Norm, I have spent a number of afternoons at McDougall's. I once tried to buy a 1952 Pontiac from him and fortunately did not succeed. There was another one out around Sterling (I think)that I visited before the owner brought in a crusher to meet environmental demands. I would remember the name if I heard it. It is a shame that our kids will not have the chance to walk through these old car museums. Interestingly enough, my wife googled Alfred Durant and found the auction notice. Thanks.
Yes when Kenny's mother died he crushed all the cars and sold the yard, years ago before any enviro nonsense. The McDougall name stayed from owner to owner on the yard since. It's almost a shady place or something with getting shut down many times and posted. Yes Moose Creek was another wrecker and lad died not long ago. He also crushed his cars thanks to enviro silliness. He still had parts in buildings which is why I stopped in to see if he might have a fender light lense. Nope but had lots of Ford A cowl lights and parts. He told me he shipped a 1930 Durant out west.
Another is Covil Auto Wreckers near North Augusta. Alan Covil signed off as owner of my 32 Durant in 1961. I recalled square bodied cars way back at that place when I went after a plate to cover the radio opening on my 66 Chevy 1/2 ton, when I bought the 72 Chev Suburban and put the radio in that. Alan is long deceased but yard is still there They had nothing vintage or parts. Told me they can only keep a car 10 months on the ground per enviro boys, but did tell me to contract Minaker below Picton at Milford, as Randy has buildings full of parts. Sure does and old green school buses as well. Randy also crushed 2000 cars of our vintage in 2006 to keep the enviro boys away. One was a 1930 or 31 614 Durant sedan, still on its wire wheels, lights, engine etc. I have a pic taken 2005 of it. You can see other square bodied cars rusting in the sun.
With Alfred Durant, it would be interesting to know if the cars stayed local or not. There was two at a Greely auction a few years back and have a feeling they stayed somewhere in Eastern Ont.
Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont
Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan