Peter J.Heizmann

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    Do You Like Bugatti's? Interesting read!

    Hello, West. I agree. I also like the quality of photos taken on an overcast day. The details of the cars really jumps out. (that's why I learned quickly how to download photos and did not want the threat of anyone's grandchildren showing me how to do it... Regards, Peter J.
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    Do You Like Bugatti's? Interesting read!

    Thank you for posting this, Wayne. I found it to be a very nice article and I found his background to be very interesting. I must tip my hat to him for his success, too. I also appreciated the author's down to earth writing. I like how he came across overall. Aye aye, Wayne. Peter J.
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    What is the largest antique car show in the world?

    Agree that there is nothing wrong with it just the comparison to Hershey being the largest antique show versus the Power Big Show in Sweden. I believe 28pontiac has it correct about the Woodward Dream Cruise being the largest car show of modifieds, rods, rat rods, originals, and so on. The funniest caption on one of the photos in Sweden was the cops look the other way concerning drinking. Only rule is the driver must be sober. Hershey Park security and Derry Township police will not turn the other way if the driver eats too much chocolate. Again, no comparison between Hershey and the Swedish show in my opinion. Regards, Peter J.
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    What is the largest antique car show in the world?

    Yes Sweden does buy up nice American cars but we are comparing largest car show in the world to Hershey's largest antique show. Click on this photo link of the Vasteras, Sweden. Certainly is not an advertised "antique" show. http://www.transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=37035.0
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    What is the largest antique car show in the world?

    Your article is here: https://autoweek.com/article/car-life/autoweek-worlds-largest-american-car-show Looking at the title: "World's Largest American Car Show". Very little pre-WWII vehicles. Tout mostly 1950's and up cars. Looking at them a majority are not even original with many mag wheels and such. Kids hanging out the windows with hands on the roof. Googled more Swedish and European car shows with non in the same league as the AACA or Hershey. Yes 17,000 however "very few" that fall within the 25 year and older as they came from the factory. Check list on Hershey to compare with your "friend's" article: 1. Around 1100 vehicles 25 years old and older. (no mag wheels or kids hanging out the windows, etc.) 2. 9000 or so vendors (How many at the Swedish meet?) 3 Over 250,000 visitors (How many visitors at the Swedish meet?) 4. Over 1,000 cars in the Car Corral again 25 years old and older as they came from the factory. (Do the Swedes have a Car Corral?) Your photos in your last post show some of the nicer cars. Looking at their website most are modified thus not in the same "antique" category as the Hershey Show or the AACA for that matter. In short the way I see it we comparing two different venues and thus the question does not mean anything to me. How about the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise? That too is one big "open" category venue not in the same league as Hershey. John, I know you will say I am criticizing which is not the case. Simply put you are comparing largest car show with largest "antique" car show so it means nothing in the long run. However I would still like to hear from people as to just what is the largest "car" show. Regards, Peter J.
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    53rd Annual Duryea Day (2018)

    That is what makes Duryea Days unique. The creativity of modified co-mingling with the purist' Last year I had the TR6 in the Foreign Car class of course and right in front of me was a really neat Rat Rod. The owners creative mind was amazing. I sat there for quite awhile and the owner was busy all day talking with visitors. Nice to witness as he was on cloud nine interfacing with visitors. Again, thank you, Peter J.
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    53rd Annual Duryea Day (2018)

    Thank you very much for posting the photos, Charlie. Very nice. Some quite unusual or seldom seen marques there. Always like the variety of vehicles at Duryea Days. Perfect photo day for you. Overcast really diminished sun glare and brought out the vehicle detail and colors. Regards, Peter J.
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    1966 Mercury wagon restoration problems

    I too encourage you to restore it, Pete. Have a lot of memories for this car. My father bought one new in 1966 the year I graduated from H.S. That Super Marauder 428 was really powerful especially on a big boat station wagon. Could easily burn rubber so I heard. Dad's was sort of a dark charcoal color with burgundy interior. Regards, Peter J.
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EDITORS

    There you go, John. I agree with that. As Matt and I suggested contact the applicable Director and Officer. Reminder: addressing Directors in general on this open Forum will not go anywhere. Contact them individually via email or letter for "action". The Directors are very busy and really do not monitor this site looking for issues. Another thought. Why don't you sort of spot check other Regions or Chapters to see what there policies are concerning losing members due to emailed newsletters. Ask if they lost any members who do not utilize computers. Regards, Peter J.
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EDITORS

    Agree, Matt. As is the norm such resurrecting of old threads will eventually die off. I just take issue when someone reads too much into a subject and makes it sound like a crisis. Peter J.
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EDITORS

    John, you are getting off topic. Earl Beachamp's comments were directed at the newsletter judging team and the ease back in the 2006 era to judge numerous newsletters. His comments were not directed at general membership of Regions and Chapters receiving their newsletter electronically or hard copy. I also stated that I found it to be more convenient when I judged newsletters but that is just my preference. As Steve mentioned this mindset has changed and yes it is 2018 so I would not be doing it. Again, that is just me. Whenever you use state "...what I heard" I take that to be hearsay at best. Who are "they". It makes it sound rampant throughout and it really is not. As for saying we are losing members by eliminating hard copy I do not buy it. I cannot imagine a Region or Chapter throwing out those members who do not have access to email by denying them a hard copy (i.e..."George. You have been a member for 35 years and there is the door. We are not going to print a hard copy for you just because you are too old for computers.") When I was the Chair of Development & Support Eastern Region I visited very small and rather large Regions and not once could detect such strictness as you are alluding. Yes, there may have been isolated cases however I cannot picture it to be rampant. When you hear of scenarios as you state please contact the AACA Membership VP, D&S Chair, the AACA President, etc., so it can be addressed. Regards, Peter J.
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EDITORS

    Neither did I, Wayne. I was on the review team around 2008 if I recall. If this email idea was the new norm at the time I would have quit and that is something I have never done in all the AACA assignments on my plate. It was so easy and convenient to read the hard copy and have the score sheet downloaded on the computer in front of me. Frequently I had to page back and re-read a certain subject just to be sure I was fairly scoring a topic. It was nothing to receive 10-12 newsletters weekly in the area I was assigned. Regards, Peter J.
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    2018 Reliability Tour

    Hi, Wayne. Thank you for posting these photos and videos. Really nice. Also great photos of Pam and Steve. Regards, Pedro.
  14. Mike, I told you in the past that you will not get an answer on this website. The Hershey Region is the sole authority as they are the host region that puts on the Fall Meet. You were also advised that the Hershey Region does not monitor this website looking for your inquiries. When you come to the Fall Meet in 8 weeks or so simply go to the Hershey tent and speak to them personally? Regards, Peter J.
  15. Mike (48woodie), You were advised to contact the Hershey Region after last year's rant about parking in the flea market area. How did you make out? If you want an aerial photo to enhance your complaints (again) the Hershey Region runs the meet. Contact them for an answer. Or you could try phoning every airport in the area to get names of people who do aerial photography, or, TV stations, or, area newspapers, or, Hershey Entertainment to see if they allowed someone flying over "their" property.
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    Classic and Exotic Services

    As I stated in post #10 above it is really easy to just take a minute to contact a subject vendor for their "factual response". Based on the satisfied people within this thread I decided to have them rebuild my TR6 carbs over the winter. Below is the response to the Olympic the original OP of this thread. Regards, Peter J. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We are very much in business. You can pass along that we respond to emails we receive. If an email gets mid-identified as spam and deleted by our server, we obviously don't get those. Has the person in question tried calling any of the phone numbers listed on our website? If you would like to discuss a rebuild of your Triumph carburetors, you can contact our in-house rebuilder Bruce at 248-362-2097. He is available 9AM - 5PM EST. Sincerely, Leslie Classic & Exotic Service, Inc. Troy, Michigan USA 1.248.269.9414 Parts Ofc. www.classicandexotic.com On 8/13/2018 4:25 PM, pjheizmann wrote: Hello, Leslie and Brian, I am a regular on the Antique Automobile Club of America Discussion Forum. A gent started a thread wondering if you folks were still in business as he did not receive a response from you. http://forums.aaca.org/topic/313848-classic-and-exotic-services/ There a legion of people familiar with you folks responded with very nice comments from past and current dealings with you. I was impressed. With that I am currently in need to have my TR6 carbs rebuilt. I owned the car since new and they were never touched in all those years. (Zenith-Stromberg 175CD-2SE) Could you rebuild these? Regards, Peter. Peter J. Heizmann
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    Classic and Exotic Services

    OK, John. Hear you loud and clear. On a closing note, I contacted around 12-15 vendors over the past 17 years to inform them that there is a negative or issue concerning their company on the Forum. I recall around 9 or so would come onto the Forum to explain or correct a situation with "facts". They all appreciated it plus the participants within the subject thread. I will send an email to them letting them know of this thread. Regards, Peter J.
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    Classic and Exotic Services

    John, why don't you contact them with your suggestion and then let us know what they say? You come up with some good ideas however they are never directed to the subjects for their response or the people that can at least take action to remedy a situation. Throwing out "they should or someone should" on this forum seldom if ever gets to the horse's mouth. Regards, Peter J.
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    Some AACA forum basics

    Dave, Mr. Earl is correct that it has been made a sticky. Only difference is the terminology. This forum uses "Pinned" instead of "Sticky." Regards, Peter J.
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    Anyone Here Install Their Own Glass?

    Well said, Ransom... I had the windshield replaced on my 1972 Triumph TR6 around 1978 or so (owned it since new). I bought the molding and replacement windshield from a very well known sportscar parts supplier. It took about 5 minutes for me to back off and let a very good glass company here in Reading do the work. They made me sign a disclaimer that if the windshield broke in their installation attempt that they would not be responsible. I highly agree with you to pay a few bucks more and let the professionals do it. In my case they did a good job and that windshield is on the car today with no leaking to boot. Regards, Peter J.
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    Possibly the greatest car sale story of all time

    Hi, John. I have a suggestion: Get the gents home phone number from Andy and then you phone her to get involved, go for rides, etc. Let us know how she responds...😟 Almost forgot. Have some earplugs at hand. Regards, Peter/
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    Some AACA forum basics

    Curti, No, the Moderator's did not attach it. The member you reference opted to add it by eliminating Junior, Senior member, etc., and add Highly Questionable Member as humor. Scroll back to Mike Macartney's query on "Editing a Profile.” Gwells posted how to do this. It is quite easy. Over the years a few people asked why Junior, Senior were assigned: the Junior is affixed to a Newbie and after so many posts to see if they are following the rules of which they agreed to when signing up then the system replaces Junior with Senior. Regards, Peter J.
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    Flooding in Hershey (again)

    Not criticizing, John. Just setting it straight that as of today I would not go driving around in order to let the water recede and emergency people do their thing. Cannot come across that it is a minor issue except for areas the news media makes it appear to be certain photo op places. I understand that Hershey Park is reopening tomorrow after a few days of closure plus the water levels are going down fairly quick. Regards, Peter.
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    Flooding in Hershey (again)

    Then why is Route 39 (which sure looks like the Route 39 bridge under water that Steve posted) closed from Hershey Park Drive at the Giant Center "all the way up to Route 22? Or Route 743 also closed. And Hershey Park closed? Hummelstown just next door also has many road closures. Also check out the locals living along those flooded areas of whom are having severe problems. Not sure where you drove, John however I would not just fluff this off so lightly. How did you come up with "1,000 other areas"? One thing I am not going to do is lead people to believing that driving around Hershey right now appears to be fine. Regards, Peter J.