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  1. While the Jaguar is nice, I wouldn't kick an early Triumph TR-2 out of my garage. Craig
  2. One must also be aware of the dangers of leaving a vehicle unattended while in the area, especially as the urge to 'dig a little deeper' into the ruins can draw one's attention away from personal safety. Just remember the bridge that collapsed without warning over East Grand Boulevard with little or no warning, and thankfully, no one was on or under it when it fell. Craig
  3. Even more scarce are the people who want them. Craig
  4. I don't believe any GM division offered Woodlites as an option, even on Cadillacs. However, if a wealthy customer wanted a custom body Fleetwood with Woodlites, GM most likely would have accommodated him. One little-known option Pontiac did offer a few years later was the Wagner 'No-Rol', which Studebaker marketed as the 'Hill Holder'. Craig
  5. With excellent scanners now on the market, and the tools to enhance the image and remove 'impurities' at the same time, there really is no need to cut the original out of the magazine. Craig
  6. Studebaker National Museum, which is not too terribly far from the Gilmore Museum is also a 'must see'. Craig
  7. Gray (from Canada) and Dort (from Flint, MI) are one and the same. A 1922 Dort and a 1924 Gray-Dort. Craig
  8. Contact the Studebaker National Museum. Remember, Studebaker-Packard handled the distribution of Mercedes Benz vehicles in North America from 1957 through 1965. They might have some literature in their archives. Craig
  9. Studebaker offered them in the late 1940's. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?70625-Window-blinds http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?89405-Studebaker-venetian-shades-for-rear-windows-1947-52 http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?41840-Venetian-blinds-amp-cruises-good-day-bad-day-good-day Craig
  10. Should have 'Sponge-Bob was here' written in the dust on it. But this Buick tops it all for wretched taste: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3885577/1969-buick-skylark/ Craig
  11. I thought Picker made X-ray machines. Surely Google can mount a Picker next to the camera on the roof of their Street View vehicles and X-ray every barn while taking pictures. Imagine the story they would tell!!! Craig
  12. If a 'hands-on' trade really interests one, go to NIGHT SCHOOL! Its only two evenings per week, and one doesn't have to give up his or her daytime job to do so. In the early 2000's, it was the opposite with me. I wanted to move away from being 'on the tools' and took 2-D and 3-D CAD at night school; something that was not around when I was in my early 20's. It turned out to be the best thing I ever did, as I am now an engineering draftsman for a pump & compressor firm. What got me hired over the younger ones was my prior knowledge and 'hands-on' experience with the equipment involved. It is NEVER too late in anyone's life to go back to school! I was rather amazed to see just how many were in their 40's and 50's attending night school. Craig
  13. The old 'Car Classics' magazine had an article or two of a Schacht in 1974 or so. Craig
  14. There was the Kennedy 'Spring Wheel', from around 1910. Vintage ad on Page 8 here.---------------------> https://news.google.ca/newspapers?nid=hqOjcs7Dif8C&dat=19110225&printsec=frontpage&hl=en One mounted on a buggy here: Craig