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August 30th, 2009

One neat thing about the internet is the way it can put you in touch with friends you haven’t seen for many years. Not too long ago I heard from Midge Frueh Cortesi, whose father I used to work for in my Farmall era. We were able to share our memories of Falls Village, the….
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August 23rd, 2009

I thought I knew all the cars of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s – I’d been carspotting ever since I could remember. But the summer I turned 16 I came across one I’d not seen before. The grille was like that of the 1940 Pontiac, but different, in an attractive sort of way. A look….
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August 13th, 2009

Few automakers are celebrating these days. General Motors virtually ignored the corporate the corporate centenary in 2008, and not a whimper has been heard of a 75th anniversary observance for Chrysler, be it Corporation or LLC. Ironically, the biggest bash has been reserved for what might be the least of them: the Morgan Motor Company….
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August 5th, 2009

The apocryphal low-mileage car that was “driven only to church on Sundays” is unlikely to be a sports car. It might, however, be a Morgan, for Morgans have a long history with the church. The marque’s founder, H.F.S. Morgan, was the son and grandson of clergymen, and he religiously returned to his birthplace each week….
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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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