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  1. Seen on Woodward several years ago. Driver did fine pulling into 'the Shell' but scared several hotrodders as truck was pushed to the gas pump.
  2. Sent a message about someone to AVOID; he's from the Midwest but also spends a lot of time in SoCal. He's bad news all the way around. ** clarification - I'm offering a personal warning about a person who represents himself as an Appraiser / Consultant / Broker and may offer his services to StylishOne who asked for suggestions. Not sure if the person I am referring is active here but some AACA forum participants likely know him. Don't want to post the name but will respond to inquiries.
  3. This reminds me of a guy in one of our local clubs and why I keep all my cars locked when not in attendance. 'RR' would go outside while we are having our meeting. He would open cars and crawl inside then proceed to play with knobs & buttons. I arrived late one day to see him doing this. When I questioned what he was doing RR gave an excuse that he was just looking at the car. The next couple meetings I watched him and every time he snuck out during a meeting I would have to go out to my vehicle too. As mentioned, because of him and people like him, I have been in the habit of always keeping my cars locked. When RR is around, this results in nose & hand prints on windows but at least it keeps him outside and not in. Did TWICE mail him information on 'Car Show Etiquette' which I put together and explains about DO NOT TOUCH OTHER CARS WITHOUT OWNER'S PERMISSION. I think the second time it may have finally hit home (especially since I put his name on it and asked him to study this info) as he now appears to be a bit more respectful and ASKS during the time we are outside kicking tires before the meeting starts.
  4. 5th Wood, 10th Tin, 15th Crystal, 20th China, 25th Silver, 30th Pearl, 35th Jade, 40th Ruby, 45th Sapphire, 50th Gold, 60th Diamond, and 70th Platinum Evidently the 41st is cast iron (block)?
  5. I was watching a friend's just purchased (low 6 figures) & delivered (to the show) 1930 V16 Cadillac at a downtown street show in a college town several years ago. When I first walked up, he had all 4 doors open to show off the very nice, original interior and I stopped that sheet right away. 'Dave, people are going to climb inside if you leave the doors open'. He didn't believe me until a couple kids, with mom & dad watching, did just that. Once the car was secured (doors now closed) he took a few minutes to walk away and get something to eat. Very shortly a mom & her young son show up and he wants to sit on the fender so she can take a picture. NO. She asks if he can sit on the bumper. NO! They walk away unhappy. Then I turned my head for a few seconds to talk with another friend and share 'people are so stupid' stories when I see a woman open the rear door and start to pull down a delicate window shade. I literally grabbed her collar and pulled her back before she stepped into the car. My nerves were shot between bicycles & baby buggies by the time Dave got back. Forced to stay through the end of the show due to blocked exits, he stood guard on one side and I was on the other. What a cluster mess!!!
  6. We're dealing with this currently from my in laws aka hoarders / collectors / never-threw-anything-away-not-even-expired-credit-cards. 3000 sf home very full but not quite the type that only has pathways through it; more like some rooms are jammed and just closed off. But half dozen outbuildings full of tools, equipment, building materials (owned rental properties), collected cars for about 30 years and a lot of everything else. We've started taking 4'x8' trailers of clothing, bedding household items to the local Salvation Army. Fortunately we live in an area where we have free dumping @ the landfill. Borrowed a friend's 'junking' trailer; essentially a car hauler with sides. We've filled it 25 TIMES since last fall including 3 trips to the county hazardous waste disposal days to get rid of refrigerators, tires, paint, etc. Working now to pull out building materials and other items for a Habitat 4 Humanity pick up next week. We've literally lost A YEAR of our lives cleaning up this sheet and getting the property ready to sell. What time I did have last winter was spent scanning & shredding lots & lots of our paperwork (warranties, receipts, owner manuals, tax records). Once this nightmare is over we'll dig into sorting out and reducing some of our projects to a more manageable level.
  7. Agree, golf carts are a problem at Hershey and other events but often I accompany someone with bad knees who can't tolerate walking long distances. Recently he's taken to renting a mobility scooter otherwise he'd miss most of the swap meet. Some people may or may not notice that some 80 year olds get around easier than my younger-than-60-year-old friend but he definitely has a walking problem. On another but somewhat similar topic, the LAST time I went to Carlisle (yes I realize not an AACA event but rather a private enterprise) was about 15 years ago. While waiting for my friend, standing on the side of an aisle but evidently not far enough over for the CAR driving through the swap meet in the middle of the day, the driver purposely ran into me. Yes, really. He wasn't going very fast but he did use his car to push me out of the way. I was standing there holding onto lots of stuff that 2 people who wandered a swap meet all day had managed to acquire. He really hit me, on purpose. WTH?!?!?!? Then as he drove past, he spewed some malarkey about how I needed to get out of the way faster. And yes, at the time, cars were not permitted in the swap meet during the day but that did not deter him and other persons from driving cars through the swap meet to see what was for sale. I got his license number and reported him to Security but as far as I know, nothing was done. We watched as he continued his way up and down the aisles. Disclaimer: Love seeing the very vintage stuff moving around in the swap; its an integral part of the Hershey experience we crave every October. Always see them being operated safely and courteously - a distinct difference from my experience mentioned above @ Carlise.
  8. Woodward Dream Cruise is always a blast!
  9. Cadillac & LaSalle Club will be at the Shrine Church Tower Parking Lot, NE corner 12 Mile & Woodward today (Wed) from noon until about 9 pm. Oldsmobile Club will be at the same location all day Saturday. Both clubs welcome anyone with their marque cars to stop by and say hi.
  10. Yep! Several years ago there was a huge display (60 or more?) of Duesenbergs @ the ACD Festival in Indiana. I recall speaking to one owner who mentioned having a tire failure on the Penna Turnpike while driving to the event. MANY other participants regularly drive their ACD cars from as far as California every year to attend. Often we will trailer our pre-war car across town due to driving conditions (lunatics that tailgate and cut you off with no consideration) on certain freeways and no other reasonable way to get there on secondary roads. But as Matt mentions, on the other hand, we will hop in the same car and go for a leisure 200+ mile tour on a nice day out of the craziness of the urban area.
  12. I'm sorry to have missed updating my ad. No, it is not available; sold a while back. Thanks for asking.
  13. Make sure the car you are towing on your trailer isn't smoldering because when you drive down the road it will catch fire. Or make sure you have enough quarters for the car wash to put out the fire.
  14. Mexicalifornia is a whole other country dependent on and trying to rule the US. Or at least that's what they think.