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Robert G. Smits

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About Robert G. Smits

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  • Birthday February 6

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    College Station, Texas
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    Antique cars, Interesting people, Breweriana, Antique Advertising, especially stone lithography, French and American Art Glass

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  1. I was just researching prices on 1st generation Lexus SC 300/400 autos (1991-2000) on Bat. The average price on confirmed sales is up $2000 in the last nine months. They are great road cars and AACA tour eligible 1996 and older.
  2. One of the reasons this car is attractive to me is that it will be eligible for many AACA and VMCCA tours in a year. At age 80 I am tired of towing to all the tours. Those of us who do not live hear PA have to drive two of three days to many events
  3. Interesting discussion. When you cannot support a CCCA club in a city of 4 million filled with classic cars (Houston) I think the handwriting is on the wall. When I lived in the panhandle I belonged to the Florida North region (can't remember their name) and it was the most aloof club I have ever belonged to. I haven't been a member since I moved to Texas 12 years ago and not being a member makes me very happy. There in lies the problem with declining membership but that is just my perspective. BTW one of my cars scored 100 points over 20 years after it's restoration.
  4. My 12 year old triplet grandsons much prefer to occupy one of the race cars or the rumble seat of the 34 Pontiac. It is hard to believe that in 4 years I will be buying cars for them.
  5. I would also like to thank you for posting the link. I have also seen that car sometime in the past and have non digitized photos of it somewhere. Wouldn’t it have been great to have digital photography invented 30 years earlier.
  6. I have been looking for a low milage SC300/SC400 for some time. Looking at a SC300 with Automatic. Any positive or negative information on the 2JZ-GE motor or A340E automatic. Should I wait for a SC400?
  7. 1912 Garford Six-Fifty G-14 Six Cylinder with. 4.25 X 5.25 bore and stroke 139 inch wheelbase and two-wheel mechanical brakes
  8. Yes it is a Six. It has been raining here for 36 hours thanks to Hurricane Beta and I haven't ventured out to the garage. Should be past in the AM and will get photos of the engine. I have them backed up on a hard drive but will be quicker to take new ones. I never seem to get around to organizing my photos.
  9. I drive a dually and tow either a 34 or 48 ft gooseneck. If the inner tire goes flat it starts beating against the other tire producing heat that results in a blowout of the second tire. It also blows the plastic dually fender out. Ask me how I know.
  10. Where I grew up in rural Iowa Kicking Tires was a slang term meaning to spent the afternoon looking at used cars ie “we’re going out this afternoon to kick some tires” According to Goodyear Jack m is correct
  11. I think there is room in the club for both of you. If not I’m out of here.
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