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  1. Marathon Man

    need help on a 1912 car shipped from argentina to U.S.A

    Thanks for all the infor to get the car back to the great USA , after 104 years later !
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    just finishing up my 1915 shell gas station

    yes , I own a old car factory and did them in the parking lots .also restored over 100 antique machines hooked for 250 ft lineshaft belted to the machines 28 gas pumps most are all pre-1914 in last two years . (marathon village .com)
  3. Marathon Man

    just finishing up my 1915 shell gas station

    we purchased our hoses new from scotty's gas pump company and we stain the white hose and clear coat it to make it look old . good luck ! Thanks
  4. Marathon Man

    just finishing up my 1915 shell gas station

    you would order your per-fab by how many windows on the front are the sides . built my station off of this photo but smallest you could get in 1915.
  5. we just finished up my 1915 pre-fab gas station with pre-visable Gilbert & Barker gas pumps . Also working on a 1913 standard gas station with island pump cover will more of standard when finished . The windows came from old 100 year old building s that have been demo .
  6. just purchased a car in Buenos Aires need to have it shipped back , looking for a good company to do this . alot of sammers out there . has anyone had a car ship to us from Argentina . Thanks
  7. Marathon Man

    The original Dorris motor car late 1800s garage to save!

    The latest on the Dorris Motor Car building. We have been inside the old factory and found the front wall is gone and a framed wood wall was added when a later building was erected in front . The back brick wall is in very bad shape, and time is against us because of tight time-frame on the demolition schedule. The developers have been great in working with us on this project, but time and a great deal of added cost to get ready for the move was too much. If the old Dorris factory were in a lot better shape and if the front wall were there, the cost would have worked and the rent per Sq ft. rate in the Nashville market would paid for the move in less than four years. We sure tried to save this historic car factory. The project manager says we can have all the bricks, doors & windows. Our hope is to perhaps re-build the old factory using the original materials on the campus of Marathon Village. Barry Walker P.S. YOU CANT WIN THEM ALL ! Thanks for all your support .
  8. Marathon Man

    What is it?

    Yes, that is a 1913 Marathon Runner model auto, 25 hp. Would like info on who had posted that on Facebook. Or if anyone knows of Marathon cars, parts or photos for museum. Thank you. Barry Walker marathonvillagenashville@gmail.com 615-293-4569 cell
  9. Marathon Man

    Walt Meyer Auto Museum?

    A 1912 model K- 20 marathon came from that bridge water Museum now back at the old marathon motor works factory in the show .marathon village .com
  10. Marathon Man

    The original Dorris motor car late 1800s garage to save!

    Thanks for talking to Mr. Dorris love to meet him and for the city Directory ,The spruce st is now called 9th ave .Will be at Hershey next week may be able to meet Mr. Dorris if he is going to be there at the HCCA tent! I alway have a orange vest on ever year looking for anything marathon on it! Give me a yell.
  11. Marathon Man

    The original Dorris motor car late 1800s garage to save!

    some of the machines from ellis machine shop !The shop was packed full of machines of all kinds . and they said they never got rid of anything .The iron scraping company sold a lot to collectors and museums for 4 mouths and scraped the rest .I was lucky to get a lot and it was cheap and later .14 cents per pound.
  12. Marathon Man

    The original Dorris motor car late 1800s garage to save!

    I just purchased the cast-iron and 12 ft doors store front of the 1800s Ellis machine shop and tons of pre- 1914 machines in memphis Tenn in the last 3mouths most have been sandblasted primed and painted and polished and clear coat and have install in the halls of the marathon factory . we finished up installing 240ft of lineshaft and hooked up most the belts to the machines .The plan with the machine shop front is to build a new shop using old bricks and to ellis front on it on a lot I have in the village 2 story will look like the shop does now. They are going to demo the old shop in the next mouth or so ,made a deal with the demo company hope the don't break up the cast-iron columns.
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    The original Dorris motor car late 1800s garage to save!

    Wow, Great photo ! would love to find better photos of the nashville Dorris building that new are trying to move .I don't know anything about that photo it could have been added to the garage they were other building on the right side . Thanks a lot for the photo will blow it up and put on the wall.
  14. Marathon Man

    The original Dorris motor car late 1800s garage to save!

    some moving projects !