Terry Bond

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    Chesapeake VA
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    Brass cars, muscle cars, British sports cars, antique flat-tank motorcycles, automobilia-collect spark plugs, brass lamps, and automotive memorabilia of all kinds as long as it's pre WWI. Signs, literature, ceramics, advertising material, pins, buttons, fobs, and just about anything else. Love to travel, tour, and share the hobby. Susan has grease under fingernails too - it's her MG in the pic. She really enjoys her 1948 MGTC too!

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  1. Any photos? Any early pre-war stuff? I'm familiar with the fairgrounds and it could be a good venue, especially with all that great food next door in the market. Terry
  2. Sorta runs contrary to the thread about interest in pre-war cars dying doesn't it.
  3. Wonder what size it is. Big enough for a pallet might make it a super heavy item. I've seen similar before and believe it's probably a generic symbol used in a dealership, garage, etc. rather than representing any particular brand of automobile. Would love to see the rest of the building or maybe have an address so it could be researched to see what the building was used for. It would indeed be a standout addition to a collection of automobilia-if you had a place to put it and a wall strong enough to support it. Wouldn't it be great to find some smaller pieces like that done in a lighter material (plaster) that guys with wood walls could display. Terry
  4. Came across this interesting photo - obviously custom wheels are not a recent creation! Assume this is circa 1903-5 era and probably European, but would love to know what car and more about those strange wheels. Terry
  5. Thanks Jeff, I've looked at that site and obtained earlier pics (posted here) as well as info on the 1903 Ford that was donated to them. These pics show a different building, but it may be the home next door, and the brick structure came after. Terry
  6. Unfortunately it's 12 hours east of us and I just drove by on our way to the meet in Auburn, which was still about 4 hours north of West Manchester. I don't know when the building was closed but it's locked now, and there was a ladder leaning up against the back side as if someone had been up on the roof to do some repairs. There were a couple of pick-up trucks parked in back and some evidence that whoever owns the building uses it for storage or perhaps to work on their own cars. The small door at the right of the picture was open and led to stairs to the basement of the building, however it was filled with water up to about the sixth step, so impossible to go any further or see anything inside there. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon when we were there and nobody was around. There are a couple of lived-in houses nearby but we were pressed for time so didn't start knocking on doors. Maybe someone living nearby can have the pleasure of contacting the owner and getting in for some photographs. We'll be back in that area again later this year with more time on our hands so maybe we can work on contacting the owner between now and then. Would love to find some period photos of the garage actually in use during the teens/twenties. Terry
  7. I love a good tale - and have often told the story of how I discovered this neat early Ford Garage advertising piece. Years ago I purchased a fabulous antique tool cabinet full of tools, many of them used on Model Ts. The cabinet was at one time hung on the wall of an old Ford garage in West Manchester Ohio. Little did I realize when I purchased that cabinet, there was a cardboard sign tacked onto the back of it advertising the H.A. Geeting Ford Garage in West Manchester Ohio. The old cabinet is proudly mounted on the wall in my re-created old auto parts store. The sign, framed and on the wall. This past week, while driving home from the AACA Annual Grand National meet in Auburn Indiana, I ventured a bit off-course specifically to get a photo of the old garage it came from. I'm going to print out the photo, frame it, and display it along side the old sign. A quick internet search revealed that H.A. Getting was reputed to be one of the oldest Ford dealers in Ohio. It was a fabulous place, but unfortunately I could not get into the old building to see if anything remained. I fear the building will not be around much longer. Although it is a small community that time seems to have by-passed, the basement is full of water. Glad to have had the chance to stop and get the pic though. Terry
  8. It was a great event for sure. Thanks to all who had a part in making it fun. The swap meet especially was much improved in its new location, right in the middle of everything. Zenith cars were impressive and the AGN cars were simply amazing. My only regret was I didn't get to instruct the Model T CJE- there were so many great ones there, would have loved to have them to use for that course. Terry
  9. Chrysler emblems are not too difficult to come by so you might be able to find a decent original on ebay or at a swap meet. Terry
  10. Yes, there was a time when Indy was a big party-all week long. I remember seeing some custom-built rigs that were strictly for Indy viewing and partying. Remember the old infield parties, and the "snakepit" very well. Even though it's been cleaned up a lot, it's still one heck of an adventure. It need to be on every car lovers bucket list. Seeing it in person is vastly different than watching on TV. Nothing can describe the velocity of those cars going by you at over 200 MPH like being there in person. Terry
  11. Thanks Mark, is it marked "Lucas King of the Road" on it anywhere? It just doesn't look like a typical Lucas horn to me. Clearer pics of the mounting bracket and emblem on it would be very helpful. Terry
  12. Yes, it was one of the best I've seen. Exciting, real racing to the finish, as it should be! What a tradition! Terry
  13. Well, a dig through all of my British accessory catalogs - Gamages, Brown Brothers, etc dating back to 1903 did not turn up these lamps, although there were others manufactured by Oldfield, none had the cut-glass lens, or the "Coty" tag on them. I searched to see if perhaps Coty was an unknown auto parts supply house, or perhaps a coach-builder, or even a dealership, but could find nothing. I'll need to email a few friends in England to see if something else turns up, but for now, it remains a mystery. Terry
  14. My best memory - and it's going to replay everytime I see that flower pot mounted in front of the camera on the fence in the corner of the 4th turn- I was there in 1994 for Mario Andretti's last race, and had prime seats right behind that 4th turn camera, thanks to a Navy buddy who was free-lancing as a TV tech and got us unbelievable seats. That year it was overcast, gray, humid, and although cars had practiced prior to the race on hot sunny days, race day itself was not good. Cars were sliding all over the place, and it turned out to be one of Indy's longest races because of all the crashes and caution flags. Nearing the end of the race, we had seen enough cars spin and bounce off the wall in that last turn to know when it was about to happen. When a car was not in the right spot or coming out of that corner in the wrong position, the next thing we had come to expect was a "boom" off the wall right in front of us, and pieces flying while the car shot back across the track and into the path of others rounding the corner. It happened so fast, and other racers coming around that corner in a big group never had much chance to react and slow their cars - they scattered everywhere! It was a rough year in that corner. That was exactly what happened to Mario - we saw it coming and cringed as he hit nose first into the wall. Boom - and the next thing we saw was Lynn St.James coming right on his tail. The scene was playing out in a split second but looking out of the left eye we saw her dip down headed straight for Mario as he bounced off the wall and shot tail-first towards the inside of the track. I could just sense the disaster about to unfold as Lynn was driving straight into a T-bone wreck with Mario. You just knew that Lynn's car would split Mario's car right in half as they came together. Hearts literally stopped, and pieces of Mario's car were still raining down! Our seats were so close to the action that we were able to look down into the cockpits of the cars as they went by - and we saw Lynn St. James - cool as could be, never let off the gas, and at the last second give a simple "jerk" on the steering wheel to send her car into a slight fish-tail, missing Mario's car by a mere inches. It was the coolest most amazing move I've ever seen by a race car driver anywhere - before, during, or since. That day she earned all the respect due her from that crowd. Everyone there realized the bold gutsy move she made. If she had slammed on the brakes, or even hesitated, she would have destroyed her car, cut Mario's car in half and taken the rest of the field along with her. A couple of years ago we had he pleasure of meeting Lynn at the Montoursville AGN where she was a guest speaker. I waited in line to get my book signed, and casually mentioned to her while she was autographing the book, that I was in that turn and saw her slide around Mario that day. She stopped what she was doing and vividly recalled that moment in exacting detail. She actually accelerated at the point where she realized she was headed straight for Mario, and had mentally calculated how to react. She pulled it off and continued to race on into history as one of the best of the ladies to ever race at Indy. It was a thrill to relive that moment and an honor to share it with her again. I'll be watching - especially turn 4. Terry
  15. Thanks for posting. It is a special time for us and should be for all Americans. Terry