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Steve Braverman

Cutchogue - Long Island, NY

"I just returned from a two-week vacation in the Franklin with my family. First we attended the Franklin Trek in Cazenovia, NY. Then we visited some friends in Saratoga Springs and Argyle, NY, took a quick side trip to Vermont, then attended the AACA Eastern Divisional Tour to the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

We covered 1,200 miles without a mechanical incident, unless you count a flat tire.

People who say you can't drive long distances in an old car are really missing out. My Franklin is all original, including the engine. It's old and tired, but it keeps going. <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="color: #FF0000">My two-year-old daughter Julia</span></span> loves playing in the back seat."

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"Gee Pop, can't some of this luggage go up there with you and Mom?" laugh.gif

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Wayne,

Thanks for copying my post here. I didn't think to put it here, but it's appropriate.

To add some more, I notice there is another picture of a kid in a Sears besides mine. My dad brings his Sears to the Franklin Trek (It's open to all air-cooled cars pre-WWII). I give all the kids rides in it, and it's like an amusement park ride to them. We had about 38 kids at the Trek this year, but my daughter was the only kid on the AACA tour. I thought this very strange for a tour in August.

Also, the picture of Don Kitchen's 1929 Franklin is a fond memory for me. Don let me drive this car around Cazenovia, NY when I was a teenager. I have not seen Don in many years, but he is truly an ambassador to young people.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> We had about 38 kids at the Trek this year, but my daughter was the only kid on the AACA tour.</div></div>

Thanks for adding to this subject Steve. Yes, I've noticed that there are not a lot of kids on show fields, but tours are ideal for the young-ens to enjoy time with their "grandparents", in most cases, as our club is filled with older members. We just have to continue to tell members that kids can actually add to the enjoyment of a tour. After all, we've already <span style="font-weight: bold">endured</span> all of the jokes that us older ones know! crazy.gifgrin.gif

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A post from:

Steve Braverman

Cutchogue - Long Island, NY

People who say you can't drive long distances in an old car are really missing out. My Franklin is all original, including the engine. It's old and tired, but it keeps going. <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="color: #FF0000">My two-year-old daughter Julia</span></span> loves playing in the back seat."

You said it. A sold my 58 Chrsyler T&C Wagon to a guy from Australia. He flew into NY and got the car and drove clear across the country. 5000 miles in a car I didnt put 500 miles on. I have to tell you I tipped my hat to him. I don't have the mechanical knowledge to fix my problems and woudl be at the mercy of auto repair shops. This guy had a few breakdowns (nothing major) and just hopped out, fixed it, and went on his merry way.

Clif, if you are reading this down under - You are the man!

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: West Peterson</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm 6 at the time this was taken. Now I'm... not 6 any more... </div></div>

West, you don't seem to be so happy in the photo shocked.gif

Here's my son Jesse at the age of three couple of years back.

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Part of the fun in having your kids involved in the hobby is watching them take an interest on their own. This may be the only "recorded" incident in history of a "Cozy Coupe" being up in the air for service!!

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Here are some of mine, I have a bunch more! (I take alot of pics. of my cars!)

Me and my mom by the 1941 Dodge- 1988

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After a succesful Jr Dragster stint, Mike finally turned 16 and got his license. So it was only natural that I started him out racing in the High School class, in my 4 speed 4-4-2. It had some kind of effect on him, as he prefers older cars to this day.

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And now, he has his own old car project.

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some pics I save for a while .when it went to auction I thought I would have a chance since it was a local auction , well it went for over $13,000 . At least I was there and got some pics . it was a very early Rambler from Kenosha WI . The right hand drive made me think it was from across the pond . They said it was always in the family and they took off the steel wheels for the steel needed in the war effort . Mike

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Here's 4 pix:

My granddaughter helping in restoring the '61 Dynamic 88 a couple of years ago...........

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Some kids enjoying a little ride in my '51 Olds:

HPIM16962.jpgThe town parade taken earlier this month:

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Here's an oldie! My Dad was standing on the runningboard of this old (probably Ford) touring car at approximately age 10. That would have been about 1920. Towards the front is his brother. I cannot identify those seated in the rear. Dad passed away in 2003 at age 94.

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Then and now! These photos were taken 54 years apart. The one on the left was taken in 1954 (we married in '56) and the one on the right was taken last month by our 42 year old daughter. That's our beautiful '51 Olds 98 sedan we're crouching behind.

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Here is my son when he was younger- we used to change his diaper in the trunk when he was a baby and he used to nap in there at car shows (with it OPEN of course)

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...LOL

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That's GREAT! Not too often a guy keeps one that long........Oh, congrats on keeping wife too..... Seriously, wonderful picture and story.......... Jim

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These first 2 photos are of my son Dennis and his first car at 12 years old, taken in 1979. We paid $50.00 for it. The third photo is his two boys, my grandsons, Kaden 9 and Keith 10. Dennis is reaching in the back seat for something......same car, 29 years later.

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<span style="color: #3333FF">After a long day of helping me in the garage, my little helper`s chatter came to an end.

I thought he`d gone into the house, but I turned and saw this..... </span>

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