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Old 01-14-2014, 11:26 PM   #101
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Wow...So many hobbies.

I was into collecting 50's and 60's and early 70's Rock and Roll music...what the heck I am going to do with 1600 45's and 800 albums...

I also collect Lionel and MTH elecric toy trains mainly in the Union Pacific and Great Northern lines...

Like Orange Crush items; Cal Poly memorbiela; researching Civil War ancestors for those who want to know about their ancestors; 9th US Army Infantry living historian at Fort Simcoe, Washington State...

Old steel beer cans, gasoline memorbiela mainly Standard Oil Company of California, Gas Pump restoration

1928-1929 Model A Fords

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Old 01-15-2014, 12:22 AM   #102
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Route 66 Preservation / Restoration & Education!! For a hobby and for charity (I do not charge for my time!)

I have one of the biggest websites in the world on Route 66 - and I spend EVERY DAY talking to people about Route 66 and helping them with travel, grants, education, how to grow their business / town and anything else I can to help promote the route.

Just love it!!


Me putting the 'UNION' lettering on the side of the gas station in Needles CA:


A newspaper article about us doing work at the Skyview Drive In - Litchfield IL:


Working on the fencing at the Skyview Drive In - Litchfield IL:


Painting the Refreshment Stand at the Skyview Drive In - Litchfield IL:


Doing an interview on KHPO Channel 5 News in Phoenix about Route 66:


Hanging a sign at the Boots Motel in Carthage MO:


Fully restoring the neon sign at the 66 Motel in Needles CA:


Me speaking at Ignite Phoenix in front of 900+ attendees about Route 66:


Working on a Phillips 66 gas station restoration in Tucumcari NM:


It truly is a passion of mine!! Want to know ANYTHING about Route 66 - just ask me!!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:26 AM   #103
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It truly is a passion of mine!! Want to know ANYTHING about Route 66 - just ask me!!!

I live about 40 miles from the start/end of route 66 in Santa Monica, CA. I hope one day to drive my Model A from Santa Monica to ??? on Route 66. When I was 12, my family drove from New York City to Los Angeles (home) in a VW mostly on Route 66. My son and I drove from Dallas, TX to Los Angeles about a year ago in a rental truck. Much of that trip was parallel to or on Route 66. Lots of interesting things to see on the highway.

Beside my Model A and wanting to drive it on Route 66, my other hobbies are gardening, photography, computers (I build my own) and sports (both watching and participating).
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:49 AM   #104
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Poking around old mines. Last one was the Granite Silver Mine, in Granite, Montana. But I used to be a miner/guide at the Sterling Hill/ NJ Zinc mine inn Ogdensburg, NJ. "Play" machining of parts for the mod.A . I used to be a Toolmaker/Modelmaker. I can't hear the sound of a plane's engine without looking up. Used to be a pilot too. Now, I just spend too much time on the computer.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:02 AM   #105
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Collecting flashlights that were manufactured before or during the 4 years of Model A production. 178 and still finding some I don't have or in better condition than I have.
Eveready is by far the bulk of my collection.
Typical era Eveready (Photo from ebay)

I give a like new era correct flashight to members of my local Model A Club when they show their freshly restored car in fine point judging.

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Old 01-15-2014, 09:21 AM   #106
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Number one hobby is getting up each morning. I enjoy FORD'S, wood working, wood turning (turned a mahogany steering wheel for my "T"), model trains (have vintage Lionel that is currently stored), growing Rose's (Currently 50+ bushes), collecting older movies and Amateur Radio. Hope to one day install a mobile in both my "T' and "A" and work the Route 66 amateur radio Special Event. Creating unfinished improvement project around the home.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:10 AM   #107
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CUSHMAN SCOOTERS I have been very lucky to have road, shown, built, sold, and traded over 350 bikes. I just finished a 1958 eagle last week. I am getting older and slowing down a lot. I have traded Cushmans for a restored 1953 F-100 a 1932 ford roadster and now I have six early fords. I also have vintage bikes Wizzer bikes mustang, Scat-kitty, Doodle bug, allstate moped plus others. Cushman have been very good to me my wife and I have got to travel around the U.S. and meet some very nice people. I still love Cushmans and old fords and read the ford barn ever day.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:52 AM   #108
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There are some great interests here!

Beyond my 1919 T and 1931 Town Sedan, I collect airline miles
- not on purpose - it happens because of my job.
It was over 130,000 miles for each of the last two years.

Other small collections are:
A few glass negatives of steam engines that were made by the Mason Machine Works in Taunton MA.
A WWII uniform that belonged to my wife's uncle.
A few sets of HO trains (engines, cars. buildings, etc.) that used to be part of a 6x8 foot layout that was not moved about 30 years ago.
A bunch of auto repair manuals (Chilton, Motors, Audi, Alfa Romeo, 1987 Buick , etc.) - that should find a new home -

I also spend some time making and repairing simple furniture.


My wife collects English china tea cups and helps with one of my hobbies.
She is a gourmet cook and I like to eat good food.
We also have a small wine collection - nothing fancy or expensive - just stuff we like and purchase in medium quantities.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:30 AM   #109
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Jeeps, woodworking, metal working, glass art, concrete countertops, the curse of the "hey I bet I can make that!
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:32 AM   #110
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Steam Locomotives and most anything related to trains. I have played trombone since I was 14. Played in big bands, Dixieland bands, and brass choirs. Still play on occasion. Played blues harp in a few bands over the years. Amateur Radio operator, (N8HGN) Collect brass HOn3 and Texas and Pacific RR . (Homesick native Texan)

Have '29 155-A and 40-A
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:39 AM   #111
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Besides Model A Ford stuff , I collect Vintage Fountain Pens and Disney from 1930,s to 1950's. Will trade Model A Ford parts for vintage pens. Need not work.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:04 PM   #112
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Playing the ukulele and just now learning wood turning
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:15 PM   #113
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enjoy building KOI ponds and landscaping.
this one is mine







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Old 01-15-2014, 03:50 PM   #114
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dumb,

may I suggest sky diving or hot air ballooning? not very boring and a real eye opener!
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:57 PM   #115
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Ford Powered boating 1957


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Old 01-15-2014, 05:57 PM   #116
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Antique cars older the better, 1903 Cadillac is the earliest I've worked on. Interest in Steam engines, cars etc and Magic tricks. Seem to read alot about 20 books a year. And of course Model A's since I was 12.

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Old 01-15-2014, 06:25 PM   #117
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Fords,31,47,48,70, Cockshutt tractors, John Deere tractors,Gas station stuff,firearms,RC planes, stationary engines,antique furniture,antique women,and anything else unusual or cool.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:49 PM   #118
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Pvt pilot, woodworking, riding my Harley and my part time job.
My employer has a love for old tractors, last count was 60, from early 20's to mid 50's.
My job is to keep them all running. Lot's of fun.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:38 PM   #119
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English motor-cycles and shot guns. ken ct.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:39 PM   #120
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Great to know what folks do. Lots of interesting folks here. I stay pretty busy, I do:
most anything with a motor interests me, Currently building my Speedster, Powered Paragliding, built that myself, Motorcycles, have owned many over the last 40 years, Woodworking, trying to get good enough to make some furniture, Fly Tying and Fishing, Precision Shooting, used to be on the State Rifle Team, Home Shop Machining. I built my Barn/workshop by hand. 24x36 traditional timber frame, and timber frame Porches (12x40') on my home. I want to build a Vertical Log Cabin for retirement in a few years.
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