Ed Alfke, the brains behind Rent-A-Wreck, visited the Salmon Arm franchise in March 1980.
Alfke said his business was a homegrown Canadian idea and one of the few genuine bargains.
“We’re concerned with economics so it is back to basics with this no-frills car rental business,” he said.
Dave Belway and Daryl Durkee operated the Salmon Arm franchise. There were only 20 Rent-a-Wreck franchises in all of Canada at press time.
Image from the Salmon Arm Observer collection and courtesy the archives@R.J. Haney Heritage Village.