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  1. I am offering another Great AQ Book to members ERRETT LOBBAN CORD - His Empire His Cars: AUBURN CORD DUESENBERG by G.Borgeson Now On Sale with Free Continental USA Shipping - $89 Being Offered is the Automobile Quarterly Commemorative Marque Book, "ERRETT LOBBAN CORD ~ His Empire, His Cars: Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg" by Griffith Borgeson It measures approx. 17 3/8" long x 11 1/2" wide x 1 1/4" thick, it has 280 pages, Copyright © 1983 - Published 2003 E.L. Cord was first and foremost a salesman, both of products and of himself. In 1924, after achieving great success as an automobile distributor, Cord became the man with enough talent and panache to lead the Auburn Automobile Company out of its slumber. By 1929, Auburn sales had increased 15-fold and Cord was the head of an empire. His Cord Corporation owned Lycoming Mfg. Co. (engines), Limousine Body Co. and Central Mfg. Co. (auto bodies), Century Airlines, and Duesenberg, among others. Cord's philosophy of automobile design (and salesmanship) might be summed up in two words: Novelty Sells. Though mechanically ordinary, his Auburn models, with outstanding styling and clever paint combinations, were hot sellers. Cord oversaw the introduction of the fabulous Model J Duesenberg, a car whose combination of size, cost, performance, and style was and is unmatched in American automotive history. His most novel car was the rakish Cord L-29, the first American production car to feature front-wheel drive. All this and more is told of America's true renaissance man, E.L. Cord, in the original and complete biography of the man behind the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg lines. The luxurious presentation includes 280 over-sized pages containing more than 500 rare illustrations, photographs and documents Now On Sale with Free Continental USA Shipping - $89 For shipments to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Alaska and all International shipping addresses [please email me for a shipping cost Payments are to be made by Check. Money Order or PayPal - No Credit Cards email me to Reserve your Copy Mark Tyra mark@milestonemotorcars.com
  2. Being Offered today is a Great AQ Book Commemorating 75 Years of the Antique Automobile Club of America Automobile Quarterly's (AQ) "AACA 75th Anniversary a Shared Legacy" This Very Unique Slip-Cased Vault Book is laden with pull-out artifacts of automotive history, especially the history of the Antique Automobile Club of America. The artifacts, including gasoline rationing cards and a letter from President Ronald Reagan, help make history come alive These Books Originally sold for $59.95 but they are On Sale, while they last, for $14.95 with Free Conti., USA Shipping Shipments to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Alaska and all International shipping addresses please email me for a shipping cost Payments are to be made by Check, Money Order or PayPal - No Credit Cards Thanks Contact Mark to order mark@milestonemotorcars.com
  3. Being offered For Sale is my 1969 Continental Mark III. Super Nice Car, Cosmetic and Mechanical Frame-On Restoration 4 years ago by the previous owner. Over $25,000 in receipts, Receipts come with the car. Driven Less than 2500 miles since Restoration. 88,000 miles shown on odometer, I only have a couple of old oil change stickers to help authenticate the mileage. Restoration included Base-Coat Clear-Coat Paint in original color, All New Interior and Trunk Lining, All Chrome Trim was Re-Plated or Replaced, Stainless Trim removed and Polished, Tires, Suspension, Total Engine Rebuild, Complete Air Conditioning Conversion to R134 and it Blows "ICE" Cold. Options include: Tilt Steering Column, Auto Light Dimming, AM 8 Track Radio (Radio works, I do not have an 8 Track to test it), Passenger Side Mirror, Cruise Control (not Working), Air Conditioning, Both Driver and Passenger Power Seats, Power Windows and Tinted Glass. Rides and Drives as Good as it Looks. In the last three weeks (from Louisville, Kentucky) we drove it to Auburn, Indiana for the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, The car Competed in the Dayton, Ohio Concours d' Elegance and just last weekend we drove it to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Hoosier Auto Show and Swap Meet. If not Sold by Hershey we will be driving it there (10 1/2 hour Drive). Asking $14,950. More Pictures available! email me with any Questions, Contact Mark at: mmotorcars@gmail.com
  4. We will be traveling through Lexington, Kentucky the day of the ROA Car Show on Thursday, June 27th. Do you have to be a member to view the show and walk through the event? Thanks Wes
  5. Hi Guys! I just posted over 100 photo's from the 2011 Auburn Reunion. Enjoy the photo's! www.auburnspeedsters.com See you in Hershey, Mark Tyra<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  6. Hi Guys! I just posted over 100 photo's from our 2011 Auburn Reunion. Enjoy the photo's! www.auburnspeedsters.com Another Great Time was had in Auburn! See you in Hershey, Mark Tyra
  7. Hi Guys, I have a Really Nice pair of Front Original Bucket Seats removed from a 1967 Thunderbird. The Driver side is power. The passenger is not. The Color is a Beautiful Medium Saddle. BOTH seats are in Excellent Condition. The power seat has not been tested. I do not know if it works. I need $265 for the pair. Shipping is additional, but they can be shipped UPS or you can save quite a bit of money and pick them up yourself. They are located in Louisville Kentucky. Right now the seats are listed on ebay with 5-6 photo's. email me for photo's and with any questions. Thanks Mark email: mmotorcars@gmail.com .
  8. Thanks for all of your help! I will start checking things out. Mark Tyra
  9. What is involved with becoming an appraiser of Collectible Cars? Who offers these type of courses? Are there courses available through the AACA? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Mark .
  10. We just posted photo's of the Inventory being taken at Glenn Prays Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Co. Over 100 of them to view! You can view the photo's at Welcome to Auburn Speedsters.com As I was putting the inventory article together I heard of Glenn's passing. He was definitely a visionary and lived the life of several men. Mark Tyra .
  11. If you are looking for a New Metal 1931-1933 Auburn Speedster body you need to look no farther than D&D Classic Automobile Restoration, www.ddclassic.com They are located in Covington, Ohio. If you are familiar with their work you know it is Top Shelf. If not visit their very informative website. These are the Guys that recreated the 1931 Cord L-29 LeGrande Speedster that is displayed in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. See their video http://www.ddclassic.com/l_29_cord.html I thought this might be helpful, Good Luck! Mark Tyra / www.auburnspeedsters.com .
  12. Hi Guys! Last Weekends Duesenberg Exhibition of Speed was Fantastic. It was part of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Clubs 55th Reunion. 71 of the 488 J and SJ model Duesenbergs were registered. I just posted photo's on my website. There are a bunch of them so grab a Beer and check them out! http://www.auburnspeedsters.com/index.html Mark Tyra
  13. To achieve HPOF Certification is not an AWARD as I understand it. I believe it is an evaualtion of the cars originality. With no confirmed data or results of this certification what was there to be gained from it. You can take home an AWARD from the weekly neighborhood Dairy Queen Cruise, probably judged by the kid that makes the Blizards, but what does the AWARD really mean? It certainly is not a accurate evaluation of your car. Why do owners of Restored Cars have their cars judged... I believe it is to learn what was restored correctly and what needs to be corrected. I assume the AACA offers the judged sheets back to the cars owner, if so I would think it is for those reasons. If not, we are back to the award thing again without any knowledge gained... Just my thotz... Mark Tyra www.auburnspeedsters.com
  14. re: gruberv8's "...long story short, I think just about every car that shows up gets certified. The 60% rule is pretty generous. Some cars didn't even have their hoods open. There were certainly a lot of repainted cars in the group, I would have classified them as cosmetic restorations, certainly not orginals. That being said, there also were a lot of time capsules". Hello gruberv8, I emailed the VP of Class Judging, Herb Oakes, but never did get a reply. I kind of feel the same way you do... If we cannot see an evalution sheet with the results, what good is HPOF Certification. I really do not need a Large Wood Board with a metal medalion to place on it. I thought I would learn something about my car's state of original condition. I really enjoy seeing the original cars and they are certainly a draw at other shows, but if HPOF Certification Results is a Secret then it is of really no value to anyone other than having some bragging rights to bore someone who does not understand the HPOF rules. I guess it makes the AACA a little money and helps fill the show field. I know there were plenty of cars in HPOF displayed at Hershey last year. There were plenty of interested people looking at them. I too am pretty dissapointed. I do not think I will bother with HPOF display in the future. Mark Tyra
  15. We just posted several pages of photo's from the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance in Lexington, Kentucky and the Ault Park Concours held in Cincinnatti, Ohio. Both shows are nice and are reccomemnded. Click here for photos: Road Trips / Car Shows and Car Events Enjoy! Mark Tyra / www.auburnspeedsters.com
  16. Re: AACA Diamond Jubilee Car Show / Louiville, Kentucky We just posted our Photo's from the 75th Anniversary Saturday Car Show. There are 150 to view. It was a Great Time! Mark Tyra You will find a link at www.auburnspeedsters.com .
  17. I guess that is where I am going with the desire to see a score sheet... If I had something installled on the car that was not original, the deduction would tell me that I needed to remove it. If I had missing parts, possibly I could locate used original parts to replace the missing parts. There are a few cars, Corvettes and Cadillacs for example, that I know inside and out and would not need a score sheet to make needed changes or corrections. But, if you are into new territory with a car that you have never owned before, it sure would be helpful to get the experts opinion in print. Just a thought that seemed to make sense... Mark Tyra
  18. Regarding a copy of my HPOF certification score... The HPOF cars DO get a score sheet. I had one in my registration packet. There is a possible 100 points in each of four catagory's. It would seem that you could get a copy of the score so that you can address which isssues need to be corrected. I am new at this, so I have many questions. Thanks for your input, Mark Tyra
  19. 1st I would like to thanks everyone that helped with our 75th Anniversary Show. It was FANTASTIC. Nice Job to everyone! My question... I displayed my car at the 75th anniversary meet in the HPOF Class. I assume that it was certified since my name was called at the awards ceromony to pick up my wooden board and badge(s). Would my car have been scored. If so how do I get a copy of my score sheet. There was was in my registration packet. I displayed it on the windshield, i assume the judges picked it up. Who should I contact? Thanks Mark Tyra
  20. Glenn Pray’s Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. In May 1960 Glenn Pray made the trip to Auburn, Indiana and bought the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company from Dallas Winslow. Mr. Winslow had owned it since Auburn ended production in 1936. Glenn had no idea how he was going to pay for it, how it was going to be moved or even where he was going to put it, but that did not stop him. Glenn eventually moved all of the parts from the original Auburn Factory, including the parts bins, to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He immediately started supplying parts to owners of Auburns and Cords and offering restoration work. Within a few short years he would put Modernized versions of the Cord and the Auburn Speedster back into production. To celebrate this 50th Anniversary, Glenn Pray will have an Open House and Car Show at his ACD Factory, May 7 - 8 2010. The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce has asked Glenn to be the Honorary Parade Marshall for the 2010 Annual Rooster Day Parade. Felix DeGeyter, Glenn’s long time friend and Auburn-Cord Historian, is looking for at least 25 ACD cars to carry the Miss Chick contestants. I was there in 2005 and used my car to carry one of the lovely contestants through the parade. It was definitely a Good Time. This should be a Fun and Historical Weekend. Consider making the trip and DRIVE YOUR CAR. The Factory with all of it's History and the Parts Inventory is worth the trip alone. Glenn celebrated his 84th Birthday in December. He still owns the Oldest Automobile Company in the United States. The Auburn Automobile Company was established in 1900. Glenn has been quite the Ambassador for the Collector Car Hobby. Make Plans to attend this unique event in May and help celebrate 50 years at Glenn’s Factory. If you need any Auburn or Cord Parts contact Felix DeGeyter, he is running the Parts Department again. Glenn estimates he still has another 300,000 pounds of New Old Stock (N.O.S) and Used Parts available. Felix DeGeyter’s contact information, email: felixdegeyter@yahoo.com ACD Factory telephone: 918-251-3161. Felix says to let it ring a while, he is a Busy Guy! Visit: www.auburnspeedsters.com for future updates!<!-- google_ad_section_end --> .
  21. Glenn Pray’s Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. In May 1960 Glenn Pray made the trip to Auburn, Indiana and bought the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company from Dallas Winslow. Mr. Winslow had owned it since Auburn ended production in 1936. Glenn had no idea how he was going to pay for it, how it was going to be moved or even where he was going to put it, but that did not stop him. Glenn eventually moved all of the parts from the original Auburn Factory, including the parts bins, to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He immediately started supplying parts to owners of Auburns and Cords and offering restoration work. Within a few short years he would put Modernized versions of the Cord and the Auburn Speedster back into production. To celebrate this 50th Anniversary, Glenn Pray will have an Open House and Car Show at his ACD Factory, May 7 - 8 2010. The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce has asked Glenn to be the Honorary Parade Marshall for the 2010 Annual Rooster Day Parade. Felix DeGeyter, Glenn’s long time friend and Auburn-Cord Historian, is looking for at least 25 ACD cars to carry the Miss Chick contestants. I was there in 2005 and used my car to carry one of the lovely contestants through the parade. It was definitely a Good Time. This should be a Fun and Historical Weekend. Consider making the trip and DRIVE YOUR CAR. The Factory with all of it's History and the Parts Inventory is worth the trip alone. Glenn celebrated his 84th Birthday in December. He still owns the Oldest Automobile Company in the United States. The Auburn Automobile Company was established in 1900. Glenn has been quite the Ambassador for the Collector Car Hobby. Make Plans to attend this unique event in May and help celebrate 50 years at Glenn’s Factory. If you need any Auburn or Cord Parts contact Felix DeGeyter, he is running the Parts Department again. Glenn estimates he still has another 300,000 pounds of New Old Stock (N.O.S) and Used Parts available. Felix DeGeyter’s contact information, email: felixdegeyter@yahoo.com ACD Factory telephone: 918-251-3161. Felix says to let it ring a while, he is a Busy Guy! Visit: www.auburnspeedsters.com for future updates!
  22. If you register your car for the show, of which I heard in indoors, what time do you have to have the car in the building and what time do you get your car out of the building? Is it only displayed indoors the one day (Saturday)? Let me know, Thanks Mark mark@milestonemotorcars.com Visit: www.auburnspeedsters.com
  23. Hi Guys, A question... I have a 1970 Mark III with Sure-Track Anti Lock Brakes. The system is Broke. I would like to bypass the Sure Track system and run car as conventional braking. What must be done for Proper /Safe Braking and eliminating the Red Brake Warning Light coming on (or will it come on?) Any help would be appreciated. one more question... where can I find replacement vinyl top material, the correct looking stuff. Thanks Mark <!-- e -->mark@milestonemotorcars.com<!-- e --> <!-- w -->www.auburnspeedsters.com
  24. Hi Guys, A question... I have a 1970 Mark III with Sure-Track Anti Lock Brakes. The system is Broke. I would like to bypass the Sure Track system and run car as conventional braking. What must be done for Proper /Safe Braking and eliminating the Red Brake Warning Light coming on (or will it come on?) Any help would be appreciated. one more question... where can I find replacement vinyl top material, the correct looking stuff. Thanks Mark <!-- e -->mark@milestonemotorcars.com<!-- e --> <!-- w -->www.auburnspeedsters.com
  25. I need some suggestions and reccomendations re: my 1960 Cadillac series 62 Convertible. It is time to redo the Front and Rear Leather Seats. They are gone. I know Jenkins can create a killer interior, but I am looking for some other reccomendations for comparison pricing. Has anyone ever used Fryer Upholstery out of Washington state. They advertised correct materials and patterns for $1480 for ready to install seat covers, Front and Rear. Anyone ever used them. Who else is out there? One more... My Rear Window frames are broken "Surprise!". Who offers the most bang for the buck in replacements? Thanks Guys! Mark Tyra Prospect, Kentucky email me at: mark@milestonemotorcars.com www.auburnspeedsters.com .