Northern Lights Chapter
Club Restoration Project
Fort Edmonton Park
In 1994 The Oldsmobile Northern Lights Chapter
was asked if it would supply information to Fort Edmonton Park on a
1927 Oldsmobile Model 30E sedan. The
Some of the members that volunteered to beautify the the old '27 were by trade, bodymen, mechanics, & partsmen. Even others had no experience with this sort of thing at all, but wanted to help.
We got together at the Motordrome (recreation of a 1910 automobile dealership that used to be in Edmonton) and started sanding. We solicited businesses around the city. When we chose the colours, MDA/CO Auto supplied the paint (free of charge) to Lakewood Chev-Olds who performed the paint job (free of charge). The City of Edmonton supplied the car trailer to take the car where ever we needed it (free of charge). The paint was applied and the car looked great!
The interior's age was obvious now that the outside was complete. Trevor Brown Upholstery was approached and did a complete interior job (free of charge). Fanny's Fabric supplied the material, you guessed it, free! The only thing needed was small detail work, and it was offered, again free of charge, by Dr. Kar Kleen. They did the wheels, engine, undercarriage.
Six weeks after we had started the work, the car
was displayed at West Edmonton Mall. It now resides at Fort Edmonton
Park. Honoured in the showroom of the Motordrome is a 1929 R.E.O. and
one of Ransom Eli Olds' other creations -"Our" 1927 Oldsmobile
Model 30E Sedan.