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  1. After swearing off prewar cars a number of years ago this one has brought me back. It is a 1934 Chevrolet DC Standard 3-window coupe and I received it this past Tuesday. It is an 85 year old, 95% original car. The story is that the previous owner bought it in 1992 to chop up for a hotrod but it was in such good shape he decided to leave it stock appearing. What he did do is interesting - he rebuilt all the mechanical systems, engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, using stock parts but he went out of his way to leave everything visible in original worn condition. He also used some hidden ho
    8 points
  2. Maybe not a best buy, but a Buick buy. Always wanted neon in my garage Matt
    8 points
  3. I forgot to bring chairs... Some people will just sit where ever 😋 especially since it's not a Buick 😉
    8 points
  4. I had my rad cap secured with a chain to a bar in the top tank of my car 30 plus years ago. They broke the chain and one headlamp housing in stealing it. Less than a month later it was listed on e bay. I notified the police, they proved it was mine because I still had the broken feathers. I don't know or care what the thief's penalty was. I do know it cost me more to buy a stainless replacement than my Grandfather paid for the car originally. Tar and feathering or digit amputation does come to mind as a deterrent for this type of crime.
    8 points
  5. Some of these stories are just affirmation that we've gone from the "us" world that America had for about a week 9/11, to the current "me" world we live in. Rudeness abounds, drive the speed limit and hear the honks and see the waves (not using all the fingers), get in someone's way at Walmart and enjoy the conversation, and so forth. Hard to think someone would say it's a pain to go to bank to get cash, but that's a young mentality. I fully support mobility devices, used by the deserving and driven politely. Golf carts are carrying able bodied people for the most par
    7 points
  6. Was really great catching up with everyone. Having a few beers and talking about Buicks. Met some new people. Matt Harwood, john DeFiores son, (name is escaping me at the moment) and many others. I managed several scores on things I was needing, caught up with some old friends and managed to make seceral new ones. Cannot wait for next year. Going to run the tires off my convertible going places. Managed to finally catch Doug Seybold and introduce myself. He already knew who I was. Just needed a face to put with the name. Have to say.....car people are the best people
    6 points
  7. The other two wheels were mounted today. The brakes are adjusted. It is standing on its own.
    6 points
  8. Plus the site is not really friendly for doing both the swap meet and the show field. I was there Weds am and walked 9 miles as per the counter on my son's phone app. That was just the green field and the Chocolate field North, and half of the car coral. Supposedly clocked 25 miles by Friday afternoon and finished all the fields and all the car coral. Still missed a lot. Saturdays show wasn't even within the swap meet field, but was adjacent to the Orange field and car coral. It would be close to a two mile walk just to get to the opposite boundary of the furthest red field ( where is wh
    5 points
  9. Meet your head (Spam) chef... Thanks for a great time, Mr Earl!
    5 points
  10. Hershey adventures with @MrEarl and @Pinhead63
    5 points
  11. This photo was shared over on the AACA Facebook site today.....photo by Jennifer Barnhill Lancaster.... Looks Great Ted !
    5 points
  12. In my 51 years of going to HERSHEY this was the first time the flea market and show area was buzzed by four airplanes trailing smoke. The first was on Thursday and again on Saturday. I don't know who was responsible but they should make it a new tradition!!!!!!!
    4 points
  13. Bought a tire changer for changing the split rim tires on my old cars.
    4 points
  14. Pics on show day. If I don't exceed the max allowed, I'll post more later.
    4 points
  15. Thanks everyone for all the support and comments throughout my restoration of the Olds. At 9:20 last night at the awards banquet my name got called for confirmation of the Olds getting its first junior. The whole thing was a great and enjoyable experience. Everyone was super hospitable and helpful for this first time shower. Steve M stopped by to see my car offering encouragement and advice. The car drew a pretty fair size audience at times and luckily my buddy Joe was there to help me along with another friend Charlie, clean up a very dirty car I never had time to fully detail before leaving
    4 points
  16. The same reason the President of the Champion Spark Plug Company wanted a Cord with conventional headlamps mounted in a bucket, (amongst some other special one-off features). He felt it looked 'naked' without them. Now I'm just waiting for the President of Airstream to special order a brand new aluminum body F-series pickup PAINT DELETE to match his trailer!! Think Ford will honor his request?? Craig
    4 points
  17. Who were the four guys, and what were they flying? THANK YOU from everyone in our family! Bob
    3 points
  18. I had the opportunity to say hello and meet for the first time MrEarl We talked Buick of course in front of a 1958 Buick Caballero. Spoke of the late Bob Coker and his Buick Landau amongst other things. It was good to meet "Mr. Earl".
    3 points
  19. It was a treat to see; and see all the cars guys pause to see and hear the flight show. In addition, there were pairs of A-10 Warthogs flying across the park most days. No doubt they are Air National Guard pilots getting their hours; and enjoying a view of us!
    3 points
  20. Safe travels. Keep it between the lines
    3 points
  21. We'll be glad to see ya! We're packing up now...
    3 points
  22. whoou guys ..! you really are in Parts Gallore .. Sorry i was planing on meeting all of the Buick guys there this year, but plans din;t work out. But i got to meet at least Larry by the picture you guys posted , thank you Larry for the attention you put on me. wile you guys are having fun there , here i'm on some other kind of fun .. making things ready to start maybe next week on my Buick,, Cheers guys..! this is me , Apolo Apolo
    3 points
  23. 1959 Pontiac. Do a Google image search for 1959 Pontiac to see whole car.
    3 points
  24. It was amazing to see everyone in the row I was in stop whatever they were doing and watch them fly over. Even the guys driving the golf carts stopped..lol
    3 points
  25. No Hershey for me. Not sure why. I'm less than 80 miles from Hershey. Anyway, I attended the Berlin MD Cruisers Car Show. About 180 mile round trip. Go figure. Great show. I think I was the only Buick there. The 54 ran like a top.
    3 points
  26. A pox on whomever stole that Pierce's hood ornament Wednesday night.
    3 points
  27. Pierce Arrow cars without fender lamps have long been called “New York” lights. Rubbish......they were built in and the number one state for registrations was always New York. I have never seen ANY proof about any shush rule or regulation. That being said, if anyone can prove the story, or one similar to it, they can drive my 100 point V-12 for fifty miles. The “bracket light” cars were probably less than one percent of production from what I have been able to research. Tcslr- not trying to pick on you......that urban legend has been going on for sixty years..
    3 points
  28. No place better than the show field at Hershey.
    3 points
  29. And -- 90 % of those drive - byes DON'T BUY ANYTHING from anybody...... I would love to tip everyone of them da.n things over -- they USELESSLY fill the aisles. It will take them running over an 18 month old girl to put a stop to them.
    3 points
  30. Sorry, but the dragging can, chains, or steel pipe on each cart is the most annoying thing at Hershey. Yes, the drivers of these vehicles need to watch where they are going and NOT look at the wares in the swap spaces, but that's a different problem. When every motorized vehicle has a noismaker, you rapidly get to the point that you ignore them, which renders the annoying noise moot as far as a supposed "safety" feature. Sorry, but it is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to watch out for pedestrians, not the other way around.
    3 points
  31. See all you hooligans shortly. Yesterday we drove up and Saturday in Class 27H I will have this "That's not a Buick" going for a first Junior. I was supposed to drive it up, but the water pump failed Friday and could get a new one until Tuesday, so borrowed truck and trailer from a local BCA member to be sure I made it. This is my first car I bought when I was 16 and never sold. This is it's debut after a 3 year extensive restoration. And can I just say a restoration is SO much easier when you can buy the whole damn car piece by piece out of a c
    3 points
  32. Beautiful weather. I had a great time. The only thing negative which I have to comment on is the proliferation of mechanized vehicles being driven through the flea market. Years past they used to drag a can underneath them so you as a pedestrian were aware of their location. Not any more, there are dozens of these being used now and I've observed them speeding and weaving through groups of people and the operators talking on cell phones while driving them. This has got to be controlled because it's now out of control. Someone is going to be injured.
    2 points
  33. All set with my car batteries now - everything has been disconnected... electricity is where I lack in knowledge ( home & vehicles ) I know little, but not enough.... Thanks for the input ! Steve
    2 points
  34. Do not use AAG, which is a known scam. Most other companies are not very well versed in old cars and it's unlikely that you'll get information that's useful. They don't test anything, they don't do compression tests or leak-down tests or even look at the oil. An inspector will take a very close-up photo of every nick and scratch he can find and he might take a ride with the seller--might. He probably doesn't know anything about the car he's looking at and may not even be a car guy but rather just someone who does inspections on the side for extra cash. The report you get will tell you everythi
    2 points
  35. It's become a self fulfilling prophecy. Most buyers now realize that few vendors are open on Saturday, and/or want to walk the show field instead. Why was a hundred feet for one vendor? Most sellers think that there will be no buyers, see above sentence, so why set up? Also, a lot of vendors have been set up since Tuesday, so four days of vending and by the one is tired of looking at car parts, or want to get home for the weekend. The early week set up doesn't bode well for a Saturday flea market....
    2 points
  36. Yeah, I'm running behind, guys, but I'll catch up. Got a surprise invite to the Society of Automotive Historians 50th anniversary banquet Friday night from my old friend Tom Warth (founder of the late, lamented Classic Motorbooks), where I was honored and thrilled to meet Nicola Bulgari and Karl Ludvigsen (the keynote speaker). It lasted much later than expected, so the posting I planned to do that night went by the wayside. I took huge number of pics over the last few days and it's going to take a while to cull them, too. I had foolishly reserved my Hershey hotel only
    2 points
  37. This stuff is Ok, if you like Packards.......
    2 points
  38. I would like to thank all contributors to this thread... and in particular Hugh. We now have adequate information to progress with the job. The kindness and sharing nature of this forum is most heartwarming regards Marianne & Dave
    2 points
  39. CASH is a problem? What were you expecting Joe Average to accept as payment? Every light pole has a number and they are on the Hershey Directory map. This was my 50th happy Hershey meet, I survived, sold and bought parts all without owning a cell phone, Bob the Happy Dinosaur
    2 points
  40. GM side of the family...………………………..
    2 points
  41. I had the pleasure of enjoying a cart person vs. non-cart person altercation right behind my cars this afternoon. Here's our car corral space and my oldest son sitting behind our cars (yes, he is laying face-down on the chair in that one photo--he's weird). You'll note the driveway that extends up to the Orange field, closed off by a heavy chain locked in place with a padlock by the Hershey people. That chain doesn't quite have enough slack to allow most carts to roll underneath but dozens of guys try it every day. Today a cart person was trying and clothes-lined himself pretty well o
    2 points
  42. Larry, quit drooling on the spam
    2 points
  43. got a message from the shop yesterday... She's done. I'll send pics when I pick her up next week.
    2 points
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