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  1. Mark,<BR>I think every car is welcome at the HCCA. Even people with no car. The main thing is that you are interested in horseless carriages (pre1916 cars). If you would like to tour with other members with a car then you need a pre1916 car because this is the supposition to participate a Horseless Carriage tour with an own car.<BR>All kinds of pre1916 are welcome at the tours. Small, big, us made, foreign made every make.<P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>

  2. Yes,<BR>a pice of glass works good also the bearing tool what Dave wrote. I saw some wood spokes which are refinished with a kind of oil. That looks good. We used in the past a transparent laquer like the laquer for ships and boats. We took a glossy one. That looks nice, too. We paint it, then we polished it with a fine sandpaper, again laquer and so on until it have an even finish. That protects the wood very good against bad weather.<P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>

  3. Hello Lou,<BR>the De Vaux Motor Company came from USA. They were in Grand Rapids,Michigan and Oakland, California. They built cars from 1931 to 1932. Made cars with different bodies in 1931 with 6cyl. and 70HP 113" wheelbase and the next year tigethetr with the engine manufacture Continental with a 6cyl/80hp. But then Continental decided to build only enigines as they did before. There are some more information about the history of this company in the " Standard Catalog of American Automobiles" <BR><P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>

  4. Hello,<BR>have a pre 1915 car with 40HP:<BR>1912 Cadillac Model 30 Tourer (first car with electric start system). Very nice condition in dark blue.<BR>This car has one disadvantage: It is standig in Germany.<BR>Interested?<BR>Thomas Borchers<P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>