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August 31st, 2005

Where’d you get those Jeepsters? The Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts, got them through its Collector Car Program, where donated cars are sold to help finance museum operations and recycle cars back to the enthusiast community. This 1949 car is from the first Jeepster generation, 1948-50. Originally powered with the 134 cubic inch….
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August 24th, 2005

Wayne’s World, which comprises most of central Texas, is rife with hibernating cars, and Wayne, who runs it, knows where to find them. This time, with help from long-time area resident Phillip Koch, he’s come up with a whale of a stake truck. Everything is so specialized now that few people not living on farms….
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August 17th, 2005

John Steinbeck was a car guy. We know that from his novels – how else would he have been able to make automobiles such realistic characters? His word pictures of Lincoln-Zephyr, Hudson and Dodge touring car in The Grapes of Wrath, and the Model T Fords in Cannery Row and East of Eden demonstrate that….
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August 10th, 2005

You’ve seen this car before. It was in the way when Wayne Graefen went to retrieve “Ivy,” his 1932 Plymouth convertible sedan. At last report, it was still sitting in the same Southern California rest home for old automobiles. Wayne notes that it’s the convertible coupe style without side windows for the rear passengers. That….
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August 3rd, 2005

Last month we spent a weekend in upstate New York, cheering our daughter Harriet as she competed in the second annual Musselman Triathlon at Geneva. The thought of running 13 miles after swimming for over a mile and biking for 56 boggles the mind, but she finished in good, if not record, time. It was….
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Serendipity: n. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
“They were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”
Horace Walpole, The Three Princes of Serendip
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