Terry Bond

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About Terry Bond

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    Past AACA National President

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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. How many of us are into very early hubcap collecting?

    It leads to a conversation regarding collecting itself, and for me I know the U.S.Navy and frequent moves was a big factor in how I was able to satisfy my love affair with automobiles. Before that and for years on Navy pay even a model A ford was just out of my price range, and what would I do it a car anyway next time Uncle Sam gave me a plane ticket to who knows where? So, I began collecting automobilia to decorate with. It's been a fun way to enjoy the history and I've never felt like I was taking away from anyone by collecting. Some areas of my collecting are quite small, like the emblems and hubcaps as I've never concentrated on them. What I have found has been in the market at Hershey or in antique shops, flea markets, or from other collectors. In those circumstances it's equal opportunity in gathering the goodies. The thrill of the hunt is often a big part of the enjoyment. I hope you'll have a chance to stop and visit at Hershey and talk about collecting. I'll be across from the crab cake vendor again in front of Giant Center and will most likely will be at my spot a lot more than usual mending my broken leg. See in you Oct. Terry
  2. How many of us are into very early hubcap collecting?

    Mixed feelings on this one, but I know if I had a rare car and needed a badge, hub-cap, spark plug or whatever and knew a collector that had one I'd feel more strongly it belongs with the car, instead of on a display board. Collectors can be a great resource for those rare parts so don't discount either their generosity or willingness to assist to duplicate the missing piece. A missing radiator or hub-cap could be remade these days as long as there is a good pattern to begin with. Also, collectors can be a tremendous extension of your search. Spread the word and although the search would be difficult the odds will increase. As a spark plug collector I've helped a few car owners to obtain the correct plugs for their early cars, including helping to complete a set of pre 1910 Packard Script plugs. I know we've discussed the Staver emblems before and they sure are rare, and that means competition with the collectors is also tough. I hope you will be able to find one or have one duplicated, and if I ever run across one you'll be the first to know. Terry
  3. Airplanes

    Joe, you're the perfect person to advise on this. Jim Hardman and I were speaking about you by email not long ago as we were sharing memories of Carlisle, Hershey and spark plug collecting. Terry
  4. How many of us are into very early hubcap collecting?

    Here are a few of mine displayed in a cabinet along with some other automobilia. Terry
  5. How many of us are into very early hubcap collecting?

    Glad to see them and hear your story. What a great thing to be able to pass along something like this to someone who appreciates it. Would love to see more pictures. I also have collections of collections, with spark plugs being the starting point and still of greatest interest to me. Like a lot of big collections, you'll put the best on exhibit and the others get stuffed into boxes and drawers. With your caps though you can keep recirculating them as you clean and polish. One thing about stuff like this is I've learned a lot of old car people seem to have a few - whether it's spark pugs of hub caps, there are people out there who don't really consider themselves dedicated collectors, but they still have a few on a shelf someplace. I know of so many people who don't consider themselves spark plug collectors, but they have a cigar box with a couple of dozen and among them, there will be one that I've never seen before. Happy collection, and definately post some additional photos. Terry
  6. Home Made Trailer

    I came across this thread on the Model T Ford Club forum recently and have been following it out of interest (concern). The poster is making a car trailer out of a boat trailer. I added my ten cents worth and still feel what he is doing is building a disaster waiting to happen. I don't see much here that would lead me to think it's safe to use even with the light-weight Model T on it. Posting here as a matter of interest thinking perhaps some you trailer experts might want to add additional comment/recommendations. I think it's suitable for a light weight boat but any more than that is taking a big chance. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/780543.html?1503101422 Terry
  7. Airplanes

    I'm sure that anyone in the business of restoring planes is well connected with that hobby and there are many collectors/collections out there that would know his work and he able to assist. Have you tried contacting some of the well known aviation museums around for their advice? It's a big hobby (literally) but a relatively small circle of collectors and restorers. Terry
  8. Questions about an old car

    I agree that contacting AACA headquarters to discuss would be a good idea and give you some options to consider perhaps. There may even be some history on the car if it has received AACA awards previously. Advertising it for sale via AACA or even HCCA would be the best opportunities for an outright sale as that's where you'll most easily find the high wheeler enthusiasts. Although my knowledge is limited, I believe most museums may not able to work with conditional arrangements. Be cautious and realize once you do donate it to a museum you have no further control over it and may never see it again. Just make sure you have full knowledge of all the factors involved before you make any decisions. There is a small but thriving group of lovers of these early high wheel vehicles, even though they are not so usable as driving type vehicles. It's great to see them when they are shown. Would indeed be great to see some updates photos and hopefully it's held up well over the years. Neat looking car. Don't know how many remain. Terry
  9. Cars That Made America

    Somehow, somewhere, if it tweeked someones interest in old cars or automotive history it's ok with me. Looking at all the junk cut-em-up shows on TV from my recliner while mending a broken leg makes me realize how stiff the competition really is in the quest to generate interest in our hobby. We'll straighten out the history, just need to think that any exposure might help. Terry
  10. 1929 Chrysler 65

    Info should be easy to obtain from AACA HQ. The AACA Library and Research Center should also have the information you need for paint, and perhaps a lot of additional. One of the advantages of membership son don't hesitate to join the club. There are a large number of members in the UK. Welcome to the forum, and please let us know how you are doing and include some photos. You might even end up with a few of us visiting at an event there someday. We'd love to get back to Beaulieu for the Autojumble some day. Terry
  11. European was my initial impression as well. A lot of cars there made even into the late twenties there had cast spoked wheels. They were commonly known as artillary style wheels. Austin, Morris and many other companies used them, including manufacturers of trucks. I believe Austins had a seven bolt hub. The small size and non-clincher rims also make be lean towards British manufacture. It would be interesting to clean them off to see if there are any manufacturers markings anywhere on them. Terry
  12. Cars That Made America

    History of the automobile is a very involved and fascinating subject, even taught as college courses these days. I was thinking about Hershey and am looking for your announcement that you've decided to visit for a couple of days to meet some of the folks in person that you've met on theforums. Next step is to get you to our Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in Feb so you can partake of some of the interesting seminars about automotive history. Terry
  13. Cars That Made America

    Thanks Bill, appreciate the thoughts. The TV show was good entertainment and that was needed at the moment. This first week has required a lot of adjustment here, and some innovation as well, so the diversion was a pleasant one. A cold beer would have been a bonus, but all things in time. Terry
  14. Cars That Made America

    I started to post a comment right after the opening scene which was subtitled as 1927 but showed a 1931 Model A. Then I realized it was just entertainment and watched. realizing that with limited time and such a large scope to cover yet keep itinteresting to the masses, it met their goal of being entertaining. I'm sure for the general public it helped with some understanding of the various twists and turns in the early automobile industry. It's always too bad the cars don't match the time-line. Steve- I'm surprised your TV survived - my sore broken leg jumped as soon as I saw the curved dash Olds covered up, being uses as a prop for Edsell's "prototype" replacement for the Model T. I wonder who their "historical" person was and how they went about obtaining the vehicles for use in the production? The 1915 T they had used as the "earliest" Model T was a cute tour car but think they could have easily done better with the early History of the breed. Will continue watching, and still have plenty of popcorn, although the Dr says no beer just yet, I'll handle that during the re-runs. For strict "Shut up and Eat your Popcorn" value I'd give it a C+ with rather poor/stiff acting being a disappointment. For historical value and accuracy - we'll let's have some more popcorn! Terry
  15. Classic Car Parts - How to Sell Them?!?

    Its not easy to value "potential" as that's a moving target. As is, unsorted, regardless of how much the coca-cola crates are worth, you've got it exposed to your best opportunity to sell in bulk. Your best customers will be swap meet vendors who are not interested in tying up a lot of money, especially if they have years ahead of them sorting and identifying stuff. Unfortunately you need to decide if you want rid of the parts and all the headaches associated with them or if you want to stash them a few years and work on ID, sorting and getting ready for your retirement when you can begin hitting the swap meets to unload some of it. If you do that, remember one important guide-line - you can only sell your good stuff once. If you treat it as a business you want to keep the inventory active, know the marketplace and restock. If you don't want to take that leap then you are going to have to accept literally pennies on the dollar. If you are at 40K and have no takers you'll perhaps need to look at your marketing strategy and offer it at a bargain price for a limited time only, after which you will keep in and start your parts business. Or, as has been suggested, an auction would help you get rid of it. Terry