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  1. If you need a vehicle, pre-16 or any age, even new, moved (COMMERCIAL ENCLOSED INSURED 18 wheeler) from the west coast to the south/central Midwest (OK, KS, north TX, western MO or AR, NM, CO, etc.) the week of May 18th or 25th, there’s a chance to save some $$. Please call, text or email me. Thanks, Herb Singe 908-265-1155 hsinge1@aol.com
  2. Sublet (Rent) 1-6 GREAT spaces (for a VERY REASONABLE COST - NO premium), right in the middle of this week's Fall Carlisle Flea Market on CORVETTE (I) ROW - the "main street" for the whole Fall Carlisle Flea Market. The total area for all 6 of these spaces is 30' wide by 60' deep (3 side by side 10' x 30' spaces, which are 2 spaces deep - ie each 10' wide x 60' deep, ie drive thru spaces - they front on both I Row - Corvette Row - and H Row, very close to building T, which is the new, big, red metal building which has the Carlisle Flea Market store and bank in it). You can rent 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 spaces, basically for the out of pocket costs. These are IDEAL SPACES to sell a car or cars, surplus parts or your automotive related products - or, just park right in the middle of the flea market and avoid all of the parking hassles and SAVE A LOT OF WALKING - you can drive right into the flea market every day and park in the heart (center) of it and also save the admission fees (for EVERYONE in your vehicle) which are included with a space rental (and, again, save a lot of walking) . Possible renewal rights for next year and beyond, for both Fall and Spring Carlisle. Again, these are REALLY GREAT spaces which are only available due to a friend's inability to attend the meet any longer due to business commitments. Thank you. Call, text or email me for more details. Herb Singe 908-868-4006 olcaherb@juno.com
  3. Enclosed Car Trailer with minimum 8' (96") high rear door wanted –USED–DEMO or NEW. Any length (18'-30'), age (older is OK) and dual or tri axle is OK. Prefer tongue hitch but gooseneck may be OK. But must be MINIMUM 8' (96") high rear door and 8'3" (99") high inside clearance. Have Ready $$ or have items to trade. Thanks. Herb Singe 908-868-4006; 908-289-7900 olcarherb@juno.com
  4. And, of course, Sears sold Automobiles - high wheelers - in the pre teens era and of course also sold Henry J's and european motorcycles in the postwar (WW2) era under the Allstate brand name.
  5. Hello Steve - Sears never made ANYTHING, except perhaps money, at least they USED TO MAKE MONEY!!!.........LOL... As for the motorcycles they sold in the teens and preteens era, these were "badge engineered" versions of other manufacturers bikes, often times "leftovers" or year old machines built but unsold by motorcycle manufacturers. I believe most Sears bikes had Spaacke motors which were quite large displacement motors (for the time) - i.e. 1200cc - 1.2 liter - 75 cu. in. twins and purportedly VERY, VERY fast for the era - 80 mph machines in an era of single wheel drum or coaster brakes. These were virtually the same motors as used on the circa1913-14 Spaacke cycle cars of which a very few survive. I believe the Excelsior Supply Co of Chicago IL, (not to be confused with the much more well known Excelsior Autocycle Co., also of Chicago, which was purchased by Arnold Schwinn in circa 1909-1910 and lasted until the early years of the (1st - 1929-1941) depression (not to be confused with the 2nd - current depression) nor the english Excelsior firm) was either the main, only or one of the manufacturers that built the Sears badged bikes. While I do not have a Sears bike (I unfortunately passed on a nice restored circa 1913 Sears twin about 24 years ago - though I did buy a few other bikes from the same collection of a wonderful old bike guy who recently left us - a circa '02 Thomas Auto Bi, an original paint '11 Pierce single, original paint '12 Reading Standard single, original paint '13 Thor single '11 Minneapolis single, '15 (Schwinn) Excelsior twin 3 speed electric with a Rogers sidecar, '14 Deluxe twin 2 speed - manufactured by the aforementioned Excelsior Cycle Supply Co., '11 Arrow single which is a "badge engineered" Marsh Metz and a 1911 Montgomery Ward Hawthorne single (the only American built Montgomery Ward motorcycle known to exist- Hawthorne was their "house brand" name like Craftsman is for Sears and Kirkland is for Costco) which was actually a leftover 1910 Armac. The latter two bikes were, like the Sears, examples of machines sold by catalog houses or jobbers but manufactured by other companies. This practice was very common 100 years ago in many industries including Automobiles and still goes on today in many industries, including business machinery. In fact, I believe some motorcycle manufacturers of 95-105 years ago would, if you agreed to buy as few as 10 of their motorcycles for an investment in the range of $1500 - $2000, paint and stripe the bikes the colors of your choice and put your name on the tank and on the headstock badge. Ah for a return of the "good 'ol days". Imagine having your own marque of cars or bikes in your own color scheme with your name on the emblems for a few hundred thou now. I could see a mini fleet of all black (deadbeat) Trump supersize SUVs, "green" Clooney, Gates, Alba or Begley Jr. hybrids or electrics and V-12 Leno supercars. And to answer your question as best I can, I've seen 2-3 other Sears bikes over the years (including one at Hershey I believe a number of years ago) and would imagine 10 or 15 mostly to somewhat complete bikes have survived with a few more perhaps "built up" from surviving Spaacke motors and whatever else one can come up with nowadays. BTW, Dayton motorcycles in addition to the Sears and Deluxe brands also featured Spaacke motors. OK (more than) enuff said on the subject....Herb Singe
  6. My friend, an experienced old car hobbyist/restorer/transporter can (enclosed) transport 1 car (or 2 Model T’s or small cars) from the East Coast (Northeast) WESTBOUND to the Midwest, Southwest or West Coast THIS WEEK leaving Tues/Wed 3/31-4/1. He'll do a GREAT JOB & is VERY REASONABLY PRICED. He moves my cars & this is the return trip. Herb Singe 908-868-4006 olcarherb@juno.com
  7. I hope you'll write about the REAL winner of the 1911 500, Ralph Mulford driving a LOZIER, despite the heroic efforts of Ray Harroun driving the hometown MARMON (Wasp) who became the pollically correct and economically wise choice of the Indianapolis stewards and judges.
  8. Hi guys - I was there - great show as usual - one of the VERY BEST in the country. Some (about 12-15) GREAT brass era cars - both American and quite a few early Ghosts - due undoubtedly to the Millenium RR tour starting immediately after the concours, 3 Mercer Raceabouts - 2 T heads and an early '20's L head, also about a dozen ('50's - early '60's Watson, Kurtis etc.) Indy Roadsters, some kool looking '60's - 2000's concept cars - the Orbitron, the Chip Foose designed Hemisphere etc. and the typical high class European and American iron that always graces the Ritz Carlton golf course each year. Photos are in my camera and I'll see if I can download some next week when I hook back up with my desktop. I didn't see any major tv production (did see Mckeel Hagerty being video interviewed at his booth) on the show grounds but I would take an educated guess that a production crew videotaped the RM auction the day before for a later (edited) showing on SPEED. (I didn't attend the auction as I only arrived in Jacksonville on Saturday evening). As to the Knox, I believe I saw one but I forget it's exact configuration. Bob, if you're referring to the late Bob S's 40 hp touring, it was not that car. That car is no longer local to you. It was at Hershey last year under Tocket's (Stoneaires) tent and was (and I believe still is) for sale. And yes that car was a fine tour car. Oh well, enuff for now - on to (ie my next stop is) the closest thing nowadays to the Hershey flea market in the '60's and early '70's - the Ersland's Chickasha pre-war (pre WW2) swap meet. If anyone wants to know (or reminisce about) what the Hershey flea market was like about 40-45 years ago, go to the Chickasha Oklahoma fairgrounds this weekend (Wed. afternoon through Saturday). It's like going back in time. Imagine, a large (HUNDREDS of vendors) flea market with nary a Camaro, Corvette or Thunderbird part on view - Some call it near heaven on earth..............Hey wait, did I just see Marty Mcfly??? Seriously - Chickasha is the largest and one of the best ALL OLD (only things related to cars AT LEAST 65 years old) car flea markets in the country (world???)
  9. Hi Bill - I have some ideas and experience in this area. We (my Dad & I) converted a 5200 s.f. brick commercial building into our private "museum" about 8-10 years ago. And I've visited scores of private collections over the past 2 decades. I'd be happy to share my thoughts with you privately over the phone. Please email me your phone # to olcarherb@juno.com so we can talk as I HATE typing......................aghhhhhhhhh!!!.......Herb Singe (Jr.)
  10. My friend, an experienced old car hobbyist/restorer and transporter can transport in his enclosed trailer 1 large car (or 2 Model T’s or small cars) from the east coast / northeast to the midwest or west coast in April at your convenience. He does a great job, and is very reasonably priced (much less than the 18 wheelers). He moves my cars and this is the return trip. Herb Singe, 973-786-7200 olcarherb@juno.com
  11. Another friend, also an experienced old car hobbyist/restorer can (enclosed) transport 1 car from the Chickasha Oklahoma swap meet or nearby area to the Southeast USA or from the Chickasha area or the Southeast USA to the West Coast. He also does a great job & is reasonably priced. This the rest of his trip after bringing my car to Chickasha. Herb Singe, 973-786-7200 olcarherb@juno.com
  12. A 3rd friend, also an experienced old car hobbyist/restorer can transport 1 or 2 cars from the East Coast (Northeast) to the Midwest or West Coast in March, April or May at your convenience. He’ll do a great job and is also reasonably priced. He’s moving my cars and this is the return trip. Herb Singe, 973-786-7200 olcarherb@juno.com
  13. Hello - If you're still looking to move the car west, perhaps my friend could help within the next month or two. Herb Singe 973-786-7200
  14. Can anyone transport a clean, unrestored model T sized car from either the Chickasha OK. meet (anytime on or after March 15th) or from the greater Chicago/northwestern Indiana area (anytime on or after March 18th)(I can get the car taken to either Chickasha on March 15th or the Chicago suburbs/NW Indiana on March 18th and can arrange for local temporary storage in either place) to either the northeast (Conn., N.J., Penna. etc.) anytime or to the greater Cleveland area anytime between March 18th and April 18th (a friend who can also store the car is leaving Cleveland for my area late Wed. night April 18th)??? Please either email me at olcarherb(NO SPAM)@juno.com or call 908-289-7900 9AM-9PM EST. Thanks again guys Herb Jr. Or you could also pick up the car in or near Midland Texas anytime and transport it to either the Cleveland area by April 18th or to Conn./N.J./Penna. anytime at your convenience. I have temporary storage available in Oklahoma/the greater Chicago/ NW Indiana or Cleveland areas to make it convenient for YOUR schedule.
  15. Can anyone transport an unrestored, clean model T sized car from either the Chickasha OK. meet (anytime on or after March 15th) or from the greater Chicago/northwestern Indiana area (anytime on or after March 18th)(I can get the car taken to either Chickasha on March 15th or the Chicago suburbs/NW Indiana on March 18th and can arrange for local temporary storage in either place) to either the northeast (Conn., N.J., Penna. etc.) anytime or to the greater Cleveland area anytime before April 18th (a friend who can also store the car is leaving Cleveland for my area late Wed. night April 18th)??? I'm sure we can work around your schedule to make it convenient for you. Please either email me at olcarherb(NO SPAM)@juno.com or call 908-289-7900 9AM-9PM EST. Thanks again guys Herb Jr. Or you can pick up the car in or near Midland Texas anytime and bring it to Cleveland by April 18th or to Conn./N.J./Penna. anytime
  16. Yes that's typical Bob. I believe every one of his customers has a similar (GOOD) experience. I know we have recently. Herb
  17. Can anyone transport this model T sized car from either the Chickasha OK. meet (anytime on or after March 15th) or from the greater Chicago/northwestern Indiana area (anytime on or after March 18th)(I can get the car taken to either Chickasha on March 15th or the Chicago suburbs/NW Indiana on March 18th and can arrange for local temporary storage in either place) to either the northeast (Conn., N.J., Penna. etc.) anytime after March 18th or to the greater Cleveland area anytime between March 18th and April 18th (a friend who can also store the car is leaving Cleveland for my area late Wed. night April 18th)??? Please either email me at olcarherb(NO SPAM)@juno.com or call 908-289-7900 9AM-9PM EST. Thanks again guys Herb Jr.
  18. Hello - Does anyone know someone who might be interested in transporting a medium sized, unrestored but clean 1907 touring car from the Chickasha OK. meet in March to the Northeast (Conn. would be ideal but we'll settle for N.J., N.Y., Penna. or ???). Please contact me at olcarherb(NO SPAM)@juno.com Thanks guys Herb
  19. Hello - Does anyone know someone who might be interested in transporting a medium sized, unrestored but clean 1907 touring car from the Chickasha OK. swap meet in March to the Northeast (Conn. would be ideal but we'll settle for N.J., N.Y., Penna. or ???). Please contact me at olcarherb(NO SPAM)@juno.com Thanks guys Herb
  20. Hello - Does anyone know someone who might be interested in transporting a medium sized, unrestored but clean 1907 touring car from the Chickasha OK. meet in March to the Northeast (Conn. would be ideal but we'll settle for N.J., N.Y., Penna. or ???). Please contact me at olcarherb(NO SPAM)@juno.com Thanks guys Herb
  21. My guess is that this machine represents some "inventor's" (perhaps the man in front???) idea of the "next best thing" circa 1908-1914 or so, that never got off the ground(ie became commercially viable), probably due to lowering of the price for the Model T Ford during the early - mid teens, an event that spelled doom not only for many such "ideas", but also for most of the remaining motorcycle firms and a number of car companies as well. The machine, which appears "used", in fact, "well used" was just the sort that a financially challenged, yet mechanically innovative young man (nowadays I'd say young person but I believe it is probably near 100% accurate to state "young man" with reference to this period) might "cobble up" into what is depicted to show off his latest brainstorm. From the tanks and cylinder design, I'd guess the machine originally started out as a circa 1908-1911 commercially available model that was perhaps now "past it's prime", which could've been as soon as 1910-1914. Note there appears to be no clutch, which started to appear in circa '07-'08 and was pretty much industry standard (as either a true clutch or at least a belt tensioner) by about 1909-10-11 at the latest. The tank appears to be of '08-'12 vintage and a non moveable belt tensioner would suggest a 1906-1909 original manufacturing date. On a personal note, the "driver" just strikes me as being "European" in looks and dress, though a first generation immigrant to the USA would undoubtedly be virtually indistinguishable photographically from such a native "European". And on a lighter note, and as an aside to "Curious", I have to ask where in our great country you saw women dressed in such fashions 10-15 years ago (late 1900's American)??? I would have loved to have been at that cocktail party/fashion show!!!
  22. Just called up a fellow who placed a classified ad in this issue for some memorabilia and a motorcycle part I would have liked to have had. Both were sold to others responding to the ad a couple of days ago, BEFORE I got my Antique Automobile.
  23. Just checked with the Hampton Inn you listed as the $44 rate seemed too good to be true(I've never seen ANY Hampton lower than the mid to high $50's in the last few years, and they're usually A LOT higher - typically $89-109 with AAA or AARP and WITHOUT a major event in the area. $144 would sound more like it, but I never found out as that Hampton in Camp Hill on the west shore of the Susquehanna had no availability for the Tuesday through Friday nights of Hershey. Didn't try any of the others as we're all set, but that $44 rate intrigued me!!! BTW, how much is a double queen room (suite???) (shared bath or private???) at Hotel Green??? Or is that NOTELL Green???..............lol!!!
  24. All of the above is well said and EXACTLY right to the point. Staying in Hershey will cost about $200- $250 per room a night (typically with a three or four night minimum), 10-20 miles away (Harrisburg/Grantville/Lebanon, etc.) $100-150 a night and over 20 miles away (west shore of Harrisburg/Mechanicsburg/Carlisle/York/Lancaster etc.) will typically run from $40-100 a night - the farther away the cheaper the room. Rooms can be had in Carlisle, about 30 miles west and 45-60 minutes away (depending upon traffic) in the $50-70 range during Hershey week. In fact, I know some "bargain hunters" who stay near Hershey during the Carlisle show and then relocate to Carlisle during Hershey week and reverse commute for a week and a half. Once you come to Hershey, you'll come back year after year, if you're a TRUE OLD CAR GUY. Like Lays Potato Chips, ya can't eat (or attend) just one!!! I should know as I've been attending Hershey EACH YEAR since I was a little boy (yes I was little once!!!)in the early '60's and my Dad has never missed a Hershey - this year will be his 53RD, God Willing. And btw, I'd guess West Chester is probably closer to a two hour drive from Hershey, depending upon the day and hour. And the Penna. Turnpike has to be the WORST major highway (mostly four lanes - two each way - and designed and built in the '30's) in the northeast and perhaps the country.
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