Terry Bond

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About Terry Bond

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    Chesapeake VA
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    Brass cars, muscle cars, British sports cars, antique flat-tank motorcycles, automobilia-collect spark plugs, brass lamps, and automotive memorabilia of all kinds as long as it's pre WWI. Signs, literature, ceramics, advertising material, pins, buttons, fobs, and just about anything else. Love to travel, tour, and share the hobby. Susan has grease under fingernails too - it's her MG in the pic. She really enjoys her 1948 MGTC too!
  1. Not sure how much more you can buff on that Chevy. The Best in Show is always tough. We've got some experienced judges who make the rounds once everything is already done and the teams have made their nominations. A special team of three-five of the most experienced judges then goes back out on the field to make their selection. Not an easy task. This year, Jim and Donna Elliott's 1903 Cadillac took the honors.
  2. we've got a great house moving company locally. They moved the cape Hatteras Light House! Was going to search for something similar to the one pictured. It's actually in North Carolina. Was hopeful I could find something smaller that's part little country store with the awning out front covering the gas pumps. Have seen several recreated but I'd rather have an old original. My idea was to dismantle an existing building, load it on a trailer and haul it home to reassemble here on a new foundation, and try to return it to authentic appearance with gas pumps, signs, etc. My wife designs houses so I can get a pretty good discount on blue-prints. I think taking measurements and having a good blue-print of the existing structure would be a key to successful reassembly. I don't think we would need to be concerned about EPA, etc for just dismantling the building and moving it. Of course pumps at the new location would be non-functional. Pumps are long-gone at the majority of these old stations and what became of the underground tanks isn't something that has any connection to the building itself. A few years ago I almost got one up on the Eastern Shore. Saw the perfect building and stopped to ask permission to take some photos. The family that owned it needed to get it torn down or moved as they were going to sell the property. They asked me to make an offer on it, but within a month, the land sold and when I next went up that direction it was gone. Probably scrapped! I could have my wife design one and build a replica, but that doesn't sound quite right. I love those old Pure stations, but doing a brick building is not something that excites me. This little Pure station is located just off Route 13 near Cape Charles, Va.
  3. A long-time "dream" of mine has always been to rescue one of the old abandoned gas stations found on back country roads. There are fewer and fewer of them still standing, and although we have plenty of room the thought of rescuing one is rather intimidating. Who out there has dismantled, hauled, and reassembled a real old gas station? Sounds like an interesting potential retirement project but what are the pitfalls (no pun intended). How expensive was your experience and what were some of the surprises encountered along the way? I know there must be some great stories out there so you can either inspire me, or discourage me. Open slate right now. Terry
  4. Tommy, you and Debbie brought some great cars and really added to the show! We were thrilled to See the Richmond Region take the Old Dominion trophy home - both of them. I promised Debbie I'd write up something and sent it along for your newsletter explaining how the old original Old Dominion trophy came back to us after being on display for many years in Edgar Rhors museum in Manassas. Richmond really came through and brought a great contingent.
  5. The 64th Old Dominion Meet is now in the history books. Nearly 150 of the finest vehicles you'll ever see were on the showfield on a nice warn day with plenty of sunshine and a light breeze. The rains held off until cars were snug in their trailers later that evening. For those now aware, the Old Dominion Meet Association has a long and proud history. It was founded in 1953 and exists as a non-governing organization that links AACA regions and chapters in Virginia in order to rotate hosting an AACA Style mini-national meet in various parts of the state. This year, it was Tidewater Region's opportunity to shine. Thanks to meet chairman Marion McAlpine and Tidewater Region President, Mark McApline, the Tidewater Region gang pulled off another absolutely first class event. It was held on the campus of the beautiful Founders Inn on the grounds of Regent University. My 1912 Triumph Motorcycle was proudly displayed in the lobby, while on show-day, on the grass out front we had two Dusenburgs from Dwight and Jane Schaubach, Jim and Donna Elliott's 1903 Cadillac and John and Lynn Heimerl's 1935 Chrysler Airflow. The cars were absolutely amazing including a great display of previously certified AACA HOPF and DPC vehicles. We were honored to have AACA National President Tom Cox, also a Tidewater Region member take time from his hectic schedule to come home just for the event. Here are a few photos:
  6. We had a great time (with Robert Street) at the Tidewater Region hosted Old Dominion Meet at the beautiful Founders Inn here in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach vicinity. There were nearly 150 vehicles on the show-field for an AACA style meet. Vehicles from 1903 to the current allowable AACA year were on display including a good selection of Model Ts, motorcycles, muscle cars, even a great pair of antique delivery trucks brought all the way from PA for the meet. A nice Friday ice-cream social, a great awards banquet were all sandwiched in between some rain. Show-day was dry and warm. I'll try to get a few more pics up in the Meets and Tours forum. For those not aware, the Old Dominion Meet Association is a non-geographic AACA Region that is a non-governing body comprised of most AACA Regions and Chapters in the state of Virginia. It was founded in 1953 and ever since, has sponsored an AACA styled meet that rotates among member clubs. Some of the finest vehicles in the state (and neighboring states) turn up at these events.
  7. Top's already down on the MGTC so we can join some other Tidewater Region AACA members for a run down to Elizabeth City NC for a tour of the museum and the town. Of course there will be food involved! If it rains we'll take the MGBGT but in any case, it's a weekend, and it's time to join our friends and play with an old car! Terry
  8. Looks British. Brand name? Lucas? Desmo? P&H? Those are just a few of the more commonly found names that come to mind. Looks like it's in nice shape with good nickle plating. It would be difficult to pin it down to a specific car as so many probably used the same horn, and it was also available as an after-market piece that could be added on to any car. There were some knock-offs made in India years ago but this one looks like a good heavy quality item. These were used well into the 1920s actually, much later than bulb horns were used here in the USA. Get a close-up photo of the nameplate and I can probably scan a few pages from some of my early auto accessory catalogs that show this or similar horns. Terry
  9. At first I thought it was MG TC, but then saw something about CV joint. Isn't that a controlled substance? Terry
  10. First, you are making the right choice with new wheels. Not sure how much computer work is involved, perhaps turning out spokes? I know there is lots of hand work involved in assembly as well as finishing them. I had new wheels made for my 1914 T by Bill Calimer in PA. Great work and if you check the internet you'll find other sources with prices listed. Don't think they would be much different than model T. Would think $200 tops per wheel. You need to supply the iron parts - rims, hubs, etc. the time it takes to build them will vary. I allowed several months during the winter and can highly recommend Bill's work. Shop around, you might find a place close to you that you can actually visit to see how it's done and talk with the people there. Maybe even close enough you can deliver and pick-up. Terry
  11. You can Google Danielle and learn more - she's a roller blade vet, burlesque/exotic dancer, film producer, history buff and lives in Chicago, is married to a French graphic artist and designer, and has kids and pets. Interesting lady. Terry
  12. Yes indeed, we have the best old car magazine going and are blessed to have such a talented staff - West Peterson is number one!! Terry
  13. Essex in a barn.
  14. Have known several different folks who have been visited, starting with AACA First Lady Sally Barnett years ago. She wouldn't hardly sell them anything. They visited another friend of mine in Wisconsin who wouldn't sell anything either - until they got into his basement and managed to buy a particularly nice early and fairly rare bicycle. Heard he later told someone when they expressed surprise that he'd sold the bicycle, "no problem, I have another one even nicer." The visit a couple of years ago to my old friend Hank Snow's place in Boykins Va wasn't just a "free-style" encounter as it was depicted on TV. It was a wonderful tribute to a great old car guy that was probably set up that way. Regardless, it's about the only thing I watch on TV anymore besides some concerts on PBS and a few other car shows, like Chasing Classic Cars. The Minerva episode was fantastic. My wife and I call these "shut-up and eat your popcorn" shows. Don't try and analyze them or figure them out, just enjoy. And enjoy the popcorn! Terry
  15. Victoria, I hope I've answered your question - was still typing when your response popped up. Terry