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Car Collector Chronicles 10-11

Car Collector Chronicles 10-11

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Published by Dave Yaros
Oct 2011 edition (10/2011, 5 pgs.) of Car Collector Chronicles; a free, monthly, online, ad free newsletter for the classic/collector car enthusiast.

ARTICLES: High RPMs (commentary), Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours-Club Day (My Take on it), Humor on Wheels (cartoon).

PHOTOS: 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv., Porsche Tractor, Green Bay Packard, Lincoln Dash

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Oct 2011 edition (10/2011, 5 pgs.) of Car Collector Chronicles; a free, monthly, online, ad free newsletter for the classic/collector car enthusiast.

ARTICLES: High RPMs (commentary), Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours-Club Day (My Take on it), Humor on Wheels (cartoon).

PHOTOS: 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv., Porsche Tractor, Green Bay Packard, Lincoln Dash

FILE NAME: Car Collector Chronicles 10-11.pdf

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Volume IV, Issue 10
plea for reader participation in theform of comments and contributions.Do feel free to let me know via emailor the
CCC®
forum what you like,don’t like, would like to see and whatis going on with you in terms of col-lector car activities. Your willingnessto do so will help make the newslet-ter a better publication!It is October. Where has thesummer gone? I find it depress-ing that I have put my rides upfor the winter already.Actually, there is one morelocal show in which I may par-ticipate. If I do, it shall be with
The Gray Lady
,
our ‘55 Coupéde Ville, as she has yet to beallowed to begin her winter nap.In terms of car activities, itwas not a particularly busy onethis year. The highlight wasusing our Allanté,
Auntie Pearl
,
as our means of transport forour summer vacation. She per-formed flawlessly.Another highlight was finallygetting
The Gray Lady
out onthe open road. It was the firstreal opportunity to see how shehandles on the highway. What Ilearned is, one had best payclose attention whenever es-corting
The Gray Lady
 
on herrounds! She is big, requires alot of room to maneuver andtends to take up every inch of any lane of travel.I would be lying if I did notacknowledge the satisfaction of reaction to the car. The plain,simple fact is that one just doesnot often see vehicles possess-ing such stature and class outand about anymore. She ismost definitely a head turner!Next month marks the fourthanniversary of the debut of 
CCC®
. For me that is a littlehard to believe. Back in No-vember of 20 and -o-8 I had noidea how long the endeavorwould continue. We seem tohave a good following,. Thereader numbers are impressive,especially when one considersthat it does require some effortto go to the web site and eitherdownload the pub, or read itonline. I extend a heartfeltthank you to all of you for yourinterest in our publication.I will also make my perennial
 High RPMs 
GDYNets
 ® 
on the Web
Find GDYNets on the web:
CCC
 ® 
-THE FORUM http://ccc.activeboard.comCar Collector Chronicles-scribdSaved 62 -1962 Olds web sitehttp://www.freewebs.com/ jeandaveyarosThe Gray Lady -
 
1955 CadillacCoup
é
de Ville web site
SAVED 62:
 
A website devotedto our 1962 Oldsmobile Dy-namic 88 convertible. The sitealso has a lot of information onOldsmobiles and its founder,Ransom Eli Olds.
THE GRAY LADY:
This web-site features our 1955 CadillacCoupé de Ville and Caddy in-formation.
A website de-voted to a myriad of interests.Foremost is extensive informa-tion on the “Steel City” of Gary,IN. There are also offerings onsteel making, U.S. Steel-GaryWorks, U.S. Marine Corps, M14assault rifle, of course Oldsmo-bile, and the tragic story of themurder of Gary, IN Police Lt.George Yaros.
A GDYNETS
 ® 
 PUBLICATION© 2011, G. DAVIDYAROS. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED.
October 2011Car Collector Chronicles
Car Collector Chronicles 
®
Exploring:

Car Collecting Today

Classic Rides

Reports From the Field
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Oldsmobile
(1897-2004)
 

Cadillac
(1902- )
 

Allant
é (1987-1993)

Corvair
(1960-1969)
 
IN THIS ISSUE:
High RPMs
1
GDYNetsOn the Web
1
The MilwaukeeMasterpieceClub Day
2
Humor on Wheels
4
Photo Gallery
5
Forum EMail:
 
As I indicated last month, we would be participating in “Club Day” atthe Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours. We did. It was an interestingexperience, in a lot of ways.I was familiar with the event, somewhat. This was because years agowe happened upon it by chance while out for a veritable “Sunday drive.”Our interest in viewing the cars that day waned rather quickly when wewere told the price of admission was $8.00. I am able to report that it nolonger costs eight bucks to get in and walk the show field.First, let’s talk about the venue. The show is held at Veteran’s Park inMilwaukee. That places it right on the lake front with one of the bestviews of the Milwaukee skyline. To the immediate south is the Milwau-kee harbor breakwater, where power and sail boats leisurely traverse.The bottom line here is, it is pretty hard to find a better venue.Now, let’s talk about the pre-show publicity. There was plenty, and not just local. I even received an email from
Hemmings Daily 
hyping theshow. Of course The Masterpiece received air time in advance on Wis-consin Hot Rod Radio, a weekly radio show broadcast. The week be-fore the show, every day it seems, I received an email about showevents and activities; such as cocktail parties, etc.I shall now turn to organization of the show. Our Olds was assignedboth a category and a check-in time. We were instructed to be there at0730 Hrs., even though the show did not open to the public until 10a.m.! As our participation was clearly linked to the Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin, I am still trying to figure out why there was a 1950 Mercuryand a 1957 Ford parked between our ride and the other Olds Club mem-ber cars?In our registration packet were name tags and passes to the V.I.P.tent. A free continental style breakfast was served inside the V.I.P. tent.Next to the V.I.P. tent one could purchase wine by the glass. A caesar salad lunch was also available. Impressive, right?Very few vendors were allowed, or chose, to have a presence at theshow. Reliable Transport was there with a couple of its rigs. They wereon display, after having off-loaded cars for the concours event. ChubbInsurance Group and Hagerty were there. Chubb even gave away free,high quality t-shirts. Perhaps the most interesting vendor display wasthat from Rotary Lift. It had a 4-post lift on the show field with a fairlynew Lincoln on it. The lift was placed on the ground, with 2’ x 2’ by 3/4”
The Milwaukee Masterpiece
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“ 
 A freecontinental style breakfast was served inside the V.I.P.tent. Next tothe V.I.P. tent one could  purchase wineby the glass. Acaesar salad lunch was alsoavailable.” 
 
plywood pads under each post. A pretty brave soul, in my opinion?I have to say, even the “Club Day” cars were a cut above the usualrides on display at most local shows. Both the car owners and specta-tors were very knowledgeable and friendly. We met a lot of nice folk.Of course, the point of any show is the cars. There were some uniquerides on display, even on “Club Day.” One is best described as “only inWisconsin.” It was a 1948 Packard, in very good to excellent condition.What made it unique was that it was painted in Green Bay Packersgreen and gold colors!There was also a pristine Porsche Junior diesel tractor on display. Ihad never seen one of those before. Its condition was such as to bringinto question whether it had ever seen field duty any time during its exis-tence.Another interesting display was of two Stutz’s. They were accompa-nied on the show field by their “official waxer,” or detail person. Thecars were trailered to the show. The owner did make an appearance,but only after flying into Milwaukee on his private jet from Pebble Beach! –– In case you have not figured it out yet, we were more than a littleout of our league here.Even so, I have to say I was more than surprised, as well as pleased,at the number of people who photographed our car. I wonder what hap-pens to those photos? I suspect I shall stumble upon them on the net,sooner than later? With respect to photos, I did let a few people get inthe car to photograph the dash. After one guy had his pic taken behindthe wheel, I told him the charge for such wasa $25 donation to the “
 Saved 62
 
RestorationFund!” We all had a laugh at that one. Themost prevalent comment about our car was,“Look at that steering wheel!” It is V-shapedin the center and does sport a lot of chrome.Far different from the nondescript steeringwheels of today, housing a driver air bag.Now, let me address the negatives. I reported above, spectators nolonger have to pay an $8 admission charge. That is true. The cost nowis 15 bucks! That seems to be more than a little steep to me? As therewere over 250 cars on display, and most having 2 owners, I was notable to get a handle on how many people actually paid the exorbitantspectator admission charge to gawk at our rides. I suspect it was notthat many, and certainly not as many as it could have been if the charge
“ 
I have to say,even the “ClubDay” carswere a cut above theusual rides ondisplay at most local shows. Boththe car ownersand spectatorswere very knowledge- able and friendly.” 
 
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