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A. Ballard 35R

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  1. I believe the car is known to one or more of the Packard roster keepers who will hopefully be posting soon. Has a price been given ?
  2. Interesting that the unrestored 640 touring went for $25,760 at Bonhams.
  3. Yes, Model 30 Packard but not sure whether 1911 or 1912. Will see what Packard roster keeper twin-6 has to say.
  4. What a great photo. Can't help but wonder what the occasion was that there were only two closed cars participating.
  5. Ed, sorry you don't like an early six cylinder Pierce such as a model 66. I could always find garage space for a nice Pierce 66 !!
  6. What does the front seat look like and are the original curtains there?
  7. Most cars were driven to meets back then. Trailers were frequently used to haul unwanted closed cars that would be used as parts cars for the ones in your pictures.
  8. Love those huge wind wings ! Car has had a number of owners since your dad had it.
  9. Excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by a 6 digit "serial number" ? Where is it on the car ?
  10. Really nice car with a great restoration. Where is the new AACA member looking for a good first antique car ? Amberly, where are you?
  11. Of those 800, how many do you think were built in Newton, Ma. versus those made in Chambersburg, Pa. ?
  12. Bob, the 5 or so Packards and owners at the time and present owners are known. Same is true with the 3 Mercers and probably the various race cars, many of which appeared to belong to George Waterman. The Mercedes people can no doubt tell about the S or SS (?) driven by Charlie Stitch with Ralph DePalma as a passenger. Also, founding VMCCA member and long time AACA member Paul Cadwell in his T. Certainly many VMCCA members could add a lot more.
  13. Suggest that he go on one of the British car forums such as Triumph Experience or British Cars.
  14. Wonderful film of one of the early meets. My father was at that meet driving up from Philadelphia in his 2nd series Packard twin six with George Gerenbeck, George Hughes and Ted Fiala. The 8MM black and white movies that he took are not nearly as nice as the Cam Bradley ones. I can identify a number of the cars and people based on seeing the movie many times and hearing who was in which car. The various events and contests were common at many of the events except spearing the hoops off of the stanchions. I specifically remember being told how someone fell out of the car while attempting this feat. Many great cars and wonderful people, a number of which I can still identify. The race cars are especially wonderful and I wonder who is driving Old 16, perhaps Joe Sessions since I believe he owned it at the time of this meet.
  15. Is the yellow one the one that Les Hunsberger from Phoenixville, PA had restored by Ralph Buckley? If so, it's the car I remember from Memorial Day parades in Wayne and the Philadelphia Vintage Grand Prix.
  16. License plate numbers appear to be 02 Z 867 but very difficult to determine state, possibly California. In lower right corner windshield looks like a C gas rationing sticker. Can't make out other stickers. Just noticed that sedan next to Stutz is a Packard which due to the cowl lights would be from the 1920's.
  17. Very nice DV32 Stutz which hopefully is being enjoyed by present owner. Picture probably taken in 1940's with owner at that time unknown. Where is it now?
  18. That's amazing that you have traced the ownership of a car over 100 years old back to the original owner !
  19. Mercer raceabout is 1911 and is most likely #404 RA with engine number 177R. Not sure of location but perhaps Hawk Mountain in Pa.
  20. Please don't limit your comment to future generations of MEN. As previously mentioned the WOMAN driving the orange Duesenberg racer certainly seemed to like the car as I watched her start it up an incline and drive off as impressively as man would have done.
  21. Interesting point, Bob, but my question is why the subject of dealer mark-ups on basically new cars has anything to do with AACA or its stated mission? I'm sure that many will think otherwise. 😀
  22. Great looking car with the most desirable engine and transmission combination. Must be a blast to drive and see people surprised at the acceleration and cruising speed. If that OD is similar to the earlier Jeepsters it is possible to shift into OD in second gear, assuming you don't mind the high revs for the long stroke engine !
  23. You may want to post on one of the many Bimmer forums. The BMW Classic Club people might have an interest.
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