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  1. Duesenberg Concept

    Absolutely NONE! It's pre war or walking shoes for me. Ok, I admit it..........I'm a car snob.
  2. Duesenberg Concept

    I wanted to be fair, and comment on the car in context..................... BARF! Enjoy your time on the island boys...........🏝
  3. What are your thoughts on this car?

    He needs to go back to design school........
  4. Provenance and documentation are everything in today's collector market. Much more so at the high dollar end of collecting. Market price of a non documented car can bring as little as thirty percent of a documented example. Engine and body swaps, upgrades, accessories, colors, you name it.......proving a car is correct is your best avenue to selling the car at the high side of the market. On common cars, it will assist you in selling you car first, it may not add additional value, but a good paper trail will put you first in line when prospective buyers are kicking tires.
  5. Having attended since 1972, I agree that there was a change this year. Several others also commented about the empty spaces, rv parking, and just plain tag sale spaces with none or almost no car related items. With fine weather, attendance down, many fewer vendors, and costs going way up, we decided that this year was our last year vending. We rent a 20 x 80 tent, port a potty, truck &trailer, fuel, tolls, hotel, and VERY overpriced food that can only be called terrible on the field.......we have had enough. I don't like to complain, and that's why I have waited so long to talk about it. I didn't want to be the first on the site to pull the trigger. We will still attend, but for a shorter length so we can still see all our car friends. Time marches on, and things change, sadly it's clear the Fall Meet is changing direction from where it has been. Ed
  6. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Recently some very nice Springfield Ghosts have traded for whit I consider very low prices. I am referring to open cars with decent lines. Recently one of the best low mileage cars I have ever seen had a problem finding any intrested buyer. If the market remains this soft for such great mid twenties cars, I shudder to think what will happen to most of the run of the mill iron from the same era.
  7. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Good news! The trunk has been removed. I'm having P1 withdrawal issues, so I will pick it up on Wednesday and put it in the new garage where it belongs........its new forever home. πŸ‘
  8. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    There are lots of differences between the P1 & P2, overall ninty percent of them are chassis related, and ten percent are engine related. I have driven both, and truth be told, I prefer the P1. It's kind of interesting to observe but of ALL the legendary pre war motor cars, I only find two that live up to the hype, legend, and reputation of the ages. The first is Duesenberg, and the other is Rolls. All the others are good cars but every one of them can be discounted against the formentioned two. No car is perfect, and many pre war cars were flawed, some of them seriously. I also find many cars with reputations of "being a great car" to be poor performers and have many bad habits and disappointing traits. Just my two cents. Ed
  9. Good Chrome Shops

    There are lots of decent shops, the guys who do the Pebble Beach winners are very busy and most won't take new customers. A PB chrome bill for a pre war big car can run 75k to 150k depending on condition and the car.
  10. On our last car the fenders went on and off eight times. It was a decent car, and scored 94 points before we restored it. Yes, we did a total on a 94 point car.
  11. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Neat car, too bad it's been left in such poor storage.
  12. Running problem

    A compression check on all the holes would be a good starting point. One should not guess on how to fix a running problem, it should be diagnosed.
  13. Lafrance fire truck

    You need to post size, weight, etc. Also, if it rolls or has flat tires and stuck wheels. How the parts are boxed, and how heavy. Photos is your best option. You should also state open or closed. Anything as large as a fire truck is difficult to have hauled, one that's not a roller makes it many times more difficult. I just moved a firetruck from Ohio to Mass that was intact and rolling, but not running, and paid two dollars per mile. It was about ten tons and 22 feet. I would advertise on the Spamfa website. Ed
  14. Running problem

    Stuck valve.
  15. CCCA cast logo for garage /shop

    Tony Zappone had one for sale next to me at Hershey last week. He should be in the CCCA directory, upstate NY. PM me if you can't contact him. Ed
  16. Harrah's automobile restoration shop

    The quaility of the work depended on a bunch of things, and he also bought cars that were done by others. I have restored several of their cars, and they were considered "stars" or "gems" of the collection. Remember this was the 60's and 70's. Even their "good jobs" were as far as I am concerned lacking at best, poorly done at worst. They also tended to modify cars back then in order to improve them, and I can say they weren't successful. If you told me a car I was intrested in was done by them, I would plan on a total restoration plus extras. And by the way, I'm doing a total restoration on one of their top of the line cars right now. This one has been the best I have seen from them.
  17. Hershey Car Corrall 2017

    If I can't park a car at a show or meet without worrying about it, I will never go to another again. I regularly drive and park some of the most rare and unusual cars anyone could imagine at local grocery stores, restaurants, clubs, and sporting events. If you don't use them, you might as well collect rocks. Cars are meant to be driven, shared, and enjoyed. You CAN NOT do that with them in the garage or trailer. Ed
  18. At almost all locations, local dealership cars were sourced. It's common to see FDR in a five or seven year old car when a long distance from D.C.
  19. Hershey Car Corrall 2017

    Our car was rifled through, vandalized, and damaged while we left it in the car corral. Since my first meet in 1971 we have NEVER had a problem. We put up a commercial tent and run a nice large display of parts and cars. This will be our last year of doing the tent/display/car sales. We have had enough. Weather was great, people were wonderful, but the cost of doing the show........hotels,trucks & trailers, fuel, tolls, time before - during - and after the meet make it far to expensive for any return we can generate. Sad but true. We will still attend, and visit with friends, and go on the hunt............but our retail days are over. Thank you all for Support at out tent for so many years! Ed
  20. There was a 1937 Lincoln Brunn convertible sedan used by the OSS for state events. I have never seen a two door car used for a official parade, I doubt the purchaser was the government, but maybe deliver to a agent, ambassador, or such using an address for some reason.........maybe taxes or just plain convenience of delivery. In 1932 Pierce Arrow provided seven V-12 open and closed cars for the president.......all at one dollar per year. This was an ongoing program that lasted into 1937. They were all large four door cars........some oversized from the stock 147 inch wheelbase.
  21. Here is a shot of our new used trailer, 48 foot unit. Floor is 39'11" clear, with a 8 foot upper. Now we have AC for the cars when we are in the show field lot......πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
  22. Hershey car show

    That's the "real" one........Jeff Orwig was showing it for Bob Bahre of Maine.
  23. Prewar car values

    I agree.......I can't wait to buy a DV32 or a Custom Dietrich 12 for 50k! 😜
  24. Sunny Turnquist.

    I have seen a notice that Sunny Turnquist passed away recently on another site. She and hew husband Bob were very active in the CCCA since it's founding. I was fortunate to spend time with Sonny at Amelia Island for the past several years. I always enjoyed both their company, and talking Packards with Bob, as a very young man, Bob reached out to me showing kindness and an interest in my collecting. I will remember both of them with fondness. Ed
  25. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    I will admit to being a fan of the P1 Springfield Rolls, more than most people know. As to the comment this car is in the top ten, yes I agree, and would argue it's in the top five. And on that list it's at or near the top. I have driven about twenty Springfield cars over the years, and few are properly sorted. Having driven just about every CCCA platform and most of the chassis on the list, I can report quite simply there is NOTHING like a Springfield Rolls for refined motoring, NOTHING. I consider myself fortunate to be one of the caretakers of this car. It's a pure joy to drive.