Saturday, March 4, 2017

Jaguar rally in King City ~ circa 1960

Clearview Motors hosted Jaguar rally starts
Clearview Motors, on Keele Street South in King City, was the starting point for a number of auto rallies, run by the Ontario Jaguar Owners Association in the early 1960s.   King City resident Gerald Gamble was on the club executive and was responsible for King City playing host to the events.   Clearview owner, Ken McQuarrie, who was an aficionado of all things automotive, benefited, no doubt, from filling up all those 'Jag' gas tanks.   Ken McQuarrie went on to own Clearview Motors for 50 years before retiring in 2016.   Below, is how the the old Clearview Motors looks today under new ownership in 2017.

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace


  1. There's a Fred Eaglesmith song called White Rose that tells of the rise and fall of a small town Ontario filling station. One of the lines: And the girls would spend a couple of bucks,
    Just to meet the boys that worked the pumps,
    They'd grow up , fall in love, then they'd move away.