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On 7/25/2019 at 1:32 PM, kgreen said:

I'd like to see and hear the video of this thing running from the line.  Any chance of that?

Probably but not soon.  He's going to the H.A.M.B. drags at the Mo-Kan Speedway on Aug. 12 but he'll be racing his 64 Super Stock Dodge 330.  He just acquired the dragster and is waiting on the fire suit and other safety items  before taking it out.  I'm in touch with him so when it goes, I'll go.

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8 hours ago, JZRIV said:

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Oh!, The Buick with the flying Swan 🦢  hood ornament on the bikes 🏍 picture... must be an Hispanic thing. I see them before in many wing colors and in Latin countries 

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On 7/30/2019 at 7:19 AM, Elpad said:

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This was one of the last if not the last steam powered paddle wheel boat used on Lake Champlain.  The Ticonderoga was moved over land to the Shelburne Museum, located in Shelburne, VT.  This museum is similar to the Greenfield museum in Detroit in theme.  The museum moved entire building structures, trains, wagons to the property to depict early American life.  This museum doesn't focus on cars but does have a nice car show associated with it each spring that is organized by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts (VAE) club.

 

https://shelburnemuseum.org/collection/steamboat-ticonderoga/

 

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When we visited Washington D.C. in the summer of 2016, we went into the Museum of American History (not one of the Smithsonians) and came across an exhibit that displays this 1950 Buick.

 

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It's just not on display as an item of American History.  The exhibit is set up as a sales room in a Buick dealership.  Part of the exhibit is the salesman sitting at his desk talking to a couple about the advantages of owning a Buick.  The entire conversation is audible to the audience.  Kind of neat to hear the "canned" delivery of the highlights of owning a new Buick and viewing all of the literature that might have been on the sales floor.

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13 hours ago, Elpad said:

Oh!, The Buick with the flying Swan 🦢  hood ornament on the bikes 🏍 picture... must be an Hispanic thing. I see them before in many wing colors and in Latin countries 

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 Not a Hispanic thing, Elpad.  A '50s thing.  A lot of folks used them then.  Even into the '70s and later.  Many Semi's had them.

 

  Ben

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11 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

 

 Not a Hispanic thing, Elpad.  A '50s thing.  A lot of folks used them then.  Even into the '70s and later.  Many Semi's had them.

 

  Ben

The hope was that the air foil caused by the birds wings would keep bugs off the windshield. Urban myth or unproven science?

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5 hours ago, RivNut said:

The hope was that the air foil caused by the birds wings would keep bugs off the windshield. Urban myth or unproven science?

Found this,

 

The Swan

History of The Swanswanpackard.jpg?t=1399065461The Swan made it's debut on a Packard automobile. Packard used a number of graceful bird hood ornaments, some referred to as swans, others as cormorants, with longer necks and down turned heads. 

Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last in 1958.

Shop for The Swan in our store!

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This 1932 Buick SUV / Motorhome combination was a prototype built in conjunction with Harley Earl's Art & Color Section. It appears that Buick was looking into the possibility of entering the new, auto-related camping market.

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19 hours ago, 91vert said:

This 1932 Buick SUV / Motorhome combination was a prototype built in conjunction with Harley Earl's Art & Color Section. It appears that Buick was looking into the possibility of entering the new, auto-related camping market.

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That would fit great in the Buicks and the Great Outdoors 91vert.  Thanks for sharing

 

 

 

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Jake Erlich " World's Tallest Man "

'29 Series 121 Model 64 Roadster.

At the Buick Motor Company El Paso Branch wholesale sales by the sign in window.

The second Buick dealership that sold to the public was on the same block, Watkin's Motor Company, Also sold Goodyear Tires.

Notice Durant dealership in background.

 

 

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309 6 cyl. O.H.V. inline 6 with 91 H.P.

Fitted with a mechanical fuel pump for the first time.

 

 

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I commissioned this drawing (yes, its a drawing) of our 1968 Riviera, The Aqua Zephyr, from automotive artist Justin M. Ford of J. M. Ford Designs.

This is my favorite of all of the renderings I have had done of our Riviera.

Justin does quite a bit of artwork for the lowrider community but he will create a photo realistic image of your vehicle.

You can contact him on FB, Instagram or via email: jmforddesigns(at)gmail.com

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9 hours ago, 91vert said:

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Daytona! North turn going off the beach and onto the road portion. 1 lap was about 4 miles. Lots of wrecks at this location. My grandfather assisted Bill France cosponsoring a couple of the pre-war races there. I have a 16mm color film of the 1940 race.

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Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff.

With a '32 Phaeton and a '30-'31 4dr. Sedan.

Looks like the Phaeton could use some new rubber.

The E on the plat stands for Tax Exempt.

 

 

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