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  1. 14 points
    Thanks to all of you. I am so happy to have found this site years ago. It has taken me soooooo long to get back to my 1931 Dodge restoration and now I have the confidence to continue it. You folks have inspired me with all of your ideas, auto work and stories. I especially like the restoration stories as I have one myself that has taken me from about 1966 to now and the car STILL isn't done. Perhaps with my new outlook on the situation I may actually finish my first car. I will be getting my blue and black '31 back on the road in about a month or less and getting my first '31 back on the work schedule is a bonus. Something else that has inspired me to progress is when I get a visit from a member here or a car folk from somewhere else. It pains me to have to weave my way back to my car to show people that there is actually a car under all of that stuff. I must apologize to all of those who have visited and had to strain their eyes to see my car in the dark reaches of my garage. I can now work on the car, sit out in the garage and b.s. or just sit back and admire what will be a car again....
  2. 14 points
    You do know that you can call b-----it on that show even though it may be enjoyable to watch. All those "finds" are orchestrated ahead of time. If you think about it, they go into someone's house or barn loaded with all kinds of re-saleable items and they NEVER offer to buy the lot even though the "business" they're allegedly in is buying and selling antiques and old junk. (The real business is selling their bs to their tv audience). It would be like going into an old dealership for one of us, we'll say Chevy, and instead of buying several hundred NOS pieces all from the 60's, we say we only want to buy stuff for a '64 Impala. Again, the show may be entertaining, but it's not of the real world.
  3. 13 points
    Do you know why your daily driver is reliable? Because you drive it every day. Do the same with an old car and you, too, can have the confidence to drive it anywhere. As you service it in daily use, you'll get more and more familiar with it, you'll have a better understanding of what it requires, and repairs will be easier. The more you drive it, the more items you'll repair, and pretty soon you'll have a bulletproof car that you can trust. Taking a car out once or twice a year and hoping that it will be 100% is a fallacy--cars that are used are always healthier than cars that are stored and protected and babied. Cars are meant to be driven. It's what they were designed to do, it's what they want. Oblige them!
  4. 13 points
    What we need is to kill the government subsidies on ethanol.......its a waste of time, money, and resources. Welfare for farmers......who today are mostly huge corporate companies. It’s billions of dollars involved........and the people cashing in don’t want the gravey train to stop.......
  5. 12 points
    Finally decided 11 years on one set of tires is enough. So, treated George to a set of new ones. 225/75R/15. Before and after. Tried them out of course. Nice and smooth. BenT
  6. 12 points
    Charlotte Motor Speedway is celebrating 60 years this weekend and they have a special promotional car for this weekend's Cola-Cola. In 1960 the first pace car for the World 600 was a Buick LeSabre wagon (as we previously determined here and in 2019 they have been loaned by a BCA member a 1960 Buick Invicta wagon which has been vinyl wrapped to look like the original pace car. Check it out So the race starts at 6PM Sunday on Fox. I'm sure there is also some pre-race coverage before that so check it out and keep an eye out for a Buick leading the way. More info here: https://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/media/news/charlotte-motor-speedway-unveils-historical-marker-1960-promotional-car-along-with-austin-dillons-coca-cola-600-paint-scheme.html https://www.wbtv.com/2019/05/16/charlotte-motor-speedway-celebrates-th-anniversary-richard-childress-racing-celebrates-years-racing/ https://www.independenttribune.com/news/years-strong-historical-marker-unveiled-at-charlotte-motor-speedway/article_3624f976-78c2-11e9-8a0f-1b8bb98221e3.html
  7. 12 points
    Drove my 1941 Buick Series A Special Coupe 322 miles (518km) to a car event in the country here in South Australia. The car ran like a dream. Nothing like getting out on the open road. Since getting the car on the road, I've covered 2,700 miles (4345km) in 7 months. Many more miles to come!
  8. 11 points
    The BCA slate of officers gets voted in at the National Meet. This year John Steed was voted President, Sid Meyer Vice President. Bill Stoneberg Treasurer. Jack Welch (that would be me) as Secretary . Speaking for all, we are hoping for a very productive year for the BCA. This year, the entire BOD broke with tradition a bit, and held a planning meeting following being installed as a new BOD and discussed a road map for the Club going forward. I personally see a renewed enthusiasm from the entire BOD.
  9. 11 points
    Starting to look like a car now. It will get a full buffing this coming weekend. Right now I’m adding things where no buffing is needed. Added decarbonizer, cowl tag, center wiring grommet, shock adjustment linkage points, and other brackets to the cowl. Added the dash panel, complete windshield frame, wiper motor, wiring harness, light switch, and cigar lighter. The chrome windshield really looks good on the shiny black body.
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  11. 10 points
    OK gang, never been to a National where there wasn't a get-together of forum members of some sort and can't let this be the first. The SouthernBelle and GroovinThe Argosy will be on display on the show field Saturday. Rita and I would like to invite all forum members to drop by between 11:30 and 12:00 (this could change) for a little social time/meet and greet/friendly get-together or whatever you want to call it. We will be serving drinks (no koolaid), cheese, crackers and..... you guessed it SPAM. There will a drawing for keepsake type door prizes at noon so if you'd like to bring some little something to contribute to that it would be great but NOT REQUIRED. Guns, politics and hard feelings will be left at the door. If you have a door prize to bring, post a picture here. More later, I'm off to swap a leaking valve cover gasket out..... for the third time.
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    Conscious of the devastation in the Midwest, and hoping that the weather changes before anyone else is hurt, I did spend some time behind the wheel of the '56 yesterday and today. Roughly 60 miles, with only one place in particular to go, and I found another back road I never traveled before And on the way I crossed this stream And passed this coral But missed another photogenic sunset. And today I paid my respects to the fallen military during the town's small memorial day service! For all those who have served, and currently serve, I offer my deepest gratitude! Thank you!
  14. 9 points
    Well said, enough already... I had a really pleasant time at the meet and I hung out with my friends on both sides of the supposed issues...and you know what...we talked about Buick's and enjoyed Buicks...and the sun rose and set each days...let's not forget there are more important things...
  15. 9 points
    I love a good tale - and have often told the story of how I discovered this neat early Ford Garage advertising piece. Years ago I purchased a fabulous antique tool cabinet full of tools, many of them used on Model Ts. The cabinet was at one time hung on the wall of an old Ford garage in West Manchester Ohio. Little did I realize when I purchased that cabinet, there was a cardboard sign tacked onto the back of it advertising the H.A. Geeting Ford Garage in West Manchester Ohio. The old cabinet is proudly mounted on the wall in my re-created old auto parts store. The sign, framed and on the wall. This past week, while driving home from the AACA Annual Grand National meet in Auburn Indiana, I ventured a bit off-course specifically to get a photo of the old garage it came from. I'm going to print out the photo, frame it, and display it along side the old sign. A quick internet search revealed that H.A. Getting was reputed to be one of the oldest Ford dealers in Ohio. It was a fabulous place, but unfortunately I could not get into the old building to see if anything remained. I fear the building will not be around much longer. Although it is a small community that time seems to have by-passed, the basement is full of water. Glad to have had the chance to stop and get the pic though. Terry
  16. 9 points
    I am bringing my dad and his roadster to the meet. He’s BCA #99. Had this car since 1952.
  17. 9 points
    Welcome to my childhood. My father never owned cars that could reliably be driven any significant distance. As a result, our usage was limited to driving from the place where he stored the cars back home, then back to the storage garage. Tours? Forget it. Drives longer than 10 miles? No way. Every terrible moment of my childhood is related to one of those piece of crap cars stranding us and watching my father lose his mind. It is why even though I have reliable, fast, powerful, proven cars, I still have great concerns about traveling long distances in my old cars. I do it anyway and hope that I will be able to overcome history. To date, I have yet to be stranded save for coming back from Allentown, PA a few years ago in the Limited, which suffered a flat tire on a brand new Coker. But that was hardly the car's fault. Anyway, that's neither here nor there. What you're asking is how do you build confidence and the answer is only this: Drive. Drive the cars. You don't have to go far if you drive frequently, and as you become more confident you can go farther. It sounds like your cars still have multiple issues and that's a significant part of the problem. If it's flooding or overheating or the ignition is failing, then you still have lots of sorting to do. The sorting process is something that most restoration shops skip and many owners don't understand, but I personally find it to be the most rewarding part of owning an old car. Fix one thing and the car gets better. Fix the next thign and it gets better still. Eventually, you have a reliable car that you can trust. But as many people here will say, the sorting process is not easy. There will be temptations along the way to cut corners and say, "Well, good enough." If you want to drive your cars with confidence, "good enough" is never good enough. The car is either right or it is not, and I have learned over the years to trust the original engineers rather than trying to out-think them with modern ideas. There are upgrades that make sense (electric fuel pumps for back-up, stronger batteries, modern spark plugs, etc.) and some that do not (electronic ignitions, different carburetors, "creative" electrical systems). If you put the car back the way it was built, it will get more reliable. As you tune it and get to know the various parts and ensure they are in top condition, your confidence will grow. But it takes time. There's no magic solution. Right now, you sound like my father, who expected these ancient cars with questionable care and maintenance over the years to be reliable right out of the box. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. Reliable cars only get that way through many hours of hard work and finicky tuning. It will take some dedication to learn what you have to learn. But it really matters if you want to drive. There really is no substitute. I feel your pain, having spent the most miserable moments of my life sitting on a curb watching my father turn into a monster. I know the terror of a car that suddenly and unexpectedly goes silent at a red light. I know the sphincter-tightening you feel when the engine starts to stutter. I know the fear of wondering how I'll get home. Just remember that a flatbed ride isn't expensive, cell phones will bail you out, and anything can be fixed. Get started on sorting and driving the car regularly to shake out the bugs and it can only get better.
  18. 9 points
    Funny, around here no one seems to know what the white line across the road (the DMV calls them stop bars) is for, most people pull way ahead of it. I see people on cell phones, at 70 mils per, texting or emailing, and occasionally looking at road. Personally, I think there should be a device in a car that jams all phone functions, other than gps, when car is moving.
  19. 9 points
    We’ve had nothing but rainy, cold, and damp weather for weeks so no painting had been done. I was away for a week plus I’ve been slowly recovering from a pinched nerve in my neck that’s left my left hand, especially my thumb and forefinger, very weak. I was virtually unable to grasp anything or put any pressure between my two hands. So of course, doing mechanical or precision work was out the door. Have to admit, I was a little scared no knowing what the outcome might be. Finally, the majority of the pain has gone with just some aching in my triceps and forearm in the morning which wears off by noon with use of my arm. Thankfully, the strength is coming back but very slowly. Slowly is better than not at all s how I look at it. Well getting back to the Olds, today we had a 60+ degree day with sunshine so Gilly decided to paint the body. He admitted to me after he was done that he was somewhat apprehensive not knowing how the booth would perform. He put on four coats of black while I was away at a meeting and when I got home at 9:00 tonight he was all finished. When I walked into the garage he was pretty excited saying how good the booth worked, how good the lighting was, and how straight the car is. He told me he put on the heat and warmed up the garage while the booth was inflated and the makeup blower was running. The inside of the booth immediately warmed up to the point he said it got too warm and he shut the heater down. He had the front garage door at 8” open and the rear at 12” with the doors set, he started spraying and said the booth stayed clear with just a slight “fog” while he was spraying but it quickly cleared when he stopped applying paint. He was very impressed with the whole setup and the car is virtually clear of any dust bunnies. 🤩 He is coming tomorrow, will roll the body out, and will block the whole car down with 1000grit to make it, in his words, “perfect “. Once it’s body washed and is rolled back into the booth, his plan is another few coats of black then clear. Finally, some color on the body. What amazed me is there is very little overspray on the sides or floor of the booth. While I could smell paint in the air in my yard, it was not strong. The best thing was the wind was blowing SE carrying any odor into the deep woods behind my house and not towards any neighboring homes.
  20. 8 points
    Perfect weather here and my '46 Roadmaster made it under its own power, didn't miss a beat, but threw off one hubcap somewhere along the way.
  21. 8 points
    Not sure why some commenters are so judgemental. The car is clearly an all steel 1930 Dodge Brothers, it was "hot rodded" over likely modern suspension etc. No doubt it was what your Uncle liked and that's just fine with most old car guys including me. The telltale signal is the winged badge on radiator shell. Interesting device of some kind secured to face of radiator?
  22. 8 points
    Well I came here thinking just maybe someone would be kind enough to report the results of the BOD meeting election results but instead find this crap. Y-Job, you sometimes make some good points but subjective and rude comments like those above are what get threads dumped. Plus most folks on both sides of the highway are getting tired of all the contentiousness that's gone on over the last couple years so I really wish you and others would just lay off it, at least on here.
  23. 8 points
    This is probably a good discussion that warrants its own topic rather than being buried in here. A week ago I wrote a long topic on this very subject but never hit post simply because I was afraid it would devolve into the usual discussion. Perhaps I was mistaken. There's a lot to do if we're going to engage young people and our biggest problem is that we're simply not speaking their language. It's more than just a website, it's figuring out how to operate on their level. There's much derision of young people using their phones and social media, but that is how they communicate and do business today. Ignoring them and their preferred methods of communication is probably a big turn off. I've seen a lot of people on this forum who think young people are idiots who only care about Facebook and looking at their phones, and that's a mistake. Those same young people think you're an idiot for being willing to wait six days to get a piece of information that should be available in seconds. The problem isn't that young people aren't interested, they just aren't interested in doing it the way we used to do it. It isn't unreasonable for them to want instant access to information because that's how their entire world works and has since they were born. And I think theirs is a valid complaint that many clubs have yet to adequately address. Anyway, this topic deserves its own thread with informed discussion. It's more than just a website and letting them know there's a club. Way more. It's changing how the clubs and the hobby operate that is key to attracting and keeping them involved.
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  29. 8 points
    Is interest in pre war cars fading? Here are fifty Pierce Arrows on tour this week in the mid west.
  30. 8 points
    Smells like mouse pee. Trying to air it out.
  31. 8 points
    Hello Everyone! Thank you for all the offers of adopting the family "51 Buick. I have found a few people that are a great fit and will finalize the 'adoption paperwork' after they have taken a look at it. Those chosen were the first ones to respond AND also wanted to keep it in Historic Preservation condition. They were also interested in the story behind the car. Everyone was so enthusiastic and passionate about the car and I thank you all for being such great caretakers and enthusiasts. Keep your eye out for it and a meet-up or show near you! I am sure it will be out there for your enjoyment. Thank you all so much. I will post the new owner here once everything is finalized and they pick it up.
  32. 8 points
    1200+ ballots out of 6,000+ members? That's a 20% participation, which I think is a new record for the 40 years that I've been a member. Some may think that's poor participation, but it is the highest participation in a BCA election that I've ever heard of. Usually it is 5-10 %.
  33. 8 points
    Needed an "excuse" to get out at 6 am and make a drive in the wonderful 67 degree morning. So went and got a donut. Not many mornings this cool left for us in Texas till late September. Turned into a question and answer session at the donut shop but by far the best one was "So you drove 8 miles one way in your old car just to get a donut?" I am guessing not many people these days get too enjoy an early morning drive with the windows down and the sounds and smells you get to experience in an old car. You either get it or you don't.
  34. 8 points
    Did some more work. Bent up and installed the 1/4” copper tubing that carries the vacuum from the side of the decarbonizer, through the firewall, and up around the formed channel in the firewall then over to wiper motor chrome tube. It’s a major PITA to bend this tubing up with the necessary bends so that it fits right yetnot look like some kinked up spaghetti. Had my neighbor polish it up for me. Still waiting for two special 1” grommets to finish off the two holes in the firewall. Also installed the rear wired hood lacing and the cowl band. On many of the GM cars I’ve done, the bottom of the lacing wire has been pulled taught through the cowl side then tacked fast to the top of the main sill with a U nail. The the wire get bent back over the nail. This is the technique I used to fasten my lacing wires. Installed the J bolts on each side and tightened them to snug the lacing to the cowl groove. Rolled it outside so the sun could work on the clear coat and harden it up some for tomorrow’s sanding and buffing.
  35. 8 points
    Your 28 Stude wheel, weather wire or wood artillery are no where near strong enough to handle the loads of a radial tire. That’s a 650-19 snap ring wheel if my memory serves me. Bias tires run fine on the President , and the radials will be very expensive. Put the money and effort in the steering box, front end, shocks, and other usually passed over items. You will get more benefit of having a well sorted and serviced stock chassis. Enjoy the car.......neat machine.
  36. 8 points
    We spent quite a bit of time last night in the southwest corner of the basement. The tornado was a little over a mile wide, but luckily it stayed on a path that took it across some lightly populated areas. I've not personally gone out to inspect anything so as not to hamper cleanup operations. From what I can tell by viewing pictures, the actual tornado went through about 5 miles north of it us. Lots of flights out of and into KCI were delayed because of debris on the runways from the little town of Linwood, KS which is about 30 miles from the airport. No serious injuries have been reported. I think everyone took the warnings seriously enough that they too cover. No mobile home parks in the path of this one. Lots of pictures on the internet if you're so inclined. Thanks for thinking of us. Ed and Linda
  37. 8 points
    Started cleaning out my shop/garage yesterday and found my 1931 Dodge coupe behind and under a ton of stuff. Yes....I AM actually going ahead with the cleaning and arranging. Those of you who have been unfortunate to view my garage probably will not believe it. I think it's been about 23 years....it's taking shape. Most of the stuff piled up against the wall in the second and third photos is going away....
  38. 8 points
    Tim called today and said he was ready to do an exhaust check to see if it leaks, so Melanie and I headed over to his shop after work. The system is almost done, pending a few finish welds and mounting the hangers, but he wanted to make sure it sealed up properly before he made anything permanent. I have to say, I'm extremely impressed with his work, which is obvious. The guy is a perfectionist. For example, I asked him to polish the last 12 inches of the tailpipe, which he did, but he hadn't yet given it the final buff when we got there. I told him not to worry--making it perfect would make it stand out too much against the driver-grade Buick's everything else and it looked pretty good as-is. I got the impression that he wasn't happy that he didn't get the chance to buff it to perfection. And just look at those welds! The guy is an absolute artist. Check out how it looks as of today: That Y-pipe is a work of art. Plenty of clearance for shift linkage. Obviously the factory couldn't afford the time to make it look like this, but it sure is pretty! Intermediate pipe fits neatly through the frame and connects to the muffler. I told Tim to go ahead and drill holes for hangers anywhere he wants, it won't hurt the frame. I just don't want any rattles. Since it's stainless, it should last virtually forever. Over-sized muffler fits neatly in the original spot. Extra hangers insure it won't rattle or clunk like my old system did. Tailpipe is a bit more complex than OEM but fits far better. Tailpipe with angle cut, polished (but not well enough for Tim's liking), and neatly tucked just below the bumper. It's bigger than stock but perhaps nobody will notice. Not right away, anyhow... Just check out the beautiful radiused edge Tim put on the end of the tailpipe! I'm incredibly impressed by his craftsmanship. So it looks pretty, how does it sound? Tim wasn't too keen on firing the big guy without me, so I climbed in and he put the lift back in the air so he could check the joints while it was running. I let the fuel pump run for a few seconds, hit the button, and it--as always--fired instantly. And the sound was COMPLETELY different! So smooth. No growl-tick-tick, no shuddering and rattling from under my feet as the muffler hit the frame, nothing. Just a smooth hum. I revved the engine a bit and it stayed smooth--it had the same voice, but it was like all the congestion in the big guy's throat had cleared. At idle, the loudest thing was the water pump, whose bearing is a little chattery. No exhaust leak, no tick-tick-tick, nothing but an expensive-sounding hum from the tailpipe. Nice! Why yes, there is a video: I will say that it didn't idle as well as it usually does, and I attribute that to both the better-flowing exhaust and the fact that I just threw the carbs on there to get it running. It will obviously need some extra tuning, and I'm going to save that until I have both carbs mounted and running synchronously. Tim thinks he'll be done tomorrow or Thursday, so hopefully I'll be able to spend some time tuning it in the next week and getting back on the road!
  39. 8 points
    Attended a car show in Littlestown PA. About 100 miles round trip.
  40. 8 points
    You only need one cylinder to fire. I don't start many hand-crank cars, but spinning it quickly isn't the answer. One good yank upwards from the 6 o'clock position, if everything is set up correctly, should do it. The trick is learning what your car likes and what settings it prefers on the throttle, choke, and spark. You might need a few gentle pulls to suck gas into the cylinders before you give it the final pull, but that guy cranking the Locomobile simply knew what his car preferred.
  41. 8 points
    Took my '73 GS 455 to Lebanon Valley Dragway for a NE Buick race. Only did 3 runs. So I drove it 3/4 of a mile. It went very well. Car got its fastest ET and 60 ft. 12.475 ET and a 7.57 6o Ft. I lost in 1st round because I knew it was a good run and did not want to let off, so I broke out on a dial of 12.56 that ended up being the 12.475 run! Not bad with factory Buick intake, Carburetor, and exhaust manifolds. 😉
  42. 8 points
    Agreed. I think that is exactly what drives a lot of the frustration in the hobby--the need to turn it into profits. Why? Why does one "need" to get all one's money back? You've had your fun, should that be free? Amusement parks aren't free. Concerts aren't free. Cruises aren't free. Sporting events aren't free. Why does everyone seem to think that they're entitled to free entertainment from the hobby and maybe even some profit on the side? People ask me all the time what a good car to "invest" in would be, and I tell them that they should drive down the road throwing $20s out the window for a while just to get a feel for what owning an old car is like. They usually laugh, but it at least opens their minds to the idea that owning an old car isn't an investment. IT IS NOT AN INVESTMENT. If you're not doing it because you love the car, then don't do it. There are surely some people who can and do make money at it (and I'm not counting me because it's a little different) but most people lose money in this hobby. Many people, including myself, lose A LOT of money (I've lost more than $40,000 just in the last 12 months playing with old cars, money that I'll never get back and I'm actually HAPPIER now). You need to wrap your head around the idea that it's normal to spend money on an old car and never see it again. Don't worry, it's OK. I liken owning an old car to taking a vacation. Spend the money and the time, make some great memories with your family, relax and enjoy yourself. But unlike a vacation, at the end you can sell your souvenirs. Wow! What other hobby gives you so much fun and gives you back some or even most of your money? Not many! If we were golfers we'd spend tens of thousands of dollars on clubs and memberships and goofy clothes and other ancillaries and have nothing more to show for it beyond a sunburn and a hangover. Makes being a part of the old car hobby seem pretty amazing, doesn't it? IT IS NOT AN INVESTMENT. YOU ARE NOT DOING THIS FOR PROFIT. THE HOBBY DOESN'T OWE YOU ANYTHING FOR BEING HERE. Whatever the cars are worth is what they're worth. If you're still living in a house with food on the table and your family is healthy and happy, then you've done your job and done it well. Selling a hobby car should be considered found money, a bonus, icing on the cake of all the fun you've had along the way. Isn't that enough?
  43. 8 points
    It’s human nature to aspire to a toy that is one or two levels above what we should have. To expect any tangible item to increase in value forever is not realistic, especially if consumption of the product degrades its condition. It took me a long time to learn this lesson when it comes to cars........the hell with everything.....drive it and have fun. Who cares what it’s worth in the end......consume it, enjoy it, show it, drive it. None of us get out of this world alive.........I spend my money on cars, travel, lifestyle, and a bunch of other ridiculous things........I plan to die broke. Bet I have more fun than 99 percent of the entire human race.............if I succeed in doing that, I expect that I will have lived a good and full life. Every year I continue to enjoy the old car hobby, pushing the limits to the best extent that I can. I highly recommend driving a major CCCA Classic in a four wheel slide around a corner on a strange road, hell bent for insanity.........engine screaming, wheels screeching, my trusty side kick laughing and screaming that if I miss a curve we are dead......and me laughing that if it happens we will make the national news.......two axxholes having an outrageous amount of fun in a 90 year old car burning up the roads. That’s how I prefer to live.......drive it like you stole it. As I’m sitting here in a bar in Palm Beach writing this, everyone here is gaga with the actress across the bar from me with a Oscar for best actress...(I have never heard of her, or seen a movie she was in)...me........I’m hitting on the twenty year old waitress and asking her if she wants to go for a ride..........and offering her a spin in a car if we have time. I would have never recognized the actress if she wasn’t pointed out to me. Have fun, enjoy life, the years go by faster than the speed of light. We have one chance to live life.........have fun, do good, be kind, make the world a better place.........and have a hell of a lot of fun before you take a dirt nap. It works for me.....
  44. 8 points
    Just drive it.........keep some extra paint on hand. It’s a car..........the plastic looks ridiculous. Yes......I put my money where my mouth is, my 99.25 point Pierce Arrow V-12 has 22k miles on it.................as my motto in my signature area says.......drive it like you stole it. Trust me........just drive and enjoy the car. That’s almost fifty years in the hobby speaking. 👍
  45. 8 points
    Couldn't help adding some pre-war Holden Buicks...note the double suicide doors and fabric roof of the '36
  46. 8 points
    If the sound has to be turned up in order for the people in back to hear, the sound system is inadequate. There should be enough speakers in the area to provide good music at a level that is comfortable for everyone, regardless of where they are located. I have been to too many events where the DJs don't know how to set up their system correctly; or they drive the under-powered amplifiers to distortion in order to raise the volume. Any music is offensive if the sound system is poor. If you can't afford a quality sound system at your car show, dispense with the music.
  47. 7 points
  48. 7 points
    Went to the Can-Am Nationals Saturday. Started out like this parking in the middle of the show. It's a fund raiser that's well attended, had a good band with lots to see. It had to be moved to a car dealership as the grounds where it usually is held on the Detroit River has risen so much the grass would have been ruined! Just like most of the country this year we kept our eyes on the skies with dark clouds looming off in the south west. Sadly just about noon it started to rain and basically the show ended. I had to put the top up before she got washed inside! Turned the heat on during the drive home to dry things a bit before parking in the garage. No harm, no foul and it didn't melt!