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  1. The Cosworth engines were assembled off line, in the “clean room” at Tonawanda, NY. It was a low production affair and one person assembled the complete engine and signed his name on a decal on the cam carrier cover. Chevrolet lost money in every one built. Eventually, engines such as these were moved onto the standard lines as automation and engineering improved. The Cosworth was an interesting stop along a long pathway to powerful and efficient small displacement engines.
  2. I feel special, at 64, I owned one for quite a while (Cosworth Vega); and attempted to buy another (MR2). In my late 20’s, my insurance company (Erie) thought the Toyota was a “sports car”- and they wanted a fortune for coverage. I declined and bought a first series Isuzu Trooper instead. It turned out to be a good choice- it hauled my junk to Hershey for many years and doubled as a cheap hotel room. The Cosworth was truly under appreciated but low mileage survivors are now headed for the sky. Imagine it’s 1975 and your car has dual overhead cams; electronic fuel injection; and a trick stai
  3. The 1907 Fiat apparently has a possible link to the 1907 Targa Florio, a very early Grand Prix race in Italy. Two of these 60hp Fiats finished the grueling race first and second. The second place car was driven by Vincenzo Lancia, who would later start his own company under his last name. Imagine the possibility that 113 years later, one of those cars managed not only to survive, but to appear at this show in Gettysburg, PA.
  4. This is a replacement; and since he’s male and someone removed his front claws- he’s relegated to chasing the bad guys. His distaff predecessor had all her tools and spent many years “sleeping” on one car cover or the other. In her lifetime, we never saw a mouse- unless she brought us one!
  5. Despite all the dire predictions, the Show at Gettysburg was blessed with great weather and a good crowd. There was even a little line at the entrance, waiting to get your temperature taken. Fortunately, they used a digital thermometer! Please add your pictures.
  6. The original carb had been replaced with a later carb; and that has been sold. Thanks.
  7. Ok, I guess that got somebody’s attention. Yes, we are going to Gettysburg on Friday and Saturday for the replacement Fall National Show. It’s only 30 minutes from home, so I can bring parts if you ask in advance. We still have a good collection of ‘37 Cadillac parts, Model 70/75: Front fenders, spare tire covers, doghouse, radiator, vent frames, front and rear bumpers. And ‘46 Chevy truck parts including front fenders, hood sides, one rear fender (in transit), and a myriad of small parts. Just give a holler!
  8. My phone says a low of 46 followed by a high of 69. I think I’ll leave my snow chains at home.
  9. CE announced today that the event will be held at the Carlisle Expo Center.
  10. We took this picture 6 days ago at the ACD Museum. I wondered out loud what the roads in Hawaii were like in 1921?
  11. I have no official information either way. The Allentown building is too small, Covid or not. Moving the event to the Carlisle fairgrounds or perhaps the Carlisle Expo Center would be a tremendous improvement.
  12. I have. Check out the RM Sotheby’s site for the Elkhart Collection. A Fort Wayne, IN businessman built a collection of about 300 fabulous cars. Many are prized European sports cars and rare examples of high performance vehicles. All were restored to a high standard or maintained as low mileage survivors. The trouble is, he used some questionable financial tactics and would up in bankruptcy court. The court seized most of his assists including the car collection. Enter RM Sotheby’s to liquidate the collection. October 23 and 24, in his airport hanger display garage. We attended the preview
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