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  1. Some excerpts from a 1932 Essex Terraplane catalog

    This particular item is part of the Hudson Essex Terraplane Historic Society collection. We cataloged the items as they were filed and given to us. We will have to check with them about the dating of this particular piece. Thanks.
  2. Clarion Car Audio - 1988 ad

    Eh, yes and no. Clarion is mostly an aftermarket stereo company but it has been used in cars from the factory. While this is mostly import models, Ford has used them over the years too. Another thing of note is that our blog is catered towards more of the car culture crowd than historians as Tumblr has a younger demographic and we're just trying to build awareness of the club through that avenue. The Tumblr blog is just automatically posted here on the forums through its RSS Feed as to provide some daily content that might not be seen by the crowd here on the forums. So while this ad may not be exactly for a factory marque we think it still fits our purpose for the blog.
  3. Last February we started a crowdfunding venture to raise money so we could build a version of the 16mm kinograph film scanner for our library. After many months of building and tweaking we finished it up Mike's Movie Machine shortly after the new year. To see how it works and find out how we put the whole thing together, we ask that you watch the ~15 minute video about our journey. We would like to once again thank everyone that has helped or donated to this project over the last year or so. Let us know what you think about it. Give us some likes and shares to get the word out about this great project that we've been chugging along at. Thanks.
  4. Round 1 had some great match ups and you can view our recap in the video on our facebook page or view it below. While you're there, go ahead and like the library page on facebook if you haven't already. You can vote for Round 2 match ups here. Voting will Close on Thursday March 30 at 11:59 PM. This is all meant to be good clean fun and promote the library. If you haven't read one or any of these books it is ok to just pick the subject you like better, or the cover you like better, or the author, or whatever.
  5. Round 1 had some great match ups and you can view our recap in the video on our facebook page or view it below. While you're there, go ahead and like the library page on facebook if you haven't already. You can vote for Round 2 match ups here. Voting will Close on Thursday March 30 at 11:59 PM. This is all meant to be good clean fun and promote the library. If you haven't read one or any of these books it is ok to just pick the subject you like better, or the cover you like better, or the author, or whatever.
  6. IT'S McKEAN MARCH MADNESS!!!! Here at the library we are celebrating March Madness with an AACA spin. Eight winners of the AACA Thomas McKean trophy are going head to head. Vote for your favorite here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D2F2ZL7 The voting for the first round will close Thursday Night (March 23rd) at Midnight so make sure you vote. It'll only take a minute or two. The video below will detail the books that are going head to head.
  7. IT'S McKEAN MARCH MADNESS!!!! Here at the library we are celebrating March Madness with an AACA spin. Eight winners of the AACA Thomas McKean trophy are going head to head. Vote for your favorite here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D2F2ZL7 The voting for the first round will close Thursday Night (March 23rd) at Midnight so make sure you vote. It'll only take a minute or two. The video below will detail the books that are going head to head.
  8. 1942 Hudson’s 

    @joe_padavano Generally we do, but just like everybody else we sometimes we make mistakes. Especially on these tumblr posts as we do them in bulk to set them and forget them.
  9. We recently had a research question to find a vertical...

    That we did John. The 1987 version would have already been filled with all sorts of neon colors.
  10. AC Spark Plugs from 1963 featuring the Chevrolet Corvette

    Hey Joe, technically we're both kinda right. The ad was for the AC spark plugs and was from 1963. The car is the Mako Shark car from 1961, but as you can see from the ad and from the "corvette" badge on the front end, it was an experimental concept for the Corvette, which in retrospect I should have noted in the caption. Thanks for looking and keeping us on our toes.
  11. 1932 Chevrolet Wagon with Hercules Built Body

    Hi again. I will step in for Matt as I originally posted this to our tumblr page. This image came out of a Hercules Coachbuilder brochure for 1932 Chevy Trucks. See the image below. Sorry for any confusion. Thanks for keeping us on our toes though. - Mike
  12. John, In this case, this image was the entirety of the article. It was just a one page spread on the topic. As for the "View the full article" link, we cannot change that. All of these posts are automatically posted from an RSS Feed off of our Tumblr page http://aacalibrary.tumblr.com/ and the "View the full article" link is added automatically by the RSS Feed. This is something we cannot edit. With Tumblr being a very image heavy social media platform we usually don't go too in depth with images and such because posts that are like that tend to not do as well as image based posts. If something does pique your interest we will be glad to take a research request on a topic at http://www.aacalibrary.org/request-form/ or you can stop by, or give us a call. You can also reply to the post as you have done here, but keep in mind that we only check the forum every couple of days or so. Sorry about the confusion of the "View the full article" but as I said we have no control over that wording at all. Take Care, Mike
  13. A “One Girl Power” Car:From LIFE magazine (1910)

    This issue was just a cover of the magazine that was found in one of our clippings files. We do however have an issue of Life from 1913 if you would like to see it next time you visit the library.
  14. 1957 Chevys. Bel Air and One-Fifty.

    Thanks for the correction John. We fixed it on our tumblr page, but it already posted here before we caught it. These posts are automatically added here from our tumblr page, so nobody is actually making these posts on this board. Once it posts at http:///www.aacalibrary.tumblr.com it gets sent here without us doing anything. We round up a bunch of stuff and place it in a queue for weeks/months in advance and sometimes mistakes are made in the process. This causes some confusion here on the board. Thanks for bearing with it and we hope you enjoy the posts. Take care, Mike Reilly Cataloger and Librarian at the AACA Library.