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Old 05-31-2010, 10:36 PM   #41
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thanks for sharing ,posting the pic.and the storys,that was GREAT.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:00 PM   #42
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... is theodore thertito part of secrest or is he another collector?
barryfromvictoria ... "Theodore Thertito" is just a fictitious name that the authors of the "DEUCE HEAVEN" article (Gary "Goodguy" Meadors & "Deuce Bruce" Olson) used to protect Mr. Secrest's true identity.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:40 PM   #43
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And try pronouncing "Thertito" out loud...
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:17 PM   #44
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That is pretty amazing!

The Alexander Woodie collection... Was that in California, or am I thinking of someone else?
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:25 PM   #45
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That is pretty amazing!

The Alexander Woodie collection... Was that in California, or am I thinking of someone else?
Chad ... not to drift too far off topic ... but yes, The Nick Alexander Woodie Collection was/is stored in a Huntington Park (SoCal) warehouse ... at one time, Nick had at least one of every Ford wood-bodied station wagon made from 1932 to 1957 ... in August of 2009, 51 of his Ford & Mercury Woodies were sold at the RM Auctions event in Monterey (with over $7 million in total sales).
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I thought that was it. Does he still have the open house every year with what is left?
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:48 PM   #47
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And try pronouncing "Thertito" out loud...
Bruce ... I don't think anyone (besides you) has ever "got the joke" ... perhaps
a phonetic spelling will help:

Thertito [thur-tee-too]
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:03 AM   #48
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and so thats why i never heard of secret secrest till after he died. gee i wonder if his death boosted the price of his thurtee2`s -- lol
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:11 AM   #49
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sounds like the "junction city kansas vintage tin national park story" to hype up the readers, but they told the readers where the real park was in thle next issue
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:27 AM   #50
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V8 Affair...are you the writer/compiler of that book??
I have it, of course, and it is a special memory for me. When it came out--maybe '72?--I was a starving student, and that book became my entire Christmas list. Getting it was a major event. That kind of information was hard to get in those days!
Here's a link on Vince's site to a different sort of collection dispersal: Auction.
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Those pictures are great. It would have been great to see them as they were. A 32 Ford is one of my favorite along with a 49 mercury and 40 Ford.To have one of each I would think I was in heaven.
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That article was fantastic. WOW
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:33 AM   #53
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Didn't know there was another Ft Knox. Thanks for the pix.
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:54 PM   #54
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Sort of reminds me of Dave Rehor's shop with all of the restored parts hanging from the ceiling, and cars on the floor being assembled. So clean you could eat off of the floor.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:21 PM   #55
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I have his 32 cabriolet. Virgil Sturum did a lot of the body work and told me Bill would send him to Hershey with a big roll of hundreds to buy any NOS 32 parts he could find. When he would come back Bill would ask for his change but Virgil said Bill always owed him more. He said at one time they had 45 NOS 32 fenders. He had at least one of every 32 modle made. The 32 cabriolet has all NOS parts, fenders, running boards, grill and shell,rear, trans, engine and I don't know what else. It may have 50 miles since it was restored and still looks like a brand new car. I'm thinking about selling a few, have to many. G.M.
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I just noticed your post ... this is exactly the kind of info I was hoping for with this thread!

I assume your '32 Cabriolet was the restoration that Mr. Secrest recently acquired (and "Big Virg" & "Mr. Brown" were restoring) in August of 1976?

Please post some pics of your '32 Cabriolet.

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Old 02-22-2011, 08:53 PM   #56
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V8 Affair...are you the writer/compiler of that book??
I have it, of course, and it is a special memory for me. When it came out--maybe '72?--I was a starving student, and that book became my entire Christmas list. Getting it was a major event. That kind of information was hard to get in those days!...
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Nope ... I'm neither the author (Ray Miller) nor the photographer (Glenn Embree) of "The V8 Affair".

As a teenager in the 1970s, "The V8 Affair" was one of my favorite reads ... it (as well as a couple of Lorin Sorensen books) was really the impetus behind my love of Early Ford V8 cars & trucks ... and probably the reason I'm a member of this forum ... hence my strange Ford Barn user name.

NOTE: I'm actually one of your friends over on the H.A.M.B. ... I helped you pick out the digital camera that a bunch of us chipped in to purchase for you.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:37 PM   #57
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...brought back a lot of memories, I was there in about '75, pretty amazing. Since, at the time, I did'nt care about 32s, I sold Bill all the 32 NOS stuff I could find. I'm into 32s now and sure wish I had some of that stuff back. Bill had a nice 34 roadster I wanted but I did'nt have the $3500 he wanted.....
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V/8 I still have the 32 cabriolet and doubt it has 10 miles on it. It has been kept in an air conditioned building and still looks like a fresh restoration. There is a picture on my web site www.fordcollector.com I talked to Bill about buying the last car he had, it was a 34 roadster pick up and fooled around a couple days and he sold it to someone in Georgia. G.M.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:59 PM   #60
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I remember reading about Mr. Secrest in an old V-8 Times my dad had laying around when I was a kid. Those pictures........ wow- just wow!
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