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|29th November 2009, 10:24||#1|
A visit to The Museum of Automobiles
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Stuck by myself in Memphis with a 4 day long weekend, I did not know what to do. Did a bit of browsing and found that there was a place called Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park in Hotsprings, Arkansas - about 200 miles from Memphis. Decided to go there for a couple of days.
A colleague here, knowing that I am a car buff ( I am no buff. Just another regular Team-BHPian ) also pointed me to a place called Petit Jean State Park, about another 60 miles from Hot Springs.
I will be posting a separate thread on the OTR experience. On Saturday after spending the morning in Hot Springs, I took off and got to The Museum of Automobiles .
Truly, I was spell bound. I missed not having my DSLR. All I had was a Canon A480, point and shoot. I know that pictures do not do much justice to this exquisite collection. Hope you guys enjoy them
1967 Cadillac Fleetwood
1951 Cadillac Fleetwood
1935 DeSoto Airflow Model SG 4-Door Sedan
1937 Chrysler Airflow C-17
1937 Packard Model 120 C - 8 Cylinder
A Gasoline Bowser from the Forgotten Era
1923 Ford Model TT
1940 Bantam Speedster
1914 Cretor's Popcorn Wagon
1924 Chevy Truck
A collection of Vintage 2 Wheelers
More to come...
|29th November 2009, 23:46||#2|
Here are pictures of more cars:
1914 Ford Model T Coupelet
1926 Chrysler Sport Coupe
1912 Paige Beverly Touring
1913 Metz Runabout
1909 Buick Model 10 Touring
1923 Climber Model 6-50
1924 Chevrolet Deluxe Superior Touring
1929 Model A Ford Station Wagon
1908 Sears Model "J" Business Runabout
Model A Ford Engine and Transmission 1928-1931
1936 Mercedes 500-K Phateon
1912 Ford Model T Touring
1926 Ford Model T Sedan
1926 Star Model "F"
1941 Chevy Deluxe Sedan
The King's Ranchero - Belongs to Elvis Presley
1931 Ford Model A Victoria
1929 Ford Model A Sports Coupe
1929 Ford Model A Town Car
1933 Auburn Boattail Speedster Salon Series
1956 Mercury MontClair Convertible
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1941 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Truck
1963 Lincoln Continental
1939 Lincoln Zephyr
1946 Lincoln Continental
1948 Chrysler New Yorker Sedan
Some more to come.
|30th November 2009, 00:04||#3|
And the last set of Pictures
these are the last set of pictures:
1954 Chevrolet 3100 series
1948 Willys Overland Jeepster Phaeton VJ-2 Model 463
1924 Auto Redbug - Electric Car
1937 Ford Phaeton
1941 Willys Americar
1939 Ford Standard Tudor
1952 MG Model TD
1933 LaSalle Town Coupe
All in all it was a very enjoyable experience. Hope you guys enjoy the pictures too.
|3rd September 2010, 16:36||#4|
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This is one good thing I've seen about the Americans. They have a habit of restoring and maintaining even the most mundane automobiles from yesteryear by forming a museum. Of these cars, hardly any could be said to be of historical significance. Some are even for sale. Yet its the enterprise of the dedicated team that maintains all these cars, that deserves a hats off!
And Rajan, wonderful photos dude.
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Know what - I was reading these Raymond Chandler books and realized that during his era, these were the reigning automobiles. Esp - the Fleetwoods & Packards. Thanks !
|3rd September 2010, 18:46||#6|
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@Patchy - Wonderful, wonderful & Thanks so much for sharing. I'd goosebumps looking those HD's & Indians. Pls, if I'm not asking too much, could you pls post a few more on those HD's & Indians? I love to see them; I'm sure there must be some 1903 models of HD & Indian. I would love to see them. Thanks again PatchyBoy.
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