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About DLynskey

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  1. 1927 Chevrolet had bullet headlamps. This one has older drum headlights, probably correct for 1923-24 Chevy. Don
  2. Your wife's uncle had good taste in cars. Don Don
  3. I'm with you, Bhigdog. My first implulse was to take the survey, but then I immediately thought of the danger of unknown links. I figured I would wait a few days and then, if nobody has reported a problem I might take the survey. Even being careful I have picked up viruses in the past and they don't always show up immediately. The only indication is your computer slowing down little by little over time until it locks up completely Don
  4. Are you sure the before and after photos are the same car? If so it was really a radical customization. The "after" looks like a much larger car and several years later than the "before" model. I seem to remember reading that the E-M-F had a 2-cycle engine. Is that correct? This is a 1908 E-M-F Model 30 I photographed at Hershey in 2018. Don
  5. I agree with 58L-Y8. It looks like a Mercury to me. Don
  6. If you're into racing there's the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC, and several of the racing teams have museums and visitor centers in the Charlotte area. The NC Museum of Transportation in Spencer is aimed primarily at trains but has a car exhibit. It's been several years since I was there; I don't remember how many cars. The train exhibits include working shops, a working round-table, many diverse railcars and rides with a steam engine. It's well worth a visit even if you're not that much into trains. Again, it's been a while since I was there, but the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum in Cherryville, NC has a variety of trucks used by the Carolina Freight Corporation. The large tractor trailers are impressive. The museum is open limited hours so check ahead. Have a safe and fun trip. Don
  7. Looks very similar to this 1910 Thomas (not 1901 as listed in the 1956 news article). I believe this one was eventually restored with a replica touring car body. Don
  8. Jeff, Thanks for starting this thread. It's a winner. Like many of us I am partial to the same cars that I loved as a boy. I grew up in the 1950's and was an antique auto enthusiast from an early age. In my area great classic and foreign sports cars didn't exist so my tastes run toward American iron, mostly prewar. I was a “barn find hunter” from the time I was a toddler and searched the backyards as I would ride with my dad. One that I found when I was about 14 years old has been a fantasy ever since. An elderly, eccentric hoarder near me had a 1942 Packard 180 limousine stashed away along with other large American cars. The Packard was in very good shape. It had sidemounts, push button radio, power windows including the division window, an intercom and even factory air conditioning. It was dark Packard blue with blue/grey cloth in the passenger area and black leather for the chauffeur. I made friends with the old guy and used to visit him (and the Packard), sit on that black leather, look out over the long hood and imagine I was driving it. It is still the car I covet the most. This photo of a similar car is from Packardinfo.com . My second dream car would be one of the Pontiacs from the Catoosa County, Georgia sheriff's department. Sheriff J. D Stewart was famous for his fleet of Trans Am patrol cars (google him). But he was using Pontiacs long before the Tran Am was introduced. Sheriff Stewart was a speed enthusiast with close connections to both Pontiac and NASCAR. Popular legend was that his Pontiacs were delivered to one of the NASCAR garages before going to the sheriff and tweaked by their mechanics to near NASCAR specs using parts not available even to normal speed enthusiasts. My buddy bought a 1960 Ventura hardtop from the sheriff when his 1961 fleet arrived. In its year of service it had accumulated something over 100k miles. I went with him to pick it up and the sheriff took us to an unopened stretch of I-75 where he clocked it through the radar at 145 mph and demonstrated how it would break traction at 100 mph with a jab at the accelerator. It was a white Ventura with a red interior. The modified tri-power 389 with free-flowing exhaust headers had a distinct lope that attracted attention whenever you stopped. The stiff suspension was brutal but would out-handle any production car from Detroit. With three on the column the clutch must have insured strong leg muscles in the deputies lucky enough to drive the beast regularly. I wonder if any of J.D. Stewart's Pontiacs survive. Don
  9. I hope you didn't inherit your looks from them! Based on the tail lights the Chevrolet facing away from us in the garage is a 1951 or 1952 model. Don
  10. According to the AP article the Prince commented after driving the MG "It has an incredibly powerful accelerator." Really?? An MG TD?? Incredibly powerful?? Maybe the Queen should loan him the money for an Aston Martin or a Bentley Continental Speed GT. Don
  11. The body looks straight and solid, no visible rust. I believe you have a good one. Congratulations. Don
  12. What is the hood ornament? The resolution on my computer isn't clear enough for me to see it well. Any closeup of it? Don
  13. One photo and few details. Who knows? I assume the area code is 843. Don
  14. Another nice looking Continental from craigslist. Not mine. https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/charleston-for-sale-by-owner-classic/7032308465.html For all those who loves collecting classic cars, here is a true beauty for you. Asking price is $3,000 or best offer. Call Al Brown at 795-5929 or show contact info . Serious inquiries only. Don
  15. Pictures would help. If you don't get your answer here try the VCCA forum: https://vccachat.org Don