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HCEA Canada Wheels & Tracks Spring Event

“Wheels & Tracks in Motion”
is June 9-10, 2018 at the Simcoe County Museum.

10 – 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Displays and Demonstrations by the Historical Construction Association and Vendors.

Vintage construction equipment such as shovels, dozers, road -graders, rock crushers, and much more!

Concession Stands, picnic area, sand-pit for the kids, plenty of free parking and accessible on site transportation.

  • $8 Adults
  • $7 Students/Seniors
  • $6 Children
  • $0 Preschoolers

The home of Canada’s vintage construction equipment enthusiasts.

“We’re digging
up the Past”

HCEA Canada features the foremost collection of antique road building and excavation equipment.

Located 10 minutes outside of Barrie Ontario, we host 2 major events each year for the public. We also display pieces from our collection at a number of events around the province.

Boasting more than 350 members from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe we play a significant role in the preservation and eduction of early construction techniques and the maintenance of vintage equipment.

Explore our site and make sure to visit and experience our equipment in action at either our Spring or Fall events.

Watch a short highlight clip from our DVD and see what we are all about.

Our DVD is available for sale in the museum gift store. It features more than 40 minutes of action and information about our group.

We have a great Facebook page with lots of interesting history and posts. See our latest post below or visit the page for more.

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3 days ago

Pictured here in October 2012, at HCEA Canada’s fall ‘Last Blast’ event, is a 1952 GMC dump truck displayed by association member Paul Jones of Wiarton, Ontario.
Paul’s father, Earl, operated Jones Contracting in the Bruce Peninsula area and had purchased a similar unit new in 1946. To commemorate this part of the family business, Paul located and fully restored this truck to pristine and completely roadworthy condition.

Powered by a six-cylinder gas engine with a five speed transmission and rated at three-tons these sized single axle trucks were commonplace on construction jobs of the era. Coincidently, 1952 also marked the fiftieth year of truck manufacturing for General Motors - Paul’s restored truck certainly could rival one fresh off the assembly that year.