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  1. My wife and I moved to winter garden just under a year ago from the philadelphia area. We haven't done much in the way of looking for shows since moving here because our car was still in storage in PA but we now have it in our possession down here. With that being said....I've been a member of the AACA for just under 3 years now but never joined a region or even really knew much about them. I tried contacting my local region (which I assume is the Florida Region) but heard nothing back. How exactly can a region or club expect to bring on new members without responding to them?
  2. beautiful. I love the streamline bodys on cars like that
  3. a 39 red 2 door supercharged just sold about a month ago on ebay for just a hair over 20k . motoexotica has had a 4 door supercharged in white for sale for well over a year now the ask has dropped dramatically but they can't get bids in excess of 18k for it. From what I've seen these tend to hold in the 15-25k range depending on options and condition (as long as its a fairly decent looking/running/driving example)
  4. My wife and I moved to Orlando last year but our car is still in storage in Pennsylvania since we haven't bought a house down here yet. With that being said...we'd ideally like to bring our car down to Florida after the AACA fall meet but we haven't found a good storage solution just yet. Where we currently have it is a climate controlled garage but the property owner may be selling soon. We would love to avoid putting it in a storage locker and find a place with at least some temperature and humidity control like we currently have.
  5. I wouldn't say that's entirely true. A lot of my peers and those younger than me are interested in cars....just not the cars that typically frequent aaca events. Take radwood for example, that show has absolutely EXPLODED since it's debut. Nostalgia is a hell of a drug and there's a lot of people wanting to buy and collect and drive the cars of their childhood. I have a few friends who like the old muscle cars but most people I know are into cars of the 80s/90s and predominately imports. To be honest, when I was first getting into classics I was drawn to the muscle car era and liked some of the cars of the 50s as well. I wasn't a fan of the 40s as they were too rounded and I saw cars of the early teens as incredibly boring / uninteresting. Since spending more time in the hobby however, my appreciation has grown to include everything. I own a '51 but the next car on my list is a 39. I'd love to own something from the late 20s as well. I've actually shifted away from muscle cars and find them to be boxy and boring now. As much as I hate seeing cars of my childhood at shows (cars of the 80s/90s were largely terrible, boxy and under powered) there's still a place for them because of who they bring with them to the show. A lot of people that I've worked with over the years have never heard of a dusenburg or a cord or a kaiser, auburn, graham, etc. However, spending time around these cars can lead to appreciation of them. When a honda CRX shows up at a show because it's of age how about not publicly announcing that it's junk (you can think it all you want). That person that you're turning off to the hobby because of their interest in cars now could be interested in the cars that you appreciate later.
  6. That mecum fee is for observation ONLY. To be a bidder costs between $100 - $500 depending on your ticket choice plus the 10% of the purchase price. That being said, my wife and I both started attending Macungie only a couple years ago having just found out about it. We thought it was well worth the price of admission. The show we have trouble paying $10 per person is the new hope auto show. Not nearly enough cars there. For the number of cars that you get plus the swap meet, plus the fact that you can't put an event on like that for free, it's perfectly fair. We only wish we could have shown our car there before moving out of state.
  7. That same exact car is back on ebay again with the buyer trying to get 23,500 out of it and it's now in oregon.
  8. There's a place in orlando called "M Bar." It's a private car collection that the owner decided to turn into a bar as well. They have a private event space off of the bar called the Darrin room. There are 10 Darrins in that collection. I've been meaning to get over there to see the cars in person. There's a possibility some of them are not on the registry. https://journal.classiccars.com/2019/04/26/a-bar-with-cars-and-lots-of-them/
  9. I work at a high end dealership down in florida and recently one of my clients came to me saying that he's looking for a Ford Lightning. His requirements are 2001-2005 ideally in blue, black or white with SUPER low mileage. We recently sourced a Red 2001 with 3600 miles for another client earlier so we're on the hunt again. If you have one you're considering selling or know somebody who may be interested in selling one have them contact me (even if it's not one of the three above colors). Thank you! John 215-740-8579 (cell)
  10. I found a pair out in the swap meet at hershey (one at a time at two different tables). That being said...I'm not opposed to having a couple spares. I've attached a better photo of what they look like. If you happen to have any of these I'd be interested. The key design elements are the fin on the top, the swiveling head and the conical shaped mirror.
  11. 45.....missed Chrysler and kia somehow. The chrysler image looked like it was illuminated which I think is what threw me off.
  12. My wife and I purchased a '51 Kaiser deluxe a couple years ago and the previous owner installed a pair of door mirrors that aren't quite right for the car. I would prefer not to go through filling holes, repainting doors, etc over a pair of mirrors and would instead like to find a correct pair of accessory mirrors. I have included two photos of what the mirror looks like. Key design elements are a bullet shaped head with a fin down the middle. The head can swivel left/right and is attached to the mirror lower left (or right depending on orientation) of center. The stem of the mirror below the head comes down to a point and the base of the mirror slightly flares out to either side of the stem. These mirrors were able to be used on the left and right hand side of the vehicle. I would need a pair of them. I'll be on the hunt for these at hershey but if you have a pair...or even one lying around let me know.
  13. My wife and I do that with our '51. We bought a pair of Sony SRS-XB3 bluetooth speakers. In addition to pairing to the phone, they can pair to each other and provide a Left Channel / Right Channel experience, they have a bass boost if need be, are splash proof and work for up to 24hrs on a charge. Since they're black they blend in with the carpet. We put one in the driver's footwell and one on the passenger side and leave a phone inside the car playing a pandora "50s" station. Weather permitting, we'll be doing that on the 13th. Look for the yellow Kaiser.
  14. thej63

    Barn find.

    I wish. Our Golden Dragon needs a stable mate.
  15. My 51 Kaiser had a restoration done to it a little over 10 years ago and I have no details as to who did it, what was done, etc. For that reason I've been running ethanol free fuel in it since buying it two years ago. It had a tank of regular pump gas when we bought it but it has seemed a bit happier since making the switch. Granted...it's not cheap but it's not my daily driver. I'd rather spend a little more at the pump and not really give it a second thought than wonder how much longer I have before needing to tend to the fuel system.