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  1. From the event's website: "2020 has not been the year any of us imagined when we rang in the New Year. We have all felt a massive sense of uncertainty and experienced the chaos caused by COVID-19. Never have we felt less in control, personally and professionally. These new challenges have forced big decisions. Our dedicated Board of Directors has contemplated numerous options for our 2020 event. After much internal consideration and review and important consultations with our strategic partners and leadership from Hilton Head Island and Savannah, we have decided we cannot, prudently, host our event this fall. The health and well-being of our exhibitors, judges, attendees, sponsors, partners, suppliers, volunteers, and staff are our number one priority. Without a clear picture of how the virus will be impacting lives come October, and with no influence or control over potential new or ongoing safety processes, we have concluded that we cannot assuredly provide a safe environment for this gathering of over 20,000 people. Further, our major supporters and sponsors face the same ambiguity as they consider their financial investment for a fall 2020 event, as well as the safety of their own event staff. While all of us will sorely miss seeing you in 2020, we are immediately shifting our focus to organizing an especially amazing event for the fall of 2021. We anticipate that many of the features planned for the 2020 event will stay on the schedule for 2021 and invite you to follow our social media channels to learn more in the coming months. Mark your calendar for a wonderful celebration commemorating our 19th event – October 29 - November 7, 2021."
  2. True. But the planning for the next year's swap meet starts in earnest just two weeks after the event, with nearly 2,000 volunteers ultimately involved in putting it on. To have canceled it a couple of months before it happened would have been a hardship on a lot of people. And expensive. IMO. I know the people who made this decsion agonized over it.
  3. I would suggest you donate to this forum or the AACA itself. Just my opinion...
  4. Some years ago, I was told by someone in a postion to know that NAPA store often see a 20% level of returns.
  5. Could be. That's one of the configuration variables in the settings for this forum software package. I am unable to tell you what that limit it, as I don't have access to the settings panel. On my own forum, I limit how many posts per day a new member can make until he has made so many total posts as an anti-spam technique. I do note you've made only 40 posts here so far, maybe the limit removal trigger here is set higher than that and may eventually go away for you. But that different from the limit on the number of images in a single post, which is based on the total of the file sizes of the uploaded images.
  6. The Davis Registry indicates that 13 Davis Divans were built. FWIW, the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville has a Divan, as well as the Davis protoype called 'Baby.'
  7. The limit on pictures is not based on number of images, but rather the total of the file sizes of the the images you upload. The 'max file size' figure is shown in the posting screen on the line below where it says "Drag files here to attach...'. I'd quote it but as an admin my limit is not the same as yours. As to why there is a post limit, it has to do with the size of the database and the speed of post loading for people with slower connections. I'll fix your sideways images in a few moments... After downloading and rotating your few sideways images, I see they're uncompressed JPGs. By compressing them at a moderate 70% level, the file sizes were reduced significantly, anywhere from 35 to 50% and the image quality is not visually diminished at all. There are lots of related benefits to appying JPG compression to images being uploaded.
  8. When I stopped at Bert's in Denver on my trip to drive my Oregon-purchased Model A back to Atlanta in late 2014, I was advised by a very experienced Model A guy to ditch the Air Maze cleaner that was on my car. I did so the next day and did notice an improvement in the way the car ran on the rest of the trip. If you wish to run an air cleaner, there are people who can 'air balance' your carb to allow for the restriction the air cleaner causes. Most of the air cleaners for Model A don't filter much out of the incoming airstream; just the larger chunks. You asked and that's my opinion.
  9. My memory only goes as far back as punch cards. That was our data storage medium at Ga Tech in the early '70s. But... "The last year the Encyclopaedia Britannica was printed was 2010. That final edition consists of 32 volumes, weighs nearly 130 pounds, and contains approximately 50 million words and 300 million characters. It requires roughly one gigabyte (GB) of disk space to store the entire text of that final volume." I'll let you do the math for 100 GB of data.
  10. Take it. I have a two-car garage with about three and a half cars in it.
  11. Kind of difficult to backup a 100 GB database on paper... Or even a 25 GB one.
  12. Matt, I actually clicked the button to delete the thread in error, thinking I was just deleting the one blank post. Not a software issue, but human one.
  13. Steve and Peter: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I don't know if I'd admit to actually loving you two (I do have some standards...), but I'm definitely buying the beer for both you guys if I make it to Hershey this fall (if there is a Hershey this fall...) Just to give a little insight into how this happened, my hobby forum uses an older version of the same software package as does the AACA forum, and there is a minor difference in some of the mod/admin controls that led to my error. It wasn't just a fumble-finger after a three-martini lunch... Thanks, everyone, for your understanding and support. It means a lot.
  14. To all the fine forum posters, and especially to Walt Gosden, I am incredibly chagrinned and terribly saddened to report that in trying to delete a blank post from from Walt's 128-page photo thread, I accidentally deleted it. And Peter G. confirms it cannot be recovered. I promise everyone that it was an accident, completely unintentional, and beseech you all for your forgiveness, if you can find it in your heart to do that. I've never felt suicidal in my life, but I'm a lot closer to that condition now than I can ever remember. Didn't think anything could make me feel worse that the pandemic does... Again, my sincere and humble apologies to everyone who has, like myself, been following that thread with delight and interest.