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Mark Huston

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  1. Another interesting car with a poor description and subpar photos. The quality and quantity of the pictures could have been improved if the seller had taken the time to pull the car out of the garage. Makes me wonder why.
  2. A question for the Packard experts here. My area of old car knowledge is the 1929-30 Studebaker Presidents. On a 1929 vintage open Studebaker the floors had fitted rubber mats. Not carpets. I noticed that this open Packard has a carpet covering on the front floor instead of rubber. By 1939, did Packard’s high end cars use carpet on the front floors in open cars instead of rubber?
  3. Prior to this post I was happily ignorant regarding not knowing anything about Chip Foose. Unfortunately, I can’t go back.
  4. I have not heard of Butters and a Google search didn’t turn up any information. Do you have a website or other information for Butters?
  5. Thank you for helping to clarify the way this Duesenberg started out in life. I have enjoyed reading all of the comments and have been enlightened by the shared knowledge posted here. Comparing the picture of how this Duesenberg looked when originally built to how it now looks with an open body I prefer the original version. I guess it is from seeing nothing but open Duesenbergs in person or in pictures I have become numb to Duesenberg roadsters and phaetons. I prefer the elegance and rarity of a large formal closed body Duesenberg.
  6. Everything I know about working on antique cars I learned the hard way. A friend of mine did a frame up restoration on a 1929 Studebaker. He says he didn't restore the car just once but at least four or five times - because everything on the car was done more than once before it was done correctly.
  7. This picture was posted on a Facebook group with the following caption “1932 Duesenberg Model J Tourster in the style of Derham.” The use of the description “in the style of” caught my eye and got me wondering if this particular Duesenberg has been rebodied. Does anyone recognize this car and do you know the history and what body this car originally had?
  8. My mistake on the wheels. I guess I will blame my error on poor pictures and morning eyes using a cellphone.
  9. Interesting story attached to this car. However, the story should have no place on a show field for judging. Where would a car like this get placed at an AACA judging event?
  10. We have a cluster box for mail delivery on our street. Frequently, we have mail for our neighbors. I have also witnessed our USPS mail delivery person drop packages on our porch for our neighbors. Packages are clearly addressed and our homes are all clearly numbered with address visible. It always amazes me how the mail delivery person can so easily mix up addresses. There is only one answer which I will refrain from stating.
  11. I noticed several of the vehicles have American license plates with states like Arizona and several with California. Does France allow the car owners to run their cars with American plates instead of French license plates?
  12. A 1931 Studebaker President Brougham. A lot of car during the dark days of the depression.
  13. I print out a Google map, highlight the route, and then include detailed written instructions with any issues the tour participants need to know.
  14. What I find interesting about this special Cordoba Edition is all of the little details that were required to make it different from all of the other four door hardtop Newport’s. With all the costs for these extras they didn’t include power windows or air conditioning. If I was buying a new Newport in 1970 I would rather have the air conditioning with power options than the fancy trim Cordoba Edition.
  15. Interesting pictures of a big pile of car parts. With the price of car projects like this down to next to nothing I don’t see this project ever seeing the road again.
  16. It is refreshing to see a car of this caliber without the stereotypical add on driving lights. I like this Cadillac. I especially like it with the top down.
  17. Dennis, Your observations are 100% correct. You described how bad it is driving in California compared to 50 years ago when I started driving. Cars are safer today but drivers are not.
  18. i spent two weeks in and around Boston about five years ago. That was two weeks of the most white knocked driving of my life. In my nearly 50 years of driving, I have driven all over North America in everything from two cylinder brass cars to big rigs pulling 55 footers or doubles and never experienced what I did around Boston. That also includes some driving time in a third world country that I can’t mention due to political correctness.
  19. Reminds me of the old limousine TV antennas from the 1980s.
  20. These couple of pictures are all that was posted on a Studebaker Facebook site. The Packard was found near the road sitting with for sale information it it’s window. Based on the phone number it is in the Gainesville, Florida area.
  21. The wonderful thing about our age of instant information is that everything is anecdotal and statistics can be made to justify any position you want to take.
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