Orange Julep Gibeau: A Montreal Car Magnet in Photos

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    Orange Julep Gibeau: A Montreal Car Magnet in Photos

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    ••• Of Hot Dogs and Hot Rods A typical Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Orange Julep Gibeau: Hot dogs and Hot Rods

    There's no other place like Orange Julep in Montreal. Or Canada. Or anywhere else for that matter. A tradition as old as the three-story fiberglass fruit that features the weekly event, the Julep hosts informal car shows alongside its usual serving of hot dogs, poutine and a joy-inducing mystery beverage every spring, summer and fall Wednesday as well as on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Attracting families, car buffs, nostalgic types, and a cross-section of most age groups, I dropped by the Orange Julep on a hot and sticky August eve. Lucking out, that night featured great finds, from a Ford '37 with Corvette engine to Simon Templar's ride to four AC Cobra replicas.

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    Ford 1938 Coupe

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Ford 1938 Coupe on display at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attract muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Ford 1938 Coupe at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    AC Cobras - The Pearl White

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night One of four AC Cobras spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. The three others included two blues and a silver. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    One of four AC Cobras at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    Vintage Car (Unidentified Make)

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Vintage car (unidentified make) spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Vintage car (unidentified make) at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    Camaro 1974 Dragster

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Camaro 1974 Dragster spotted on a Wednesday evening at Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Camaro 1974 Dragster at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    AC Cobras - The Blue

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night One of four AC Cobras spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Another was blue, one was pearl white and the other, silver. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and families in the mood for an evening out. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    One of four AC Cobras at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Corvette Engine in a Ford 1937

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Corvette Engine in a Ford 1937 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Corvette Engine in a Ford 1937 at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    Ford 1937 with Corvette Engine

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Ford 1937 with Corvette engine spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Ford 1937 with Corvette engine at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    De Tomaso Pantera (Unidentified Year, Maybe 1972)

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night De Tomaso Pantera spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    De Tomaso Pantera at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    De Tomaso Pantera (Unidentified Year, Maybe 1972)

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night De Tomaso Pantera spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    De Tomaso Pantera at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Mercedes 1929 Gazelle

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Mercedes 1929 Gazelle spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Mercedes 1929 Gazelle at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Mercedes 1929 Gazelle

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Mercedes 1929 Gazelle spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Mercedes 1929 Gazelle at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Ford Mustang (Unidentified Year)

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Ford Mustang spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Ford Mustang at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    MGA 1959 Convertible

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night MGA 1959 Convertible spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    MGA 1959 Convertible at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Chevy Impala 1962

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Chevy Impala 1962 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Chevy Impala 1962 at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Willys 1941 Coupe

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Willys 1941 Coupe spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Willys 1941 Coupe at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    AC Cobras - The Silver

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night One of four AC Cobras spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Two were blue and another was pearl white. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    One of four AC Cobras at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Camaro 1974 With Modified Engine

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Camaro 1974 with modified engine spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Camaro 1974 with modified engine at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Trans Am 1980

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Trans Am 1980 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Trans Am 1980 at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Challenger R/T (Unidentified Year)

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Challenger R/T spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Challenger R/T (unidentified year) at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Trans Am 1979

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Trans Am 1979 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Trans Am 1979 at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Corvette 1993

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Corvette 1993 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Corvette 1993 at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Ford Thames 1947

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Ford Thames 1947 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Ford Thames 1947 at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Volvo 1967

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Volvo 1967 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Volvo 1967 (The Saint's car!) at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Volvo 1967

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Volvo 1967 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Volvo 1967 (The Saint's car!) at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Packard 1938

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Packard 1938 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Packard 1938 at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    Corvette 1973 Coupe

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Corvette 1973 Coupe spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Corvette 1973 Coupe at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    Pontiac GTO 1970

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Pontiac GTO 1970 spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Pontiac GTO 1970 at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    Classic Cougar (Unidentified Year)

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Classic Cougar spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Classic Cougar at Orange Julep's hot rod night. 

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    Dodge Charger 1968 R/T

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Dodge Charger 1968 R/T spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Dodge Charger 1968 R/T at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Ford 1938 Coupe

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    ••• Orange Julep's Hot Rod Night Ford 1938 Coupe spotted on a Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    Ford 1938 at Orange Julep's hot rod night.

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    Orange Julep Gibeau: End of the Road

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    ••• A Wednesday evening at the Orange Julep in Montreal. Wednesdays attracts muscle car collectors, auto buffs and people in the mood for an evening out with the kids. Photo © Evelyn Reid

    The tail end of Orange Julep's hot rod night.