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  1. 5 points
    This situation has inspired me to rejoin the Club and show support in hoping it prevails over the museum. It will be interesting to see their Form 990 for 2017 and learn how this split has impacted their finances.
  2. 4 points
    Ventured out to the car show today. The sun had trouble staying out today, but it pop out and lit the car up so nice. I told my 8 year old son to jump in the driver's seat for a couple of pictures. Truly a rare day when the sun has trouble shining hear in Mesa, AZ. We are over a 110 days with no rain, very unusual for this time of year, finally suppose to rain tomorrow!
  3. 4 points
    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102261497032&ca=fc3edade-bc90-4d38-891a-28007b82005e This is the club's reply...just sent out by your board of directors.
  4. 2 points
    Dang, Bernie, keep on and I am going to start agreeing with you. Ben
  5. 2 points
    Great post and well written! I'm 46 and a woman and have vented about this topic for some time! I was at the AACA National meet in Mobile this past weekend and while at the Rountable discussions, I commented on how I was treated at the Virginia Beach National meet 3 years ago and it wasn't well treatment I received! Another woman commented that my 1989 Suburban was "just another used car". My response... they are ALL used cars! Of Course, she didn't like that comment, but it made me so angry that I wrote a letter to the editor of the AACA Magazine, West Peterson, about the treatment of new members and what vehicles they enjoy. If this car hobby is to grow, everyone has to be welcomed, whether they own a vehicle or not, or if it's a Toyota or a truck! As for grumpy old people, I meet them all the time when I'm on a judging team usually.... usually they warm up to me and we are all good friends at the end of the day Give them a chance too ;-)
  6. 2 points
    Yeah, I learned my lesson in college, I was dating two girls at the same time. They each found out about it, and there was hell to pay. I learned you can't have your Kate and Edith too..... I feel sorry for Steve and others involved in this issue at the upper levels, such idiocy sucks the fun out of old cars at times, and this is one of those times. My sympathy.
  7. 2 points
    OK, if I am allowed a few personal thoughts. Please understand that I have not seen anyone at AACA relish this mess. We are sick of having to answer letters to OUR members over issues that they really do not want to be involved in. Members want to ENJOY the hobby and not deal with these messy deals. Sadly we felt forced to defend our reputation. John, the part in the letter you referred to is a legal issue and none of us will be "trying" these matters in public. Those words were written by our counsel and at the appropriate time they will be made known to all unless the gods shine upon us, we settle this whole issue simply and both the museum and the club can go forward doing what they need to do. I promised the board when they hired me that I would be active on our forums and I have done my best to answer you "guys" as much as possible. Out of necessity I may have to say little in the near future but I thank all of you on behalf of our board for your support.
  8. 2 points
    A pretty nice rear end for a 43 year old.
  9. 2 points
    Our response is planned to go out today. Please read it carefully. Doug you are truly a good guy. I know that to be a fact. If you enjoy being a volunteer at the museum then that is great. Continue to do so. Your club is not telling anyone not to support the museum if that is their choice, your club is not writing disparaging comments about others and your club is simply trying to fix a very real problem. If I come on this forum with a new name, Doug G. Frantz , and start posting and saying things and people think you and I are one in the same is that acceptable? Think about it. Should people not know, as a public trust, who an organization is really or not? Doug, back when the museum was allowed to share our mailing list they were asked to get our permission first. They never had blanket permission. Anyway, hopefully common sense will prevail and this all can get resolved so we all can get back to enjoying the hobby. That is what your board wishes!!
  10. 2 points
    Depends how cute she is....
  11. 1 point
    The owner is motivated to sell and the price has been reduced to 259,000.00 or near offers. 1927 Rolls Royce Torpedo Phaeton By Barker This 1927 Rolls Royce Phantom I, chassis number 21UF was initially used by Rolls Royce as a company trials car in the French Riviera and London. After the testing, it was shipped back to London where it was sold to its first buyer, a Mr. E. A. Wadsworth, who commissioned Barker and Company to build a touring body. Wadworth kept 21UF for only a short period of time and the car was resold again by the Rolls Royce agent Arthur Tooth and Sons. It traded hands again, four years later in 1933 to another Londoner, Mr. Dudley Watts. 21UF was once again resold to Ronald Horton in 1935 who retained the car until 1938 when it was sold or traded to The Leicester Co-Operative LTD. Chassis 21UF is fitted with a special, four passenger Torpedo phaeton body created by the noted British coach builder Barker. Barker created a lightweight, four-seat touring body with a detachable top assembly, which is cleverly hidden in a rear compartment when folded. The body was constructed with an extremely low and rakish belt line that was accented by polishing the upper portions of the aluminum body and hood to contrast with the painted lower portions. Barker designed wing- style, polished aluminum fenders to match the upper body. This gives the vehicle and extremely sporty overall appearance. In 1945, 21UF, still retaining its Barker Torpedo Phaeton body, was exported to the US by a returning serviceman. He would keep the vehicle for over 44 years before selling it to Ace Rossner of Washington DC in 1989. During this period, 21UF was featured and listed in the noted Dalton book “The Derby Phantoms”. In 2002, 21UF became part of a well-known Michigan collection of Rolls Royce and Bentley automobiles. Under his ownership, 21UF was given a full cosmetic restoration that included a repaint to the original cream color. The well-known upholsterer, Mr. Mark Larder, replicated the original green leather that was found under the old seat covers as well as the correct, matching door panels, dashboard and carpets. The original top assembly was restored and recovered. As originally designed, it folds neatly into the rear of the body and is not visible when folded. The current owner purchased 21UF in 2007 and commissioned prewar Rolls Royce guru, Mr. Steve Littin of Vintage and Auto Rebuilds of Chardon Ohio, to perform a complete and thorough mechanical restoration that included a full engine rebuild with a new cylinder head. The entire chassis was rebuilt as needed. The car was rewired and the fuel system completely rebuilt. A Gear Vendors overdrive was added so the car could be driven at highway speeds. The car was mechanically rebuilt top to bottom, front to rear. Receipts totaling in excess of 130,000.00 since its 2007 purchase are included with the sale of the vehicle. Since being restored, this vehicle has been shown at the Meadowbrook Concours, the Glenmoor Gathering and just recently at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’elegance. Cosmetically, the car is stunning. The green leather interior remains like new as does the top assembly. The paint and polished aluminum fenders and upper body show extremely well. Although it has been restored, its originality has always been respected. This car is restored but it is not over restored. This car was well documented by Rolls Royce from 1927 through 1938. Included in the sale are nearly 30 pages of original Rolls Royce documents from the RREC showing the cars use as a trials car in Riviera and London as well as multiple build cards, services records, parts records, and ownership documents during this period. The documents make multiple references to the Barker body with its polished features, the white exterior paint and apple green interior appointments. Mechanically, this Phantom 1 is absolutely superb. It drives and handles effortlessly at all speeds. It is smooth shifting, easy to steer, and has precision braking. The engine is powerful and easily propels the car down the road. While all early Rolls Royce automobiles are prized by collectors, very few original sporting models exist. This is a great car with a known history. It still wears its original components and is a proper example throughout. It is a stunning automobile that ready to be a contender at any leading concours, but more importantly it has been restored for reliable, long distance driving. It has been restored by all of the right people. It’s got everything going for it. We are asking 345,000.00 USD or near offers and it is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, additional photos and to schedule a viewing and test drive, please call 734-730-4274 or email:motoringicons@hotmail.com
  12. 1 point
    And yes, I used lower case for a reason. Obviously, the museum has the AACA mailing list information. In fact, from the museum website: Can I renew my AACA Club Membership here? For the security of our guest, all AACA Club renewals should be directed to the club. If I’m an AACA Club Member do I need my card? To expedite your entry, it would be helpful to have your card ready at the time of arrival. The museum can look you up, but there may be a delay depending on the number of patrons at the counter. So, they can "look you up". That's really nice, except that I don't want to be "looked up", nor contacted by, the museum. The letter received is, to me, an abuse of private information. The advantage of having free entry into the museum is far overshadowed by this invasion of privacy. Very nasty letter, basically saying how dare the AACA want them to, as a now separate entity, give up the AACA name. This, in spite of the fact that they are NOT NOW a part of the AACA. The AACA is the reason that the museum is in existence at all, and the fact remains that the assets of the museum came mainly from AACA members who thought they were forwarding the goals of the Club, not the separate goals of the museum as now defined by a museum board that is, obviously, not in sync with the AACA. I specifically don't appreciate the direct personal attack on Steve Moskowitz in the letter, as I truly believe he has the best interests of the CLUB at heart. Then, there's the sentence that states "..however wrongheaded and misguided the Club may be in their direction, we must defend ourselves [museum], and prevail". They then entreat the "membership" [of the Club]" to embrace their efforts to reach an accord. I personally don't like the fact that a lot of money will be spent with lawyers to fight this issue, but I do support it, as the museum has, to me, slapped every member of the Club in the face, challenging a duel.....
  13. 1 point
    I was going through the 8TB of NAS servers on my desk and wondering when I turned into such a geek, when I came across these pictures from a stack in the garage. The whole subscription is still there. In 1961 I entered the 9th grade and High School. So this is reading material and a magazine subscription from my Sophomore year. Right down to the address label. I guess that dates the time I started wanting a Riviera. And another uncommon item I picked up in my Riviera years is this NOS package: Neat stuff, Bernie
  14. 1 point
    Kyle this car is a long way from West coast. Columbus Ohio is approx 2400 miles from Portland, & 2300 miles from Fresno. Kevin
  15. 1 point
    At least they told you to come and get your stuff. Our Chapter had a dozen or so items on display in the Regions and Chapters Room. They never even bothered to tell us to come get it. I just simply showed up during the Fall Meet and discovered that it was gone. I have no idea what happened to the items that our Chapter had on display in the Regions and Chapters room. I can only assume that the museum threw them out.
  16. 1 point
    Mostly around the Wichita Falls Texas area and generally on the weekends.
  17. 1 point
    #66. Unfortunately I have to fly there this year because of time constraints after the meet. Really bums me out but, God willing, at least I'll be there.
  18. 1 point
    Just wonder if it was left hand drive car. Leif in Sweden
  19. 1 point
    Only the special was still 6v in 53 so that one is 12v and it does have brushes they might be stuck or they might be dirty...
  20. 1 point
    Yes I can relate 100%. By the time I was finished with post secondary education I was about $50,000.00 1989 dollars in the hole, my wife a further $35,000.00. That debt was also a big factor in our youth and our households ability to pay for things like old cars. Also, young people with debt today at least have low interest rates in their favor. Just imagine $50,000.00 debt with early 1990's rates { around 10%}. I am not trying to minimise the challenges the younger generation are facing. I am just trying to point out that challenges are not unique to present times. Greg
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  22. 1 point
    You didn't need that trailer for those 2x4's! Southern Belle would have taken those and more!
  23. 1 point
    hi guys, my name is Pascal and i lve in France. my baby is a 55 Buick Special 4 doors hardtop. And with my wife and kids, we have three old caravans ( 2 french : Notin Chaumière 1956, and Notin Vedette 1964 / and the third one is a belgium one : Constructam Coral 1971 ) here are some pictures i hope you will like ... our 55 Buick Special with our french caravan Notin Chaumière 1956 our 55 Buick Special with our french caravan Notin Vedette 1964 our 55 Buick Special with our Belgium caravan Constructam Coral 1971
  24. 1 point
    Blink. What I really liked was the fact that the second link had a baby Buick convertible photo. Perhaps in print it it could be simplified - the CCCA defines Classic autos and for the rest of us, we can have our classic autos. I don't know how to pronounce the difference between upper and lower case c though. Perhaps we need to enlist the aid of Victor Borge's phonetic punctuation.
  25. 1 point
    And yet, in these times, there is pent up demand for the simplest form of a marquee. For our Marquee, look at the number of people who get excited over a Special with a base engine and 3 speed stick. Out of both of those articles I will subscribe to this statement: So, unless you have a specific need to define your precious vehicle as a classic, like insurance or DMV registration, you can consider your car a classic whenever you choose to. In other words, if it’s a classic to you, then it’s a “classic”. And for this thread I continue to say; anything that isn't "new" is technically "old" and therefore up to the poster if they want to write about it.