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Old 02-03-2008, 06:05 AM   #211
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Uwe.. It looks like it is in very good condition. A keeper.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:28 AM   #212
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Just sharing some photos from El Jefe on his new member thread. Below are some of his photos and his flying cloud.

I like the vintage car hot rod connection. I am sure you have seen this, but I will include it for the group.
Automotive addictions and general tomfoolery: Vintage Trailer rally

Nice photos of Trailers in Kal e fornkneea!


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Old 02-03-2008, 09:35 AM   #213
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Ready for Africa. I'm a Land Rover nut.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:13 AM   #214
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Ready for Africa. I'm a Land Rover nut.
That would look much better with a SAFARI in tow. I have hunted the great White tail hornet and Yellow Jacket Nest in the belly of the beast.
Much more sporting as the hunter can become...the hunted.

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Old 02-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #215
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El Jefe

That trailer looks great at night. It looks like it was nice and warm - particularly seeing that on a day when my lawn is white and the rain is soon to hit.

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Old 02-03-2008, 07:59 PM   #216
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Just as a point of information....
The FIRST time that the word 'CLASSIC' was attributed to cars, was back in 1953 when the CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA was created. They defined a 'Classic' car to be one great expense and highly engineered in the period 1925 to 1947, such as Duesenberg, Packard, Cadillac, Pierce Arrow, Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Mercedes Benz etc. (Not all models of all makes qualify.)

My collection is mainly 1925 and 1937 Packards.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:10 PM   #217
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Just as a point of information....
The FIRST time that the word 'CLASSIC' was attributed to cars, was back in 1953 when the CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA was created. They defined a 'Classic' car to be one great expense and highly engineered in the period 1925 to 1947, such as Duesenberg, Packard, Cadillac, Pierce Arrow, Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Mercedes Benz etc. (Not all models of all makes qualify.)

My collection is mainly 1925 and 1937 Packards.
So because a small group of hobbists declared in 1952 these dates would only be allowed to be called classics, we can not consider ANY vehicle made after that date? Who died and declared them King?

I guess we stand corrected.......thanks for the buz kill.

So how about Collectible Classics?
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/03/au.../03IMPALA.html

Nice article in the NYT credits for this photo.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:10 PM   #218
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Safari62, that's a great picture. One of my buddies has that style of trailer in his back yard, and he's the one who just bought a '53 Flying Cloud .

As for a specific date that determines whether a car is one thing or another IMHO I agree with you - it was maybe right for that specific time and place and those specific people but within a year or two it was already outdated.

Anyway, my insurance company which happens to be owned by the Government, uses 1964 as a cut off date as the criteria for a Classic Car at this time and will advance that again when it makes sense.

And it doesn't matter to me what people call it for me. It is what it is in the miinds of the people who see it and want to talk about it and that's the criteria that works for me .

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:12 PM   #219
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I needed a decent trailor for my 1957 imperial so I got myself a 1973 27 ft overlander.
A few of the other cars are a 1965 mustang needs restoration but lost interest to many of these things around am now seling it in parts.
A 1932 pragha will be a hot rod within the next 20 years or so if I find the time, already did a 5 inch chop and hace a jaguar rear end and a rover 3500cc V8 for it.
A 1973 pontiac grand prix needs a little welding and a gallon of flat black paint ( wifes toy)
a 1981 suzuki LJ 80 I blew the 800 cc engine now with a 2.8 liter V6.
a 1983 ford F350 dubbelcab long bed .
a 1997 ( the newest car I ever owned) mercury sable
Had a near mint 1959 thunderbird sold the car becouse wife did not like it
no power seats no electrick windows and no power stearing
I blew the 392 hemi of the imperial 2 years ago.
Ordered all the parts to make it a fast 392 incl a 6-71 supercharger.
8.5 to 1 compresion 15 PSI boost propane ( 110 octane ) fuel
now I upgraded to a 1986 32 ft exella but with the hemi I still should be able to do a 0 to 60 well within 10 sec with the trailor.
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Nice collection of cars Bob. I'll be they are fun to drive. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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I certainly did not mean to get anyone's nose bent out of shape...just meant to provide a bit of information about the use of adjectives.

Here's another tidbit....
The adjective 'Antique' was first officially applied to automobiles in 1935 when a group of people decided to preserve some very old cars. They formed the Antique Automobile Club of America. THEIR Charter defined an 'antique' as any vehicle over 25 years of age.
Now everyone must certainly agree that there was a MAJOR difference between a 1910 Cadillac and a 1935 Cadillac. Unfortunately, that delta has diminished over the years. Today the AACA accepts any 1983 vehicle as Antique, just as the AS community accepts a 1983 as Vintage.

When I first started in this crazy hobby, the 1939 Mercury was "The Car of the Year'....Mercury had just gotten a foothold in the hobby.

Keep Smiling...

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Old 02-06-2008, 12:34 AM   #222
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Thanks, Safari57. Your Safari brings back a lot of memories....When I was young, a buddy had a black and white '57 conv. It was the hottest car in town. I remember he would only buy Amoco Hi Test...called it White Gas because it had no color.
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So let me get this straight....

At 55 I'm an antique?

My 1984 AS Funeral Coach is almost Vintage?

My 1987 Cadillac Allante is finally a Classic?

Does this mean that any of the above model will soon start to appreciate in value?... From your lips to God's ears.
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So let me get this straight....

At 55 I'm an antique?

My 1984 AS Funeral Coach is almost Vintage?

My 1987 Cadillac Allante is finally a Classic?

Does this mean that any of the above model will soon start to appreciate in value?... From your lips to God's ears.
ONLY the last two have any appreciation potential Glen. Regretably the first one on the list is in a depreciating spiral (like the rest of us) - but nice try .

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