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  1. It doesn't look like they have a working website right now, but many articles have been written about Miller Motors aka National Hudson Museum aka Ypsilanti Heritage Museum. Sadly, Jack Miller passed away the beginning of this year. Hudsons, Tuckers (the family lived a stone's throw away), Hydramatic, Corvair, Caprice, more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ypsilanti_Automotive_Heritage_Museum https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2021/remembering-jack-miller-ypsilanti-s-mr-hudson I just gave them a quick call; still closed due to Michigan's obses
  2. The RE Olds Museum is awesome! We've been going there since 1981 and appreciate their presence and how they present the history. They were able to recently (last couple years) obtain ownership of their building and have embarked on many improvements. We're going there shortly, in the next few months, for a club meeting. We contributed to the new bathrooms which should help them be able to rent their facilities for events and contribute to their revenue. Looking forward to seeing the changes.
  3. PLEASE consider to donate to a local high school or community college auto shop / trade school.
  4. PLEASE consider to donate them to a local high school or community college auto shop / trade school area. We hear so many complaints about 'young people aren't interested in cars', help to introduce them to the hobby (addiction).
  5. And the Concours d'Lemons is scheduled for 7/24/2021. All the worst people are usually there!!! https://24hoursoflemons.com/concours-d-lemons/ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concours-dlemons-michigan-2021-tickets-126866688681
  6. I would have turned and gone to another road to get away from him.
  7. They've been bad for a while now they are ridiculous!!! Hard as they try, the postal disservice cannot overcome the mentality of 'government employees'. To respond to another thread about 'what did you get for Christmas that was unusual?' Don't know, I have several gift packages wandering around the postal system. Several years ago I was in the downtown post office in our small town. There were over 30 customers in line, out the door the 2nd week of December. While waiting in line I called the postmaster @ the other location asking why only ONE employee was worki
  8. You might consider to try Death Wish if you like dark roast, strong coffee. Its the only thing they drink at the office. I prefer tea.
  9. You might also try the local Historical Society. Sometimes they will keep a listing of vintage and/or historic buildings in their files. If not, one of their members may know the history too. Often I find members of a historical society are related to founding or long time members of their community.
  10. Back in the early 1970s at the ripe old age of 8, I took an evening course with Ms. Evelyn Penney and Mr. Bob Barker (not of Let's Make a Deal fame) at Emerson Junior High School. Of course, dad was the inspiration for me to take the class and go for my Tech Ticket. I think it was a challenge for him as most of his ham buddies' kids were getting their Novice. A lot of coaching, extra schooling by dad including long division before we learned it at school and of course, practice soldering on the weekends in dad's ham shack. I still remember the thrill of coming home from 3rd gra
  11. The Transport Driver had to let air out of the tires so the top wouldn't hit the ceiling. Fortunately the local town who sold the truck was storing it at an active military facility. They were able to use a variety of heavy equipment to load it into the trailer. We didn't know the driver was using an enclosed trailer otherwise we would have discussed height. As it was, he called 10 pm the night before delivery to confirm we had an outdoor loading dock. NOPE. Then we remembered our son worked at a local garden center during high school which had an outdo
  12. https://www.kcra.com/article/winters-family-saves-property-from-wildfire-with-retired-fire-truck/33908465
  13. 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
  14. https://www.foxnews.com/us/californians-are-buying-their-own-fire-trucks-on-craigslist-following-devastating-2020-wildfires
  15. Yeah, I know. Got worse administratively again today.
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