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My '65 wildcat convertible received a top to bottom bath in a surprise shower yesterday.

Still drying her out.

These are the trials and tribulations of not having enough garage space at home.....

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Took the '55 Porsche to breakfast and drove the '33 Continental Flyer cross-town last Sunday to get to Eyes on Design where I met Dandy Dave!

And here's the proof... Sorry I did not get to see you after the show Barry. Larry Schramm had me seeing more sights and time just sort of got away. The second photo is Barrys lovely wife with him. The Continential Flyer is a stunning car up close. I'll be through town again someday hopefully we can meet up again then. Vantastic Show and really nice folks. Dandy Dave!

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So, last Sunday, I did drive to the Northeast Region Thunderbird Club all car show in Eliot, ME. It was 96 miles one way, poured almost the entire trip but cleared after I got on the show grounds. Very nice spot, everyone was very friendly. I actually won 3rd place in the 70's category, first trophy I've ever won. Since the LTD was last in the garage, I used it Mon-Weds around town, then went 25 miles to a cruise in Wednesday evening. Unfortunately, the skies opened up just as I got there so everyone left. Torrential rain all the way back home. There is a show on Sunday in the town next to me so if it's not raining, I plan to go to that. The last completely sunny day we had was a week ago today. We've had at least 5" of rain since according to my rain gage.

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Cleaned and repacked a front wheel bearing this morning, then took the '70 Bug out for a little test drive around town.

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Just over 400 miles in 5 days at the New England Brass and Gas Tour. Based in Rutland, VT. Some rain. Lots of dirt roads. A few low-gear hills. A museum of 19th century precision machine tools, a brewery, the Morgan Horse Farm, Fort Ticonderoga, other cool stuff. Over 90 pre-'16 cars; mine was a '12 Buick.

Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ

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Planning to drive my '70 VW Bug Convertible about a half hour or so east of here tomorrow morning for a cool-sounding car show in the beautiful Connecticut River town of Essex, CT...

Check out this broadcast e-mail that I received yesterday (pasted in directly below), and note that item #3 *appears* to suggest that you don't necessarily have to be pre-registered (I sent in my pre-registration last week)…

The original event announcement that I worked up for the SAAC Calendar page (SAAC - Calendar of Selected Upcoming Shoreline-Area Antique Auto Events) is pasted in at the bottom of this message…

Nice that the event happens early in the day, allowing you to get on to your various family cook-outs, and what-not, later in the day—and it also benefits a great cause…

Not a lot going on, old-car-wise, in Connecticut tomorrow, so figured I'd pass it along...

Happy Independence Day!

Stock Steve

(a.k.a.: “Steve from SAAC”- SAAC - SHORELINE ANTIQUE AUTO CONNECTION - Main Page)

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Sent: 7/2/2013 2:32:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Subj: July 4th CAR SHOW Update

Thank you for entering your car(s) in our 6th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show to be held on July 4th.

Here are some specifics you need to know:

1. Entry to the show field begins at 8:00 AM and all cars must be on the field by 9:30 AM. Hubbard Field is located on North Main Street in Essex. There will be signs nearby with directions.

2. The show is open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 PM.

3. If you have not pre-registered and paid the entry fee you may do so at the gate. The entry fee is $15 per exhibitor (fee includes multiple cars).

4. Coffee, etc. will be available when you arrive…courtesy of the Essex Auto Club.

5. Awards will be presented starting at approximately 1:30 PM. We ask each exhibitor to remain on the show field until the conclusion of the awards presentation.

6. If you need to contact us on the day of the show please call Tim (203) 858-1102, Wes (860) 938-2929, or Terry (860) 227-5419.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, and anticipate another great event thanks in large part to your support!

Regards,

Tim Lynch

Wes Bray

Terry Lomme

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JULY 4, 2013, Thursday, Essex – Essex Automobile Club’s 6th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show, at Hubbard Field, North Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 10am to 2pm; awards presentation starts at 1:30pm. webmaster’s note – We appreciate Tim Lynch (timlynch3@me.com) of the Essex Auto Club forwarding along both a copy of the press release and the exhibitor pre-registration application form, attached to his e-mail of 5/21/2013. The following is the actual press release wording: “…For immediate release, April 29, 2013: 4th of July Car Show Returns to Essex… The Essex Auto Club has announced its 6th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show for Thursday, July 4, 2013. Citing the record-breaking number of exhibitors and attendees at last year’s event, EAC co-founder, Terry Lomme, predicted that the show for 2013 would be even better… “We really think we’ve found the perfect time and location for this show. An All American Holiday in an All American Town! What could be better”!... The show will be held at Hubbard Field on N. Main Street and will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Various classes for pre-war cars, muscle cars, foreign sports cars, exotics, and more will be featured… Wes Bray, also an EAC cofounder, added “the club is proud to continue our tradition of donating a portion of the proceeds from the show to Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut”… Registration Forms and Information for owners of classic, antique (pre-1983) or exotic cars that would like to enter the show should contact the club at info@essexautoclub.com ...” Quoting from the exhibitor entry application form that Mr. Lynch also supplied, which contained a few additional important details: “…The Essex Automobile Club reserves the right to include only those vehicles that meet the EAC criteria of an antique or classic automobile. This generally includes vehicles (restored, customized, or preserved originals) up to the 1983 production year. Vehicles produced after 1983, but considered unusual, exotic or rare, may be included in the show at the discretion of the EAC… This is a people’s choice show with 1st and 2nd place awards given in multiple foreign and domestic classes. The entrance fee for each exhibitor is $15 (includes multiple cars) with a portion of the proceeds from the show being donated to the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut… Exhibitors will be notified 24 hours in advance (by email and telephone) if weather forces postponement or cancellation…” I am sure that you could request your electronic copy of the exhibitor entry application form directly from the Essex Auto Club (info@essexautoclub.com), and I have also saved electronic copies that I can also send to you (my e-mail is CommonGear@aol.com and please don’t forget to specify what you are asking for), and/or if you are not computer-compatible and would like a copy of the exhibitor entry application form on paper via snail mail, just please send me your S.A.S.E. (to the SAAC mailing address: P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405), and again please do make sure to specify what you are asking for—thanks! Additional thoughts - I definitely agree with the sentiments expressed in the press release about how great an idea it is to hold this event on July 4th (and note that it ends early enough in the day so that you can get on to your family cookouts or whatever in the afternoon) in the “classic” town of Essex, Connecticut, and I also applaud the Essex Auto Club for donating a portion of the proceeds to such a worthy cause, namely the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut – read about the wonderful work they do at their official web site: Child & Family Agency | Social Programs for Children, Family Therapy in CT | Home . Bravo Essex Auto Club! Please be sure to visit the Essex Auto Club's online home at: Essex Automobile Club (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/22/2013)

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Yes, but I am going to put it away before people start blowing stuff off.

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Drove my freshly finished 66 F250 to a show today,I usually take my 37 Chevy p/u to that show but it was rainy today and the 66 has working wipers.

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Drove my freshly finished 66 F250 to a show today,I usually take my 37 Chevy p/u to that show but it was rainy today and the 66 has working wipers.

Was that the Xenia Show? We are visiting Inlaws in the edge of Indiana and was planning on going in my BIL's 38 Ford but the weather looked like it was going to be a wash out so we passed on the whole show.

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I haven't had my cars out all week, but late this afternoon, I was out in my driveway when I heard a truck coming up the hill in front of my house. It was my friend and neighbor in his '42 Ford flat bed truck. He bought it non-running 2 years ago and has been tinkering on it since. This was his maiden run. I got in my car and drove down the street to his house to congratulate him. We talked for about 15 minutes before a thunderstorm moved in. It was great. Another friend of ours wants him to take it to the local cruise in next Monday night so I think we convinced him. We're going to meet at his house and escort him. Should be fun!

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Yep, drove my '62 Corvette to the Richmond Region picnic today then afterwards rode my Cushman scooter around a little.

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Took my Stanley to the neighborhood Fourth of July picnic and gave rides until the oil pressure quit. Took the Stanley home, brought out the '12 Buick, and gave a few more rides. Then I regressed (or was it progressed?) to hot dogs, apple pie, brownies and ice cream. Good day!

Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ

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Yup.......had the '25 Dodge out several times.......I FINALLY mastered adjusting the BRAKES.......no more heating brake drum!....... :D ........had my '29 Model A out once too.

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Well, instead of driving the '70 Bug out to a local-area car show like I had been thinking of doing, I decided to work on finishing up the Creeky '69 Bug's brake hydraulics (a project that started out as a simple master cylinder replacement a month or so ago, and which "blossomed" into much more)...

Once I was finally finished, I decided to do some local-area test driving on a beautiful morning, Thursday, July 4th, 2013...

First stop was the southern end of Thimble Islands Road, at the intersection of Flying Point Road & Prospect Hill Road, in Stony Creek. Some of the Thimble Islands themselves are visible in the background...

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And after that I drove over to Guilford, to another scenic couple of spots, at the end of Trolley Road, and the beach at Joshua Cove. Looked like low tide, and some clammers busy out there also...

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Later on in the day I attended a big family cookout (drove the '70 Bug there--with the TOP DOWN of course!).

In all, it was a Great Independence Day 2013!

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Had the crashbox Dodge out again........my '27 Model T Tudor too....... :D

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I bought 27 random (mostly Carter) fuel pumps and a few other odds and ends from an online auction about 45 minutes from me.

Felt it was only natural to drive a classic car to pick up classic car parts, so took the '65 Wildcat.

Beautiful day and I had a beautiful co-pilot! (someone please tell my wife I said that....I need the points!)

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Drove the '88 BMW 528e a short distance. It had been at a repair shop for 3-1/2 years, and now the fuel delivery system has been replaced piece-by-piece, leading us to the next step of re-doing the tank, or replacing it. This used to be a fun little sedan to drive. It will probably take a while to get it back to being dependable. Tomorrow we may get out the '70 Caddy convertible or the Packard.

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Drove our 27 Dodge Brother's Four Screen "Paddy Wagon" in the Solvang Forth of July Parade! Over heated a bit, but done OK. Crowd loved it!

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