1918 McLaughlin Buick


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  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Details


Gasoline Alley Museum

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Antique Car

About the 1918 McLaughlin Buick

It was advertised as “Canada’s Standard Car” and often used for family road trips, but in Crowsnest Pass the McLaughlin was associated with rum-running and murder. Alberta’s most famous bootlegger, Emilio Picariello, used a fleet of McLaughlin-Buicks (whisky sixes) to transport illicit liquor from British Columbia into Alberta and Montana during Prohibition. After “Emperor Pic” and his female partner in crime were convicted of shooting a police officer, the McLaughlin became an icon in Albertan history.

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