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There is a sight that will probably never occur again.......very cool...........I mean Cole.

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4 hours ago, edinmass said:

There is a sight that will probably never occur again.......very cool...........I mean Cole.

You are right about probably not seeing this again!  Just got home and it was a wonderful day at the Gilmore pre 42 show.  The Cole reunion was a fun time and it was great to see the cars together!  I’ll post some pictures of all of the cars later when I can reduce the size to meet the upload requirements.  

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Here are some pictures of the cars 

 

the only 1909 Cole High Wheeler 5942E221-DDE6-4309-8BF7-FE85DC279163.jpeg.527c6b84721467255b8bcb2b7f1e42bc.jpeg

 

1911 Cole 30 Roadster B68944C9-3BDD-4600-A0E7-A90C25DCD2D2.jpeg.52315fb0521053c9201719e99ec800c7.jpeg

 

1913 Cole Series Nine Touring car833415E8-9E6D-4E71-AFBF-A07008D7D704.jpeg.38b36ead813ba20e35c9dd3a941b41f9.jpeg

 

1915 Cole 8 Roadster with the first Cole V8

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1917 Cole 8 TourSedan with a body by Springfield that can be an open or closed car8C94953C-A28C-4EB2-B7FF-6B590F29ABB1.jpeg.e7b4933f95a5f28433ce4e395ed06445.jpeg

 

1919 Cole Aero 8 7p Toursedan with Westinghouse air springs 

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1923 Cole 890 2 person Coupe that was built by JJ Cole custom for his son CF530218-6E10-41C0-B698-6CEA78F5FDAB.jpeg.dc458ef7aba375ba2ca5e90a867aa4a6.jpeg

 

1924  Cole 7p Royal Sedan with air suspension B07FB07A-7B8F-4946-9ACB-95D0E97A20AC.jpeg.8bd31e0036bd0b12235f2562b4b91cd2.jpeg

 

1925 Cole Brouette with body by Willoughby that was mrs Coles personal chauffeur driven car.  Also it is unrestored and original.C7034966-E22C-459E-99D7-C4C4D06FD422.jpeg.dfbc3f80066bd26cf501fa40754bb4fe.jpeg

 

1923 Cole Two person Coupe that is my 18 year old son’s  giving people rides AA0B6C0B-20B5-4D71-8540-FE4B2017C0B3.jpeg.342ae17bdc084d78af8153959a0110b9.jpeg

 

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That is amazing, thanks for posting.

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What a wonderful gathering of fantastic cars! The Cole most certainly deserves more of a following in the hobby. 

You should be proud! And, hopefully, you can do this again in a couple years.

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4 hours ago, wayne sheldon said:

What a wonderful gathering of fantastic cars! The Cole most certainly deserves more of a following in the hobby. 

You should be proud! And, hopefully, you can do this again in a couple years.

Thanks and we will do it again.   There is also an exhibit of 7 Coles that starts next week at the Gilmore car museum that runs through October.  Besides the cars we will have quite a few company artifacts, documents, etc.  a rare opportunity to go deeper and to see this many Coles from 1909–1925 in one place. 

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My son was also giving people rides in them throughout the day as well.  He and his two person Coupe will be at the the Concours of America at St Johns in July.  He loves the cars and the hobby!

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About 40 years ago I heard of and perhaps was sent photos of a Cole roadster of the 1909-1912 era that was located in western central NY State. Is the roadster shown here that car but now restored? If it isn't, has anyone ever heard of the car I am thinking of - no I do not have the information I received at the time and if it is here, I have no idea where it is. Walt

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18 minutes ago, Walt G said:

About 40 years ago I heard of and perhaps was sent photos of a Cole roadster of the 1909-1912 era that was located in western central NY State. Is the roadster shown here that car but now restored? If it isn't, has anyone ever heard of the car I am thinking of - no I do not have the information I received at the time and if it is here, I have no idea where it is. Walt

 

It could have been this one.  It was found in the early 80’s out east and then restored.  The Indy motor speedway museum purchased this Cole roadster in the late 80s and have had it ever since.  

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I remember that "30" 1911 Cole Roadster. I think it was part of Harrah's collection?

 

Lots of great cars here. Thank you for posting.

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That is the first time I've seen this car since I painted it for it's then owner Greg Tocket.  He later sold the car and it ended up in the Indianapolis Speedway Museum.  I wondered where it ended up.  I was a great car.

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15 hours ago, motoringicons said:

I remember that "30" 1911 Cole Roadster. I think it was part of Harrah's collection?

 

Lots of great cars here. Thank you for posting.

No, this one was never in the Harrah's collection.  The only Cole that the Harrah's collection had and is now part of the museum there is a 1916 Cole Tourscoupe.  

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7 hours ago, franklinman said:

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That is the first time I've seen this car since I painted it for it's then owner Greg Tocket.  He later sold the car and it ended up in the Indianapolis Speedway Museum.  I wondered where it ended up.  I was a great car.

Great to hear from you and you did a wonderful paint job on the car!  It is still the original work that you did at the time.  Greg Tocket sold the car in 1987 or so to the Indy Motor Speedway museum directly and they have owned it ever since.  They have not had it on display in a few years and have now loaned it to the Gilmore Car Museum for a Cole exhibit that just started this week and runs through October 31st.  Here is the car setup at the Gilmore as the exhibit was being set up.  

 

 

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5 hours ago, kfle said:

Great to hear from you and you did a wonderful paint job on the car!  It is still the original work that you did at the time.  Greg Tocket sold the car in 1987 or so to the Indy Motor Speedway museum directly and they have owned it ever since.  They have not had it on display in a few years and have now loaned it to the Gilmore Car Museum for a Cole exhibit that just started this week and runs through October 31st.  Here is the car setup at the Gilmore as the exhibit was being set up.  

 

 

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Actually Greg sold the car to Jerry Greenfield (sp?) who then later sold it to the Indy Museum.  We did the car back in '84-'85 and it looks like it's held  up pretty well. I had stopped by the museum shortly after they acquired the car but it wasn't on display at the time.  I inquired about it and a guy told me that they were having problems getting it running.  I offered to send them copies of the information we had on the car (manuals, etc.) which I did, but I never heard anything further from them.  Everyone else that had a hand in bringing the car back has passed away, including Greg, so I guess that I'm the last one living that had any hands-on experience with it. I was a good runner/driver when it was here, and I always thought it was a very handsome car.  Glad to see it back on display.

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