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  1. It's imperfect, but in the end, the market speaks.
  2. I tried a digital subscription to Hemmings in the last year. It was really cheap, but proved too hard to read. I didn't read it much as a result. So I decided to go back to a paper subscription for the coming year.
  3. Might help to put the car type in the title, to flag this for the pre-war Mercedes crowd, or else to post this in the pre-war Mercedes thread here:
  4. I agree that membership numbers aren't as important as engagement, although I think membership numbers can matter if the club relies on membership dues to pay for publications. Fewer members can mean fewer or lower quality publications. But that may or may not be important, depending on the club.
  5. "The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise." -- Socrates Seriously, I'd guess that the big change in our lifetimes was the invention and incredible spread of computer networks and the Internet.
  6. I can definitely understand stopping at 1942. It's an easy bright line rule. But if you're going to include a few post-war cars that were basically the same as included pre-war cars, I'm not sure why a car like the '51 Delahaye above shouldn't be included. It seems like a pre-war car that they just kept making, in very small numbers, for a few extra years.
  7. While I'm on the subject of CCCA classification, has there ever been discussion of adding post-1948 Delahayes to the list? It seems to me that a car like this 1951 Delahaye 135M by Chapron really should be a CCCA car. (It should also be in my garage, but I digress.)
  8. According to Steve Babinsky's "President's Message" in the last CCCA newsletter, the proposal to add Packard 120s to the CCCA list of approved cars is not going forward. The member survey indicated that an "overwhelming majority" wanted to add 120s to the list, but the Classification Committee "narrowly decided against bringing it to the Board for a vote." Interesting.
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  10. The bananas acceleration of some of the Teslas must make it interesting when a Tesla shows up at a gathering of Ferraris and Lambos and the like. The top of the line model S promises 0-60 in under 2 seconds. And for 56K you can get a Model 3 that does 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. It's kinda nuts.
  11. I live not far from Silicon Valley, where there are a lot of very wealthy tech folks who I gather came to money fairly recently. At least when it comes to that crowd, my sense is that those who are into cars are more likely to look to the supercar category than any kind of antique.
  12. That's my guess, too -- Facebook groups have become a more popular place to discuss old cars and old car problems than most online forums at dedicated websites. It's all the more reason this forum is special; it has a set of "regulars" who have been around a long time and stick with it.
  13. "What kind of car is that?" "A very long one."
  14. Here's my '34 Packard Eight in 1998, where it had been stored in a barn after the owner stopped driving it in the 1950s. Sold by the daughter of the owner using an ad in Hemmings after he passed away. Then restored from '99 to '05, long before I bought it.
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