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Finally a nice day and some leaf color.  Put out a call for cars over 50 years old

to go for a Leaf Peeper Sunday ride.  Got 13 to go for about a 28 mile ride in the

mountains.

Our 34 Ford, a 24 Cadillac, a 25 Model T, a 29 Model A, a 32 Plymouth, a 35 Ford,

a 36 Ford, a 36 Packard, a 46 Chevy PU, a 49 Dodge PU, a 60 Studebaker PU,

a 64 Ranchero, a 68 Skylark.  Lots of smiles and some good conversations afterward.DSC00353.thumb.JPG.e165377c88aad553d5edacef8d234be9.JPG

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2 hours ago, Paul Dobbin said:

Finally a nice day and some leaf color.  Put out a call for cars over 50 years old

to go for a Leaf Peeper Sunday ride.  Got 13 to go for about a 28 mile ride in the

mountains.

Our 34 Ford, a 24 Cadillac, a 25 Model T, a 29 Model A, a 32 Plymouth, a 35 Ford,

a 36 Ford, a 36 Packard, a 46 Chevy PU, a 49 Dodge PU, a 60 Studebaker PU,

a 64 Ranchero, a 68 Skylark.  Lots of smiles and some good conversations afterward.DSC00353.thumb.JPG.e165377c88aad553d5edacef8d234be9.JPG

That’s an awesome pic! I would have loved to join in the Skyliner but I know your out of my area. What area do you live in?

 

No cars in these pics, but took my pup (small chocolate lab/pit mix named Patsy cline), to the dog park and they have pretty trees right now. (McMinnville, Oregon)

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I took a couple pictures while out for a drive last Thursday afternoon.

 

I've been too busy getting everything around the homestead away for the winter to get back out the last couple of sunny days.

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Colour Beauty and a Serenity Setting...

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Last week-end, our AACA region had its annual

Fall Foliage Tour.  Leaves were colorful, and there

were a lot of yellows around where I live.

Somehow, the camera never captures nature's glory

in all its resplendence, so the colors look more muted

in the picture than they really are.  But here is my

1957 Buick Century 4-door hardtop, a car which I

bought as my first antique right after I graduated:

 

 

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These pictures were taken three days ago, near Grandfather Mountain, NC and close to the Eastern Continental Divide.. The colors are just past their maximum at this elevation, but still pretty. At higher elevations the leaves have fallen off the trees. At lower elevations, they haven't quite reached their peak yet. The car is a 1966 Morgan Plus 4 dropheaad coupe. Last night we had a storm rip through, the temperature dropped to 27F, the leaves all blew off and we had a dusting of snow.

 

Phil

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Not the most spectacular of fall colors, but here is a shot of a car that is comfortable in any setting.

 

Phil

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I'd call that a 1935 Cadillac, Phil. I guess you know me a little, and understand I have a degree of interest in Cadillacs here. Could you tell us a little about the car and it's history, please ?  Any other Autumn  pictures of it ?      Thanks,      -    Cadillac Carl 

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Hi Carl,

 

You are quite correct, it is a 1935 Cadillac. The body is a Fleetwood town sedan, Series 30. Mine is a V8, not the more desirable V12, but I love it.  The 146 inch wheelbase has caused me to relearn my pre-power steering driving skills.

 

I am still sorting out a few mechanical issues but, by and large, it is a very solid car. It has a surprisingly high axle ratio, (4.60/1) so comfortable cruising speed is only 45 to 50 mph. I’m guessing these cars were designed for town use. On the windy mountain roads where I live, it is a handful, but the power assisted mechanical brakes are excellent. I have never been impressed with ride control, but this one seems to be properly sorted out. It makes a big difference on bumpy country roads.

 

According to information provided by the former owner, the car was originally sent to the Cadillac Automobile Company of Boston. It then went to California, where it remained until the 1970s, then to New Jersey. Ishowed up in auction in 2013, then again in 2017, where the previous owner apparently purchased it. Originally, it was painted Cathedral Grey with Vincennes Red wheels. At one time it had wheel disks.

 

I don’t have any more recent fall pictures, but have attached a few from last year.

 

Phil

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This was taken in 2004 when I had just finished the car and I was going to take my dad for a ride. 

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5 hours ago, wyankee said:

This was taken in 2004 when I had just finished the car and I was going to take my dad for a ride. 

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‘31 model A? I have a special place in my heart for Model A’s. Dad’s daily driver was a ‘30 5 window coupe.  

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