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About JRHaelig

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  1. About 25 miles from me and low bids so far https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-DeSoto-Firedome-/392724461057
  2. Love to see that car come to NJ. I wish you the best! It's in amazing condition and a great color scheme. I'll be watching that one for the duration of the auction.
  3. San Francisco cable cars still use wooden brake shoes. They have to change them very frequently.
  4. What a fantastic array of marques. You would think that they would nearly all be around today. Someplace. Even spectator parking would be a dream for us! I looked for, but didn't see, the name of a collector I knew. He was 90 when I was a kid in the 1970s. He had an 03 Olds and some obscure tiller steers. I drove him in his 28 Buick as my first antique driving experience. This is quite a testament to what is still a very strong collector car culture in eastern PA.
  5. Got it......new name should be AC/DC. "Auburn, Cord...Duesenberg Coming"
  6. Congratulations on your milestone. I truly hope your recovery is now complete. Gotta say I love the car, too. Great choice for the event!
  7. Fair points, Ed. Let's just pencil you in as a "maybe." 😉 We are a more focused and savvy group. Quite rightly concerned about voltage, polarity, shift patterns and those pesky insurance rules. Not to mention the pyros and special effects guys! Getting such cars may be slightly easier on the West Coast, but this old can't be easy anywhere. Although, the Downton Abbey crew seems to have done well on some very old vehicles.
  8. Jeez...went for over $11k. I think the seller really won out in that one. Very solid looking car, but last minute robo bidding went a bit crazy.
  9. From a 1953 fire truck posting in the For Sale section. Check the numbers as you make the never to be seen transition from 70 mph to 80 and beyond
  10. One of my favorite "go-to" sites - Barnfinds.com - has this very solid 1950 Buick Riviera listed here What do you think - run as is, spray it yourself, or go full resto?
  11. I suspect the Wrong Forum Avengers are queuing up, but it does look like a quality job with a very attractive result.
  12. It's also highly likely - given the lifestyle of those vehicles and the committed nature of their owners - that these vehicles still survive today!
  13. Hi, Danielle....you said the hobby shop is "on base". Air Force? Where abouts? When I was in the Army in the early 80's there were many seemingly insurmountable tasks taken on in the rec centers and hobby shops just to face the challenge. A mail order hang glider with no instructions comes to mind. Sure there are better cars and better methods, but if that's your car and that's your mission....drive on.
  14. There's a fellow on here with a 1952 Studebaker for sale. He included the photo below highlighting the rearward view from inside. First, it's amazing in its unusual panorama. Second, it reminds me very much of photos I have seen from inside of zeppelins. Anyone else see it that way?