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  1. In the sixties and early seventies when the airport was across Hershey Park Drive, small airplanes would fly over the show field and flea market. Often they would trail a sign, like "Welcome to Hershey"
  2. 1941 also had some different gears. The 1941 transmission gears fit various Buicks all the way to and thru 1960. 1939 gas different gears also. 1940 big series is all by itself.
  3. I moved from Glen Burnie, MD to the Virginia Norther Neck when I retired, and started an active antique auto club there. Virginia reduced my state income tax when I became 65, auto insurance and home insurance was very low. I was only an hour and 45 minutes from LaPlata, MD and 35 miles from Fredericksburg, VA, 75 miles from Richmond. The weather was moderate with occasional snow or ice and even more occasional were hurricanes. Plus, I was close to where I grew up, where I lived 32 years while on the job, and only 5 hours from Hershey. But, I wasn't satisfied which I now know was a horrible mistake and I moved to South Central Florida, 100 miles south of Orlando. Now I am 81 and trying to figure out how I could move all my stuff. Yes, I do have a six car garage here (the only such in town I think), but there is no organized old car activity within 100 miles. I hate it here. Auto insurance and home insurance is absolutely out of sight in Florida. They eat up more than I saved in income tax when I left Virginia. Weather, raines every afternoon in summer. I wouldn't recommend anybody to move to Florida. You live in DC, so I recommend staying closer to home....the Northern Neck of Virginia....yes, taxes will get you until you are 65 but you're closer to family and what you know. Allied told me they could move me and do all of the packing/loading and unloading....but, it would cost $14K-plus to move to Lake City and 18K-plus to move to Montross, VA. The man who told you to look at every detail including insurance, taxes, home prices and so on was right. I moved close to my restoration guy from when I lived in Maryland, and now he is in a nursing home and I have no friends here. Old cars, here, is all street rods. We are going to Lake City for a long weekend coming and then to Hershey with a four day layover in Warsaw, VA to visit old friends from the car club. There is currently nothing for sale on the Northern Neck that I would want, and not a lot in Lake City, but we will look at a couple. My cousin built my retirement home in Montross, and I had an eleven car garage when I left there. The only issue with my place that it was 3/4 miles off the paved roadway, back in the woods. It was great until we got older. Watch what you do, because when you get to 80+ years old your options to move again become extremely limited, and Sebring, FL is the absolute end of the world.
  4. You must mean state income tax because every county in Florida has whopping sales tax. Also insurance makes up the difference in Florida and unless you're on the coast, old car activity is awful. Best places in Florida for old cars is Lake City in the North and Miami all the way in the south. When it comes to hurricanes, Lake City wins and the weather is much like eastern Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay and that is God's Country.
  5. I had several boxes of Buick parts ready to take to Hershey, until I had by-pass surgery. It has been too soon to handle the weight. I was thinking about going back to eBay this winter, but their rules have gotten so demanding I sort of think it isn't worth the effort. Last year I made $500 off the corner of a friend's table up there.
  6. It is a 1939 Oldsmobile. I've never seen one (Oldsmobile that year) with the finder lights. Maybe Olds offered the accessory, or maybe he took them from 1939 Buick. 1939 Chevrolet offered them as an accessory too. Chevrolet had a horizontal bar across the lens, but Buick did not. Somebody makes reproduction fender lights for Chevrolet that somebody else is trying to sell on eBay for a 1939 Buick.....and, they are totally incorrect for a Buick.
  7. You didn't mention the remembrances of Robert J. Gottlieb though. I think in real life he was a lawyer, and writing the column and books was an avocation of enjoyment. Thanks for your comment. I assume you are a member, possibly long term, of the CCCA. I've been a member three times, once when I had a 1941 Limited 90-series, during the seventies. After I sold it in 1981 to pay-off my house and get free of all debt, forever, I dropped out. Then I bought a 1941 Buick Roadmaster 71-C and did extensive historical work to that included the pre-dated Series 80 cars, to present to CCCA, and they accepted the 1931-39 Series 80 but turned the 1941 Series 70 down. In my opinion the 1941 year was the KING of Buicks. I got angry and quit the club and sold the car (that was a really big mistake----selling that car). Several years later Doug Seybold called me and asked me to rejoin and join him in the fight again for the 1940-1941 Series 70 Roadmaster. I did that and this time, with additional help from Terry Boyce, the cars were accepted in August 2017. So, I bought a 1941 Series 71 sedan and restored it....it was a really nice 59,000 mile car but the exterior needed refreshing. I felt when I won the fight I should buy what I'd been fighting for. I'd still like to have another 1941 Limited (I had two at one time in the seventies, but I'm 81 years old in October. It is time to just take it easy now.
  8. I started to give this a thumbs up, but decided I couldn't leave without saying I like it the way it used to be, coat and tie, not only for a banquet, but for church, funerals and all other such occasions. We've all become too "relaxed". Had to say that, just couldn't help myself. Also noticed how badly I screwed this comment up in typing it this morning, so I had to fix it.
  9. When I was about 12 years old (that was about 1952) I came upon a Motor Trend. In the magazine was a monthly article called CLASSIC COMMENTS, written by Robert J. Gottlieb from California. They were about a somewhat newly recognized class of automobiles -- called CLASSIC CARS. I loved and cherished all of his articals that included black and white pictures of Marmons, Auburns, Duesenbergs, Packards, on and on. There were articles in Motor Trend featuring junkyards in California full of "Full Classics". For years I kept cut-outs of articles on 1935-36 Auburn Speedsters, Duesenbergs owned by movie stars, a Packard convertible owned by one of the founders of the Classic Car Club of America, and on and on. (I also met and often chatted with him at AACA car shows in the 70s and into the 80s". Mr. Gottlieb wrote a book called "The Classic Car" in about 1955. By that time I had obtained my first car, the 1939 Buick Special with full leather interior and sidemounted fenders, pictured at the left. Classic Cars were still being identified, then, in larger numbers than now. I wrote Mr. Gottlieb to ask if my '39 Buick might be a Classic Car? As I recall, he did not respond, but in 1956 he wrote a second book called "Classic Cars and Specials" for Trend Books and he responded that a car like mine would be Special Interest but not a Classic. I think the first book said somewhere that no Buick was ever a Classic. I'm glad I lived to straighten out that misconception, and was personally active in getting all of those now recognized as "Full Classic" cars. Later when I co-founded the CHVA club (1928-1948 vehicles), he actually joined. I called him and chatted with him a bit - I think he was retired. When I became National President of the Antique Automobile Club of America in 2004, Mr. Gottlieb was the first person I called. I spoke to his wife and learned he had very recently passed away. I was then and still am so sorry he did not live to see that same 16-year old "rabble rouser" pre-War Buick lover had finally made something of himself in the hobby. In his time, I had rushed to the drug store every month for the latest Motor Trend magazine. But, there came a time when Motor Trend abandoned the old cars in their magazine, and I never looked at the magazine anymore. Some of my dates above could be slight off from memory, but the are close.
  10. Somebody finally mentioned MotorTrend. Thanks, I'll write my thoughts later.
  11. There is a really nice looking original 1941 Chrysler Windsor 6 on eBay for two more days. It is located in Silver Spring, MD. It is reasonable and only suffers from a recently blow head gasket.
  12. That is truly a car that deserved what you are doing. I thought 95% of cars like this had been found and restored. Since a large portion of cars like yours were restored in the 1950's and early 1960's they will be coming around now or soon for a new restoration. Some cars like your were restored in the 1940's and many ended up moldering away in some dusty garage or small museum.
  13. Back in the old days, people would find something like a 1936 Packard convertible in the desert, a junkyard, the mountains. They would drag it out and with many parts sedans they would restore it. Those days are truly in the old days. Modern milleniums aren't going to do that with what is available to them in these days......Classic car days are gone.....even pre-WWII car days are gone. Maybe a 55-56 Ford crown victoria or a a 54 Ford or Mercury glass top would be worhy, but not much else. That's just my opinion.
  14. A similar thing happened to me, but with Chrysler Corp., and they aren't a small business. I ordered an upgrade for the GPS in my 2013 Dodge Charger. It came quickly but my Chrysler dealer said it wouldn't work. I called my credit card company and reversed the charges and so far I've heard nothing from Chrysler or the credit card copy. I've always gotten good stuff and correct stuff from the company you're talking about. Trimacar, you've been in business as a trimmer for a long time. I would have thought you'd had good luck with this company most of the time, if you weren't in a hurry.