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    Winchester VA.
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    Cajun food, antique cars of course (particularly Pierce Arrow and Pierce memorabilia), American Flyer trains

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    Born and reared in Louisiana, bought my first car at 13 years old, in 1964, a 1931 Chevy Tudor.

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  1. trimacar

    '10 Hupp drive train repairs...

    Somewhere I had a picture of Ken's washers, seems there were two brass washers and one fiber washer between them. I'll keep looking....
  2. I can't answer about on the road, at home, my Grandfather's chauffeur slept in the top floor of the carriage house. My grandfather was Luther Whittington, who lived in Natchez, Mississippi, and was a state senator and Mayor of Natchez in the late 20's and through the 1930's. For the historians in the crowd, he lived on Union Street in the John Dicks House, which he bought around 1920. This fine home was an architectural masterpiece, particularly the interior details, including a domed front entrance with associated spiral staircase. The design of the house was connected to Stanford White's architectural firm. I remember as a young child playing with toy trucks under the dome. In the late 1920's, he needed a chauffeur. He paid a visit to a friend, who happened to be the warden of the Mississippi State Penitentiary, otherwise known as Parchman Farm. He explained to the warden that he needed a reliable driver. The warden brought in a few of the men who were, literally, on death row and sentenced to be executed. My Grandfather was impressed with one young man of color, and worked a deal with the warden that the man be released and taken under his care. His reasoning was that, in exchange for his "freedom", the man would be loyal. His reasoning was correct, and the man, known and referred to only as "Brown", was a loyal employee for the rest of my Grandfather's life, until he (Luther) passed away in 1955. Such an arrangement would be unheard of today, of course, but it was a different time and place, the Mississippi of the Great Depression..... (The Union Street house is pictured, the color scheme chosen by current owners, as long as I remember the house was white. The dome feature is not evident from the outside, but is above and to the left of the front door inside)
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    1930 Whippet $6500

    Always thought their slogan should have been "You can't beat it: Whippet".......
  4. Wouldnt doubt it, all I have access to are public records, you're privy to the "stratosphere" of the car collecting world! Lucky dog! i think a lot of car collecting is "pride of ownership", just as it would be with paintings. I recently had an offer for my '37 Cord phaeton. I don't use the car much, as I end up driving my Pierce more often than not. However, my thought process was "OK, I wake up tomorrow morning and DON'T own a Cord, how do I feel?" I turned down the offer, and it was a generous one that was four times what I have in the car....thus pride of ownership, not use, swayed me....
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    1937 Packard Sedan to Roadster Conversion

    A compound curve is always a complex curve, but a complex curve is not always a compound curve.....that's my story and I'm.....you know.... Actually, complex literally means made up of different parts, so I visualize a complex curve as something like a Countach, lots of funny angles....
  6. Great stuff, thanks for all the input.....as far as the paintings go, with the right paintings it wouldn't take long to get to a billion! 450 million paid for Salvatore Mundi by da Vinci. The most expensive car car is now at 70 million, I believe, Ferrari. it will be interesting to see what cars surface in the next few years.....
  7. Wow, went to put up a few Christmas decorations, made a turkey and sausage gumbo, and come back with all these responses! thanks, guys, very interesting. I've discussed before a Duesenberg sedan that's not on current radars, I 'be talked to owner before and believe it exists. It's a big country with lots of hiding places!...
  8. Was just sitting around thinking that there are occasionally some very fine "lost" Full Classics that are being found. A Pierce coupe show car, for example, that had fallen off the radar for years. What are some of the missing Full Classics that might still be out there? I'm thinking pre-World War 2, and American Classics. Any thoughts on missing ones? In addition, I'm talking rare or one-offs, not along the lines of "there might be another '34 Packard sedan out there"......
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    Getting the perfect shot ain't easy

    I think it's a great shot, and photoshopped in the spirit of Christmas! Only thing I'd do different is take the paper descriptions off the rear windows, but I would guess that you're so used to seeing these that you didn't even see them!!
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    36 Auburn speedster on ebay

    Well, understood.....I was thinking more along the lines of a few well placed phone calls, this is one of those cars that might sell quickly with just word of mouth....
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    36 Auburn speedster on ebay

    Yes, beautiful car, worth some money, but put it on Ebay? When there are so many better ways to market such a car? I realize Ebay exposes car to a lot of people, it just doesn't seem like the correct venue for such a car. These cars have gone up in "value" astoundingly over the last few years.....
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    WTB early 1950's Chevrolet truck cab, five window

    That is a really nice GMC cab, as Marty says. I've always kind of wanted an old GMC truck, because those are my wife's initials! My requirement was for a 5 window cab, though, I really like those little quarter windows, and that's what I found. That cab will find a buyer I'm sure, as solid as it is.
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    WTB early 1950's Chevrolet truck cab, five window

    Those are nice! My "new" cab originally came from out west. I used to work in Colorado, and it was amazing to see the condition of cars found sitting outside for years, virtually no rust and chrome in excellent condition. Could you PM or email me his name and contact information? I have a friend here who rebuilds early 50's Chevy trucks and is always looking for parts. Thanks! david.coco@comcast.net
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    WTB early 1950's Chevrolet truck cab, five window

    Yes I did, bought a really nice five window cab with great doors, no rust through at all, a super solid cab. why do you ask, do you have one for sale? I'm going to list the rusty cab on the local Craigslist and see if someone wants it....thanks...