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    Music in a Pre-War Car??

    We have a musical family in our group. In a 1914 Ford they whole family sings songs as they motor along, they learned the lyrics from a large collection of 78's and wax cylinders. They are very good, the daughter attended University in a music program and has since joined an opera. It was a wonderful experience and live music is the best, one evening, sitting a veranda beside a lake, she wowed us with an aria in Italian. Sorry, I do not know how to get music in your car. This posting reminded me of the Doddington family and I wanted to share. Regards, Gary
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    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    Thanks for the heads up concerning pre war events in Ontario, I seem to be out of the loop. There is no HASC in my town though I perhaps should join the local A4C's which has a chapter here. I am in a local unaffiliated club but they do not do much anymore with pre war cars. Maybe I should join your region of the AACA just to get the newsletter. Bev and I are looking forward to the Vintage Tour this summer and if you can find a job for us we are willing to help out. Thanks, Gary
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    Autumn Buicks

    The other end of Autumn Buicks is winterizing, wrap the air conditioner and store the outdoor furniture for winter. Regards, Gary
  4. Thanks for taking us all on your journey and congratulations. Enjoyed the trip, Gary
  5. Tail lamp Tuesday. Found this pleasing photo of our 1913 Buick model 31, on tour, before the Old Car Festival in Michigan. Maybe Autumn Buicks because it was September. Regards, Gary
  6. Thank you for the report and photos. I hang out on the Buick forums though this DB thread gets my attention, you DB fellows always have interesting cars, problems and camaraderie. If I could ever find a Victory Six roadster my heart would sing, lovely looking cars. Regards, Gary
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    Metz 25 Touring For Sale

    I have a complete windshield for a Metz hanging on a nail, original and unrestored, looking for a new home, like the one in the photo. Located in Ontario about an hour east of Detroit. Gary
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    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    I am a member of Snappers as well. I think 28 Pontiac is looking for single day car shows where he can sit in a lawn chair behind his 20's car and interact with like minded owners and the public. I'm with you, Tom, these cars are total enjoyment on the road rumbling along with friends. Other than what has been talked about I do not know of any stationary shows and Mr 28 Pontiac will be disappointed. Gary I nearly forgot, what about Auburn, In in the spring. Certainly a wonderful show where you could have the Pontiac judged or display only. A great reason too belong to the AACA, too
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    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    I do not mean to rain on your car show except to say I feel you have the wrong car. I saw you at the Windsor cruise night last August ( I drove my '39 Buick Century about an hour to be there) and were there any other cars like yours, which were not hot rods? The kind of car show you are looking for was common 30 years ago, lucky for you there is the Old Car Festival and Gilmore Pre War days near where you live. My wife and I attended both with our 1913 Buick and those shows come closest to your desires in todays environment. Our cars are for touring with our car friends, at 30 MPH, we have car shows nearby but we rarely go. The few we do, I win an award, let dads take kids pictures in the car, teach kids to squeeze the bulb horn to make a squawk, stop for ice cream on the drive home. Its a good day because we make it one. I sold a '29 Chevrolet recently to a fellow who was in a group of 6 friends who drive twenties car for enjoyment. Hopefully you can find or invent your own club and travel together to car shows in twenties cars too. Regards, Gary
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    1925 Model 25 with California Top

    How do you become a millionaire trading old cars? Answer, start with ten million. Gary
  11. In a related matter, I have a car for sale on these forums. I have received three phone text messages from a different numbers each time with the exact same words " still available, Call me". I did not respond, has to be a scam just don't know how or why? Regards, Gary
  12. Larry; The two hood clamps look just right. Mine are red painted now but will be stripped and sprayed black. Thanks, Gary
  13. I am missing a couple of hood clamps as pictured to complete the restoration of a 1915 McLaughlin ( Canadian Buick) model 25. I would accept two which are similar or even a set of four of the correct size. Overall 4 1/2" long and 1/2" barrel diameter, hooks unscrew and are nickel plated. Anything, check your spare parts please? Regards, Gary
  14. For taillamp Tuesday I cannot wait, it is raining cats and dogs in Southern Ontario, the remnants of Hurricane Florence. I've painted the rear parts for my 1915 McLaughlin touring car and this is the first fitting. Next my local shoemaker will duplicate the leather belts and the paint will get polished this winter. The front fenders are in final epoxy primer and the headlamp rims are still at the platers. So far I've painted everything in my home workshop, not the best painter except to say I have time to work out the details and I make up for my failings by employing the best tools and materials available. Regards, Gary
  15. Todays Daily Dose of Buick is from the summer past, a friend was looking to purchase one of these two 1940 Buicks and since I seem to be the local Buick guy I was invited to participate. The picture I snapped through the fence reminded me of my youth when cars were stored in alleys and boys riding bikes would dream of the day when he would learn to drive. The black car is a Century and the blue a Super so no parts interchange. My friend decided not to buy and I do not know the outcome of these cars, I have a phone number if interested. Enjoy, Gary