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    Winnipeg woman wins appeal to keep Model A planter in her yard

    Liz Kitzul has won an appeal to keep her grandfather's 1928 Model A Ford in her backyard.

    A Winnipeg woman can keep the treasured remnants of her grandfather's 1928 Model A Ford, which she has converted into a planter in her back yard.

    Liz Kitzul, known in the local car culture as "Hot Rod Liz" for her charity work, was facing an order to have the unique lawn ornament removed from her property in the Transcona neighbourhood. A neighbour had complained to the city and an order was made for its removal under the derelict vehicle bylaw.

    On Thursday, Kitzul appeared before the protection and community services committee to appeal the decision. She provided the committee with 28 letters of support as well as pictures of various yard art around the city, including a tractor in one front yard.

    The committee supported her argument and repealed the order.

    Following the decision, an emotional Kitzul was full of smiles and praise for her supporters — including many who attended.

    "[I'm] overwhelmed…but when I went in I was optimistic, I admit," she said. "I did a lot of homework. I was very prepared. I had some heavy hitters that attended with me and spoke on my behalf in support of this situation."

    Kitzul not only gets to keep the car but the committee also voted to return a $250 fee she paid to file the appeal.

    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

  • #2
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


    • #3
      I "thought" about a RUSTIC Outhouse in front for LAFFS???---Maybe NOT???
      Dad Nuts


      • #4
        Very uplifting!!!


        • #5
          Just proves you CAN fight city hall! Congrats Liz on you victory.


          • #6
            Good for her that she won. Too bad she had to make a fight in the first place. I am glad I live in the country where neighbors do not try to force their neighbors to conform to their ideas of what can be done on private property. No city life for me.
            I have had a lot of yard art over the years, and when one is gone, I look for another.
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            This gallery has 8 photos.
            Eastern Connecticut


            • #7
              Well, she SHOULD have won. After all, "it was running when it was parked, and I'm gonna restore it someday."


              • #8
                Here's another picture that I came across on another site. Sounds like quite the gal - apparently has a "T" bucket hotrod that she's driven thru 47 states and the salt of Bonneville.

                Winnipeg Model A YARDART.JPG


                • BILL WILLIAMSON
                  BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                  How come it doesn't sit LEVEL?
                  Dad Tilted

              • #9
                Speaking of Lawn Art here is some of my Office Art. The hood is supported across the back and underneath the top to prevent it from folding up.
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                3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
                Henry Ford said,
                "It's all nuts and bolts"
                "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

                Mitch's Auto Service ctr


                • #10
                  Looks like she did some work on it before putting it there so it wouldn't rust any further. There is a glossy patina on the steel which seems to be a clear coat over the rust. Also, it doesn't have any axles. The wheels look like they are supporting the fenders. Agree with the court. This is not an abandoned junk left to rot.


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