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Junk in Your Trunk

Since its invention at the turn of the 20th century, the automobile has significantly changed Canadian ways of living. As the demand for consumer goods increased, vehicles became a necessity for many Canadian households. The trunk quickly became an essential part of the car.


(Promotional image of a Ford Falcon, 1959. Collection of the Canadian Automotive Museum. Dodge Dart advertisement, 1963. Collection of the Canadian Automotive Museum. Cover of Motor Magazine, February 1954. Collection of the Canadian Automotive Museum.)

Automobiles are more than just people-movers. From suitcases, to shopping bags, to hockey skates and golf clubs, the car has evolved to hold the stuff of our busy lives. Launching in November 2018 at the Canadian Automotive Museum, Junk in your Trunk explores how the automobile has become a tool and product of our modern-day consumer culture. Visitors will discover the unique history of the trunk, explore vehicle storage designs overflowing with innovation, and explore consumer culture through automotive advertisements, photographs, and historic vehicles.

 

Myseum Presents Shuttle Bus will be available on November 17th. To register, click here.

 

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Junk in Your Trunk

01 Nov 2018 –
30 Nov 2018

Monday to Friday 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

Canadian Automotive Museum
99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa

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