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AJFord54

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  1. Ashamed at what? Over 100,000 have died. If we didn’t do this sort of isolation, it might have been 300,000 or more. A guy just came into my office complaining that Cuomo is now allowing businesses to require a mask before entering. His answer: You’re violating my constitutional rights! No, as a country we have the need to protect our citizens from ignorant people who only think of themselves. It takes a strong person and group to make the hard decisions. Kudos to the Hershey region! Our Chautauqua County region did the same think by cancelling Dunkirk. I cancelled our ‘54 Ford Convention for the same reason. Just wondering how some would feel if their mother or father, grandparents or children were to die over the virus?
  2. Excellent decision. If you do not agree, please read the article written a couple of weeks ago by former Pennsylvania Governor and Homeland Security Advisor Tom Ridge. Yes, we will miss, but it is the right thing to do.
  3. Thanks for all of your comments. I will confirm before making any changes, but it certainly appears all is well and my daughter may continue to bring it to future AACA shows down the road.
  4. That's the kind of answer I was looking for. If AACA can verify, I will probably make the transfer.
  5. It is the basement of the office of the cemetery where they stored documents, old flower pots, brass items, etc.
  6. I believe her cost basis would be that of what I had invested in it. Similar to placing her name on our home. For instance, assume I put her name on our home, for which let's say we paid $75,000 for it back in 1983. That would become her cost basis. On the other hand, if she inherited it, her cost basis would be the true market value at the time of my death - say $185,000. If she sold it for $200,000 down the road, her long-term capital gain would be $15,000 if inherited, rather than the $125,000 if her name was added to the title during my lifetime. Of course, the reasoning behind much of estate planning is to move items out of the estate as a protection for Medicare. Thus, if my cost basis on the car can be established at $30,000 and it is sold for $40,000, the capital gains are $10,000 rather than perhaps zero through inheritance, but the goal of removing it from the estate was realized. Your point is excellent. It's a crap-shoot on some of these things, but the antique car is a decent bet on passing on valued things over a home purchased many years ago which greatly improved in value. My biggest question here is how AACA feels about allowing Grand National status to be passed on vs. having to start all over. Can I turn it over to her and have her receive the Senior Grand National?
  7. I searched a bit but didn't find anything quickly, so I thought I'd post here. I am doing some estate planning and would like to transfer the title of my car to my daughter. My question: Does this have any effect on AACA judging? I have my Grand National and am seeking my Senior Grand National. Should the car be registered in my name and I wait for transfer or can I transfer it to her now and register it in her name for AACA purposes. Is there any reason I can't title it over to her? Thanks in advance.
  8. Small hook on top near handle that might control the spring mechanism. Bob - you may be onto something. But don’t concentrate on the fact that it was in a cemetery basement, as the previous caretaker collected antiques as well.
  9. It only moves about 1/2”. It has a limiting oval.
  10. Sorry - Can’t - it’s not mine to do.
  11. It really doesn’t have the ability to lift anything heavy. I was thinking of a battery carrier. Thought of some sort of measuring device because of the small wheels. Floor duster?
  12. This was found in a cemetery basement. It may not be al all related. Has anyone ever seen this?
  13. I am a vendor at Dunkirk, NY in May of each year and enjoy it thoroughly. Full disclosure - our Chautauqua Lake Region AACA puts it on. The spaces are large and reasonably priced.at $50 each The crowd is good and most vendors are successful. For years I've attended Spring Carlisle and Hershey as a buyer only. Last year I set up at Spring Carlisle and was extremely disappointed. The booths are 10' wide by maybe 20' deep and it gives you little room to park your vehicle and set up more than two tables. Additionally, the cost of a booth is around $120 I believe. For a part-time hobbyist it is difficult to pay for two spaces and still make a profit. Additionally, I find that I have better sales at Dunkirk than Carlisle. My question: What other venues would any of you recommend? I'm near Buffalo and Canfield, OH is one I've thought about. Pittsburgh has one as well. Any others you might recommend that get good traffic, decent size spaces and are within a decent driving distance from my area? As far as Hershey goes, I truly enjoy Hershey as a "vacation" and don't want to set up and be tied down to a booth. I've always felt the same way about Spring Carlisle but I've accumulated so many parts that I need to do another show or two a year to move it out (and probably buy more).
  14. USPS has a great deal on Priority Shipping. Use their box, which is pretty large and cost is fixed at around $18.00 - doesn't matter if it's 2 lbs or up to 70lbs. Their smaller box is around $13 up to 70. Plus, it gets there in 2 days. Wonderful for our business where the items are heavy. Check it out.
  15. Yep - These guys are laughing all the way to the bank. Unfortunately, I too remember when the History Channel was about History. We've been "dumbed down". I'd like to see the AACA do their thing one more time. Where's our hero Tom Cox when we need him?
  16. I find it amazing that you guys know who Ron Jeremy is! ah my friend, we could say the same about you! Errr....aaahhh.... Isn't he the guy that restored Camaros back in the '70s?
  17. Although I am a purist in the true sense of the AACA, I totally understand the reason for the article. I suggest we all read it in its entirety before making harsh judgment. The Studebaker in question was designed to mimic the "concept car"designed by "Studebaker stylist Bob Bourke". The owners, Vic and Connie Oliver attempted and were successful at building their car based upon the drawings of Mr. Bourke. Page 50 gives specific reasons for each of the changes to the car, per the concept. As Mr. Oliver points out, the car was accepted by the AACA in Class 39, Special Interest Vehicles, which is a non-judged class, fully approved by the Class Acceptance Committee. Per the article, it is a "display-only class" consisting of celebrity, movie/television props, historical significance or "an innovative design that never matured". They received only the third ever granted Special Interest award for this category - on the show-field, not even at the awards banquet. There are several categories of AACA vehicles including Driver Participation, HPOF, etc. which have been previously added in an effort to accommodate different tastes among our members. This little beauty fits nicely into another category and might even be considered a work of art. If one were to find an early Ford or General Motors "concept car" tucked away in a barn, should the AACA ignore it, based upon the purist standards? I think not. I commend them for publishing, informing and educating us on this part of automotive history.
  18. While we don't allow political debate, I would hope this is considered above politics on our forum. And, I would ask that we all acknowledge a wonderful man who served his country with honor. I really liked George H.W. Bush. While many debate our various military interventions, the CIA, etc., there are many things that absolutely must be monitored on a constant basis in this complex world. He served our country well as former head of the CIA, as an Ambassador to China,Congressman and President of th e United States, in addition to his service in the Navy. He truly loved our country and lived for public service. He served in a time when Democrats and Republicans could work together to solve and compromise. This year we lost two wonderful Americans in Senator John McCain and President Bush. Our country including our Congress should reflect.
  19. 100% deductible does not mean that it's a wonderful thing. All that means is it is an operating expense. Thus, if you are in a 20% tax bracket, the government picks up that 20% and you pay 80% out of your pocket. Compare that to a tax "credit" where the government picks up the entire thing. I've heard it for years about "tax deductible" and for some reason it seems to make everyone think it's free money. Your gas bill is "tax deductible" along with your rent. Are you going to turn up the heat because it's "tax deductible"? Or perhaps tell your landlord to increase the rent? I don't think so. Additionally, you can purchase a vehicle and it becomes tax deductible as well, the difference being that it is depreciated over say 7 years rather than the 3 year lease. While it is "quicker" in terms of minimizing taxes, the end result is about the same. As far as the 85% of trucks being leased, I can only go by what the Dodge dealer told me. I don't have actual numbers, but I will say that most of these guys looking at a $50,000 truck don't have a big enough pot to afford that payment. Thus, the lease to make them "look good". Note: Just looked it up and one statement says truck leases are up to 68% from 62% while another article says they are about 29%. Who knows? I would tend to think it does depend on the dealership and their mental thinking, along with the brand you are representing. If Dodge has a great lease plan, then they use it to the maximum. I do know that a friend of mine went to work for Honda and complained that they had bad leasing plans in comparison to Ford, thus their dealership didn't lease much.
  20. I just posted a special guitar on E-bay. In it I provided a link to Youtube which showed a video of someone playing the guitar. I did it to help the person that might have an interest hear what it can do. E-bay removed my listing saying i was not allowed to provide outside sources or links. I then listed two automotive items, of which E-bay provided the category. E-bay removed the listing, saying I had chosen the wrong category and it was "confusing" to the potential bidders. And finally, don't ever put your telephone number into a message which would allow a buyer to communicate directly with you, as you will be banned. While I somewhat understand that practice, please tell me why large sellers that have a "store" can provide their number?
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