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June 28th, 2006

Jill and I were married 32 years ago today at the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul at Stoke Lacy in England’s border county of Herefordshire. It was not what you’d call an old car wedding; the bride rode to the church in a Peugeot 304 and we made our getaway in a year-old….
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June 21st, 2006

Sedan Delivery Edition, that is. Fred Summers, the CarPort’s redoubtable St. Louis Bureau Chief, liked the issue on sedan deliveries. He believes he’s gone us one better, however, with this 1950 Pontiac sedan delivery with rear side windows. He spied it at a Kruse auction in his city some years ago, and was told it….
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June 12th, 2006

After gloomy, wet skies on Saturday, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance was brightened on Sunday by occasional sun and a bright little star, the Stellite car. Built by a subsidiary of Vickers for Wolseley, the Stellite was produced from 1913 to 1919. This 1914 Stellite, one of a handful to survive, was owned by Scott Isquick’s….
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June 7th, 2006

The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is all about circles. Cars are arranged in circles of their peers on the picturesque waterfront of Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. This past Saturday opened the twelfth edition of the Nutmeg State’s premier car event, the brainchild of Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom. With six duPont cars on the….
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June 1st, 2006

It’s probably a combination of heredity and environment. On May 9, 1930, my father Philip Foster, whose 96th birthday would be today, bought a new Model A Ford Standard Roadster from William T. Swackamer, of Long Valley, New Jersey. He explained to me once that he went out of town, rather than buying from the….
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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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