New member Bill Overend sent it along. There are two ’57 Series 62 Cadillac convertibles in there, and the owner claims 58 cars in all. They look to me to be all survivor cars, in original, unrestored condition. A treasure trove of old time parts and signs, and a place any gearhead would LOVE to explore for days on end…
A very unusual collector. He hasn't detailed any of them. They are a gold mine for some future collector, particularly with the stock pile of parts. THIS is an interesting collection! https://player.vimeo.com/video/139358538
Changes in Judging Rules – Now & 2017
By: William C. “Bill” Anderson, P.E.
The Cadillac & LaSalle Club Board of Directors approved a program in January 2015 authorizing significant changes in the judging of cars at CLC National Events. The Judging Committee is hard at work developing the procedures to implement these changes.
The judging at the Grand National in Las Vegas in April and the Fall Festival in September embrace some of these changes including:
More changes will be phased in with the 2017 Grand National and Fall Festival Events including:
I will expand upon these and discuss other changes and topics related to judging in future News From the Chief Judge. If you have questions, please contact me.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Franklin Museum of Tucson. Private collector, now passed, left a foundation of about 25 cars in three buildings. Franklin produced cars 1902 - 1934, continued to build their air cooled engines, mostly aircraft, but including the engine for the Tucker, into the 70's. Note some of the 50 fins on each cylinder in the engine photo, big part of the cooling system which also included a compressed air system over the engine. Engines were 6, 8 & 12 cylinder, a four cylinder attempt failed.
These were extremely well built cars and were priced a slight notch below Cadillac. Museum had several custom bodied cars, mostly chauffeur driven town cars, but also a couple of speedsters. Several early models included a 1904, which I had seen running at the Tubac Collector Car Show a few weeks ago. Early models had front hinged hoods. It's a small museum but well worth a visit if you are ever passing through Tucson.
And then I have purchased the car in the last photo to go autocrossing with my son and grandson (in grandson's Lotus). Had it hauled to Tucson today to Olde English Creations for some work before shipping it home. 1960 Austin Healey "Bug Eye" (or Frog Eye to the Brits) Sprite, full race, 1275 cc bored to 1350, fresh engine and many other components. Last trip on the track was 1984.
— Lee Dunn
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