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  1. 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 c
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Been using Westley’s on cars since the early 1970’s and no issues
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Looks like a great hot weather tour car. I have 1996 Buick Roadmaster that is now an eligible AACA car. We used a few times the last few years on local tours when it was 90 plus high humidity. My other collector cars do not have A/C. Now it is official and I plan to maybe have it judged for first junior or HPOF at some point. Mostly use it to tow my brass cars but now can take it on a Founders tour. Have fun with your Caddy!
  10. Jeff, Pat Mescher in our club owns a speedometer repair business he does on the side. Bills-speedometer.com Tom Muth
  11. That show was was one of the last tv series I watched. Loved it! If I had room and not 11 other collector cars, I might consider it. Tom Muth
  12. Catbird, Very Nice car! Truly a Big Boy toy as Ed stated. While some touring was cancelled last year, we did tour from May to October with our local AACA club with just some back road stops at Parks or outdoor memorials and had social distancing at picnics. Our local tours are mostly 1950-90's cars but some of us have brass. We did a local Model T tour in June and the Snapper Brass and Gas tour in Port Clinton, Ohio in September. Had a RR Silver Ghost, Three Locomobiles, a Simplex along with more common makes like our 1911 Ford. It was great but not without the hosts having to do
  13. I have a 1911 Ford Touring that my Dad taught me to drive at age 13 and was the first car I ever drove. We have done several Ohio Model T Jamborees and the Hershey Hangover Tour this past October. While we tow it behind a Motorhome in an enclosed trailer, I drive it around our area 20 - 30 miles or so with a flashing red light on the back like the Amish use. Mine is stock rear end so it cruises at 30-40 MPH. After I do the Old Car Fest in Dearborn Michigan someday as my Dad took it in 1955, I may put on the disc Brakes(Old Car Fest does not allow) and maybe a two speed rear end. My buddies wit
  14. I took the drivers test in my Mom’s 1967 Camaro RS Convertible. I also had my first date in this car and other firsts we will not discuss. Also had 9 people in it after a football game with the top down when we drove to a bonfire party. Few weeks later the right spring broke. Dad never knew why. Below is a picture from a few months ago. Yes I have it. My Dad bought it in 1972 from his boss for $500 for my Mom as she did not have a car. They were very involved in AACA starting in the 1970’s and would drive this car on tours when his 36 Ford Phaeton was not running( I still have that too and it
  15. By the way, this is what I bought at the Denver Pa beer distributor and consumed after the day touring in my Model T on the Snappers AACA/HCCA Hershey Hangover Tour. I have been rationing out the case I bought till I recently found it at our local Cincinnati Kroger. Something you can have over the holidays to help remember our favorite old car place!
  16. We took our 1911 Ford on the Hershey Hanover Tour in October in Denver Pa. I also went to our Hershey spot on the day we went to Hershey. RNA 15-16. Also some pictures picking up beverages and other tour cars
  17. Andy’s stuff at Peters Motorcars is very nice. We made a stop in our 1911 Ford on a rare 2020 COVID era Snappers Brass and Gas tour this past September. All the cars in his pictures are just as impressive in person. Great hosts! Wish I had room for the Mitchell and the 41 Caddy. Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio
  18. In the 1960’s, my Dad and both grandfathers that both lived nearby would buy cars like these with no power options or automatic transmissions. My Dad did move up to a V8 with a 63 Ford Galaxy maroon in color. His father bought the same car and color with a six. Ours was a lemon that ruined several vacations with issues. My Dad never bought a Ford ever again and moved to a Stripped 67 Impala that did well and then tried to order a 71 Impala with the manual transmission and no power brakes or steering. Dealer said no so Dad wrote Chevy complaining that in the literature it had manual transmissio
  19. I googled Daniels Construction in Tiffin Ohio and got Thomas Daniels Construction, Tiffin Ohio. You might try him. Tom Muth
  20. George, A guy named Bob Brown ran a three day tour for years out of Defiance, Ohio. Their was a young couple with a bunch of kids on the last tour in a 1920’s Daniel. Their name was Daniel and he was in the construction business I believe in Tiffin, Ohio. This was about 7 years ago. I think the car had a V8 and was very cool. I seem to remember the guys father had bought the car years before. Tom Muth Cincinnati, Ohio
  21. Alex, I am not a big show guy preferring to tour. I came to Hershey this year for the Hershey Hangover Tour in my 1911 Ford. We went to the AACAMUSEUM for lunch and stopped at Hershey world where I walked up to my flea market spot by the stadium. It was sad to see an empty parking lot. Anyway I have shown a few cars in DPC and HPOF. The HPOF was a 1984 Tioga Motorhome we use to stay while vending at Hershey. I entered in the show and dressed up like Cousin Eddie in Christmas Vacation complete with a sewer hose. It was fun and handy to have the Motorhome in the field when it rained
  22. John, Jumping in a little late but still love to have you and your parents join us on a Southern Ohio Chapter tour. We had tours this year every month but April as we figured out Covid. Did picnics and stops at outdoor parks and scenic overlooks. Last year we got Matt and his family on our Ohio Region Fall we hosted in Cincinnati. In 2021 the Canton Chapter is “rehosting “ the Spring tour in Wooster hopefully. Matt planned to go last year before it was canceled so hopefully we can all go. Very reasonable cost and Canton has had it planned now since last May. Tom Muth
  23. Looks like nice car at a good price. I have two of these or I would be interested.
  24. Jan, I just went through this the last month on my McLaughlin and my 11 T. Tube quality has been a problem for several years at the factory I think Coker, Universal and Lucas use in China. I was planning to take my McLaughlin to the Hershey hangover tour but because my choice of 33 x 4 tires are are now limited to Blackwall in the Lester style that have not held up along wIth some other issues I decided to take my 1911 Ford but it had a smooth right front Lester type Universal tire with just 1000 miles. Decided to put on two new Universal T driver 30 x 3s on the front as that is
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