Field, who will be driving a mechanically modified vintage 1948 Chevrolet one-ton ambulance, which once rendered service at the Sullivan Mine in southeastern B.C.
“I built it with common components so I can stop at auto wreckers along the way and get replacement parts if necessary,” said Field of his ’48 Chevy ambulance.
While this year’s trip is not the first one Field has organized, it appears to be shaping up to be one of the group’s most memorable journeys yet.
“There is no other tour in the world like this one, with organizers in communities along the route holding events for us and making every day special,” concluded Field.