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  1. https://www.kcra.com/article/winters-family-saves-property-from-wildfire-with-retired-fire-truck/33908465
  2. Interesting discussion. Several (6 or 7, maybe more) years ago, an elder in SPAMFAA explained that Calf was trying to limit sales of used fire apparatus. I forget the reasons but with that state, no common sense reason is usually necessary for what they do. https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2020/09/01/907054422/diy-firefighting-in-california
  3. https://www.foxnews.com/us/californians-are-buying-their-own-fire-trucks-on-craigslist-following-devastating-2020-wildfires
  4. Yeah, I know. Got worse administratively again today.
  5. That is very cool - thank you for donating to them. We visited the Neon Museum in Vegas one evening while we were there a few years back. Now a new destination to check out the Cinci signs. Good luck on finding a ride for their new sign.
  6. 😢 Dear Old Car Festival Partners, Thank you for your past participation and for being an important partner in our annual Old Car Festival program. After much consideration, it is with a heavy heart that we write today to inform you that The Henry Ford is canceling the 2020 Old Car Festival, scheduled for September 12-13, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are reaching out today to formally notify you of this development. As you are aware, governments and private industry worldwide have implemented various measures to contain
  7. Are the two stainless Fords still at the Crawford Auto Museum in Cleveland?
  8. But I bought and loved not one but two 1966 Toronados; a champion of the one-year-only parts. (pic provided by original owner when I tracked him down)
  9. Neighbor / long time friend begged to trade his almost done 69 Charger for our 72 Vista Cruiser (350 4 bbl) that needed a lot of work; had been in primer for 25 years.
  10. Not a Ford, but in the early 80s bought a 1969 Buick GS California. Pillar post car; it had a 350 4bbl and special air cleaner.
  11. There is a landfill in our rural township (36 sq miles, 5k residents, not a single gas station, traffic signal, etc). The landfill has been operating since at least the late 1950s but of course, now is much larger and corporate owned. The benefit to our community is the 'hosting fees' which brings a regular and financially beneficial income to our community. We have the best fire apparatus and roads in the area and a very healthy treasury (upwards of $10 million) plus have purchased a couple large parcels to retain as nature preserves and future development for parks or municipal service lo
  12. Yes, you do need to have a fire extinguisher that works if safety checked by our SPAAMFAA Chapter.
  13. Saw the subject line and thought you meant this Imperial Roadster. 😀
  14. The Sutphen plants near Columbus OH are also very cool. We were visiting Mr. Sutphen's vintage car (and boat) collection with our club but were distracted by a new apparatus being pump tested in their pond. A few of us wandered over to the manufacturing building and Mr. Sutphen saw our interest. He gave us his business card and sent us over to the other facility the following day for a '3 hour tour' by the Plant Manager. Unfortunately Mr. Sutphen has now passed. Haven't heard if his collection survived.
  15. MVPA (Military Vehicle Preservation Association) National Meet in Findlay Ohio Armed Forces Day weekend is cancelled. Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National in Overland Park Kansas 2nd week of June is cancelled GLIAFAA (Great Lakes Intl Antique Fire Apparatus Association) Jackson (MI) Firematic Swap Meet will be reschedule. Always last Saturday in April. Date TBD.
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