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Old 06-21-2018, 10:31 AM   #81
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:51 PM   #82
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Hi Everyone, I'm still on the road, but I'm gonna try a few more. This report contains info about our journey on the way to Dearborn.

The first one is the parking spot JM and I paid $30 to use, we took up five spots, and they were trying to get $10 each. When we arrived in Cleveland to see the Western Reserve Historical Society's Crawford Collection, we found they were having a PARADE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE MUSEUM! Oops on us. JM always has some awesome sandwich makings with him, thanks to his angel of a wife! He also had a bag of Utz brand crab/Old Bay flavored chips made in good old Hanover PA, my favorite. We visited the Utz plant on a tour during the Gettysburg meet, first or second, I can't remember. We really needed some chow after the museum and parade watching.

Their Stainless '36 has spider hubcaps on the passenger side and normal ones on the drivers. The interior is unrestored and I loved it! (Even though I see the headlight switch is turned on.) I learned from the V-8 Foundation's new book on the Floyd collection that this particular car was originally assigned to the Detroit branch of Allegheny Ludlum company. (Joe Floyd's stainless '36 was assigned to Chicago.) It sits beside a stainless T-Bird and a Continental. They have a DeLorean, obviously stainless, that they say is car #1, in another gallery.

In the background of one of the '36 shots, there is a collection of license plates, many originally owned by Mr. Crawford, that goes back to the beginning, plates made of leather with house numbers attached all the way up to the sixties (I think).

The last car is an 1897 Panhard Levassor, and the placard says it's believed to be the oldest enclosed automobile in existence.

They also have a spectacular carousel.

https://www.wrhs.org/research/crawford/
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:26 PM   #83
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I really enjoyed the photos Jeff. Looking forward to spending more time with you and JM in Auburn and how about a mega road trip to Alamosa?
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Has anyone heard what the total car count was? Also, for whoever is planning next year's event, we went to the Edsel Ford home and every Father's Day, they have a big 300+ car show. Had we known that we would have scheduled more time that week.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:53 AM   #85
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:22 AM   #86
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I really enjoyed the photos Jeff. Looking forward to spending more time with you and JM in Auburn and how about a mega road trip to Alamosa?
Seth, if a road trip/Cross-country tour to Alamosa, Colorado is being planned for the 2020 WNM, I'm up for doing that.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:42 AM   #87
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Seth, if a road trip/Cross-country tour to Alamosa, Colorado is being planned for the 2020 WNM, I'm up for doing that.
Arel Brown said that a cross country trip would be planned. I'd meet up with you guys along I-70 near St. Louis or near Greenville, Illinois just north of me 40 miles. My wife will attend this meet too.
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Will have to make a bug guard for my freshly restored 35 radiator before then

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Will have to make a bug guard for my freshly restored 35 radiator before then

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Alex, after driving to the Tulsa, Oklahoma CNM in 2016, and having to clean so many Locusts off my grille and radiator, I bought a bug screen from Bob Drake. It attaches with conical shaped springs and seems to work well.
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Alex, after driving to the Tulsa, Oklahoma CNM in 2016, and having to clean so many Locusts off my grille and radiator, I bought a bug screen from Bob Drake. It attaches with conical shaped springs and seems to work well.
Sounds good. I'll take a look into that.

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Has anyone heard what the total car count was? Also, for whoever is planning next year's event, we went to the Edsel Ford home and every Father's Day, they have a big 300+ car show. Had we known that we would have scheduled more time that week.
You’re referring to the Eyes on Design on Father’s Day at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford estate. Eyes on Design is another premiere local event, and vehicles are selected by invitation only. It often pulls cars/owners from Motor Muster at Greenfield Village on Sunday.

They had expected nearly 200 cars for the GNM, but there were a number of cancellations before Thursday’s judging.
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