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Didnt really drive the car tonight.  But, our Scranton AACA Region had our annual Installation banquet tonight.  The Buick and I received the Roy Clark Memorial trophy.  This award is for a club member who has restored a car and had it present on the show field at our yearly AACA event.

 

Was a great time and had a great turnout for the event.

 

Matt

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Almendrón took best of class, post war till 1957 at the MIDFLORIDA 20th Anniversary Lake Mirror Concours at Lakeland, Fl. This past weekend. Due to tropical storm Nestor with heavy rains and nearby tornados the show was moved inside to a downtown parking garage adjacent to the lakefront venue. Still had a good time

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This past Saturday,  I took my 1938 Buick Special to the last auto show for the year in my area.

My car won Best In Show For The Pre War Division.

 

The photo posted was taken by a professional photographer. It shows the detail of the horn ring and button of my Buick. 

It was downloaded to his web site showing photos of the car show.

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Best pre-war here in this area in TX is a 32 ford FIBERGLASS BODIED with a 798.2 big block, end of the world blower with 12 -7/8 th rear with a dual posi action overdrive traction lock with a factory temp gauge.  .  MAN THOSE ORIGINAL GAUGES ROCK !    My 49 Roadmaster lost best restored original to one of these.  Not kidding. 

 

I envy you

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57 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Best pre-war here in this area in TX is a 32 ford FIBERGLASS BODIED with a 798.2 big block, end of the world blower with 12 -7/8 th rear with a dual posi action overdrive traction lock with a factory temp gauge.  .  MAN THOSE ORIGINAL GAUGES ROCK !    My 49 Roadmaster lost best restored original to one of these.  Not kidding. 

 

I envy you

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I don't mind rod, customs. etc. but they should be placed in the proper classes.

Your 49 is beautiful. 

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1 hour ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Best pre-war here in this area in TX is a 32 ford FIBERGLASS BODIED with a 798.2 big block, end of the world blower with 12 -7/8 th rear with a dual posi action overdrive traction lock with a factory temp gauge.  .  MAN THOSE ORIGINAL GAUGES ROCK !    My 49 Roadmaster lost best restored original to one of these.  Not kidding. 

 

I envy you

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Just leaves one scratching their head. 

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14 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

Just leaves one scratching their head. 

 

It does if comparing apples to apples but most shows I attend that have awards compare apples to oranges. 

I go to have fun and if by chance the car gets something, Bonus!

 

You know what you have and it is a beautiful car!! Enjoy it.

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Went to Herkimer,NY for breakfast at Crazy Otto's Empire Diner today.

 

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Nice Silver Diner decoraed  in automobelia

 

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With great food and excellent staff. Beware, the pancakes are hubcap sized

 

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Was 120 mile round trip.

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3 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Went to Herkimer,NY for breakfast at Crazy Otto's Empire Diner today.

 

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Nice Silver Diner decoraed  in automobelia

 

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With great food and excellent staff. Beware, the pancakes are hubcap sized

 

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Was 120 mile round trip.

There used to be one just like that in Quincy, MA (that's "Quinzee" in New England speak) years ago...Eddy's Diner.  They tore it down to put in a stupid bank!  Miss those kind of places.

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1 hour ago, DShip said:
5 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Was 120 mile round trip.

There used to be one just like that in Quincy, MA (that's "Quinzee" in New England speak) years ago

 

Thats what happens when one lives in an upscale area like that...lol... there are several of theses around here but I haven't tried many others.  This one was just special partly because of the drive. Been wanting to get the Super out on the Highway. Was a nice ride.

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2 hours ago, Buicknutty said:

 John, my son and I stayed overnight in Herkimer on our way to your show several years ago, and we drove right by that diner. Unfortunately we just eaten, didn't know it was there, but wished I'd been able to go in it.

 Keith

 

That is too bad Keith.  Although I did not know it was there, then, either.  I learned about it after that event. 

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Saturday, one of the founding members of the Scranton AACA region, had passed away and we (the club) attended his funeral.  They asked for us to attend driving our antique cars.

 

I drove my convertible, there was a 1932 Reo Firetruck, a 1933 Rolls Royce limo,  and a1939 Chevy streetrod pickup.  Didn’t really think to take pictures as it wasn’t the proper time or place

 

Matt

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It was a great day here in south east Michigan with the afternoon temperatures around 60deg F.  So I met up with Brian Heil and had a two car tour of brass/nickel cars.  Him in his new used car...1911 Buick Model 33 and my 1913 Model 31.  I put on 35 miles for my driving today.  I also had a friend of my that hired in the same day as I did into AC Spark Plug in 1972 riding with me.  Great time.

 

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Brian:

 So glad to finally see you in the 1911! From the photo and already 500 miles on the road I think you have a winner.

 The fellow here in PA. with the same car has had it for probably 20 years and has yet to put 50 miles total on it. Seems like no fun to me.

 I would like to change that.....

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Changed out Lucy the 1937 from our garage back to storage and brought Beulah the 1925 back home. All before the projected snow starts next week. Beulah and I did a brisk 10 miles with the top still down. (39 degrees) She needed some exercise since she has sat for over a month.

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7 hours ago, ted sweet said:

too cold here and roads are salt covered

 

Having had 10 inches of snow here last Monday and with salt dust on the roads it's over for now. 

Going to feel like a long winter...

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Last weekend I had to change out 2 of the cars from the home garage to the storage building. I sent the 37 back to storage since we put on over 200 miles on it the previous weekend. The 1925 had not moved for over a month. So I took her for a quick 10 mile drive on a 35 degree day. That was last Saturday. Today it was sunny here in PA.so we took "Beulah" to church and then to lunch. This morning it was 29 degrees as we were on our way to church. Then the skies became cloudy and we had a snow shower. Quite some looks from some people with Joan and I all bundled up with the top still down.. We loved it!

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Didn't get to drive the '37 Roadmaster this weekend, but instead drove the '88 'Vette-

the one which used to sport the Louisiana Personalized Antique license plate "BUICK"

 

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The plate has since been transferred to the '37 Roadmaster,

and the 'Vette now wears the personalized Louisiana Antique plate "TOURING"

 

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Lest anyone raise concern as to our American Flag no longer appearing on the 'Vette, it was regrettable damaged as a result of repeated cleanings, and as in the case of a "proper" cotton flag, was "taken out of service" in the proscribed manner appropriate to our national emblem - even though it was simply a plastic stick-on.

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Today is a fine fall day, the weather forecast is cold and rain for a long stretch.

 

My wife and I are hosting an AACA Snapper Brass and Gas tour next summer so we are testing routes and destinations this fall.  We used our 1939 Century, perhaps for the last time for a long while, to go to an original Carolinian stand of trees.  Carolinian bush is an area of native to Ontario hardwood trees which has never been cleared for farms.  Sinclair Bush is owned by a conservation group so it will remain beautiful.

 

I do not winterize this Buick , so if we get dry roads at Christmas or an early thaw the car is set to travel.  Gary

 

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In TX I am lucky I never have to winterize. We get cold snaps and ice storms but they last maybe a week at most and it is back to mid 50's. Last year zero ice or snow and was a welcome break using the heaters on the 40 degree mornings. But we don't get the beautiful leaf season.

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7 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

In TX I am lucky I never have to winterize. We get cold snaps and ice storms but they last maybe a week at most and it is back to mid 50's. Last year zero ice or snow and was a welcome break using the heaters on the 40 degree mornings. But we don't get the beautiful leaf season.

I'll swap the beautiful (maybe 2 weeks if you are lucky) leaf season for little to no snow or ice.  I just slid my way back and forth to the garage several times on the ice that was snow that's now getting rained on,  while I try to get my new $1300 garage door opener to work that just crapped out with a storm coming in, The door is wide open so I don't dare pull the disconnect to close it (16 foot wide 14 foot tall and two rows of glass) ,  it's dark out and the wife's at work so I have to keep an eye on the kids in the house while working on the opener on the other side of the property.

Ready to swap any day now.  

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