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  1. I looked at the web site and it indicated that the last archived show was in 2020. Am I looking in the wrong place?
  2. Paul: Thanks for your kind words. Regarding the Red-I-Kut, it recently sold on the Horseless Carriage Club site as listed in their classifieds. Talk about rare - it's the only example that I know of that is still around! Happy roads, =rds
  3. Hello, speedster fans! This is an update on my blog journal on classic speedsters, which is now in its third year. It's called ClassicSpeedsters.com. In it I try to cover the beat, both classic and modern, regarding speedsters that were manufactured and named as such by their makers. I also cover sporting cars of the earliest decades who were referred to as "speedsters" by the press or other reliable sources; many of them had names that implied a type of racy roadster. Another exception to my reportage is that I cover the Ford Model T Speedster beat, as it was an histor
  4. Phil: Be patient, my speedster friend. I've only started the blog. Lots more to come - stay tuned! Thanks for your feedback, and go drive that speedster!
  5. My blog journal will focus on classic speedsters, which are often a springboard from which others have fashioned what we see (from time to time) on this forum. That being said, I will probably write an article or two on modern manufactured speedsters, as the concept continues, as well as look at modern enthusiast creations, including homebuilts. You can find my journal at https://www.classicspeedsters.com/, which has now gone live. There is a double opt-in signup if you would like to subscribe. I will probably post a new article every two weeks. Thanks for your interest
  6. @Autoluke: I appreciate your query. Right now I'm focusing on defining what a speedster is and its historical arc. There are so many companies that made authentic speedsters, both in the U.S. and abroad, from 1904-on, that it will take some time just to mention all of them and tell their story. Although I will certainly write about the popularity of home-made speedsters, the Model T/Fast Ford phenomenon being one example, I think that your question about custom creations is better addressed in a forum such as this one, where multiple strings can be started by participants, each one
  7. Ironic that this query has come up. I found myself many times doing the same search. Therefore, I have created a blog that covers the classic speedster world and am in the final stages of getting it together. It is a niche topic that needs its own site, which is one reason why I am doing it. I will post an announcement when it is ready and going up. I am shooting for Labor Day. For me, every day is Labor Day... =rds
  8. Ron: Thanks for sharing info and pics on your Kissels. It's important to keep spreading the word about these classic speedsters and keeping them alive. I recently discovered a connection between Kissels and Appersons (Kokomo, IN) via Conover Silver, the man responsible for so many innovative speedster designs in the 'teens. I hope to find out more about that connection when I go up to Kokomo in September for their centennial celebration. Several classic car clubs participating, should be a good time. BTW, I met you several years ago and enjoyed very much visiting w
  9. The February 3rd edition of the Hemmings Daily blog features an article on the what is purported to be the 3rd and last known speedster prototype in the Edsel Ford - E.T. Gregorie collaboration. For those of us into speedsters, well worth a read: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2016/02/02/who-knows-what-happened-to-the-third-edsel-ford-speedster/?refer=news
  10. Steve: You are right - the article is about the 1932 example, the lesser known that does indeed look a little "tall" like a highboy. There has been almost no information available on it until its present owner researched and restored it, then put it out in the Hemmings blog. The article is an interesting read. P.S. I'm not really a FB guy. Sidebars and sliding call-outs - too distracting. There has to be a blog out there that focuses on the speedster hobby.
  11. The Hemmings daily blog of Monday, Jan 25, 2016 had a pretty comprehensive article on the 1932 Edsel Ford Speedster, the first one that Ford and E.T. Gregorie collaborated on. Well worth reading. I was just wondering if anyone else had seen it and had something to add. I was also wondering how often people read this blog. I don't see many recent posts. Just wondering...
  12. John: Will post on Ford Barn. Would also welcome anyone who might have a lead. If Tom Butterworth is on this, please contact me. I called what I believe is your number and left a message. Thx
  13. Steve: Thanks for your offer of help. Contacts and networking are what keep us all together and the AACA Forum is great. Please send the number of that fella in upstate NY to me when you have a moment. You can email me directly at rdsieber AT G mail DOT com if that is more convenient. There was a nice Merc that sold on the Leake auction last year but it was all done. I'd rather have a project ... Best, =rdsieber
  14. I forgot to add that I'm in Connecticut for the month of November and would love to look at someone's period coachbuilt speedster if there is one out there within a 75-mile radius from Hartford. I'm taking care of a sick mother so don't want to stray too far. I can be reached on my cell -text or call - 919-475-9101. =ronald sieber
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