Vernon Smith’s collection of antique cars in the tiny community of Swift Current, Newfoundland is considered to be one of the best private collections of vintage cars in North America.
Vernon charges admission to his museum and donates the proceeds to charity. Over the years he has entertained hundreds of collector car enthusiasts. In 2022 he was presented the NAACC ‘Hobbyist of the Year’ Award at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Cobble Beach Concours, held in Owen Ontario, is a world ranked Concours and is considered to be the Premier Concours in Canada. Vernon won Most Outstanding Post War Vehicle with his 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. Located in Swift Current, on the Burin Peninsula highway, Vernon’s Antique Car Museum is a hidden gem.