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  1. Fortunately here in Ohio we have a 25 year rule for historical plates. I bought my first car as a future collector car in 1980, a 66 Chevy Impala convertible with 25000 miles. It now has 50000 and still all original except for tires, battery and a few other wear items. It allowed me to get in the hobby very inexpensively and still have a nice car. I got a 1996 Buick Roadmaster a few years ago for same reason and I use it to tow my brass cars and local AACA tours on hot day when the boss wants A/C.
  2. I have three cars now with Dot 5. A 57 Tbird with no problems except the brake light switch in 25 years. Probably 10 years in a 70 Vette and 3 years with a 66 Impala. The key is to start with all new components. Tom
  3. I am considering a Montrose aluminum trailer made in Michigan. They are lightweight and the front lifts up like snowmobile trailer. Looking at 20ft with extra ht for brass cars so I don’t have to put the top down. Also want to tow a 36 Ford or a 57 TBird which I can not do now with a 7/17 cargo trailer. The Montrose this size weighs about 2500lbs and are only 8 ft width which would mean I could tow my 1911 Ford and small 1912 Buick’s behind my 96 Roadmaster with the tow package occasionally. Most of the towing would be with a Class C motorhome with the V10. Any have any experience with Montrose?
  4. My first couple old cars were purchased when they were 14 and 19 years old. A 66 Impala Convt and 70 Vette. I have a 1996 Buick Roadmaster I bought about six years ago from my Dads estate. It is now an antique and have been using it on local tours on hot days as it is only one with ac. Also use it to tow my brass cars occasionally. It has just 68000 miles but just had to redo the brake system. I love it and plan to keep. I also have been considering a 2000 something Chevy Avalanche. I they are cool and a better tow vehicle then the Buick plus it could be antique in a few years.
  5. Talked to him a couple times last year as I was going to send him a Schebler model L to rebuild but got side tracked. Seemed like a great guy.
  6. Guess since this tread is still going I will weigh in on one of my cars, a 1911 Ford restored by my Dad in the early 1950’s. First picture of me cranking it at a family friends house and their daughter in about 1961. Her mother is 95 still living in that house and we may recreate this later this year since it is near the Ohio Model T Jamboree location. Second picture is my wife on the Snappers Brass tour to Put-in-Bay last September waiting on the ferry. Last picture is me on the left with the President of Marblehead Bank during the same tour last year with the T nearly visible. We were maskless for the picture! He is a customer of mine and car guy too.
  7. Here’s my two cents. The car looks to be original so why not HPOF? I showed my 1984 Ford E350 Tioga Motorhome at Hershey after some friends started showing their GMC motor home. This motorhome was purchased new by a friend that used it to vend at the Swap meet as did I. I dressed up as “Cousin Eddie” with Sewer hose in hand and got lots of looks! It rained the morning of the show so was very handy. I got my HPOF original later at Auburn. Unfortunately I got tired of working on it and bought a new Motorhome that I use in vending at the swap meet now and tow my brass cars. Maybe in 23 years, I can show it.
  8. I have been reading Hemming since the 1970’s but mostly hand me downs from my Dad. After he passed, I got my own subscription. I have been checking out Hemmings.com for years finding my 1912 McLaughlin Buick nearly 20 years ago. I still do that and like the Hemmings Auctions and parts section online. However, I still like the brown paper copy that has coverage of the auctions that I don’t find anywhere else and services ads for parts rebuilding like Marks Mags and such. I also like glancing through the car ads for fun. I also like Hemming Classic Car too. Try to pass all of these to younger cars guys.
  9. Had planned to bring my 1912 Buick and 1996 Buick Roadmaster this until it was moved to the July 4th weekend that is booked every year by my wife as a boating trip. Hopefully they will move this back to May next year.
  10. Been using Westley’s on cars since the early 1970’s and no issues
  11. My 1912 McLaughlin Buick model 35 has a nice pair of Corcoran headlights. My 1912 Buick has all Corcoran lights. Maybe some day I will take them to the Corcoran factory location for pictures. Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio
  12. Having an Active AACA Regions and Chapters( VMCCA or HCCA too) that tour in an area I would retire would be most important. Fortunately I have that now in Southwest Ohio and Northern Ky. Have to continue working on getting new members and existing ones to host tours and hold offices. Even with COVID last year, we were able to do picnic/outdoor stops during every warm weather month but April last year. This year we have hosts for just about every touring month already. Tom Muth
  13. I had planned to bring two cars a 1912 Buick and 1996 Buick to Auburn but the change to July 4th weekend stopped that as we had booked another non car trip with the family before the change. Hopefully next year they can go back spring. Understand we are at RM’s mercy and I am sure they are hoping things might be better in July this year. Not a big show guy but enjoy going to Auburn since it is close and a nice guys weekend in our Motorhome with trailer staying on the grounds. Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio
  14. Doc Pressler and his wife Vi were long time members of the Canton Chapter of the Ohio Region AACA. He was a fantastic guy and owned lots of great classic and brass cars he used on tours with the Canton Chapter, Ohio Region and National AACA. I vaguely remember this car as I had moved to Cincinnati in the 1990’s and only saw Press and Vi at Hershey or Ohio Region tours. It had to run great if he owned it.
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