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  1. Hello everybody, I have an interesting piece of news to share. If you visited the website and read my article about the bullet-riddled LINCOLN CONTINENTAL in The Godfather death scene at the toll booth, this follow-up information should be of interest That article is the 13th article available to read on the website: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/63511/timothy_b_benford.html Meanwhile, I received an email from member Bill Hannah who provided further EXCELLENT information about that car and the movie. He said: "Hello Mr Benford, I was reading your article on the 1941 Lincoln used in the the Godfather. You're right about the one owned by Gene Beardslee from Long Island. My father passed away 10 years ago but we were in the restoration business for almost 40 years. Our shop was located in the Iron Bound section of Paterson NJ at the time of the filming of the Godfather and we supplied many of the vehicles for that movie as well as The Way WE Were, Serpico, The Valachie Papers with Charles Bronson and many more. As for the other two yes two 1941 Lincoln Continentals, they belonged to my Father Charles Hannah and myself Bill Hannah. I have pictures from the shooting on set as well as a photo of myself and my sister Shelley autographed right after the scene by James Caan with broken prop glass still all over the hood as well as many other shots of our cars in the movie. We sublet Mr. Beardslee's 41 to be used as an out of sequence 41 to filmed while the other two were being prepared for Paramount by the special effects team lead by A.D. Flowers. I have a photo of him leaning on one of the bullet riddled Lincolns autographed to me "A.D. Flowers" To Bill". I also have promotional photo's of one of the bullet riddled Continentals when they were on tour in 1972 in Atlantic City NJ and Stale fairs all over the country. If you have any questions please e-mail me back! Bill Hannah." It is also interesting to note: Three of my Lincoln articles are the most viewed of my 30+ articles on the site. The above Godfather Lincoln article is third most viewed, while The Mark II, A Rich Man's Car, and The Kennedy Death Car are first and second most viewed. Comments? Thoughts? Opinions? Reach me directly at: TimothyBenford@aol.com Regards to all, Tim Benford
  2. Hello everybody, I have an interesting piece of news to share. If you visited the website and read my article about the bullet-riddled LINCOLN CONTINENTAL in The Godfather death scene at the toll booth, this follow-up information should be of interest That article is the 13th article available to read on the website: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/63511/timothy_b_benford.html Meanwhile, I received an email from member Bill Hannah who provided further EXCELLENT information about that car and the movie. He said: "Hello Mr Benford, I was reading your article on the 1941 Lincoln used in the the Godfather. You're right about the one owned by Gene Beardslee from Long Island. My father passed away 10 years ago but we were in the restoration business for almost 40 years. Our shop was located in the Iron Bound section of Paterson NJ at the time of the filming of the Godfather and we supplied many of the vehicles for that movie as well as The Way WE Were, Serpico, The Valachie Papers with Charles Bronson and many more. As for the other two yes two 1941 Lincoln Continentals, they belonged to my Father Charles Hannah and myself Bill Hannah. I have pictures from the shooting on set as well as a photo of myself and my sister Shelley autographed right after the scene by James Caan with broken prop glass still all over the hood as well as many other shots of our cars in the movie. We sublet Mr. Beardslee's 41 to be used as an out of sequence 41 to filmed while the other two were being prepared for Paramount by the special effects team lead by A.D. Flowers. I have a photo of him leaning on one of the bullet riddled Lincolns autographed to me "A.D. Flowers" To Bill". I also have promotional photo's of one of the bullet riddled Continentals when they were on tour in 1972 in Atlantic City NJ and Stale fairs all over the country. If you have any questions please e-mail me back! Bill Hannah." It is also interesting to note: Three of my Lincoln articles are the most viewed of my 30+ articles on the site. The above Godfather Lincoln article is third most viewed, while The Mark II, A Rich Man's Car, and The Kennedy Death Car are first and second most viewed. Comments? Thoughts? Opinions? Reach me directly at: TimothyBenford@aol.com Regards to all, Tim Benford
  3. Hello fellow Antique and Classic Car Enthusiasts, If you recently tried to visit the website below but saw nothing, take heart. The problem has been corrected and <span style="color: #FF0000"><span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="font-weight: bold">eight of my magazine published classic car articles are available now WITH UP TO 4 PHOTOS EACH. </span></span></span> Only the first 10 or so articles in the listing show promo photos with the article titles. But be assured, the photos will be with the article copy when you click the individual links. This is different than the Helium site which has 52 of my articles posted because there were no photos on Helium, but they are here, and I think you'll enjoy them. If you missed seeing any of these when they appeared in <span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">Car Collector </span></span></span>magazine, et al, you are in luck. http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/63511/timothy_b_benford.html What's there? * The 1940 Lincoln Continental in 'The Godfather' death scene; * My 1933 Pierce Arrow seven passenger sedan; * My 1956 Continental Mark II ('A Rich Man's Car'); * The 1961 Lincoln Continental JFK was assassinated in; * Scarface Al's Bullet Proof 1928 Caddy and his other cars; * Behind the scenes with General Lee wanabes in the 'Dukes' movie; * How To Get Your Car in The Movies or On TV. I'll be uploading photos with other car articles in the weeks ahead. You will also see several of my coin and currency articles (my other collecting passion), perhaps you'll enjoy some of them as well. If you are inspired to write to me, or want to bellyache about any of these articles, <span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="font-weight: bold">please send any emails directly to me at:</span></span> TimothyBenford@aol.com. I will see it light years sooner than if you wait for me to visit the site and look for it. Regards, Tim Benford
  4. Hello, A new article entitled CLASSIC CARS ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR is now the first article you'll find on the website: http://www.helium.com/user/show/112205 It's about the experience I had with my 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II in a recent movie. There are 10 other of my car articles there as well. Regards, and Enjoy, Tim Benford
  5. Hello, A new article entitled CLASSIC CARS ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR is now the first article you'll find on the website: http://www.helium.com/user/show/112205 It's about the experience I had with my 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II in a recent movie. There are 10 other of my car articles there as well. Regards, and Enjoy, Tim Benford
  6. Hello all, My article on the 1956 Continental Mark II, A Rich Man's Car , is now the most frequently hit among not only my 10 car articles, but the full list of my 50 articles online. Obviously a lot of AACA members are visiting and reading it and helped make it NUMBER ONE !!! For those who may have missed seeing my previous post, the link is: http://www.helium.com/user/show/112205 Note: once on the site, the three page listing of my articles begins below the profile information about me. The 1956 Mark II and other articles are NOT all together but scattered on all three pages. Each page opens with the same author profile, so don't think you've made a mistake. Just keep going below it. If you have problems, questions, or comments please send me an email at: TimothyBenford@aol.com. That will get a reply much quicker than if you try to reach me through this General Discussion. Regards, Tim Benford
  7. Hello, The problem with the link to my car articles has been fixed. It seems the "S" in Show somehow got dropped or vanished in emails to some people. It's back, so you should be able to click on the link or cut and paste, your choice. The latest car story on the site is "The Lamborghini, The QE2 & Me." http://www.helium.com/user/show/11205 But I'm going through my files to locate a hum-dinger I think everyone will enjoy. Save the link. Regards, Tim Benford
  8. Hello all, Since yesterday some people have had a problem reaching the website containing my 10 automobile articles. Some internal site glitch is sending them to a "login" page. This has been reported to the webmaster. So, to reach the site simply cut and paste this link http://www.helium.com/user/show/112205 Do not click on it for now or you may get the login page instead. Once again, the articles you will be able to see (click on) on the site include: * The Lamborghini, The QE2, and Me 2nd on page 1 * How To Get Your Car in the Movies. 8th article on page 1. * Behind the Scenes, The General Lee on the "Dukes" set. 7th article on page 3. * The 'Godfather' Death Car 10th article on page 1. * The Kennedy Death Car. 11th article on page 1. * The 1956 Continental Mark II: A Rich Man's Car. 9th article on page 3. * Tucker: The Car, The Man, The Movie. 5th article on page 3. * Buying a Movie or TV Prop Car. 17th article on page 2. * Al Capone's Bullet-Proof 1928 Cadillac. 12th article on Page 1. * Improving Fuel Economy. 18th article on page 2. * The 1933 Pierce Arrow. 7th article on page 1. * Muscle Cars (my father's 1948 used car lot) 4th article on page 1. * Also, "What NOT to Say at a Movie Premier" (this one barely mentions Rolls Royces, but it is a funny, and true, story also, especially the part about me sitting next to a gorgeous creature who is as nude as a jaybird up there on the screen!). 5th article on page 1. I hope you enjoy a few of them enough to forward this email to other members of your club. And if you have any questions drop me an email at: TimothyBenford@aol.com Once on the site, scroll down below the self-serving blabbering about me and my book and click on any story or topic that catches your fancy. Regards, Tim Benford
  9. Hello all, Some good news to share. My article on the [color:"red"]1956 Continental Mark II, A Rich Man's Car , is now the most frequently hit among not only my 10 car articles, but the full list of my 50 articles online. Obviously a lot of AACA members are visiting and reading it and helped make it [color:"red"]NUMBER ONE !!! For those who may have missed seeing my previous post, the link is: http://www.helium.com/user/show/112205 Note: once on the site, the three page listing of my articles begins below the profile information about me. The 1956 Mark II and other articles are NOT all together but scattered on all three pages. Each page opens with the same author profile, so don't think you've made a mistake. Just keep going below it. If you have problems, questions, or comments please send me an email at: TimothyBenford@aol.com. That will get a reply much quicker than if you try to reach me through this General Discussion. Regards, Tim Benford
  10. Hello to all, I thought members might enjoy some of the published car magazine articles I've written. I'm a second generation car collector, and also an author and novelist. They are all now online and free to read. The link is below the following list: * How To Get Your Car in the Movies. Sixth article on page 1. * Al Capone's Bullet-Proof 1928 Cadillac. Tenth article on Page 1. * Behind the Scenes, The General Lee on the "Dukes" set. Fifth article on page 3. * The 'Godfather' Death Car Eighth article on page 1. * The Kennedy Death Car. Ninth article on page 1. * The 1956 Continental Mark II: A Rich Man's Car. Seventh article on page 3. * Tucker: The Car, The Man, The Movie. Third article on page 3. * Buying a Movie or TV Prop Car. Fifteenth article on page 2. * Improving Fuel Economy. Sixteenth article on page 2. * The 1933 Pierce Arrow. Fifth article on page 1. * Muscle Cars article. Fourth article on page 1. * Also, What NOT to Say at a Movie Premier (this one barely mentions Rolls Royces, but it is a funny, and true, story also, especially the part about me sitting next to a gorgeous creature who is as nude as a jaybird up there on the screen!). It is the Third article on page 1. Click on the link below (or cut and paste into your explorer search box so you can return again). http://www.helium.com/user/show/112205 Once on the site, scroll down below the self-serving blabbering about me and my books and click on any topic that catches your fancy. There are three pages of my article listings, including topics other than cars. FYI: Actually the Muscle Car article is about the "muscle cars' of 1948 before anyone ever heard the term. 1948? I'll bet that got your attention. My father had a used car lot and anyone who bought a car from him got muscles pushing it back to his lot when it broke down, usually not far from the lot! It's a humorous story, but I swear on a stack of bibles that it's true and worth a yuk or two. I hope you enjoy a few of them enough to forward this email to other members who don't come to the site as often as you. And if you have any questions drop me an email at: TimothyBenford@aol.com Regards, Tim Benford
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