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  1. Still lots of interest, but still for sale! Ready to drive and enjoy this spring.
  2. Price reduced to 65.00 postpaid in the USA.
  3. Lloyd was one of the real "great guys" in the old car hobby. I was on a few Glidden Tours with Lloyd over the years. He was always volunteering his services and helping people fix their cars and getting them back on the tour. He was a "true" mechanic that understood old cars and knew how to easily fix them. He was a dedicated hobbyist and always promoted the hobby by sharing his cars and knowledge with others. His overdrives have been installed into cars that have toured all over the world. He will be remembered by many. Happy Motoring, Lloyd. We will miss you.
  4. 1920 Packard Truck

    What a great truck. If you have ever stood next to one, you know that early Packard trucks are simply massive machines. These early Packard trucks certainly have a following. This one looks like it is in great shape and the price seems fair. It will find a very appreciative owner soon. Every time I see an early Packard truck, I think of Frank Malatesta driving onto the show field at Hershey in one of his two Packard trucks. Frank owned Horseless Carriage Carriers, one if not the first company to offer enclosed transport for collector cars. Someone must have photos of his early trucks somewhere, as they were a staple at AACA events during the 1970s and 80s.
  5. Here is a really neat and authentic Chicago Motor Club Cigars tin. The tin can is abotu 5 1/2" in diameter by about 6" tall. The paper label is in very good condition for its age. It has the original lid and the original cardboard liner inside. I am not sure how old it is but I would guess it is from the 1920s-40s? A great piece for your automobilia collection. The price is 95.00 INCLUDING shipping in the USA. More for outside the USA. I accept PayPal. Email: or call 734-730-4274. Ann Arbor, MI. Thanks. Interesting Information:
  6. Holiday Motor Excursion in Ca.

    Yup, it was another great Holiday Motor Excursion. Here is the link to a couple of YouTube videos that were made showing the tour as well as the car show that surrounds it:
  7. The doom and gloom cries of the "dying old car" hobby are nothing new. When I got into this hobby at 18 years old, a nicely restored, tour ready, brass Model T could be purchased for about 5,000.00, nicely restored Model A roadsters were bringing about the same, larger 40-50HP brass cars were well under 50,000.00 and I witnessed a Model J Duesenberg sell for a record price of 100,000.00. People told me when I was a kid that no one would want these prewar cars in a few years. And the people that always cried doom and gloom were the grumpy old men. As I got older, I learned these grumpy old men were the super cheapskates that would never pay a fair price for anything that was good. They never supported or promoted the hobby. They were always lamenting the market because they had a garage full of junk that no one wanted because it was junk when they bought it and it was still junk after sitting for decades. Well, nothing has changed. The cheapskates are still complaining and predicting doom and gloom for everyone. They are still unhappy and still have a garage full of useless junk. They never get out and enjoy their cars because none of their cars run and they are too cheap to fix them properly. Instead of having one or two good, usable cars, they bought lots of unusable junk. They started with junk and ended with junk. Their kids will never be interested in cars because the only thing they ever saw was a garage packed with useless junk that they were forced to clean out upon their father's death and quickly learned that no one wants the crap. Newer people are always getting into this hobby. I just returned from the famous SoCal HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion in California now in its 60th year. I began attending this great one day event as a kid and still try to attend every few years. The event is limited to 1932 and earlier cars. The parking lot where the event begins was jammed to near overflow capacity with prewar cars from a one-cylinder Thomas to Pope Hartfords to Silver Ghosts. There were tons to Model Ts and As as well a big Full Classics from Packards to J Duesenberg. I would think there were 100-150 cars present. All ready to tour and enjoy the day. And, you know what, there were a lot of young people driving these cars and even more as passengers and spectators. The parking and all of the tour stops were absolutely packed with spectators of all ages. Every time a hood was opened or a car was cranked, swarms of fascinated people would gather. People will always be fascinated by things that are vintage and as time and money allow, they will join the hobby. As a dealer, I can tell you the market is strong for prewar cars that are of good quality and realistically priced. I sell every brass Model T and Model A I get in even before I get a chance to advertise them. Brass cars and Full Classics at all price points are always in demand and continue to have a strong following. Even the nickel era cars sell if they are good cars and priced accordingly. The people that still complain about no one wanting these cars are still the same old cheap skates, just a different generation of cheap skates. They are too cheap to fix their cars, they are too cheap to join clubs or attend national tours and meets. They'll die and their tombstones will say "look at me, I'm a dead, grumpy old man and I spent my life complaining and predicting gloom and saving every last penny so my kids can waste it." These people have never been happy about anything in their lives. They did nothing to make the car hobby appealing. If you want to promote this hobby, get out and enjoy your cars. The best promotion this hobby can receive is when people see these great pieces of history driving down the roads. Take the time to explain your car to the crowds that gather around it when you stop for coffee. Put a young family inside your car and drive them around the block. Carry some back issues of your club's magazines with you and give them to admirers. Tell them about the next local car show or tour that will be going on in your city. If you don't get out and do this, you only have yourself to blame. If you keep saying the hobby is doomed, well, then you only have yourself to blame. I think I am going to drive a cold Model T to lunch today.
  8. Lots of interest but still for sale... Happy New Year everyone!!!
  9. 1929 Model A wheels

    Those are accessory stainless steel spoke covers. They simply press over the original spokes and can be removed. These were reproduced and sold a few years back and are copies of accessories that were offered in the Model A period. Great looking sport coupe. Congratulations on your purchase, Model As are great cars.

    Merry Christmas and lots of Model T miles in the New Year!
  11. 1910 Model 20 - New Member

    That's a great looking Hupmobile. I like the dark green.
  12. Rumble Seat

    Looks like all you need are the two cushions. Companies like Snyder's and Bratton's sell upholstered seat cushions that are ready to install, or, you can buy just the springs and have them upholstered yourself. After being upholstered, the back rest will have two small clips which secure it to the small holes on the deck lid (also available new) and I believe the bottom cushion has some sort of metal locating cup to keep it from moving on the bottom pan.Both cushions are removable and are not permanently fixed. You may also need the correct deck lid handle which is locking. I can't tell from the photo if you have that or not. Some better photos might tell us if you need more than what I have mentioned, but, I think this will be all you need.

    General AACA National Meet judging question: Can a car be entered in HPOF at one national meet and later be entered in class judging at another national meet? Or vice versa? Or, in other words, can a car be awarded an HPOF AND a First Junior, Senior, etc? Just curious. Thanks.
  14. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Thanks, Al. That's a nice shot of my Tilbury coming onto the road. I really appreciate it.
  15. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    That would be great. Upon closer look at your photo, I believe the third car from the left of the photo (just visible above the rumble seat area of the Regent) may be another one of Al's. I think this might be his Springfield PI town car, but can't be sure. If it is, that car was also purchased by Noran with the Tilbury and Regent and sold about the same time. Apparently, the Anderson Ferry still exists today: