md murray

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  1. I realize this is a very old post but I'm willing to bet many folks will remember this car sitting in shambles on the edge of the red field @ Hershey in 2010- I certainly do. Did anyone ever do anything with it? Would love to know if someone made a go of the project.
  2. Packard 745 roadster...without question don't even have to think about it. I was only 14 but I can still remember like yesterday the exact position on the field I saw this exact car in when it was tattered Maroon and largely original with crudely painted cream wheels. The following year it was in a fire and I never saw it again but that will always be my favorite. I guess a gentleman named Allen Strong now owns it? Hopefully I can catch a glimpse of it at a show again someday that would really be something.
  3. I Jack Passey points out there were a couple 3 or so years there where Lincoln was drinking deep from the Ford well and dedicating some tremendous resources to their build quality. Aside from Cadillac with their multi cylinder cars was there any other Domestic manufacturer investing those types of dollars in their product at the outset of the Depression?
  4. Wow! Now that's as crisp as they come. Absolutely gorgeous work.
  5. Waiting up Sunday night for my father to get home from Hershey with new treasures each year was right up there with Christmas for me as a kid. The unveiling of the annual Hershey Winross was tradition and always pretty exciting (except for that year they were pink..) It would be displayed prominently somewhere for about a week before it would get packed away and relegated to the dark recesses of the attic. What a silly waste of money but boy I couldn't wait to get my hot little hands on it each year-it was a pretty cool little model at the time.
  6. Just reading an article from 1960 talking about 3 Brewsters (Two town cars and one open car) in a garage in NYC being advertised for $3000 in the New York Times. They also show this station wagon converted from a town car by Jennell & Co from Woonsocket, RI for the family of RI Senator Peter Gary for use on their country estate in Bovina Center. One of the staff ran it off a bridge and landed it on its roof in the creek bed below. Here it is shown pieced back together by George Storie who along with Upper Hudson Valley Automobilist member Clayton Thomas put many thousand miles on it after that.
  7. There was a beautiful condition all original maroon touring car that was in a barn in Gallupville, NY where they would a host an annual steam show called "The Gas Up". I went back a few years ago and it was no longer there so I just assumed that they had moved it to more secure location given its value. I always planned on going back and making an inquiry about seeing it again but unfortunately some one passed away and I was shocked to see that they sold the whole contents of the farm last summer sans the Owen Magnetic. Anyone know where that touring car ended up? It was spectacularly complete and well preserved.
  8. My Apologies for the terrible photo quality but the check image is priceless! Keith Marvin wrote that he once passed on a Model J in the late 1940's because he felt that the $450 asking price was just too much!
  9. That 734 speedster is just gorgeous. what happened to front bumper?
  10. Yeah I agree totally confused by the whole window thing. Meanwhile the Rivian electric truck coming out is actually quite attractive and they brought back the Golf club door!!!
  11. Walter was very kind to me when I was younger and, although I'm sure he never realized it, was definitely a positive role model and source of inspiration for my brother and I. I can remember him pulling in with his Porsche 928, pulling his tall frame out of the car sneakers first and instantly just being an intelligent, confident, cool character who made it kind of hip to be different and like old things. He was one of a kind and we had never met anyone like him. He spent some time with us poking through old treasures and were surprised when he even went up the tight crawl space into the upper loft of the old hop-house to see a few pieces (something that our father or any other older person that we knew of would never have done!). I saw him over the years at shows and he was always the consummate gentleman taking a minute no matter what he was busy with to chat my family and encourage us in our collecting. Aside from all of the advice he gave us I am thankful for one other thing he did for us. -When I was 16 he told us about an auction they were having north of us at this crazy Stutz guy's farm in the woods up in East Orange, Vermont; he encouraged us to check it out explaining that it was probably a life experience not to be missed. He was right.
  12. And a gathering of great used cars at Wolfpen Farm oct 11 1942 over in Southboro, MA.