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VOLUME 9 NUMBER 1 APRIL 2005 An AACA Master Editor Award Winning Publication BRASS-NICKEL TOURING REGION AACA BRASS-NICKEL TOURING REGION AACA http://www.aaca.org/bntr/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1998 - 2004 PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT Floyd Barnes, Jr. Dan Fuccella xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Secretary-Treasurer, Web & Newspaper Editor Ex-Officio Judy L Edwards John Cheek xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Art Fillyaw Jean Fuccella xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Bob Miller Barker Edwards xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The Brass-Nickel Touring Region is a non- geographical region of the AACA. Membership is open to all members of the AACA who have an interest in motor vehicles 1931 or older. The main emphasis and focus of the region is touring. Annual dues are $10.00. On The Road, Again! In This Issue! April 2005 Volume 9 Number 1 On the Road, Again! is printed in Page Topic an 5½ by 8½ inch booklet format with the cover being printed on an Front 8½ by 14” paper. This index Inside About the BNTR appears then on the inside flap. 1 A Note from Floyd 2-3 From the Back Seat 4-6 Down the Road 7 Brady Jefcoat Museum 7-10 News from National 10 2005 AACA Events 11 In The Kids Korner 12 Things You Auto Know 13-14 In The Automotive News 15 Legislative Alert 16-17 And From the Web 17 The Model T Man 18 Tinkerin’ Tips 19 Activity Request Card 20 Membership Cards Inside In Memoriam Back BRASS-NICKEL TOURING REGION On The Road, Again! VOLUME 9 NUMBER 1 APRIL 2005 BRASS-NICKEL TOURING REGION A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Happy Spring! The calendar says it is spring and I am ready for it to come. How about you? Maybe the out of doors will soon agree! Tours are being planned for our group and I hope we will see a lot of you out on the roads with us. If you are interested in planning and having a tour in your area please do let us know as we would like to get more areas involved. Hope also to see you at some of the car shows that will starting soon. Get that car out and dusted off and see you at the first tour of the Spring. Floyd Barnes 2005 President FROM THE BACK SEAT WITH JUDY Original 1905 Ford that was on display in the Trade Show THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT ‘NOTHING COULD BE FINER THAN TO BE FROM CAROLINA’ Well, you know a new year has started when it is time for the AACA This was particularly true this year. annual business meeting held each There was a large contingency from year in Philadelphia in February. the Old North State including the Once again, Barker and I made the BNTR’s own Larry Rucker and trip as I was fortunate enough to Brenda Lane. Also spotted were win the Master Editor award for the Roger and Paige Lyons who were third year in a row for the Brass- receiving a National award for their Nickel newsletter. I also was a 1915 Dodge and a large group from presenter at the Youth seminar the NC Region who were making highlighting the Junior AACA web donations to the AACA library roof site for which I am the web editor. repair fund. Barker and I also worked the AACA web site booth, which is part of the Once again this year, three of the trade show. Throw in a couple of twenty Master Editor awards given seminars, an auction benefiting the out this year were from North AACA Museum, a couple of dinners, Carolina - our On the Road, Again, and an award banquet and the Jean Soehnlein from the NC Region weekend seems to fly by. for the NC Region News, and Brooke Davis for the Hornet’s Nest newsletter the Member Parade. To add to that we now have three national directors from North Carolina - Hulon McCraw from the Great Smokey Mountain Region in Hendersonville, Herb Oakes from New River Chapter of the NC Region and Jim Raines from the BNTR and Hornet’s Nest Region. So you see it is true - Jim Raines registering at the AACA website for the ‘Nothing could be finer than to be 5 Gainesville Meet from Carolina’. BOARD MEETING ACTIVITY REQUEST CARD I will be trying something a little different this year in regards to the activity request card. In the past, I have included a postcard that you could mail back to the tour chairman. This has always been a problem in how to include it using Well, another touring season is the current format of the newslet- about to begin. The Board met on ter. This year, I will include the March 20th and came up with some activity request card on a page of interesting tours (see Down the the newsletter. It will be perforated Road on pages 4-6 for details). At so all you have to do is remove it this time, some tour details are and mail it the address listed on the missing but dates have been back. Please let me know if you like assigned to each tour. More specific this vs. a postcard. information will be published in future issues. POCKET GUIDE In other business, the Board also Please make the following correc- decided to purchase a set of walkie- tions and additions to your 2005 talkies. In the past, we have relied Pocket Guide to the BNTR. on the use of personal cell phones while touring. Quite often there are Gerald Elkan - cell number dead spots in the cell phone service xxx-xxxx area which make the use of cell phones inoperable and impractical. Max & Louise Morton To rectify this situation the Board xxxxxxxxxxxxxx decided to purchase a set that has a xxxxxxxxxxxxxx range of 10 miles. This particular set also uses either a rechargeable Anthony & Teresa Bright or standard triple A batteries. The xxxxxxxxxxxxx Board also decided to look at getting a banner that would be BNTR NEWSLETTER displayed on the last car of a tour www.aaca.org/bntr/ indicating that a ‘antique car tour’ is ahead. Starting this year, the Brass-Nickel newsletter will be on-line. To access So, all is GO for the season. We the on-line e-zine, go to our web have a calendar, the weather is page, click on publications, and getting better, the days are getting then newsletter. longer, we have a set of walkie- talkies, and we will be getting a Currently available: October and banner. All we need is you, your December 2004 & April family, and car. Hope to see you on 2005. the road somewhere this season. 6 (Continued on page 22) LET’S RIDE IN with a morning gas and 2005! restroom break and a similar afternoon stop. seems to be an A morning stop of appropriate slogan for special interest will be this year. The Board the Greystone Quarry met on March 20 and overlook, which opened came up with some in 1835 and is still interesting tours. The operational. Stone in the dates have been set but NC Capital was dug some of the tour details here. For the Millers, will be forthcoming in the tour will include a upcoming issues of the drive through Cokes- newsletter. bury, Warren County (Bob and Lynda live in Cokesbury of Harnett The first tour of the year County). Afternoon will be the - stops include the Nor- lina Railway Museum, WARREN COUNTY the antique shops of TOUR Warrenton, the grave of Annie Lee, daughter of Date: April 23, 2005 Robert E. Lee and a great lunch stop at the Tour Chairman: Hardware Café in Riley & Sandra Reiner Warrenton. (919) 557-1198 email@example.com The tour is on paved roads with mild hills Meet: Winn Dixie and almost all farm parking lot at the intersection of US country. Time permitting, a driving 1 North and NC 98 in Wake Forest. tour of downtown Warrenton to see Their address is 931 Durham Rd. the many anti-bellum homes may be included. The Warrenton stop Time: leave parking lot at 9:30 AM will be 2 and 1/2 hours which will and return approximately at 4:30 include lunch. PM. Motel Information: All three Agenda: The tour will start and motels are within a mile of the start end at Winn Dixie in Wake Forest. point but reservations must be Ample parking for trailers is made as individuals. available as well as a gas station, Bojangles, and McDonald’s for Holiday Inn Express breakfast coffee, etc. 11400 Common Oakes Dr Raleigh, 27614 The tour route will cover (919) 570-5550 7 approximately 100 miles The rate is $65 per night. Calling direct rate is $74.70 with AARP or AAA. Walk-in rate is $82.99. Hampton Inn 12318 Wake Union Church Rd., Wake Forest, 27587 (919) 554-0222 www.hamptoninn.com are to assemble in Manteo on Friday, May 20th and spend the The rate is $67.49 with AARP or night. Saturday morning will be AAA. or you may call direct for this spent touring the attractions on rate. Walk-in rate is $74.99. Roanoke Island. After lunch, the tour will travel south on the Outer Sleep Inn Banks to the Cape Hatteras Light 12401 Wake Union Church Rd. House Park and other attractions Wake Forest 27587 on the southern banks. The tour (919) 556-4007 would return to the same motel for the second night. Sunday morning, Call direct for a rate of $65 per the tour would depart Manteo and night but no other discounts apply. travel north along the banks to Kill They have a nice indoor pool. Devil Hills, The Wright Brother’s Monument and the Currituck Light and Coast Guard Station. The tour would return to the motel around 2:30 Sunday afternoon to load A former Seaboard Coastline trailers, etc. and head home. The railroad dining car, which now drive from Raleigh to Manteo is serves as the Norlina Railway about 4.5 hours. Museum Several people have expressed an RSVP: Please notify Riley if you are interest in this tour, but before final planning on going either by phone, plans are made, the planners need email, or the activity request card to know if there is any sincere on page 19. Need help with interest. Please call Dan Fuccella at directions or you are running late, (919) 349-5911 or email him at call Riley or Sandra Reiner at (919) firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra 554-1158 or cell phone (919) 819- Reiner at (919) 554-1158 and email 4447. at email@example.com as soon as possi- ble to express your interest. We INTERESTED IN A TOUR TO need to know approximately how THE OUTER BANKS? many motel rooms to secure. If you The Brass-Nickel Touring Region want to join the tour at noon on and the Triangle Chapter are jointly Saturday, please let us know and a exploring the possibility of a meeting point will be weekend tour to the Outer Banks established. Depending May 20-22, 2005. The early plans on your response, plans 8 will be made for this tour and New Bern NC the weekend of specific details will be in the May August 20th. New Bern is the issue of On the Road, Again. second oldest town in North Touring with the old cars is fun and Carolina and is situated where the the Outer Banks is the early history Trent and Neuse Rivers meet. New of North Carolina. Plans must be Bern is abound with history around made within the next two weeks to every corner with over 150 historic get the best deal on motel rooms. landmarks, the magnificent Tryon Palace, Birth Place of Pepsi and a Call Now! 157,000-acre national forest. More Operators are standing by to details to come. record your interest. SELMA RAILROAD DAYS Please fill out the activity request card on page 19 if you are planning This is an optional activity for the on going on this tour. Brass-Nickel on Saturday October 1. We are negotiating with Selma but CHERRYVILLE TOUR the last time we participated we received $25 per car that we furnished. This is a great way to supplement the club treasury. RAVEN ROCK Our last event of the year is a tour to and a picnic with the Fayetteville Barker and I will be planning the Model A club Saturday October 29 July 16th tour to Cherryville NC. at Raven Rock State park in The highlight of the trip will be to Lillington NC. Last year they had the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, invited the Brass-Nickel along with which is one of only three truck several other Model A clubs to join museums in the US and tells the them for their annual car display & history of the Carolina Freight picnic. I believe the final number of Lines. Housed in the original gas participants was 33 Model A’s and station where Carolina Freight had nine non-A’s. its humble beginnings, you explore over 7500 square feet of vintage trucking memorabilia from the last Well-as I promised we have some seven decades. More details to interesting tours lined up. I hope come. that you will be able to make them all. Remember-if you plan on at- NEW BERN TOUR tending either the Warren County tour or the Outer Banks tour to fill Larry Rucker, Brenda Lane, and out the activity request card. The John and Susan Baldwin following is also an optional event will be planning our tour you might want to go to. We just 9 to the historic town of couldn’t work into the calendar. NEWS BRADY FROM JEFCOAT MUSEUM NATIONAL The BNTR has been invited to 2005 NATIONAL OFFICERS attend the 4th Annual Roanoke- Chowan “Pork Fest,” which will be David Zimmerman, from New held at the Brady Jefcoat Museum Jersey, was elected as President for of Americana in Murfreesboro NC 2005 with Robert ‘Bo’ Croley from on Saturday May 14. Unfortu- Tennessee as his executive Vice nately, it did fit into our calendar President. Hulon McCraw from but I encourage you to participate North Carolina, Herb Oakes from on your own if you can. This is a North Carolina, and Bo Chiotti from fund raiser for Museum and many California were elected to the activities have been planned. Board of Directors. The following Many items have been added since incumbents Directors were re- the BNTR visited the Museum in elected to the AACA Board - Peter 2000. The Museum now contains Gariepy, Joe Gagliano, and Michael over 11,000 items including the Jones. largest collection of washing machine equipment, dairy equip- AACA ANNUAL REPORT 2004 ment, irons, and music boxes in the United States. There will be 14 Every year the national AACA teams competing in the Bar-B-Q annual business meeting is held in cook off. Philadelphia. Friday afternoon is the general membership meeting Date: May 14, 2005 where the various Directors make their committee reports and next Location: 201 West High St in year officers are elected. The Murfreesboro NC following are highlights from the (252) 398-5653 2004 Annual Report. Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM FROM THE PRESIDENT Earl Beauchamp Admission: Advance tickets are $15.00 & includes all events includ- AACA began 2004 with a new ing “all you can eat” Bar-B-Q meal Executive Director. Steve Mosko- ($20 day of event, if available). The witz. We have been working with deadline for tickets is May 6. television personalities, with an eye toward advancing our cause with Mail to - “Pork Fest” one or more new P O Box 3 television programs that Murfreesboro NC 27855 will enable viewers 10 worldwide to see the value of 100 youth register and participate restoring antique automobiles. in the CHIP program and we awarded over 450 CHIPs. Again this The first National Sentimental Tour year the AACA will be presenting at was held and was extremely the annual meeting scholarships to successful. Tours were revamped to the younger members who were assure that a reasonable number of active in the hobby. tour would be available each year to satisfy member needs in all eras of REGIONS AND CHAPTERS vehicles. Joe Gagliano, Vice President AACA remains strong and is New region established in 2004: stepping into the new century with West Virginia White Water Region plans to keep us the largest most located in Beckley, WV. A new inclusive and best old car club in the chapter of the Ohio Region world. established was Friends of the Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. NATIONAL ACTIVITIES Sharon Lee, Vice President As of December 31, 2004, the AACA had 331 Regions and 63 Chapters With six Tours, ten National Meets, for a total of 394 affiliates. Region and an Annual Grand National operations remained strong for Meet, the AACA offered a wide 2004. range of activities for its members in 2004. All Regions and Chapters MEMBERSHIP are to be commended for offering to James Cook, Vice President host these upcoming events for all AACA members to enjoy. Total paid memberships as of December 31, 2004 is 59,390. This PROGRAM AND YOUTH number includes 196 junior DEVELOPMENT memberships and 125 student John Walker, Vice President memberships. The AACA Youth development There were 35 new Life members program has continued to have for a total of 2,623 life members. successes. We have a large group of The “I got a Member” program members who are very active generated 1,351 new memberships supporters of our youth programs. by 993 sponsors including 358 first We now have 131 student members time sponsors. and 196 youth members. In 2004, we launched a CHIP program where JOE GRIGGS kids are rewarded for completing AACA Museum President “auto related activities” with a specially designed award called a New exhibits are the feature of the CHIP for each different Museum for 2005. Our current project they complete. presentation of the early muscle 11 This year we had over cars “Thunder Before the Storm” is now on display in the Cammack been reorganized and Professional Gallery. Opening May 14 is our Vehicle Classes have been added. salute to Corvettes. The Flo In Diner Peerless 8-cyclinder vehicles have is now completed and will be also been added to the list of dedicated April 24. Education pro- Specific Class Vehicle Classes. grams are in full swing and the Museum is the favorite place in PUBLICATIONS central Pennsylvania to have a Sherman Carey, Vice President special event. In 2004 over 80 events, were held and we expect to The magazine, Antique Automobile, do many more in 2005. continues to be a leader with a new design and a new editor, West Last year saw 24 more cars being Peterson. The Publications Commit- donated to the Museum bringing tee selected 159 regions & chapters our total to over 120. to receive awards for 2004. Award of Merit—45 We hope that you plan for your Award of Distinction—55 Region to come see the excitement Award of Excellence-39 at your Museum this year. Master Editor-20 Coming soon-online: gift shop sales. AACA LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTER JUDGING Jeff Lesher, President Bo Croley, Vice President The AACA Library and Research More than 4,000 vehicles were Center was a busy place during shown at 10 national meets in 2004. 2004. 1,163 requests for These vehicles were judged by information were received. This 2,050 AACA judges including 17 included 32 requests received from judges who attended all 10 meets. POCI members and 20 form Judges Training Schools, were SPAAMFAA members. We had 490 offered to members at 9 meets recorded visitors in 2004, including the Hershey Fall Meet. representing 36 states, Puerto Rico, Over 1,000 judges attended these the District of Columbia, Argentina, schools. Continuing Judges Australia, Canada, England, Education courses were completed Ireland, and South Africa. The by 744 judges. following groups toured the Library & National Headquarters in 2004: A major revision of the “Official Gettysburg, NYS Allegheny Valley, Judging Rules and Guidelines” Roanoke Valley, Peconic Bay, Po- manual and the judging forms have cono, and Pottstown Regions, and been completed and will be the POCI Keystone Region, and the available for the 2005 National Cars and Parts Garage Tour. Meets. Literature donations val- The Motorcycle Classes and ued at $34,337.95 have Commercial Vehicle Classes have been received in 2004. 12 200 books were catalogued and added to the collection in 2004, 2005 bringing the total number to 4,546. AACA Computer input is progressing with EVENTS over 42,000 records entered in the system. Highlights of the year Abbreviations: included our new outdoor signage, D-Division N-National Ch-Chapter donated in honor pf Margaret and A George Vital by the AACA Peconic P 16 NC Region Spring Meet Bay Region, the Hagerty grant and R Catawba NC I adding the Society of Automobile L 30 Cape Fear Ch, Wilmington Historian and the Lincoln Motorcar 5-7 Southeast DN Spring Meet, Foundation to the organization Roanoke VA whose collections we house. 7 Triangle Ch, Raleigh M 14 Alamance Region Meet 2004 FINANCIAL REPORT* A Y 26-28 Eastern DN Spring Meet Greensburg PA Year Ending December 31, 2004 29- Founders Tour * - Pending Annual Audit June 3 Myerstown PA J 11 Coastal Plains Ch, Washington U INCOME N 17-18 Central DN Spring Meet E Rochester MN Dues.............................. $ 934,606 7–9 Central DN Spring Meet Sales .................................... 15,551 Warren OH AA & Internet Ads............... 67,711 J U 29 AACA Grand National Meets, Tour & Events...... 235,904 L Northglenn CO Y MBNA.................................42,407 30 Western DN Fall Meet Interest/Gain-Investments45,998 Northglenn CO Donations............................11,703 6 General Greene Ch Greensboro A 14-18 Eastern D Tour Miscellaneous....................... 2,525 U Shelter Island NY G Total Income : $ 1,456,405 29- Vintage Tour Sept 2 Solomons MD EXPENSES 10 San-Lee Ch, Sanford Meets, Tours & Events ..$ 240,417 First Capital Ch, New Bern Antique Automobile......... 355,051 11-16 Glidden Tour, Altoona PA S Cost of Sales ....................... 73,785 E 17 Charlotte AutoFair P Morehead City Ch General Administration ..... 31,865 T 22-24 Southeastern DN Fall Headquarters Bldg............ 34,348 Meet, Jeffersonville IN National Headqrtrs Ops...375,838 24 NC Region Fall Meet Pinehurst Total Expense : $1,311,304 1 New River Ch, Jacksonville O 5-8 Eastern DN Fall Meet Hershey C 2004 Net Income*: $ 145,101 T 8 Southeastern Ch, Mt. Olive 15 Furnitureland Ch, Spencer N 2-5 Southeastern D Tour 13 O Palatka FL V IN THE KIDS KORNER Q1. Where is the best place to eat while traveling? Q2. Why wouldn’t the grizzly bear walk on a gravel road? Q3. Why are geese poor drivers? Q4. What do you get when you cross a stop sign with a cat? Q5. Why was the clown sitting at the stop sign? Q6. What did Tennessee? A6. The same as Arkansas. A5. He was waiting for it to say - GO! A4. An octa-puss! A3. Because all they do is honk! A2. It had bear feet. A1. Where there is a fork in the road. Answers to ‘In the Kids Korner’ 14 oxide that the cavemen had used to THINGS YOU make their red paint. The Peekskill chemists succeeded in creating a AUTO KNOW darker color for the tire manufac- turer. More importantly, they discovered that by adding carbon black as an ingredient to the rubber they not only got a darker tire, but one that lasted four to five times longer than white ones! And from there you know how this story ends, except for one little detail. The Peekskill Chemical Company later If you count only roads, says became known as Binney & Smith, Richard Forman, a Harvard the makers of Crayola Crayons! professor of landscape ecology, the number is .06 percent, an area NICOLAS CUGNOT roughly half the size of Virginia. If you throw in parking lots, side- walks, building foundations, and all other “impervious surfaces,” the number doubles to about 1.29 percent. That figure may be lower The very first self-propelled car was than you expected, but the local built in 1769, when Nicolas Cugnot, effects of too much hardtop can be a French military engineer designed huge, particularly on the weather. a steam powered road-vehicle. The vehicle was built at the Paris THE COLOR OF TIRES Arsenal, and was used by the WHY TIRES ARE BLACK French Army to move cannons. It had three wheels with the engine in The first car tires were white! One the front along with the boiler. tire manufacturer wanted his tires While Cugnot's 'car' was capable of to look more distinguished than attaining speeds of up to 6 kms/ other tires. He asked the Peekskill hour, it was far too heavy and slow Chemical Company in Peekskill, to be of practical use. New York, to see what they could do to make a tire that was a silver gray Nicolas Cugnot made another steam color. driven vehicle 2 years later, also at the Paris Arsenal. The machine Joseph Binney had founded the reportedly ran quite well, although Peekskill Chemical Company in on one occasion it ran into a wall, 1864 and specialized in producing thus recording the world's first black and red colors and paints. The motor-accident. The vehicle may red he created was used on barns all still be seen today in the across the American Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et countryside and was made Metiers in Paris. 15 with the same red iron museum, which will display 32 IN THE classic vehicles organized in a AUTOMOTIVE timeline. NEWS! Color - Gold OPTIONS HISTORIC $3.2 MILLION CAR Transmission - Hydro Cylinders - 8 Engine Size - 324 Horsepower - 250 On January 29, 2005, a 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Concept car was auctioned in Scottsdale Arizona for a winning bid of 3.2 million dollars. The XP-20 project, commonly known as F-88 was a pet project of The car was designed by General Harley Earl. Four cars came out of Motors's godfather of automotive the project, but only styling order design, Harley J. Earl and was #2265 (this car) survived. unveiled at the 1954 Motorama. Many auto historians consider the The General Motors concept car F-88 to be an archetype of modern lasted through a fierce bidding war car design with a racy fiberglass to become the highest selling car body, bullet taillights, open top and ever at the Barrett-Jackson auction, lightweight structure. The F-88 has beating a 15-year record of $2 distinctive large vertical exhaust million given for a 1932 Hispano- outlets for its "Rocket" V-8 and a Suiza J12 Binder. The new owners prominent wide-mouth grille. are Maureen and John Hendricks, who is founder and Chairman of However, due to lukewarm sales of Discovery Communications which the newly released 1954 Corvette, includes ownership of the Discovery GM refused to give the green light Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, The for its Oldsmobile division to Travel Channel, The Science produce another sports cars. The F- Channel among its many digital 88 and four other cars developed networks. The car will be on display during the XP-20 project were at the Gateway Colorado Auto ordered destroyed as was standard Museum, now under construction for concept cars not making it into and scheduled for an early Fall production. As legend has it, 2005 grand opening. This museum however, this one gold-tone pet will be devoted to understanding project of Harley Earl was given or and celebrating the history, science, sold piece-by-piece to E. L. Cord design, and social impact of the (Auburn- Cord-Duesen- American car. Only American cars berg owner) in 1955 to be will be featured in the new reassembled as the sole- 16 survivor of the project. In fact, 1999-Bruce Meyer, has commis- hundreds of GM internal docu- sioned the restoration of many ments and original blue prints are legendary vehicles including the still with this car. Museum curators Pierson Brothers' coupe, the So- are hoping to find out more of this Cal belly tank racer, the unique car's history from these Agajanian Special and a Doane documents and records. Spencer roadster that won best of class at Pebble Beach MEGUIAR’S MAN OF THE YEAR 2000-Robert Peterson, founder of http://www.meguiars.com Petersen Publishing which publishes over 77 periodicals In early February, it was announced including Hot Rod, Motor Craft, that the Meguiar’s 2005 Man of the & Car Craft. Also owns the year is Bill Smith, former President prestigious Peterson car and Executive Director of the museum in California AACA. The Meguiar's Award was 2001-J B Nethercutt, car restorer created to honor those individuals whose vehicles have won Best of who have done the most to improve Show at the famed Pebble Beach the quality, visibility and growth of Concours d'Elegance an the collector car hobby. unprecedented six times. Founder of the San Sylmar car museum, which is often credited as being the most breathtakingly beautiful automobile museum in the world 2002-Bill Warner, founder of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Since 1995, the Mequiar’s Company has been giving this award to 2003-Steve Earl, one of the pioneers and leaders in the founding fathers of the American automotive hobby. Former winners vintage race movement include - 2004-Corky Coker, president of 1995-Chet Krause, Founder and Coker Tire Chairman of Krause Publications 1996-Bill & Chip Miller, Carlisle The awards ceremony will be April collector car events 9th at 7 PM (PST) at the Kodak Theater in California. Although I 1997-Jay Leno, entertainer and car have not been able to verify the air collector time, Speed TV is suppose to be 1998-Jules Heumann and Lorin airing the show. Please check your Tryon, these two men helped local listings for air times. Note: The turn a regional California car Maguair Company has for over 100 event into the world famous years has been creating the finest Pebble Beach Concours quality surface care products for d'Elegance you and your car. 17 (Continued on Page 17) nance by removing or disposing of LEGISLATIVE ALERT junked motor vehicles subject to the PROPOSED LAW ordinance according to the procedures prescribed in this Note: the following is a bill that is section. The authority granted by currently making it’s way trough the this section shall be supplemental NC Legislature. It currently only to any other authority conferred effects the cities of Henderson & upon municipalities. Nothing in this Louisburg but once one section shall be construed to municipality gets a law passed, authorize a municipality to require others are such to try & follow. It the removal or disposal of a motor has passed both Houses and is now vehicle kept or stored at a bona fide back in the House for approval of "automobile graveyard" or "junk- Senate changes. The proposed yard" as defined in G.S. 136‑143. changes are underlined. HB 75 (SB 164) For purposes of this section, the Junked & Abandoned Vehicles term "junked motor vehicle" means a vehicle that does not display a Status: Filed in the House on current license plate and that: February 3, 2005; passed 2nd and 3rd readings on March 3rd; sent to (1) Is partially dismantled or the Senate on March 7 where it was wrecked; or assigned SB 164; passed 2nd and (2) Cannot be self‑propelled or 3rd reading on March 17 and sent moved in the manner in back to the House. which it originally was intended to move; or Title: A bill to be entitles an act (3) Is more than five years old effecting the regulation of and appears to be worth less abandoned or junked motor than one hundred dollars vehicles in the City of Henderson ($100.00). five hundred and the Town of Louisburg.. dollars ($500.00)." The bill also amends G.S. 160A-303 SECTION 1. G.S.160A‑303.2(a) (b2) as reads as rewritten: reads as rewritten: SECTION 1. (3) Is more than five (a) A municipality may by ordi- years old and worth less than one nance regulate, restrain or prohibit hundred dollars ($100.00); five the abandonment of junked motor hundred dollars ($500.00); or vehicles on public grounds and on private property within the munici- SECTION 3. Section 1 of this act applies only to the City of Hender- pality's ordinance‑making jurisdic- son and the Town of Louis- tion upon a finding that such burg. Section 2 of this act applies regulation, restraint or prohibition only to the Town of Louisburg. is necessary and desirable to promote or enhance community, SECTION 4. This act is neighborhood or area appearance, effective when it becomes and may enforce any such ordi- law. 18 THE FAIRMOUNT AND FROM THE PARK MOTOR RACES, WEB 1908–1911. For four years, early in the last century, the Fairmount Park Motor Races were run on an eight-mile course in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park. This issue I have two on-line book BY MOTOR TO stores to talk about. THE GOLDEN GATE Is he story of AACA BOOKMOBILE Emily Post’s www.aaca.org historic 1915 journey by car The AACA Bookmobile is now on- from New York line. AACA members receive a 20% to California. discount on every book purchased and your Club receives a significant donation for every book you A RELIABLE CAR purchase. AACA members receive AND A WOMAN FREE UPS ground shipping on any WHO KNOWS IT order above $75.00. They continue THE FIRST to add titles all the time so check COAST-TO-COAST back often. AUTO TRIPS BY WOMEN, 1899– MCFARLAND BOOKS 1916 www.mcfarlandpub.com chronicles the first coast-to-coast This year at the trade show in trip by women. Detailed accounts of Philadelphia a publishing company five coast-to-coast drives make up was featuring their automobile this lively history. books. To my surprise, it turned out that they were from Jefferson NC. MY FIRST Doing a quick search on automobile FORTY CARS on their web page revealed that they have at the time of this printing This automotive thirty-five books listed. memoir includes a chapter for each Some titles of interest are of Bolan’s first 19 - forty cars, includ- ing photographs of the actual vehi- cles where possible. THE MODEL T WILLIAM MAN By Roy Wheeler HOWARD TAFT What a beautiful thing is a AND THE FIRST tapered spring, MOTORING What sights and sounds inspiring; PRESIDENCY, The curve of the guard, 1909–1913. the advance and retard, The gallant old cylinders firing. This is a meticulously researched reappraisal of the oft-maligned Taft Let other men squander their skill presidency focusing particularly on and their time his cars, his relationship to the On sporting or some other folly. automobile and the role of the He finds his joy and automobile in the politics of his expression sublime day. With a spanner and hammer and (Continued From Page 14) dolly. He stands in his shed and he gazes IN THE NEWS (CONT.) around RALPH LAUREN CARS At the junk he's collected and storing. From March 06 through to July 03, Thinking ahead his heart gives a the Boston Museum of Fine Arts bound will display Ralph Lauren's classic For the rapturous years of cars under the title "Speed, Style, restoring. and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection." The MFA Web There is artists' and artisans' blood site explains it this way: "In its first in his veins, exhibition devoted to car design, Simplicity in his devotion, the MFA displays sixteen His vision reveals, from his labours magnificent automobiles from the and pains, collection of world-renowned A glorious poem of motion. designer and car enthusiast Ralph Lauren, featuring some of history’s What a beautiful thing, what joy it most memorable cars." He is will bring, especially noted as the owner of a A Model "T" Ford is inspiring. rare Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic The leisurely pace, the effortless Coupe, arguably one of the most grace, beautiful sports machines ever The gallant old cylinders firing. made. 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe 20 the same hole. They won’t hold as well the second time around. Try using boat nails. These are bronze, ring shank nails of about the same penny size as the original steel body nails. Being bronze they will not rust, and being ring shank they will hold well in the slightly oversized holes. The Tinkerin’ Tips this month were ELECTRICAL TERMINAL CUFFS taken from Restoration Tips by Tom Reese. These articles were From the late brass era through the originally published in the Antique advent of vinyl, low tension wires Automobile from 1971-1985. often had a rubber cuff that covered the wire connection to the terminal. These used to be available in bulk form. In recent years, I have no GENERIC RUBBER GROMMETS longer been able to find them. I now buy several different diameters of At times one needs to come up with rubber windshield washer hose and rubber grommets to cushion lop off the appropriate length to electrical wires where they come replace these cuffs when rewiring. through metal panels. If your car is from the 1920s or 1930s, modern STORAGE OF MURIATIC ACID grommets just don’t look right. They are too shiney and have forms If you plan to use Muriatic acid for that look like later. A possible cleaning corroded parts, make sure source of such grommets is no that when storing, you cap it tightly farther away than your nearest tire & store it away from anything metal shop. They will have lots of rubber that you care about. The vapor pres- valve stems bases lying around. In sure of this liquid is such that it will replacing these, they usually nip off release acid to the atmosphere the old ones and punch the base out easily. It will then act as a catalyst, of the wheel. These bases have a speeding the rusting of any un- center hole and a convenient ridge painted iron or steel in the area. for mounting. A little sanding will Such items as drill chucks and bits, smooth off the nip marks. garden tools, stored fasteners, & hand tool all soon grow a fuzzy BOAT NAILS coating of ugly red ferrous oxide. When replacing metal body and door panels on wood frames, after having them off to repair and re- glue the wood, you inevitably end up with 21 your nails going back in ACTIVITY REQUEST CARD WARREN COUNTY TOUR - APRIL 23RD I want to reserve a spot on the Warren County Tour. I will be driving my Coming with me will be OUTER BANKS TOUR - SEPT. 21 & 22 In order to help with the planning for the tour please indicate what car and how many people will be traveling with you. Car # People ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND MAILING ADDRESS IS ON REVERSE SIDE. (Continued from page 6) However, on February 23rd, PBS was in the middle of their annual ROAD SHOW FYI Festival, which is a fund raiser for the station and did not show the I sent out an email early February segment on independent cars. I notifying you of a new PBS series have not been able to find out when Antiques Roadshow FYI which the show will be broadcasted but filmed segments at the 2004 keep checking the local listings. Eastern Division Fall Meet in Hershey last October. The original air dates were- Independent Car Segment: February 23, 2005 @ 8:00 EST Petroliana: May 18, 2005 @ 8:00 EST Classic car, Milestone car, and Antique car: TBD 22 Name My cell phone number is Mail to: Riley Reiner Thanks for renewing your membership in the BNTR ! ๐ Here are your membership cards! ๐ You have already received them. ๐ Have not renewed yet! 23 In Memoriam John Z DeLorean by enthusiasts. John Z. DeLorean was one of • he quit in 1973 to launch the Detroit's best-known - and most DeLorean Motor Car Co. near controversial-automotive in- Belfast, Northern Ireland. novators. DeLorean died March 19 at Overlook Hospital in • Eight years later, the Summit, N.J., at age 80. He had DeLorean DMC-12 hit the suffered a stroke late Thursday streets. But the factory at his home in Bedminster, N.J., produced only about 8,900 his family said. cars in three years. The company collapsed in 1983, a CAREER year after he was charged HIGHLIGHTS with conspiring to sell $24 million of cocaine and money • hired as an engineer by laundering to salvage his car Chrysler in 1952, though he venture. DeLorean claimed left less than a year later to entrapment and won acquittal work for Packard Motor Co. on the charges in 1984. • When Packard was acquired • Through the 1980s and into by Studebaker Corp. in 1956, the 1990s, he battled tax, DeLorean took a job with the fraud, racketeering and advanced engineering group bankruptcy charges and at Pontiac. His patents avoided extradition to Great included the recessed wind- Britain and Switzerland to shield wiper and the overhead face charges of defrauding cam engine. investors in his car plant. • By age 40, DeLorean led • He declared bankruptcy in Pontiac, and four years later 1999. became the youngest head of GM's giant Chevrolet division. Note: The radically futuristic, He was credited with creating gull-winged car he produced, what some consider the first the DeLorean, gained muscle car in 1964 by cram- worldwide recognition as the ming a V8 engine into a time machine in the "Back to Pontiac Tempest and calling it the Future" films. the GTO, dubbed the "Goat" Brass-Nickel Touring Region Judy L Edwards, Editor 116 East Front Street Clayton NC 27520-1913 Summer touring season is right around the corner!
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