A Life In Cars

The life story of Dickie Sutherland


The First Pedal Car

Long before I was born, my brother and sister had a brand new pedal car.

Long before I was born, this photo was taken of my sister Barbara and brother Donald. They’re sitting in a new pedal car, on the lawn of our family home on Robert Avenue. 

Donald sitting in the pedal car with Barbar, in around 1938.

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