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Everything posted by Pomeroy41144

  1. Sounds like my dad and my brother. The car on the top was lost in the arson garage fire in 1989. My father purchased it in 1977 or 1978 from a place called "Little Joe's". The car on the bottom is the one my brother purchased in Michigan some years ago. I drove the one on the bottom to the BCA meet in South Bend a few years ago. . .
  2. Credit to you for wanting to get it right with non modified cars from the era. I like that kind of attention to detail.
  3. Even in the 1990s, Pontiac would not let me order a car the way I wanted. Certain things came with certain packages. And certain numbers of cars were manufactured with certain packages. It was really frustrating. I am old enough to remember the good old days: My grandfather or my father could go into a Pontiac dealer or Buick dealer, respectively, and fill out an order sheet and get the Catalina or Electra 225 that they wanted with the equipment and features that they wanted. Even Hyundai would not let my wife get the super - duper stereo system in her SUV unless she purchased the third row seating. We did not want the third row, so we could not get the stereo upgrade. Really dumb.
  4. Agreed. I find this much more attractive than the 57.
  5. I think Barney Breeze of Indiana had a 1940 Century Convertible with sidemounts. I think his son Tom still owns it.
  6. I drove one that had a Leach Garbage Truck body on it while I worked my way through college.
  7. I have seen this car listed for sale via various dealers for several years. It has appeared in Hemmings a bunch of times. It is for sale, then is sold and is then immediately for sale again. Anybody know why? It looks great. I think I have a Hemmings as far back as 2013 that lists this car. Photo by owner. For some reason the link won't post.
  8. Too bad you cannot stop the animation at the specific years. It just goes too fast to observe it in a meaningful way.
  9. Wow. that is great. Where do you live? Our local "car shows" consist mostly of 60s muscle, street rods and 57 Chevrolets.
  10. I dream about riding a Harley that won't steer. I always wake up before I wipe out.
  11. So what happened here? How about some back story?
  12. Great cars and great stories at the National Meets. 1916 Buick at Buick Club of America National Meet at Brookfield, Wisconsin.
  13. Some years ago my father and my brother traveled to Michigan to look at a 1941 Series 90. The broker they were dealing with knew nothing about old Buicks (or floor starters). The broker kept trying to turn the key to start the car. He was embarrassed that he could not start the car. He kept offering up misinformed notions of what was wrong and why he could not start it. My father, an old school Buick guy, jumped in, set the switch and pressed the pedal and --surprise-- the car started right up. The broker was even more embarrassed, but he learned something. My brother did purchase that car--more like stole it for what he paid. He still has that great 1941 with the foot starter. Lots of good times.
  14. Thanks. Thanks a lot. One of the reasons that these National Meets are so awesome. PP
  15. When I attended the BCA Nationals at South Bend in 2013 I had talked with a lady who was showing a very old Buick that had been stored for many years in a freezer in a Denver, Colorado building. I spoke with the lady for a while and in the process forgot to take a photo of the car. As I recall, it was an early 20s or older. Does anybody remember this car? Can someone post a photo of this car at the 2013 meet? The BCA literature I saved from the meet was not a help. Thanks. P
  16. 1951 Chevrolet Sedan https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1951/chevrolet/deluxe/100824237 Not my car but an example. This sedan is cheaper than a good travel trailer or a Harley. And the whole family can ride in it. Totally affordable and easy to maintain. Parts fairly easy to come by. For this money you can't lose. When I retire, I am going to shoot for something like this as a daily driver.
  17. As I have said before, there are plenty of lower priced antique four door sedans available every day.
  18. People who enjoy antique automobiles are a "sub culture" of the larger group of Auto Enthusiasts.
  19. The Bums will always lose Mr. Lebowski.
  20. In my experience, one usually lucks into these kind of situations.