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  1. Thanks Steve - Best of luck with The Elegance. That's the kind of work I'd like to be up to my eyeballs in!
  2. Hi Pat - will you report on the Zenith Award as well?
  3. Staten Island Region AACA 9th Annual Spring Dust-Off Car Show & Flea Market. April 26 (Rain Date May 3). Held at The College of Staten Island, beginning at 8:00 am. See attached flyer for more details. SpringFlyer2015.pdf
  4. The Staten Island Region is hosting it's 38th Annual Car Show & Flea Market on Sunday September 14 at the College of Staten Island (2800 Victory Boulevard). Gates open at 8:00 AM. Open to all vehicles, with judging and multiple awards in all classes of vehicles 15 years or older. Four Best-in-Show Awards, President's Cup, and other special awards to be selected as well. Stock vehicles built prior to 1946 are allowed in at no charge. Last year, we were close to 500 vehicles on the show field. This year's raffle car is a 1984 Corvette, with the winning ticket to be drawn that afternoon. A book of seven tickets is $5.00. For more details, write
  5. Thanks to Chris Summers for his personal reply: Hi Paul, Thanks for sharing the picture. The Beverly Berline is J-468 which is, indeed, the car sold at Barrett-Jackson. The car in the background is Derham Tourster J-489 which is in the Haynes Motor Museum in England. Best, Chris S.
  6. Hello all, This photo was taken in October of 1983 at the Staten Island Region's 7th Annual Car Show. It's a 1934 Duesenberg Murphy Beverly Berline (or so the sign says), owned at the time by Joe Martin of New Jersey. A former member of my region thinks it went on to the Imperial Palace after Joe owned it. Wherever it went, I'm sure the car was re-restored and repainted since then, so I'm hoping to match it up to its incarnation today. Does anyone know which car this is, and where it's currently located? And yes, that's a second Duesenberg in the background, at the time owned by Bill Vaccaro of Staten Island. Happy to also find out any info about that one today (apparently went to England?) Thanks for your insight, Paul
  7. We are one of the many regions situated in the areas where Sandy did so much damage. We also happen to be a 501©(3) charitable organization, so we have set up a program to let others help us to help the victims within our community. See the letter below for more information if you too would like to help: Dear Donor, The Staten Island Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (“SIRAACA”) is a 501©(3) charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers that happens to be situated amidst the vast destruction that Superstorm Sandy has left in its wake. As a local charity, we traditionally raise funds for our community needs through car related events, and have recently helped Staten Island Project Homefront, The G.R.A.C.E. Foundation of NY, and The Emergency Children’s Help Organization. This time, however, we are collecting donations from concerned friends both far and near who wish to contribute directly to the aid of those in immediate need as a result of the horrible losses experienced at the hand of this once-in-a-lifetime storm. Every dollar collected will go directly to those in need, with no administrative or overhead costs, and reports will be made to all contributors. Our priorities are helping people that have lost their homes and need immediate food, shelter, and clothing; helping people who have lost their possessions with no recourse to insurance; and assisting in delivering direct assistance to victims. We are well organized and motivated to help the community that we call home. If you would like to contribute to the recovery efforts here on Staten Island, please send a check payable to SIRAACA, at the address noted below. Include your name, address and e-mail if applicable so that we can keep you informed of the good that your donation has done. Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. Thank you and God bless. Sincerely yours, Paul Arena,Jr. President, SIRAACA P.O. Box 140244, Staten Island, NY 10314
  8. 36th Annual Car Show & Flea Market to be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012 (rain date September 23) at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island 10314. Judging and AACA-style multiple awards in all classes 15 years and older. Newer cars for display only. Four Best in Shows, plus special awards and President's Cup. Open to all types of vehicles, including stock, custom, foreign, commercial and motorcycles. Raffle car to be given away that day - 1986 Camaro Z28 with less than 20,000 original miles. Seven tickets for $5.00. Music, food, 50/50 drawings. Partial proceeds from show and raffle to benefit the Emergency Children's Help Organization (ECHO). For info, call 917-966-0233 or Visit us on or Staten Island AACA
  9. It's a big ol' car in a tiny li'l picture
  10. Postponed due to expected rain this Sunday. Now scheduled for next Sunday, April 29.
  11. To be held at the College of Staten Island on Sunday, April 22, 2012 (rain date is April 29).
  12. It was Ricardo Montalban who advertised the 1975 Chrysler Cordoba, complete with "rich Corinthian leather".
  13. Hello NZ! Looks like you're right about it being a Nash, but as I poke around the web, the double row of louvers appears to be a feature of the Model 440. 1929 Nash 4-Door Sedan Model 440 Thanks for the quick reply, Paul
  14. This is most likely a very easy one for those in the know - the child in this photo is now an elderly gentleman who recently asked us for help in naming this car. It has several unique characteristics that will surely tip someone off, such as the double set of hood louvers, the possible stamping in the front fenders trimmed with a pinstripe, the headlights, grille shell, wheels, etc. Most of us can tell what it's not... now hoping for someone to tell us what it is! Appreciate your help! Paul
  15. After 18-plus years as editor for "Ragtops & Rumbleseats", the newsletter of the Staten Island Region, I'm finally up against the need to offset printing costs. Have any fellow editors/publishers find success with soliciting national brands as advertisers? I recall seeing JC Taylor run full page ads in the Greater New York Region's newsletter. If so, I'd appreciate any help in determining not only who might participate in such a small but targeted effort, and more importantly, what is a suitable rate for a monthly publication such as a regional newsletter. Thank you and regards, Paul