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Ken N Tx    Posted 02-03-2017 at 03:54:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Long Video, but worth it!!!

    Any guesses on the value of his collection ???

    Danny in CO    Posted 02-03-2017 at 16:30:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dragon Man is a character! We have bought several guns from him and he always has a story!

    Ed Ridgeway CO    Posted 02-03-2017 at 12:10:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Dragon Man is about an hour east of me.I think his museum is only open to the public a couple of days a year and not all the rooms.I'm surprised he didn't take you outside to shoot.Anyone can go there and rent a machine gun buy bullets and shoot most any kind of gun you can think of.

    Ed in CO

    Larry (TX)    Posted 02-03-2017 at 10:53:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mel is most definitely, "The Man" (and after my own heart, ha!). One has to wonder what will happen to his collection after he's gone - perhaps Mike Wolf and Frank Fritz will still be around to buy some of it. From the music he listens to as well as hearing him speak, I suspect Mel and I are close to the same age, but quite obviously, he didn't retire from the fire service as I did - maybe he's an unknown brother to the Donald!

    A long time Houston area auto dealer, Tony Gullo, has a similar museum and over 200 classic cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, etc. in Magnolia TX. Our two clubs have made two tours (each takes over four hours) of his museum over the past two years - talk about a real fulfillment, wow!

    John in Mich    Posted 02-03-2017 at 11:08:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We are planning a trip to Austin and Houston, Texas area and that is not far away. Is Tony Gullo museum open to the public? I did not find a listing.

    Larry (TX)    Posted 02-03-2017 at 19:30:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • John, yes, the public is welcome but sadly not on an everyday simply drop in and view the goodies basis. Visitation dates must be arranged through Tony's daughter several months in advance and a minimum of 20 persons has to be in attendance. Attendees pay a $10 per person tour fee (well worth it however) of which every dime goes into a children's charity where Christmas gifts are bought and given to underprivileged and parentless kids; (Tony, a very wealthy fellow of 80 plus years in age has seven new auto dealerships and a marine dealership, thus he doesn't need the money personally. With both our antique tractor and military vehicle collectors clubs, we have had 60 to 80 members and guests that have taken the tours.

    John in Mich    Posted 02-03-2017 at 21:31:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • PS We take the Ford GPW to parades and to the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run. If you go to youtube and type in "Rosie the Riveter says save the bomber plant" you will get glimpses of the jeep and my 2 granddaughters. (says a proud grandpa) Andrea is now a freshman in college and the Emily is in 8th grade.

    John in Mich    Posted 02-03-2017 at 21:39:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The GPW with the machine gun belongs to my friend, Bob. The video "Rosie the riveter on the Liberator Line". That video ends with the hanger doors where B-24s came off the assembly line behind them.

    John in Mich    Posted 02-03-2017 at 21:19:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hi Larry,
    Thank you for the follow-up. I will look for something else to do. I did notice all of the dealerships by the same name.
    BTW, my son has a 1942 GPW that he bought out of the Michael Yeck collection in Dundee, Mich. A friend of mine bought one also. Much of the Yeck collection was shipped to an auction in Texas around 2012-3. Did you see any of that?

    Larry (TX)    Posted 02-07-2017 at 10:26:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No, I guess that I missed that one John. I began my MV collection back in '96 with a nicely restored '42 MB, then another nice '44 MB, followed by a '43 Dodge WC52, then another '44 MB, then 1/4 ton MBT trailers for my jeeps, then 3 Dodge M37's (think 2 '52's a '53 - the '53 being a super museum quality restoration) and 1 M101 3/4 ton trailer for the '53 M37, a '52 M38 jeep & M100 trailer, and lastly an '86 Chevy CUCV (military Tahoe) for my better half as it has power steering, auto tranny and disc brakes.

    Now at 72, I've sold *all of my MV's except the Tahoe and the M38 (w/M100 trailer) jeep, but still serve (since '96) as President of the Bluebonnet Military Motor Pool (www.bmmp.us) here in the local area. We are an affiliate of the Military Vehicle Preservation Assn. in MO.

    *I'm hanging on to the tractor collection as well as a couple of vintage GM trucks for as long as I can!

    There may be some tractor pulls and shows going on during your Texas visit. Pull up www.tractorfriends.org on the I-net, then scroll to Texas Shows and check to see the various events posted thereon.

    J52J    Posted 02-03-2017 at 06:45:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • No wonder there's no Collectables left at garage sales.. Her has them all.
    Great Collection

    J52J/Jess

    bkrsdoz    Posted 02-03-2017 at 07:23:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't know where he got his money, but I know he doesn't work where I do!!

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