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Old 10-29-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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A nice guy and a piece of AS history

Well, after a couple of phone conversations, yesterday I met face to face with Dick McIntire-hope I am spelling his name correctly. He is the one of the youngest AS'rs you'll find. A wonderful personality, a pay it forward attitude, and a work ethic that'd make ya blush. Dick is a premier AS clear coat refinisher located in Oregon. there have been other posts about his work. I took my 85 excella for him to look at and came away with a new(er) sense of pride in the old beast (not a vintage trailer, but old, none-the-less). He really doted on the trailer I have. Dick has been associated with AS's for many, many years. He has worked extensively in both the California and Ohio Factories and everywhere in between. He can spin 40 years of interesting tales of AS in a 2 hour visit. Worth every minute. He told me he'd be 75 years of age in November-a hearty Birthday Greeting from me in advance. He's a few minutes off of I5 near Monroe, OR (North of Eugene, South of Corvallis-in the heart of Oregon College Country-Both OSU and UO-maybe that's what keeps him young!) You can reach him at 805-264-0972-stop by and get a tour of the Longbranch Cafe/Saloon and enjoy some time with an AS legacy!
Thanks for a nice visit Dick!
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Well, after a couple of phone conversations, yesterday I met face to face with Dick McIntire-hope I am spelling his name correctly. He is the one of the youngest AS'rs you'll find. A wonderful personality, a pay it forward attitude, and a work ethic that'd make ya blush. Dick is a premier AS clear coat refinisher located in Oregon. there have been other posts about his work. I took my 85 excella for him to look at and came away with a new(er) sense of pride in the old beast (not a vintage trailer, but old, none-the-less). He really doted on the trailer I have. Dick has been associated with AS's for many, many years. He has worked extensively in both the California and Ohio Factories and everywhere in between. He can spin 40 years of interesting tales of AS in a 2 hour visit. Worth every minute. He told me he'd be 75 years of age in November-a hearty Birthday Greeting from me in advance. He's a few minutes off of I5 near Monroe, OR (North of Eugene, South of Corvallis-in the heart of Oregon College Country-Both OSU and UO-maybe that's what keeps him young!) You can reach him at 805-264-0972-stop by and get a tour of the Longbranch Cafe/Saloon and enjoy some time with an AS legacy!
Thanks for a nice visit Dick!
ol' Bill
Dick the son, Bill the father were such a great team. The did their plasticoting just down the street from the Santa Fe Springs. I knew them well. I can still see Bill chomping on his cigar, and did covered with spray.

Hats off to the MacIntyres!
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:52 PM   #3
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Dick the son, Bill the father were such a great team. The did their plasticoting just down the street from the Santa Fe Springs. I knew them well. I can still see Bill chomping on his cigar, and did covered with spray.

Hats off to the MacIntyres!
And back then at the Sante Fe Springs plant, they plasticoated the trailers outside the plant, right next to the Freeway.

No rules were against that.

Boy, have times changed.

But Dick, is still they same ole real nice guy, always was, always will.

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Old 11-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #4
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Anyone know where I can find someone like that in Michigan? Sure like to get Ellie polished up!
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Dick being 75, no way.

He can't be a day over 29.

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