Peter J.Heizmann

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About Peter J.Heizmann

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    AACA Life Member #383299
  • Birthday 10/02/1947

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    Mt. Penn, PA
  • Interests:
    Historian of Mt. Penn, PA; 1972 Triumph TR-6 (owned since new); Golf; History.


  • Biography
    Past AACA National Director, Past AACA VP of Library Strategic Planning, Past AACA Museum Director, 2013 Mayor of Mt. Penn, PA

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  1. Need someone in Binghamton, NY area to look at a car.

    Well said, Carl. Steve-V: I just sent an email to the President of the Chemung Valley Region who is a very good friend to the AACA. He is on the Library & Research Center committee The region is in Elmira, NY along the Southern Tier of NY State and about 45 miles or so west of Binghamton). Asked him to check out this thread for a possible assistance. Will let you know when I hear from him. One does not have to be a specialist of any one marque. If Steve simply wants overall condition or any very obvious alterations from original, etc., it is very easy for anyone to describe the condition. I did it twice over the years. One was a very poor condition large late 1970 Buick that was so deteriorated a blind man could tell it was ready for the crusher with very few parts that were reusable. The other was a mid-1950's Chevy that needed restoration but doable and the gent in Texas bought it based on my inspection as it was as advertised by the owner. Regards, Peter J.
  2. Car number not on Grand National badge

    Hi, Doug. Russ' original query of course was the plaque that goes on the car. I am not sure about the current 'trophies". If I recall the plaque must come off the car if their is a change in ownership. May apply to the "National 1st Prize" plaque as well. I may be wrong but the rules state that both can be returned to National HQ, stamped "Retired" then returned to the owner for a nominal fee. Read the on-line rules book or phone HQ in Hershey. Regards, Peter J.
  3. Car number not on Grand National badge

    You are welcome. Peter J.
  4. Car number not on Grand National badge

    Here you go, Bob. The current plate on the far right replaced the little tabs that were once the Repeat Senior Grand National awards. Regards, Peter J.
  5. Car number not on Grand National badge

    Bob, It just dawned on me. The tab you describe sounds like the original 'Repeat Senior Grand National' award. I have 3 of them awarded in 2002, 2004 and 2006. At the top is a tab inscribed with the year and the AACA logo Duryea in the middle. The button does not have "Repeat" printed but the wood plaque does. Back then you were given a wood plaque to affix the little tabs similar to the current Repeat Preservation tabs. Our Executive Director Steve Moskowitz instituted the award change to match the level of the Senior Grand National thus we have the polished, large plates awarded today. Peter J.
  6. Car number not on Grand National badge

    Hello, Bob. The GN badge I have is screen printed with "Grand National Winner" on the top edge. "First Prize 2001" on the bottom edge. The AACA logo "Duryea" in the center. Received 4 Repeat Senior GN's and that is a separate tab that is screen printed stating "Senior" that shows on the very top edge of "GN National Winner" once affixed. Never saw the 3/4" diameter button let alone inscribed with AACA Grand National Winner. Possibly from years before 2001. I find it interesting that the gent cannot recall where/how he got it. Possibly at a flea market? Peter J.
  7. Car number not on Grand National badge

    Hello, Russ. This is normal. I received one at Moline, Illinois in 2001 and it does not have the car number. Peter J.
  8. car show fun

    Very well said, Matt. To each their own in showing their pride and joy. Peter J.
  9. Terry. Nice photo of you and Pinky Randall. He is one of the nicest people many of us have ever met. Always good conversation with him. Thanks for posting this. Peter J.
  10. Prairie Auto Porcelain

    Agree, Jeff. I was in the foundry business (grey and ductile) for 45 years. We cast stove parts over the years. Some called out for porcelain and usually were the high dollar stove models. Look at antique stoves, tea pots, etc. going back many years that were porcelain coated. The advantage of porcelain over ceramic is better heat resistance. As Jeff mentioned it has a higher millage and excellent for manifolds. I have an old pot belly stove that is coated with porcelain. When these are fired up the lower firepot glows red to give you an idea of the heat. It has not been used in years except for decoration and the gloss looks new. Peter J.
  11. New owner of a 1958 Citroen 2CV Van

    If there are any other Vietnam vets on this Forum you may relate to these Citroens. I recall many of these leftovers from the French influence used as taxi cabs around Bien Hoa and Ton Son Nhut in the Mekong Delta area. The little trucks I recall seeing out of the populated areas and around rice paddies, farms, etc. Considering the French were defeated in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu and I saw many running in 1969-1970 the Vietnamese were a lot like how the Cubans keep the 1950's cars running through ingenuity (or desperation). Peter J.
  12. Trailer

    Totally agree with respondents advising not to load a car backwards. I have a tongue scale to determine safe tongue weight. All the experts to include the instructions that came with the scale recommend 10-13% of the loaded trailers weight on the hitch for safe control. Load leveling bars are a must for control. Peter J.
  13. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air four door hardtop....

    OK here, John. Retired this past March. For those who did not know Ron he restored 2 identical 1960 Chevy Sport sedans. What a head turner when he and Judy would each drive one onto a show field. They were both white with black trim and red & white seat fabric. His son Jason drove Judy to the funeral in one of the cars noted below. Peter J.
  14. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air four door hardtop....

    Hi, John. Hope all is well. Our deceased friend Ron Flory would be proud of you... Peter j.
  15. I must be a car magnet....

    I recall hearing way back of a poor guy riding a bicycle on a very hot day in the middle of nowhere. A young guy driving an XK-E felt sorry and stopped to help. He told him there was no room in the Jag for the bike however he was willing to tie a rope around the fork shaft and tow him to town. Told the bike rider to simply honk his horn if they were going to fast. All went well until a Corvette pulled along side the Jag and they started racing down the highway. A bit later they went by a billboard of which a cop was hiding using radar. The cop radioed to the chase car: "Hey Charlie. You won't believe this. in a minute you'll see a Vette racing a Jag doing about 110 mph with a guy on a bicycle honking to pass." Moderators: OK to delete if you choose. Peter J.