md murray

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  1. has anybody seen this car? would love to see how it came out
  2. -Well before you jump all over me allow me to put this in a different context. When I was a kid I had a summer job building fence with a great old farmer who was a true car guy and the farm truck we used was a rusted out 73 chevy. The seats in that rusty worthless old truck had a cover and blanket on them since day one. Since the bed was rusted through on that one we were careless with tools and stakes but every other truck on the property had plywood and rubber mats protecting the bed. This guy was a world class rough neck of a man but the notion of being careless or thoughtless with a vehicle was just abhorrent in his mind. Conversely, no matter how many times I give my kid grief he still slams the car door and probably always will- he just doesn't like cars! To each his own.
  3. "A true car guy (insert go cart racer guy) would say if it needs moving, load er up." - Yikes! lemme guess ….you don't use a fender mat either.
  4. -No true car guy could ever put those go-cart tires on white upholstery like that- jeez, turns my stomach just looking at it.
  5. -I remember folks discussing what a great value this car seemed to be when it sold for a very modest sum @ auction roughly a yr ago? I wonder if someone is just flipping it or if the new owners were disappointed with it? Great looking car with a cool story-eager to get a look at it here on the east coast!
  6. A magazine is something you read waiting at the dentist or the airport! I understand the need for a monthly bulletin right now and its very lovely but I certainly wouldn't mind if they paired it down to a quarterly issue. I just want to log into the ever-improving member section of the site and sneak a read when Its slow at work or the wife is watching something silly on Netflix. Leveraging technology and social media is a cost effective way to maintain a sense of community within any club or organization. Naturally I'm sure the CCCA are well are of this and that I not saying anything that they don't fully realize. The college I attended doesn't print a costly monthly alumni periodical but I still attend their functions and identify as an active member of their community- why should the CCCA be any different?
  7. -I really would be surprised if any younger folks are seriously sweating the $70 fee. My brother and I are in our 30's and we both signed up last year only because people at the CCCA Tent in Hershey struck up conversation with us and were really cool. Jay Quail is pretty sharp, he came right up to us and offered to place us in some cars so we could catch a ride on some upcoming tours and get a feel for how things work. The CCCA activities are great and it is a goal for us to hopefully participate some day with the Classic that we are squaring away now. We also turned a few friends our age on to the club over the past year and they agree with us that what the club does is pretty unique so hopefully there's more folks our age out there that will embrace this ideology. That being said, I personally am very excited to see them making some big improvements to the website! -
  8. "Get a job as a vendor for about a week, and you WOULD understand!"-Brother you said it... I genuinely enjoy talking with others in the hobby and am widely regarded as a "people person" but I absolutely cannot last more than a day or 2 set up at Hershey- it's just utter agony. One of my favorites was 2 yrs ago when I had a silly little pile of GM parking lamp lenses that I had been selling all day for $10 a piece . A group of 3 gentleman came up and explained to me that they could obtain reproductions for $7 a piece and wanted to know where exactly I got off asking $10 for crummy old ones. They were so nasty that all I could do was laugh and offer to give them the lense for free if they would just move on and go away! We all have a chuckle because every year without fail there is some knucklehead who comes along and tries to create a little chaos. Folks always comment on how annoyed they are with the sparse smathering of vendors in the Hershey flea market- lets see them try and last more than a few days dealing with the griping masses!
  9. -That poor guy with the 1910 White steamer was able to finish but went through 3 engine re-builds and "almost ran out of fire extinguishers.."?!! Wow! he deserves a medal!
  10. I think that's part of the allure here. This isn't a car that I would ever have any aspiration to own in a restored state-in this condition however it becomes very appealing. I don't think it's any mystery that there has a been a huge shift in sentiment towards original, honest looking cars.
  11. what a spectacular car- it looks so modern for a 1915- is that a later re-body?
  12. Ronnie Hall's Packard next went to Dragone Classic Motorcars who had it offered for sale for a little while. The last I saw it popped up about 5+ years ago at an auction down south somewhere (Georgia or Carolina?) and the listing made reference to Hall being a prior owner. The car had been a static display in a small auto museum down there and save for one other Packard it was far and away the nicest thing in the sale.
  13. I believe the "mint condition 1916 Packard" they may be referring to was Ronnie Hall's Blue twin six. The car had been treated to a first class restoration in the late 1960's, was featured in the rose bowl parade and Ronnie kept it spotless. Mr. Meyer and his wife were close friends with Ronnie and were largely responsible for turning him on to the hobby in his younger years. When I was a kid he told me he kept it there and then later @ Staley's museum in Norwich as it wasn't until later in life that he was able to build his own big barn also on Rte. 20. I am also pretty darn certain that the bridgewater museum is also how he came across the original 1910 Packard model 30 touring body for the car that recently sold at Bonham's Don C. Boulton sale. Anything that left that museum went through Ronnie and rightfully so- he was an incredibly knowledgeable enthusiast who dedicated his life to preserving important automotive relics. Could the 1918 Pierce they refer to be his old green model 66? That was his Saratoga Springs barn find car-I never got tired of hearing that story. That car was mostly all original and just totally overwhelming as a kid- like standing next to a locomotive! Anyhow, you'll never hear anyone speak ill of Ronald Hall-just a great guy.