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Ray Kristinson & his Cowvette
Ray Kristinson and his "Cowvette"

Calgary is a city known for cows and cowboys, especially during Stampede time every July. Ray Kristinson and his "Cowvette," however, stand apart from the herd every month of the year. "It needed a paint job," he says, "and one little idea led to another." Now he's in the market for a pair of longhorns, "and a horn that moos would be the perfect final touch," he adds.

Who'd have thought that a run-of-the-mill 1982 Chevette could become the ultimate accessory for a '90s urban cowboy?

July, 1996