After reading the article informing Invermere residents of a new bylaw, which would have B.C. residents cars and trucks towed off the town streets if they were deemed unsightly, I looked in my old photo album to see how unsightly my first car was that I owned in 1948.
My three school pals and I cut the roof off of my 1926 Dodge car so we would have an open top car (not a convertible). We were 18-year-old high school boys and spent the summer weekends cruising the summer resorts of Wasaga Beach, Grand Bend and Port Stanley, Ontario in our multi-coloured open car.
Not once did the police or city or town officials stop us and have our car towed away because it was unsightly. Needless to say, parents seemed a little upset when they saw their teenage daughters riding by in our colourful Dodge.
It was all in fun just like the by-law that was to come into effect on April 1st , April Fools Day.
Doug Anakin, Invermere