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Going out at night and sneaking a peek into your own garage.....

 

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and here I thought I was the only one who did that...

 

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You guys are not the only ones doing this. This picture always brings happiness to my heart. Even if I never finish my 1931 Reo Royale Victoria

 

 

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Think most of us do that sometimes - is why my garages are attached to my house.

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I've been known to do that.  It's nice to know that I'm not the only one, and am perhaps somewhat normal (for a gear head).

 

Cheers,

Grog

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When I had the '25 Pierce Arrow series 80, every night, before turning in, I went out and stroked one of the headlamps! I sure wish I could have kept that car.

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45 minutes ago, wayne sheldon said:

When I had the '25 Pierce Arrow series 80, every night, before turning in, I went out and stroked one of the headlamps! I sure wish I could have kept that car.

Wayne, that car is now in very capable hands in Arroyo Grande.  I drove it for a few minutes a year ago, after adjusting the carb.  You can see it again at the *2021* PAS Meet in Buellton, CA in the latter part of June, 2021.  Stay in touch, please!

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Thanks George!

So did the car finally get a good caretaker? I wish I could have kept it. It should have been driven and enjoyed, but maintained to preserve its low mileage originality.  Especially, that interior! I think it was one of the finest original mohair interiors I have ever seen. The paint on the body had been redone at some point a long time ago. However, many people thought it was original. And of course the fenders aprons etcetera was redone more recently,  but looked very nice. I heard years ago that it was almost completely restored. As long as it is being well taken care of.

Maybe one day I will be able to get back on tours again. I sure hope so. I miss the cars and antique car people, following a line of incredible nickel era cars, horseless carriages, even model Ts. I hope to see you on another tour before too long.

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I’m currently saving to buy a Willy’s Knight that needs restoration big time. I’ve been selling off the gun collection to fund its purchase (assuming the seller doesn’t want too much). Wife asked am I ok with parting with the guns. I said they’re just sitting unused in a safe, having this car sitting in the carport even if it’s not driveable  yet  will bring me more joy to look at than they do.

 

Besides, once a project is secured you can take as long as you want :)

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Happiness is FINALLY uncovering your old car so you can go out and look at it and promise it you will get back to it very soon.

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8 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Bernie what is the car behind the little blue stool?

 

1953 Jaguar Mark VII. Should have kept it.

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2 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

Happiness is a little blue stool.

 

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Id be happy with a softer one.         ;)

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12 hours ago, wayne sheldon said:

 every night, before turning in, I went out and stroked one of the headlamps! 

 

If you stroked anything else we don't want to know about it.... :D

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Happiness is finding the painter the previous owner hired to paint the car you bought.

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Happiness is a state of the mind. So if you are happy seeing your toy, that is being happy. When I look at my 28 DB Senior project I feel happy like pig in mud. 

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Happiness is taking on another restoration project when I thought I was all done doing restorations..... ( The wife thinks I'm nuts  😄 )

 

Steve

 

 

 

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