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Written by Double Dragon
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:43



Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown except photograph of McTaggart Motors provided courtesy and copyright Max Cox. Research of the Purple Cougars in Universal story courtesy of Robert Nowland.

Adams Chev Buick GMC, Wetaskiwin, AB/ Ponoka, AB
Advantage Ford, Calgary, AB
Alberta Motor Products GM, Fort McMurray, AB
Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile, Lethbridge, AB

Big 4 Motors (Jeep Chrysler), Calgary, AB 888 270-3139
Big M Ford Lincoln, Medicine Hat, AB
Big Rock Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Ltd, Hinton, AB (formerly Hinton Chrysler) 866-759-2333

Cliff Bristow Motors Ltd (Chev 0lds), Three Hills, AB (Dealer conversion supercars/ race sponsor)
Calgary Motor Products (CMP Automotive Ltd GM), Calgary/ Airdrie/ Red Deer, AB

Campbell Dodge Chrysler Ltd, Fairview, AB 780-835-2415
Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Edmonton, AB
Jack Carter Chev Olds Cadillac, Calgary, AB

City Chrysler Jeep, Medicine Hat, AB (866) 990-9981
City Ford, Edmonton, AB

College Ford Lincoln, Lethbridge, AB 403-329-0333

Competition Chevrolet, Stony Plain, AB

Crowfoot Dodge Chrysler Inc, Calgary, AB 877-212-7418

Crowfoot Ford, Calgary, AB (became North Star Ford Sales)
Denham Chrysler, Lloydminster, AB
DK Ford, Leduc, AB

Dunlop Ford Sales, Lethbridge, AB 403-328-8861

Eastside Chrysler, Calgary, AB 866-980-1549

GSL GM City Chev Cadillac Buick GMC, Calgary, AB 877-358-7178

Heritage Motors Limited GM, Vegreville, AB (became Grant Miller Motors Ltd)

High Country Chev Buick GMC, High River, AB 866.992.2847

High Country Chev Olds, High River, AB
Hildebrand Motors GM, Olds, AB
Hinton Chrysler, Hinton, AB (became Big Rock Chrysler)

Jenner Pontiac Buick Ltd, Edmonton, AB

Kallal Pontiac Buick GMC, Tofield, AB

Leduc Chrysler Jeep, Leduc, AB (888) 857-6025

Maclin Ford Sales, Calgary, AB (403) 252-0101

Marshall Automotive, Peace River, AB

McTaggart Motors (Chev Olds), Stettler, AB

MGM Ford Lincoln, Red Deer, AB 1-855-424-3082

Grant Miller Motors Ltd (GM), Vegreville, AB (780) 632-2393 (formerly Heritage Motors Ltd)

Nor-Lan Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Grande Prairie, AB 888-464-7919

Northgate Chevrolet Buick GMC LP, Edmonton, AB (formerly Stedelbauer Chev Olds)

North Star Ford Sales, Calgary, AB 403-239-1115 (formerly Crowfoot Ford)

Northstar Ford Cochrane, Cochrane, AB 403-932-3343

NorthStar Ford, Fort McMurray, AB 780-791-7911
Renfrew Chrysler, Calgary, AB

Ken Sargent GMC Buick Ltd, Grande Prairie, AB 866-319-9852
Southgate Chev Buick GMC, Calgary, AB (1980)
Stampede Pontiac Buick Ltd, Calgary, AB (1954-2010)

Stedelbauer Chevrolet Oldsmobile Ltd, Edmonton, AB

Tower Chrysler, Calgary, AB 877-895-9739

Universal Ford Lincoln, Calgary, AB 866-792-1443 (see Universal Sales & Service)

Universal Sales and Service Ltd (Ford Mercury), Calgary, AB

Varsity Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Calgary, AB 888-348-6037

Wainalta Motors Ltd (Chrysler), Wainwright, AB (1962) 780-842-4255

Waterloo Ford Lincoln, Edmonton, AB 780-423-4330
Westergard Ford, Drumheller, AB
Western GMC Buick, Edmonton, AB (1962)
Ralph Williams Rodeo Motors (AMC), Calgary, AB (197*)


ADAMS CHEVROLET BUICK GMC, Wetaskiwin, AB 1-866-733-0920/ Ponoka, AB 1-877-465-8279


Adams Pontiac Buick GMC was renamed Adams Chevrolet Buick GMC when Pontiac was killed off by GM. Adams is located at 5402-56 Street in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. A second location in Ponoka, Alberta is at 6305-44 Avenue. At the start of 2013 they had 253 new vehicles in stock, 28 Buick, 115 Chevies and 110 GMC. This is truck country, so no surprise that they didn't have any Corvettes in stock, but they did carry 9 new 2013 Camaros: five six cylinders and four SS models.


ADVANTAGE FORD, Calgary, Alberta 403-451-6204


Advantage Ford is located at 12800 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB. This dealer which was established in 1995 has quickly built itself up to the number one dealer in Western Canada partly due to customer satisfaction and partly due to catering to musclecar buyers. Advantage is a performance dealership with the distinction of being the number one dealer of Mustangs and SVTs in Canada. At the start of 2013 they had 13 interesting new Mustangs in stock. The Mustang specialization goes against the rural emphasis on trucks seen in most of the dealerships in Alberta. By specializing, Advantage made a good move: the few pony car buyers in the province are going to flock to them and them only.

One unusual Mustang is a dealer special VIN 1ZVBP8FF1D5208196. This is a black 2013 5.0 six speed manual Mustang with white painted wheels and white stripes with a similar configuration to 'Boss 302' stripes on the sides with dual stripes across the hood. On the hood 'Advantage. Anything Can Happen." spells out the dealer name and catchphrase. On the driver's door it says "Advantage Performance". Advantage Ford's performance line of cars and trucks are called 'Advantage Performance'. The customizing ranges from appearance wheels and stripes to aggressive exhaust systems to complete performance packages.

Another 2013 black Mustang on the lot follows the format of the dealer special above minus the 'Advantage' logos. VIN 1ZVBP8CF0D5222630 has the wheels painted an aqua blue to match the hood and roof.

They have a 2013 Boss 302 VIN 1ZVBP8CU2D5257720 painted Gotta Have It Green with asking price at $53,449.00. They also have a blue 2013 Boss 302 VIN 1ZVBP8CUXD5265077 for $53,149.00.


ALBERTA MOTOR PRODUCTS LTD (GM), Fort McMurray, AB 877-780-1009

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Alberta Motor Products Ltd GM is located at 8324 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta. At the start of 2013 they had 379 new vehicles in stock, of which a mere 54 were cars. In rural areas cars are not popular sellers. They had 10 Buick cars and 44 Chevy cars. Despite being in truck territory, Alberta Motor Products had two new 2013 Corvettes both of which were Grand Sports. One was a 6.2 L while the top dog had the 7.0 L engine and a massive $112,750.00 price tag. They had 17 new Camaros in stock, most of which were 2012 models. Interestingly, all of the Camaros were 2SS trim level (some were convertibles). No LTs or LSs nor any 1SS cars.



Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile was located in Lethbridge, Alberta during the 1960s.


BIG 4 MOTORS LTD (Jeep Chrysler), Calgary, AB 888 270-3139

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Big 4 Motors Limited is a Jeep Chrysler dealership located at 7330 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta. The dealership was established in 1972. In spring, 2017 the lot had 319 new vehicles in stock, 4 of which were cars. All 4 cars were high end new 2017 Challenger R/T Hemis with 392 engines in Go Mango, Yellowjacket, Gecko Green and Go Green.


BIG M FORD LINCOLN, Medicine Hat/ 403-527-4406

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Big M Ford Lincoln is located at 1312 Trans Canada Highway, Medicine Hat, Alberta. This area isn't a good market for Mustangs. They had one new 2013 V6 Mustang in stock. This is indicative of the unpopularity of ponycars in truck country. Capital Chrysler in Edmonton, which is a big city carried zero Challengers.


BIG ROCK CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM LTD, Hinton, AB (formerly Hinton Chrysler) 866-759-2333

Big Rock Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Ltd, Hinton, Alberta took over the dealership lot formerly occupied by Hinton Chrysler at 247 Gregg Avenue, Hinton, Alberta. At the start of 2013 they had 47 new vehicles in stock, 8 Jeep, 11 Dodge and 28 RAM. Typical of rural locations, trucks account for the majority of the inventory. They have 2 Darts and 1 Avenger and no Challengers or Chargers. Ponycars are underrepresented in these parts.


CLIFF BRISTOW MOTORS LTD (Chev Olds), Three Hills, AB (Dealer conversion supercars/ race sponsor)

Cliff Bristow Motors Ltd was located in Three Hills, Alberta from 1968 until 1972. The dealership was formerly known as Three Hills Motors but once Cliff got ahold of the dealership it developed such a strong reputation as a performance dealership that guys would make the pilgrimage from as far away as Saskatchewan to view the hot musclecars in the showroom.

Aside from strong inventory of factory muscle the dealership also offered dealer conversion packages Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 much like the famed Baldwin Motion dealership did. Collector George Pappas owns a full race fuel Stage 3 1969 Nova 427 with 4 speed and factory 4.56:1 axle that was created by Bristow Motors.

In 1970 Bristow ordered bare bones bench seat 4 speed Chevelle 454 LS6 cars and equipped the spartan screamers with tachometer and gauges. The availability of the 454 inspired one of the hairiest dealer conversions imaginable. Bristow transplanted 454 LS6 engines into 1970 Novas!

Bristow also campaigned a 1968 Camaro 427 at the dragstrip named The Rat Patrol which was prepped and driven by Rollie Johnston in Crossfields. The second version of The Rat Patrol was a 1970 Camaro packing a ZL-1 427 aluminum block engine which produced a best quarter mile run of 10.4 at 138 MPH.

The ZL-1 engine came out of a blue 1969 Camaro built in a small run of ZL-1 cars. This particular 1969 Camaro was ordered by George Stedelbauer of Stedelbauer Chevrolet Oldsmobile in Edmonton, Alberta. The $8,500.00 invoice panicked him and he sent it back to GM. GM then made a fire sale deal with Bristow to take the ca for $5,500.00. Bristow pulled the engine for his racecar and installed a 427 crate engine and sold the 1969 Camaro off the lot to a customer from Saskatchewan.

The dealership had to close following a fire in 1972 and Cliff moved to Edmonton shortly thereafter.


CALGARY MOTOR PRODUCTS GM, Calgary, AB 888-399-9199

Calgary Motor Products is a family run dealership established in the early 1960s. The dealer has grown into a multi- location dealership named CMP Automotive Ltd. with branches in Airdrie, Alberta and Red Deer, Alberta. The original Calgary dealership is located at 1313- 36th Street NE, Calgary, Alberta. To read about a 1974 Pontiac Firebird Formula bought new off this lot see the story in the ONE OWNER section of the CAR STORIES on this website.

For those of you who are interested in dealer codes, GM assigned zone 82 to Calgary, Alberta.


CAMPBELL DODGE CHRYSLER LTD, Fairview, AB 780-835-2415

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Campbell Dodge Chrysler Ltd is located at 11309 101 Avenue, Fairview, Alberta.




Capital Chrysler Jeep Eagle underwent a name change to Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram after the Eagle brand died. They are located at 1311-101 Street SW, Edmonton, Alberta. The dealership has been in the Edmonton area since about 1986 and used to be located on Gateway. The new location was opened Jan 5, 2009 and is a part of the AutoCanada dealership group.

At the start of 2013 Capital had 648 vehicles in stock. The numbers are swelled up somewhat by the recent North American success of Fiat. There are 47 new 2013 Fiats fleshing out the traditional Chrysler stock. This is truck country, so RAM accounts for the majority of stock with 246 vehicles. Jeep has 155 examples on hand and Dodge has a healthy 173 examples on site. Chrysler is lagging with only 27 vehicles on hand.

Dodge content reflects the rural setting of this dealership: 50 are Journeys, 75 are Grand Caravans and 10 are Durangos. The new Dart is represented with 25 examples, but cars are rare items up here. There is one new Avenger, two Chargers and incredibly absolutely no Challengers. This is farm country and pony cars don't cut it. Big M Ford Lincoln in Medicine Hat only carried one Mustang.




Jack Carter Chev Olds Cadillac changed their name due to the death of Oldsmobile. Now called Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC the dealership is located at 11555 29 St SE, Calgary, AB. Established by Jack Carter in 1962, the dealership was located on MacLeod Trail until 2008. A new state of the art dealership opened at the present location which includes a lounge and restaurant. At the start of 2013 there were 292 new vehicles in stock, 19 Buicks, 46 Cadillacs, 147 Chevies, and 80 GMCs.

The Chevrolets on hand are impressive. Three new 2013 Corvettes are here but they are not base models. Two are Grand Sports with the 7.0 L engine and one is a ZR1 with a 6.2 L.


CITY CHRYSLER JEEP, Medicine Hat, AB (866) 990-9981

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City Chrysler Jeep is located at 982 Redcliff Dr SW, Medicine Hat, AB Medicine Hat, Alberta. In fall, 2014 City had a full roster of Chrysler products including Dodge Darts but no Challengers. Up north the main emphasis is on the RAM trucks.


CITY FORD, Edmonton, AB 888-573-3193


Above is an actual metal plate. Most dealers long ago changed to stickers. City Ford is located at 156 Street and Mark Messier Trail (St. Albert Trail) in Edmonton, Alberta. Number one ranking Ford retail sales for 25 years in a row.


COLLEGE FORD LINCOLN, Lethbridge, AB 403-329-0333

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College Ford Lincoln is located at 3975 - 1st Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta. The dealership was established in 1969.

In fall, 2014 College had 141 new vehicles in stock, 31 of which were cars, including 5 new 2014 Mustangs and 1 new 2015 black Mustang GT Premium fastback 6 speed manual VIN 1FA6P8CF5F5303751.

Base price for the 2015 GT Premium is $42,499.00. This includes the 5.0 engine, leather steering wheel and seats with power and heated/ cooled front seats, power 4 wheel disc ABS brakes, traction control, dual heated remote mirrors, spoiler, MP3 AM/FM, autodimming mirror, floor mats, reverse camera, and dual zone A/C.

The optional CD 12 speaker system is $2,000.00, plus a $100.00 2015 model year Federal excise tax, engine block heater $150.00, Premier Trim package $500.00 and Navigation $800.00. Destination and delivery is $1,600.00 for a total MSRP of $47,649.00. The Mustang was shipped by rail Sep 12, 2014. The new EPA rating system credits the 5.0 L with 19 MPG City and 30 MPG Hwy.


COMPETITION CHEVROLET, Stony Plain, Alberta 1-888-850-7569


This dealer is just on the outskirts of Edmonton, Alberta at 40 Boulder Blvd, Stony Plain, Alberta. The dealer was formerly known as Polack Brothers Competition Chevrolet Oldsmobile. When Oldsmobile died, the name was shortened to Competition Chevrolet. At the start of 2013 they had 285 new Chevrolet vehicles in stock, 59 of which are cars. They had 11 new Camaros on hand.



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Crowfoot Dodge Chrysler Inc is located at 20 Crowfoot Rise N.W., Calgary, Alberta.


CROWFOOT FORD, Calgary, AB (became North Star Ford Sales)

Crowfoot Ford was located at 9 Crowfoot Cir NW, Calgary, Alberta. The dealership is closed and was renamed North Star Ford Sales. See the story on North Star further down in this section.


DENHAM CHRYSLER, Lloydminster, AB 800-561-5337


Denham Chrysler Jeep is located at 2302 50 Avenue, Lloydminster, Alberta. Denham Chrysler began in November, 1988 in a rented building on Highway 17 North. Expansion allowed the dealership to purchase land and buildings which were renovated and expanded regularly as business improved. At the start of 2013 they had 101 new vehicles in stock. As is typical of rural areas, trucks dominate the stock. RAM accounts for 45 new vehicles, with 41 Dodges leaving Jeep trailing behind at 12 and Chrysler receiving only token representation with 3 vehicles. Only 14 of the vehicles are cars.

The 2012 Dodge Chargers had some classic names, but they are all four doors. There is a Stinger Yellow 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Superbee with a powerful 6.4 Hemi which conjures up all the 1960s elements into one package. The Superbee logo is integrated into a black stripe that carries over the pedestal rear spoiler. Everything is there except for the looks. This is a huge four door car. The 1960s Superbee was a big car, but it was a two door. The old fuselage style Coronets of the 1960s were still cleaner looking than the modern Charger even in 4 door format. They had several Chargers but only one 2013 Challenger R/T in stock. Ponycars just don't make it in these areas as noted in other articles about Alberta dealers.


DK FORD, Leduc, AB 877-295-1081

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DK Ford is located at 6559 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, Alberta. The dealership was formed in January, 1993 by David, Dwight, Duane and Rick Koch. Of the four founding brothers, Rick Koch is now president while Dave and Duane are Vice Presidents. This dealership is a part of the Koch Automotive Group.

At the start of 2013 DK had 141 new vehicles in stock. They have five new Mustangs in stock which bucks the trend in these rural areas. Many of the dealers carry one token ponycar or none at all. DK not only carries some Mustangs, it has a new Gotta Have It Green Tintcoat 2013 Boss 302 in stock. They also have two copies of an interesting looking 2012 GT CS (California Special). Both are painted Yellow Blaze Tri-coat. One is a coupe the other a convertible.


DUNLOP FORD SALES LTD, Lethbridge, AB 403-328-8861

Dunlop Ford is located at 1510 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta. On Aug 3, 1964 Doug Dunlop established Dunlop Ford Sales Ltd. In June, 1965 a purpose built location at 3rd Avenue South was opened. On Jan 18, 1971 the dealership moved to its current location. The following year, Dunlop expanded into leasing vehicles. In 1982 Time magazine awarded Dunlop the Time Quality Dealer award. In 1993 Dunlop purchased the local- Toyota dealership. In 1998 a Sterling franchise was added to the mix. Sterling is in essence a continuation of the Ford heavy truck division that Dunlop was already carrying. Mercedes created the Sterling brand after buying up the Ford Motor Company heavy truck division. In 2001 the Toyota dealership was sold.

After Doug Dunlop's death Jan 18, 2002 Gary Dunlop carried on as president and continued to expand the heavy truck business and managed to win the Ford President's award 2 continuous years. In fall 2013 they had 14 new cars in stock, of which 3 are new 2014 Mustang GTs.


EASTSIDE CHRYSLER, Calgary, AB 866-980-1549

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Eastside Chrysler is located at 815 36th Street NE , Calgary, Alberta. In fall, 2014 Eastside had 915 new vehicles in stock.


GSL GM CITY, Calgary, AB 877-358-7178

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GSL GM City is a Chev Cadillac Buick GMC dealership located at 1720 Bow Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta.


HERITAGE MOTORS LTD GM, Vegreville, AB (became Grant Miller Motors Ltd)

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Heritage Motors Limited was a General Motors dealership located at 5013 60 St, Vegreville, Alberta. The dealership became Grant Miller Motors Ltd.


HIGH COUNTRY CHEV BUICK GMC, High River, AB 866.992.2847


High Country Chev Buick GMC is located at 702 - 11 Avenue S.E., High River, Alberta. In fall, 2014 High Country had 134 new vehicles in stock, 10 which were cars. In the mix were two new 2014 Camaros; one LT and one SS.


HILDEBRAND MOTORS, Olds, AB (1989) 888-952-6714

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Hildebrand Motors is located at 6401- 46th Street, Olds, Alberta. The dealership was established in 1989 by Ed Hildebrand. His son, Paul Hildebrand took over from him. At the start of 2013 they had 69 new vehicles in stock. 1 Buick, 41 Chevrolets and 27 GMCs. They have a couple of Malibus, a Spark, 2 Sonics and 7 Cruzes. This is truck country and as mentioned in other dealer stories for Alberta ponycars are just not popular. There are no Vettes or Camaros on this lot.


HINTON CHRYSLER, Hinton, AB/ Became BIg Rock Chrysler Dodge


Hinton Chrysler Ltd was located at 247 Gregg Avenue, Hinton, Alberta. They became Big Rock Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Ltd.



Jenner Pontiac Buick Ltd was located in Edmonton, Alberta from April 13, 1970 until the corporation was dissolved June 29, 1978.



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Kallal Pontiac Buick GMC was located appropriately enough at P.O. Box 389 in Tofield, Alberta. The 389 was one of the best known Pontiac engines during the 1960s.


LEDUC CHRYSLER JEEP, Leduc, AB (888) 857-6025

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Leduc Chrysler Jeep is located at 6102 46A Street, Leduc, Alberta. Leduc was established in 1953. Richard Rivard has been the dealer principle for over 20 years. In winter, 2016 Leduc had 283 new vehicles in stock, 22 of which were cars. 1 of the new cars was a 2015 Dodge Charger SE.


MACLIN FORD SALES, Calgary, AB (403) 252-0101 (since 1917)

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Maclin Ford Sales is located at 135 Glendeer Cir SE, Calgary, Alberta. The Maclin website states that they have been in business since 1917. In spring, 2015 Maclin had 6 new 2015 Mustangs in stock.


MARSHALL AUTOMOTIVE, Peace River, AB (1969) 877-655-6364


Marshall Automotive is located at 7501 100th Avenue, Peace River, Alberta. Just like on the dealer sticker, the dealer website bills Marshall as Your GM King of the North. They have been in business since 1969. At the start of 2013 they had 131 new vehicles in stock, 13 of which were cars. This is a ratio of 9 to 1 for trucks, more even than rural dealers in the Arizona desert who note a ratio of about 2 to 1 in favor of trucks. They have one new 2013 Buick Regal and an SUV Buick. There are a few more Chevy cars kicking about. The one Corvette they have is a heavy hitter: a new 2013 Corvette Grand Sport convertbile with the 7.0 L engine. They do have some Impalas, Cruzes and Malibus but no Camaros. Ponycars are almost non existent at most Alberta dealerships.


MCTAGGART MOTORS LTD  (Chev Olds), Stettler, AB

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McTaggart Motors was a Chev Olds dealer located in Stettler, Alberta.


MGM FORD LINCOLN, Red Deer, AB 1-855-424-3082


MGM Ford Lincoln is located at 3010 - 50 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta. In spring, 2016 MGM had 3 new 2016 Mustangs in stock: 2 Ecoboosts and 1 GT. 


GRANT MILLER MOTORS LTD (GM), Vegreville, AB (780) 632-2393 (formerly Heritage Motors)

Grant Miller Motors Ltd Is a General Motors dealership located at 5013 60 St, Vegreville, Alberta. The lot is the former location of Heritage Motors Ltd. In spring, 2015 Grant Miller had 110 new vehicles in stock, 10 of which were cars. Miller only had 1 Camaro in stock but it was a heavy hitting example: a new Summit White 2015 Camaro ZL1 VIN: 2G1FM1EP4F9800978.


NOR-LAN CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM, Grande Prairie, AB 888-464-7919

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Nor-Lan Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is located at , Grande Prairie, Alberta. Nor-Lan Chrysler traces back to 1973 when Benjamin Jones along with three of his sons, Lionel, Byron and Keith, opened up North Land Feed mill which led to Nor-Lan Recreation which in turn sparked Nor-Lan Chrysler which was established in 1985.

Lionel Jones is now running Canadian Homes. Byron Jones retired but 2 of his sons are at Nor-Lan. Keith Jones is still working along with 3 of his three children.

In winter, 2015 Nor-Lan had 382 new vehicles in stock, including 3 new 2015 Dodge Challengers. Aside from 1 SXT, they had a Redline Red 2015 SRT 392 (6.4 L) for $58,685.00 and new Phantom Black 2015 Challenger Scat Pack also packing a 6.4 L engine.


NORTHGATE CHEVROLET BUICK GMC LTD, Edmonton, Alberta 780-476-3371 (formerly Stedelbauer Chev Olds)


Northgate Pontiac Buick GMC was formerly Stedelbauer Chev Olds. The Northgate location added a Pontiac franchise but had to be renamed after the death of Pontiac. It is now called Northgate Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd and is located at 13215 97th Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

At the beginnning of 2013 Northgate had 272 new vehicles in stock, 62 of which were cars which is a slightly higher ratio of cars to trucks than found at other Alberta dealers. They had 2 new 2013 Buick Regal GSs on hand, no Corvettes, but 4 Camaros. If you have read the dealer profiles on this page you already know that ponycars are an endangered species out here in farm land where trucks rule the earth. Interestingly, all four of the Camaros are SS models with one of them being a convertible.


NORTH STAR FORD SALES, Calgary, AB 403-239-1115 (formerly Crowfoot Ford)

North Star Ford Sales is located at 9 Crowfoot Cir NW, Calgary, Alberta. This location was formerly Crowfoot Ford. In fall 2013 they had 86 new cars in stock, 11 of which were new 2014 Mustangs. 7 of them were GTs.


NORTHSTAR FORD COCHRANE, Cochrane, AB 403-932-3343

Northstar Ford Cochrane is located at 340 Railway Street West, Cochrane, Alberta. This is part of the NorthStar Group which owns dealerships in Cochrane, Fort McMurray, Calgary and a parts and service center in Fort McKay, Alberta.


NORTHSTAR FORD, Fort McMurray, AB 780-791-7911

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NorthStar was at one time a Ford Mercury dealership as proved by this dealer sticker on an old Mercury. Later stickers show Ford Lincoln combinations.

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NorthStar Ford is located at 540 Memorial Drive, Fort McMurray, Alberta. The Northstar Group is owned by Marty Giles and has locations in Calgary, Fort McMurray and Cochrane with a service and parts center in Fort McKay at 158 Fort McKay Industrial Park. The Fort McMurray location is also an SVT authorized dealership.


RENFREW CHRYSLER, Calgary, AB 888-433-7090


Renfrew Chrysler Jeep is located at 1920 Pumphouse Avenue, Calgary, AB. The website states taht they have been in operation for 77 years as of 2013 at which time they had 341 new vehicles in stock. The sudden North American popularity of Fiats accounts for a surge in the number of cars (46 Fiats) on the lot reversing a general rural trend of trucks, trucks and more trucks. Dodge accounts for the lion's share of inventory with 97 vehicles while RAM isn't far behind with 92. Jeep is a popular vehicle in remote terrain and 86 of them are in stock. Chrysler makes a token appearance with 20 vehicles. There are several 2011 and 2012 leftover new Chargers on the lot including two 2012 SRT8 Superbees for a total of 10 Chargers on site. There are only 4 Challengers in stock which is actually a lot for Alberta where many dealers have no ponycars in stock at all. They are playing it safe with 3 2013 Challenger SXTs doubtlessly motivated by the presence of a leftover 2011 Challenger SRT8 six speed manual painted Toxic Orange still awaiting sale.


KEN SARGENT GMC BUICK LTD, Grande Prairie, AB 866-319-9852

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Ken Sargent GMC Buick Ltd is located at 12308 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Originally named Sargent Sales and Service the dealership traces back to 1948. Sargent used to carry the Pontiac franchise until GM killed off the division in 2009. Sean Sargent is the current Dealer Principal. In winter, 2016 Sargent had 206 new vehicles in stock, 7 of which were cars.

They had a new White Diamond Tricoat 2015 Buick Regal GS VIN 2G4GT5GXXF9267842 being blown out for $35,000.00 using a 2015 Buick clearout incentive of $12,130.00. The GS refers to its roots with a performance direct injection 2.0 L turbo (a bit of a shakeup compared to the old Stage 1 455s!) hooked up to a 6 speed manual transmission.




Linder Armitage established the dealership in 1980. Southgate Chev-Olds was renamed Southgate Chevrolet Buick GMC after the demise of Oldsmobile. The dealership was established for many decades in Calgary before relocating to a larger facility at 13103 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary, AB.

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At the start of 2013 the inventory included new 2013 Buick Regal base models but not the GS. The Chevrolet inventory didn't have any Corvettes, but there were quite a few Camaros evenly mixed in trim levels.


STAMPEDE PONTIAC BUICK, Calgary, AB (1954-2010)/ Closed

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Stampede Motors Ltd was a Pontiac Buick dealership located at . In Dec, 1965 John G. Cumming bought the dealership and the name was officially changed to Stampede Motors Leasing (1966) Ltd but now known as Stampede Pontiac Buick in it's advertising.

Stampede Pontiac Buick Ltd was located at 1110 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta. Towards the end for a period they were known as Stampede Pontiac Buick GMC. They also had a used car lot. Glen Bridarolli was the general manager. For those of you who are curious, etched into this dealer plate from 1967 shown above is the manufacturer: Aristo-Cast, Winnipeg.

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See the story of a 1967 Pontiac Beaumont purchased new from this dealership in the ALLEY FINDS section of this website.


STEDELBAUER CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE LTD, Edmonton, AB (ordered a 1969 ZL-1 Camaro)

Stedelbauer Chevrolet Oldsmobile Ltd was located at 13145 97th Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. George Stedelbauer owned the dealership and when he heard about the new ZL-1 Camaros being built in a limited run he ordered one for his dealership. He was disappointed by the low end response (restrictive exhaust not working well with the cam when under 3,000 RPM) and shocked by the $8,500.00 cost. He sent it back to GM who then managed to fob the Camaro off on Cliff Bristow Chev Olds which was well known as a high performance center. See the story above on this page for more details.

The former Stedelbauer lot is now home to Northgate Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd.


TOWER CHRYSLER, Calgary, AB 877-895-9739

Tower Chrysler is located at 10901 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, Alberta.


UNIVERSAL FORD LINCOLN, Calgary, AB 866-792-1443 (aka Universal Sales & Service)

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Universal Sales and Service Ltd is currently a Ford Lincoln dealership. It was originally located at 202 5th Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta. The dealership was established in 1938 by Basil V. French as a repair garage and truck dealer. In 1945 he secured a Mercury- Meteor franchise. In 1964 Don and Barry McDonald who were working within the dealership bought it out and soon expanded into a new location in the early 1970s.

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The dealership is famed for taking mass delivery of special order cars known as the 'Purple Cougars'. Rocky Mountain Life Insurance of Alberta ordered a run of 1968 Cougars painted purple for their use by their top salesmen and as a visual symbol of the company. The next batch of purple Cougars the following year were all 1969 Cougar XR7s ordered with special order Purple paint, white vinyl tops, 351 4 barrel engines, tilt steering and tilt away steering. Rocky Mountain Life insurance seems to have created a few 1970 purple Cougars but none have yet surfaced. At least one 1971 Purple Cougar is known to have been created and used by the company. In June, 1972 the Alberta government took over RML and administered its affairs. When salesmen turned in their 'Purple Cougars' they were repainted for sale off the Universal lot or dispersed to other dealers to be sold. At least one salesman bought his Cougar at the end of the lease. The photos of the 1969 Cougar XR7 shown here were taken by Robert Nowland. Robert's 1969 Rocky Mountain Cougar has been returned to original condition.

To learn more about these cars see Robert's website at http://www3.telus.net/nowland/site/rml/rml-main/rmlmainpage.htm

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Universal has continued to grow and is now a Ford Lincoln dealership currently located at 2800 Barlow Trail NE, Calgary, Alberta. In spring, 2015 Universal had 419 new vehicles in stock, 7 of which were new 2015 Mustangs.



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Varsity Chrysler Dodge Jeep is located at 665 Goddard Avenue N.E. , Calgary, Alberta.


WAINALTA MOTORS LTD (Chrysler), Wainwright, AB (1962) 780-842-4255


Wainalta Motors Ltd is a Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership located at 2110-15th Avenue, Wainwright, Alberta. In fall 2013 the dealership had 93 new vehicles in stock. Of those 11 were cars, including one new 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic.


WATERLOO MOTORS (Ford Lincoln), Edmonton, AB 780-423-4330

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Waterloo Motors is a Ford Lincoln dealer located at 11420 107 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta. Randall Purvis is the president and CEO. The Better Business Bureau states that the business was established in 1945.

In fall 2013, the lot had 189 new Ford vehicles, 46 of which were cars. They had four new 2014 Mustangs, one of which was a GT. They also had 32 new Lincolns, 20 of which were cars.


WESTERGARD FORD, Drumheller, AB 403-823-2500


Westergard Ford is located at 1011 Highway 9 South, Drumheller, AB. Ponycars don't make too much sense in this landscape and the inventory reflects this with zero Mustangs in stock at the start of the 2013 year.


WESTERN GMC BUICK, Edmonton, AB 780-486-3333


Western Pontiac Buick GMC was renamed Western GMC Buick after the death of Pontiac. Western is located at 18325 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB. Western was established in 1962. At the start of 2013 they had 541 new vehicles in stock. A mere 35 of these were cars (sedans). A whopping 461 GMC vehicles composes most of the inventory, with 65 Buick and 1 Chevrolet truck rounding it out. There are 14 Isuzu vehicles included in the new inventory. They had one 2013 Buick GS in stock.



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DON WHEATON CHEVROLET, Edmonton, AB 780-439-0071

DOUG MARSHALL CHEV CORVETTE, Grand Prairie, AB 800-263-9722

PIKE WHEATON CHEVROLET, Red Deer, AB 403-347-3301

These dealers are part of the huge Wheaton GM network of dealerships. McClellon Wheaton Chevrolet is located at 3850 48 Avenue, Camrose, AB. Don Wheaton Chevrolet is located at 10727 82 Avenue in Edmonton, AB. Doug Marshall Chevrolet Corvette is located at 11044- 100 Street, Grand Prairie, AB. Pike Wheaton Chevrolet is located at 3110 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer, AB.

Wheaton GM has GM locations in Kamloops, Nanaimo, Prince George, Surrey and Victoria, BC. There are two locations in Saskatchewan as well: Regina and Saskatoon. Saskatchewan is where the initial Wheaton dealership originated at the start of the 1960s.



Ralph Williams Rodeo Motors was an AMC dealership located in Calgary, Alberta during the 1970s. Ken Tine, the dealership sales manager received an award from AMC for leading in sales for two consecutive months in the early 1970s. Significantly, the award photo was posed in front of the Gremlin which sold very well for AMC when the gas crunch hit.


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