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  1. Now that we are headed for a one-year gap in the sequence of fall meets, it is time to recognize the characters that made Hershey so special year in and year out. My top three list follows. Let me quickly add that I attended Hershey 1970-1990 and haven’t been since. So you guys can probably add many more to the list. Number 3: Big-hearted Nat. By his own description, he would pay you more your for sales literature than anyone else at the meet. Right. Nat was also the great hater of reprints. He would have an otherwise empty card table in his stall with a mannequin’s head on it, with a large knife stuck in the head. He had the word “reprints” painted on the head. Right again. Nat was a great guy. Number 2: This honor goes to the group of guys who would ride around on Wednesday - Thursday (before the flea market was jammed with pedestrians) in a thoroughly ratty 1932 ford phaeton. One can only imagine the number of offers the owner got for that car. Number 1: Top honors for the brass-polish salesman who would wear a beautifully polished brass spittoon upside-down for a hat. Leather chin strap and all. Very professional. OK, now it’s your turn. What is your list of characters?
  2. If it has a rumble seat and exposed spare tire on the back, you will have found a rare and highly desirable 1937 Chevrolet.
  3. This takes us a little off-topic, but I thought you guys might enjoy the picture. This is a 1934 Canadian GMC model T-14 sedan delivery. Chevrolet body with Oldsmobile front-end sheet metal. Enjoy.
  4. My first job out of college was at Burndy Corp in Norwalk, CT. I was there 1961-1965. I attended the Ridgefield Meet once or twice during those years. Only recollection I have is of an ancient race car with the number 16 on the radiator. Folks, we are talking the LOUDEST CAR EVER CREATED BY MANKIND. WOW!!! Happy daze indeed.
  5. I'd also be interested to know if those buidings still exist in Endicott, NY. I can't be of much help in that regard as I live in Germantown, Tennessee, just east of Memphis. You are welcome regarding the sharing of the picture. Very nice of you to mention it.
  6. I agree. Any chance Mr. Keiser that the car just in front of the Chevy coupe is a ca.1935-36 Hudson or Terraplane?? C'mon, you da man!!
  7. 1934 Chevrolet with sidemounts and luggage rack. Also standard rumble seat. Picture taken at the Hotel Frederick in Endicott, NY. I’m a Chevy guy, so I will leave identification of the other cars up to the experts. To me, the car directly in front of the coupe has a Hudson feel to it. Enjoy.
  8. Extended careful loving usage. Actually, Pat and I just celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary. She still thinks I'm nuts. .
  9. When I was in high school, I dated a girl named Patina Martin.
  10. How about the 1950-1951 Lincoln Lido?. Legend has it that the car was named in honor of Lee Iaccoa, but Ive never seen any proof of that.
  11. Hey Nawlins. Y'all have a good one! Memphis.
  12. Very sad news. Knew him for 40 years. What a great guy.
  13. I can spend three days doing a "killer" detail job on my wife's car and she never says a word. 53 years. I guess "it is what it is".
  14. Back in 1989, my then twelve year old son Mike made a sketch of Lee Iacocca. Pretty good likeness. So Mike sent it to Mr. Iacocca. See Mr. Iacocca’s reply attached. Today, Mike is a top Oncologist in the Memphis area. Bill Martin Germantown, Tennessee
  15. My favorite auto industry.person. His books are great.
  16. How about some song lyrics from the old daze? Ford, Ford Henry Ford He is the working man’s friend His car is a treasure Makes walking a pleasure We wish him success to the end Although it’s a flivver It’s good for the liver We’ll pay no more room or no board If it goes on the blink Shove it under the sink It’s a dandy garage for a Ford. No idea where this gem originated. I’m a Chevy guy. My wife thinks I’m nuts.
  17. I was proud to be an American on June 6, 1944. I am proud to be an American today. I will be proud to be an American until the day I die. Bill Martin, Germantown, Tennessee.
  18. Go for it Keiser, and keep us up to date. You da man!!
  19. 1934 Chevrolet Master sedan. Note the knee-action unit at bottom center of the photo. Whatta hit!!
  20. Best auto race I've ever seen!!!
  21. I fully agree with Keiser. I have two sons and a grandson. I'd give any one of them my auto hobby complele, right down to my tools. No interest at all.