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  1. Can't resist adding one of my favorite shots, that barn find Stanley after it was restored by John Ray Lyman, being driven by then-owner Zacheus Cande on the 1963 Glidden. The car was lately in the automobile collection at the Grandson Castle, in Switzerland. That museum closed very recently - has anyone heard what happened to the cars?
  2. This 1967 photo shows H. D. Thompson, left, and Bill Carmichael, center, involved with a 1923 Stanley that they owned. (A 7-passenger touring, presumably a Model 740B.) They lived in Jackson, TN, and the car was scheduled to participate in the Mid-America Old Time Auto Association meet there on June 15-18, hosted by the West Tennessee Antique Car Club. The car was said to have been found in Florida, where it had "been left by a retired gentleman from the east." The car sold out of Mrs. H D Thompson's estate in 1983. Any ideas who may have had it before & after Thompson?
  3. I see a couple of other little telltale differences, too, now that I look again. Darn... Did discover that the Rhinehart car was bought around 1967, by Vernon Unger of Winchester, VA. He advertised it for sale in 1992, still looking very much like the 1956 photo, above.
  4. Looks like it was former AACA Director and President Len Rhinehart. The 1968 AACA register shows him owning a 1927 343 7p touring, fully restored. He restored it in 1955-56, and apparently drove the car a lot - 870 miles to the 1958 Lake Forest meet, and a 2,600 mile round trip through Greensboro, NC and Daytona in 1965. Certainly could have driven it to Dearborn. (Don't know what happened to the sidemount.)
  5. This photo was taken on Feb. 20, 1949, at an old car gathering in Florida. It's a beautiful print - if you could send me a good scan, I'd really appreciate it. Best I have is this grainy shot, taken at almost exactly the same time. The two Stanleys, at least, are still in the same place. The condensing car has been in the family since new. The non-condenser has the curious "upgrade" of Ford wire wheels. Melton happened to attend this meet, as well as Bill Spear. Both are shown here in the 10hp car. The White was also bought new by the family, from the local White agent, who was Melton's uncle. (!)
  6. A nice hot Baker burner should certainly be adding to the fun!
  7. This article says it was painted the light color in the early '50s. Photos are unfortunately distorted (at least for me). https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/supercharged-duesenberg-model-sj
  8. Couldn't resist adding this. A few years later, a bunch of guys thought it would be fun to recreate this Peter Helck painting in real life.
  9. My dad's been into antique cars since his teens in the early '50s. My mom has never been that interested. In all those years, she admitted to liking one old car - this one. Henry Yeska owned it at the time this photo appeared on the back cover of the Antique Automobile, 1973 #1. It's one of the most beautiful cars I've ever seen. Somehow the Packard stylists took the contemporary cues and synthesized something very special. (I don't mean to drag the thread away from old photo detective work - sorry.)
  10. Well, here's a 1005 convertible sedan that had a light green interior at one time - does that ring a bell? The listing even shows a VIN. https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1933-PACKARD-1005-V12-SEDAN-CONVERTIBLE-180274 Here's a different one, a few years ago - https://www.news-press.com/story/life/style/grandeur/2015/03/07/piece-of-the-past/23896189/ And a third - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf12/auction/lots/r128-1933-packard-twelve-convertible-sedan
  11. The Stanley is Elmer Norbury's 1912 Model 73, #6463. Presently being professionally restored in New England.
  12. I have the program from that meet, if it will help anyone identify any cars of interest in the film.
  13. I think these are modern-day references to the IF. Jonathan will know for sure. 🙂 https://forums.aaca.org/topic/208524-isotta-fraschini-car-1390/ https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20929/lot/334/?category=list https://www.inishbeg.com/vintage-cars-ireland/
  14. Can you supply your dad's name? We can start looking through old sources.
  15. Has Racemaker been amenable to people studying that Fred Roe archive?