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  1. That thing is a 1949 Davis. Not the most attractive vehicle, although it might not look out of place on a huge golf course. Perhaps its most interesting feature is the retractable hardtop roof. Craig
  2. After 200K miles, I think a new set of tires are in the works!! Craig
  3. https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/forum/your-studebaker-forum/general-studebaker-specific-discussion/1818814-wagonaire-camper-in-jan-29th-hemmings-daily-blog Craig
  4. Another Coronacasualty, like every other old car event this year. Craig
  5. Super Beetles had McPherson struts. Starting in 1973, Super Beetles (La Grande Bug in 1975) and convertibles received the curved windshield in the US & Canada. Craig
  6. I remember the DEW Line rather well, as my dad worked on installations at some of the base stations for a time in 1965/'66. I believe it was ITT he subcontracted for as he gave me a sew-on jacket patch with nicely stitched globe and the ITT logo at the base of it. He never had his camera with him, therefore, was unable to take photos of the equipment used there at the time, so thanks for this link. I am familiar with some LeTourneau-Westinghouse earthmoving equipment as I had a neighbor who gave me a big wall calendar from 1963 showing all their equipment on it. Craig
  7. That happened to the Studebaker archives from 1964 until 2011, or so. Studebaker Corporations donated two full railroad boxcar loads of automotive sales division artefacts to the Syracuse University, and it all sat in boxes until the Studebaker National Museum received it back some time in the late 1980's. Unfortunately, access was not available, and security of it was not guaranteed when it was all stored on the second floor of the old Newman-Altman Studebaker dealership building in South Bend. Only after the new Studebaker National Museum was opened in 2007, and the acquisition of another building nearby which was renovated, with proper HVAC and security, etc., dedicated to the preservation of these priceless artefacts were they properly cared for. Now one can access them by paying a research fee by the hour in South Bend. Craig
  8. I believe there was also one 1964 four door Grand Prix hardtop made for someone high up in PMD at the time. No idea if that car still survives. Craig
  9. Postwar, JPL had a fleet of six 1951 Dodge Coronet 8-passenger sedans with observation windows cut in the roof. Craig
  10. Even though this one was restored, it still drew a lot of attention Craig
  11. Now that would have been interesting if Ariel did make a competitor for the BSA Scout. Craig
  12. Add a few old milk cans in the back, and you're ready to hit the road!! Enjoy it! NO restoration needed!! Craig
  13. I knew an older gentleman many years ago who drove an early Model T to and from school when he was 12-13 when he lived in Northern Alberta. When he was 13, the provincial government started issuing driver's licences to operate a motor vehicle, and set the minimum age at 16. He was not the only one who drove a car to and from his middle school, as he mentioned a police officer came around one day, and made the announcement that the students could no longer legally drive a motor vehicle to school unless they were 16 or older and applied for a driver's licence. I do not know exactly what year, Alberta started issuing driver's licences, but I do know 1912 was the first year the province issued porcelain-on-steel licence plates. Craig