Saturday, July 28, 2018
BC Aviation Museum Open House
There was a fine collection of military vehicles, helicopters, planes of various types and eras, many interesting displays of all things aviation related.
This 1936 McLaughlin Buick Roadmaster Phaeton stole the show for me. It is one of three ever built. Coal magnate James Dunsmuir ordered them specially made for three of his nine daughters (he also had three sons). Eleanor Dunsmuir owned this particular car which was used to chauffeur President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on his official visit to Victoria in 1937. I believe he is the only sitting US President to visit Vancouver Island.