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John in Mich    Posted 04-13-2020 at 07:52:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A friend sent me this in an e-mail. I know that anyone who loves tractors has to also love automobiles. This is one awesome collection in a "barn", not in a display.

    Island Mike    Posted 04-13-2020 at 14:12:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Cool stuff.
    The museum I want to visit is in Invercargill NZ, and has the Worlds Fastest Indian there. Plus many other motorcycles. Thinking of bikes, I have a mint 1980 XS1100 that I will probably donate to the Deeley museum in Burnaby BC. The bike was bought new from Deeley, and gifted to me by dearly departed Larry.
    Island Mike

    Bob Kuba(TX)    Posted 04-13-2020 at 18:21:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hey Mike, I bought my XS1100 new from the Navy Exchange in Japan, at brought it to Honolulu, HI.
    It was an awesome bike and very fast!

    Larry TX    Posted 04-13-2020 at 10:58:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have to wonder how recent (or long ago) the video was made and if the collection has yet been sold or is pending - also where they're located and who the "he" mentioned throughout by the lady, is , or was, hmmmmm?
    I've had the good fortune here in the Houston area to have toured the 800 plus vehicle collection of the late lawyer John O'Quinn, and also the 250 plus vehicle collection of the late real estate and business strip center mogul Jerry J. Moore; (the majority of these vehicles however were in pristine showroom condition, but were all sold off after the two owner's deaths). A long time Houston auto dealer, Tony Gullo, has a (believe it's 200 vehicles) classic auto museum 40 miles north of here in Magnolia TX where the members and I of both my antique tractor and military vehicles clubs have toured twice now. One of the finest MOPAR collections (and farm tyractors as well), the HEMI HIDEOUT, is owned by one of our former tractor club members and both groups have toured that museum as well; (check out on the I-net).

    John in Mich    Posted 04-13-2020 at 17:50:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There was a private museum of military vehicles, uniforms, hardware, weapons etc and some antique vehicles in Dundee, Michigan. The owner-collector, Mike Yeck, was a WW2 veteran.
    Upon his passing, the collection was dispersed, most of the smaller items were packaged and shipped to an auction house in Texas. The vehicles were auctioned here. My son acquired his 1942 Ford GPW and a friend of mine acquired a GPW with a 50 cal machinegun mounted (propane opperated).
    I was just curious if by chance you or any of your club members had participated in that auction. I do not know exactly where the materials were sent.

    Larry    Posted 04-16-2020 at 11:01:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • John, I don't recall such an auction taking place anywhere in the greater Houston area and I've been the Pres. of this club since '96, so if any of our members attended such auction, I'm not aware. As for myself, I've owned two Willys MB's (a '43 and a '44), three Dodge M37's (all '53's), a '43 Dodge WC52, and a '52 Willys M38 (which I still have). All of these MV's had the respective and correct era trailers that went with each (five of which I still have). At one time, Tim D. (on this board) was working with I believe with his FIL in restoring a GPW, but I don't know if that project was ever completed. LS

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