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  1. Russian Auto with US Heritage

    A few years ago, I wrote an article on these vehicles for the library column in Antique Automobile. The library has a small collection of literature pertaining to Soviet-built cars, including the ZIL/ZIS. I believe the car you have a photograph of was the same one that went on tour throughout the U.S. after it was captured. In fact, after finishing the article we came across one of the flyers distributed to promote the exhibition of the captured vehicle. It came in with a bunch of other random odds and ends. If you would like to read the article, click here. And here is the catalog entry describing the flyer.
  2. Need title for news article

    The first thought that came to mind was "Gals in the Garage." I realize you need the connection with senior citizens, so you could modify it as needed. IE: Senior Gals in the Garage. My colleague also mentioned Garage Gals.
  3. The AACA Library has these two books available for sale. If interested, please reach out to Assistant Librarian, Matthew Hocker at 717-534-2082 The Motor Car in Art: Selection from the Raymond E. Holland Automotive Art Collection (by Zolomij): $20.00 Description: If you have an interest in automotive art, this book will not disappoint. Its 300 pages are filled with tons of full color and black & white illustrations of historic and modern paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc. Automobilia is also covered, including some toys and baby carriages designed to look like cars! Illustrations are accompanied by brief captions/descriptions. Condition: In excellent condition with minimal wear. Includes dust jacket. Fabulous Fifties: American Championship Racing (by Dick Wallen): $75.00 Description: A massive 561 page history of American National Championship racing in the 1950s (including the Indy 500). Richly illustrated with lots of historic black & white photographs of cars, drivers and event coverage. Some illustrations include full-color artwork. This is an extremely well-research book, with appendices in the back that include: research notes, a 1950-1959 Championship Driver Summary, lists of championship results for 1950 through 1959, and an index Condition: Book is lightly read with minimal shelf wear. You can see a scratch mark on the cover illustration (lower left-hand corner of illustration). The rest of the book is in excellent shape. Interior pages are nice, crisp and clean. Shipping: Shipping within the U.S. will be via USPS Media Mail. $5.70 - for Motor Car in Art $6.21 - for Fabulous Fifties Photographs of the Books are included in this thread for your reference. If you have any other questions about the book, please feel free to reach out. These items are not listed in our eBay store, but we do also sell books on eBay. We are able to combine shipping. Here is a link to our eBay store: AACA Library eBay Store
  4. A flip book for the 1969 Chevrolet Walk-In-Wagon

    Correct, it's a video file so it didn't automatically embed it in the forums when it was auto-posted here.
  5. Can Papa Beetle’s children stand the test of time?

    I think they are safe.
  6. Hi Joe, You are correct. The ad is from '66 and features '67 Chargers. The 1967 year is listed among the tags on the original Tumblr post (just not in the title).
  7. Wow! Thank you all so much for sharing such wonderful photographs. To everyone else, feel free to keep on sending them!
  8. Hi Everyone! AACA's Junior Member publication, Wheels, is looking for ways to liven up its content for kids. Inspired by a recent thread on the forums, we would like to include a section with pictures of children enjoying the old car hobby, whether it's sitting behind the wheel of their parents'/grandparents' favorite ride or helping out with grandpa or grandma's latest restoration. Children featured in Wheels will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine. If you think you have a great photo for the magazine, please feel free to share it here or email it to the editor, Matthew Hocker via: mhocker@aaca.org In order for a photograph to be featured in Wheels, we will need the following: 1. Your permission to publish your photograph in Wheels. 2. Your child/grandchild's name (full name or first name) 3. Your child/grandchild's age 4. Your child's state of residence 5. A brief description of the photograph (ie: make and model year of car, description of what they are doing, etc.) If you have a cool story associated with the photograph or enjoying the hobby with your child/grandchild, we would also be open to featuring your story as its own article! Find out more: If you have any questions about our Junior Membership, Wheels, etc. please contact Matthew Hocker at mhocker@aaca.org or by phone (Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-4 PM EST) via the following number: 717-534-2082 For more information on the Junior Membership program, please refer to our website.
  9. Hello everyone, Did you know AACA has a junior membership program for children up to age 12? Junior memberships are $10 per year and come with a subscription to Wheels, the junior member newsletter/magazine. This magazine is published quarterly and consists of historical write-ups, activity pages, and much more. We are looking for contributors to the junior member magazine. In addition to being a librarian, I am also the editor for Wheels. We are looking for articles, drawings, etc. - anything that might be of interest to kids. Do you have a personal story about the hobby? Do you want to write about your first car? Looking to share your experiences of touring with your grandkids? We are interested in any content submissions you might have. Since the magazine is written for children, we would also like to see more content submissions from kids. Have any children or grandchildren interested in contributing to Wheels? If so, please let me know. We would love to see articles, drawings, stories, photographs of your kids/grandkids with antique cars, etc. By contributing content to Wheels you will be inspiring the restorers of tomorrow. Anyone with a published submission will receive a complimentary copy of Wheels. For more details, please contact Matthew Hocker: email: mhocker@aaca.org phone: 717-534-2082
  10. If you are on the lookout for automotive gifts, whether it's for others or yourself, be sure to check out the AACA Library for some great deals. Almost everything in the store is marked 30% off. There are over 3,000 items to choose from, with everything from automotive books and sales literature to vintage shop manuals and reproduction factory photographs. This is an opportunity for you to score a great deal while helping out the library at the same time; Proceeds benefit the library! The items that we sell represent doubles of what we already have, non-automotive items, etc. We are running the sale through Sunday, December 10th to allow ample time for holiday shoppers. All deals are first come, first serve so don't miss out. Shipping fees will be waived for those interested in picking up their items in person (if you happen to live close enough to the AACA Library). Here is the link to our eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore Items are available for immediate purchase through eBay. Please read the following note if you plan on buying multiple items: "click" the "add to cart" button and NOT the "buy it now" button (clicking "buy it now" would require immediate payment on each item, and you would be paying for shipping on every item). When finished adding all the items to your virtual cart, click the shopping cart icon in the upper righthand corner. Next, click the "request total from seller" button. Don't have eBay? No problem! - For details on ordering, please contact Assistant Librarian, Matthew Hocker.... via email: mhocker@aaca.org or phone: 717-534-2082 (ask for Matt) Items in our store (by category): Books: https://www.ebay.com/sch/Books/267/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=aacalibrarian&_sac=1 Sales Literature: http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore/Sales-Literature-/_i.html?_fsub=3950906011 Shop Manuals: http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore/Manuals-Guides-/_i.html?_fsub=4586586011 Photographs (listed by marque): http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore/Automobile-Photos-by-Marque-/_i.html?_fsub=4589444011 Photographs (listed by theme): http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore/Automobile-Photos-by-Theme-/_i.html?_fsub=4589445011
  11. If you are on the lookout for automotive gifts, whether it's for others or yourself, be sure to check out the AACA Library for some great deals. Almost everything in the store is marked 30% off. There are over 3,000 items to choose from, with everything from automotive books and sales literature to vintage shop manuals and reproduction factory photographs. This is an opportunity for you to score a great deal while helping out the library at the same time; Proceeds benefit the library! The items that we sell represent doubles of what we already have, non-automotive items, etc. We are running the sale through Sunday, December 10th to allow ample time for holiday shoppers. All deals are first come, first serve so don't miss out. Shipping fees will be waived for those interested in picking up their items in person (if you happen to live close enough to the AACA Library). Here is the link to our eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore Items are available for immediate purchase through eBay. Please read the following note if you plan on buying multiple items: "click" the "add to cart" button and NOT the "buy it now" button (clicking "buy it now" would require immediate payment on each item, and you would be paying for shipping on every item). When finished adding all the items to your virtual cart, click the shopping cart icon in the upper righthand corner. Next, click the "request total from seller" button. Don't have eBay? No problem! - For details on ordering, please contact Assistant Librarian, Matthew Hocker.... via email: mhocker@aaca.org or phone: 717-534-2082 (ask for Matt) Items in our store (by category): Books: https://www.ebay.com/sch/Books/267/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=aacalibrarian&_sac=1 Sales Literature: http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore/Sales-Literature-/_i.html?_fsub=3950906011 Shop Manuals: http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore/Manuals-Guides-/_i.html?_fsub=4586586011 Photographs (listed by marque): http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore/Automobile-Photos-by-Marque-/_i.html?_fsub=4589444011 Photographs (listed by theme): http://stores.ebay.com/aacalibrarystore/Automobile-Photos-by-Theme-/_i.html?_fsub=4589445011
  12. In addition to our sales literature auctions, we now have several issues of Automobile Quarterly for sale via our eBay store. http://stores.ebay.com/AACA-Library-Store?_dmd=1&_nkw=automobile+quarterly These are doubles of ones we already have in the collection. Most are priced at $5.00 each! If interested, feel free to purchase them through eBay or give us a call at: 717-534-2082 (Ask for Matt). If calling, please provide the reference number in the listing title (found at the end of the listing title and in parentheses).
  13. The AACA Library is currently auctioning off several unique and exciting pieces of automotive sales literature, including many hard-to-find pre-war pieces. Looking for a 1910 Buick catalog? Do you fancy any Stutz or Cord literature? Or perhaps a 1964 Corvette owner's manual? If you are a true patriot there's even a 1976 Jeep catalog - It's actually a pretty cool catalog! You can find these items and more by following the link below: November eBay Auction We also have over 2,000 reproduction factory photographs, books and sales literature listed for immediate sale in the "Buy-it-Now" format. To see these items, follow the link below: "Buy-it-Now" Listings Auction format listings are slated to end between Wednesday, November 8th and Monday, November 13th. The materials we are selling are doubles of what we already have. Proceeds benefit the AACA Library & Research Center. Get your "bidding fingers" ready and don't miss out! -Matthew Hocker Assistant Librarian
  14. The AACA Library is currently auctioning off several unique and exciting pieces of automotive sales literature, including many hard-to-find pre-war pieces. Looking for a 1910 Buick catalog? Do you fancy any Stutz or Cord literature? Or perhaps a 1964 Corvette owner's manual? If you are a true patriot there's even a 1976 Jeep catalog - It's actually a pretty cool catalog! You can find these items and more by following the link below: November eBay Auction We also have over 2,000 reproduction factory photographs, books and sales literature listed for immediate sale in the "Buy-it-Now" format. To see these items, follow the link below: "Buy-it-Now" Listings Auction format listings are slated to end between Wednesday, November 8th and Monday, November 13th. The materials we are selling are doubles of what we already have. Proceeds benefit the AACA Library & Research Center. Get your "bidding fingers" ready and don't miss out! -Matthew Hocker Assistant Librarian
  15. Identifying Automobiles on Postcards

    Hi Don, It looks like you've gotten some great responses so far. I sent you a message in case you would like to put your membership research time toward having us check these against our books/literature. Just give us a holler! Best Regards, Matt Hocker Assistant Librarian