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advice on visit to U.S.A

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You have kind of a difficult request. The US is huge and you won't be able to cover much in a week, your best chance for warm weather in from late March to early April would be across the southern tier of states from Florida to California, the car meet season doesn't really get going until summer and there's really no central location to target for interest in early Chryslers that meets your needs. That having been said, I can offer the following advice.

The Walter P. Chrysler museum is great and probably would be in your interest, but it's located in Auburn Hills, Michigan (suburban Detroit) and most likely it won't be that warm there yet. On the positive side of things, Michigan and Northern Indiana have a lot of car museums and you can't beat going there to see old cars and auto history in general. There's the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, the Ransom Olds museum in Lansing, the Alfred Sloan Buick Museum in Flint, The Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, IN, the Auburn/Cord/Dues. Museum in Auburn, IN, the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI and probably others I'm forgetting. Check out their web cites. I can't think of any places around there to look for Chrysler parts though. When I think of areas for Chrysler parts, Massachusetts comes to mind with Roberts and Andy Bernbaum parts and Atlas Auto Parts in Los Alamitos, California.

Speaking of California, Southern California would be warm and there are some good auto museums there. There's the Nethercutt Collection and San Sylmar in Sylmar, the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles, the San Diego Car Museum, etc. Their web cites might help too.

Finally, check out the WPC Club web cite for add'l info. They have a good National Car Meet, but it's in July in Omaha, Nebraska this year.

Hope this is a start and good luck.

John

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There is a 4 day swap meet of many different makes of cars and parts in Charlotte, North Carolina (Charlotte Motor Speedway) from April 1-4. When I go it's usually pretty warm. There mabye some Chrysler part's down there, however the biggest part of the stuff is Ford and Chevy. And I have a 29 Chrysler 75 Royal sedan and haven't got that many parts for mine down there, so it may not be that good of an idea for you. But (it's warm) and interesting to see all the stuff people have to sell. One year somone sold a 1919 Dodge touring down there at a great price and I hate myself for not buying it. Some years it's good and some are dry runs. If you have nothing else to do it my be worth your time but no garanties. Also a lot of sellers down there price stuff at an arm and a leg or 2, sometimes you can get them to talk sense <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> and sometimes you can't <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> . It's all about who has what, at what time, and at what price.

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