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Old 29th November 2009, 10:24   #1
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Default A visit to The Museum of Automobiles

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Hello Everybody,

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

MOTTA Logo
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1967 Cadillac Fleetwood
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1951 Cadillac Fleetwood
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1935 DeSoto Airflow Model SG 4-Door Sedan
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1937 Chrysler Airflow C-17
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1937 Packard Model 120 C - 8 Cylinder
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A Gasoline Bowser from the Forgotten Era
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1923 Ford Model TT
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1940 Bantam Speedster
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1914 Cretor's Popcorn Wagon
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1923 Studebaker
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1924 Chevy Truck
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A collection of Vintage 2 Wheelers
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More to come...

Cheers,

Rajan
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Old 29th November 2009, 23:46   #2
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Here are pictures of more cars:
1914 Ford Model T Coupelet
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1926 Chrysler Sport Coupe
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1912 Paige Beverly Touring
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1913 Metz Runabout
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1909 Buick Model 10 Touring
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1923 Climber Model 6-50
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1924 Chevrolet Deluxe Superior Touring
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1929 Model A Ford Station Wagon
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1908 Sears Model "J" Business Runabout
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Model A Ford Engine and Transmission 1928-1931
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1936 Mercedes 500-K Phateon
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1912 Ford Model T Touring
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1926 Ford Model T Sedan
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1926 Star Model "F"
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1941 Chevy Deluxe Sedan
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The King's Ranchero - Belongs to Elvis Presley
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1932 Chevrolet
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1931 Ford Model A Victoria
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1929 Ford Model A Sports Coupe
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1929 Ford Model A Town Car
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1933 Auburn Boattail Speedster Salon Series
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1955 Thunderbird
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1958 Corvette
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1956 Mercury MontClair Convertible
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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
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1941 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Truck
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1963 Lincoln Continental
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1939 Lincoln Zephyr
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1946 Lincoln Continental
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1948 Chrysler New Yorker Sedan
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Some more to come.

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Old 30th November 2009, 00:04   #3
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these are the last set of pictures:

1954 Chevrolet 3100 series
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1948 Willys Overland Jeepster Phaeton VJ-2 Model 463
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1924 Auto Redbug - Electric Car
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1937 Ford Phaeton
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1941 Willys Americar
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1939 Ford Standard Tudor
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1952 MG Model TD
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1933 LaSalle Town Coupe
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All in all it was a very enjoyable experience. Hope you guys enjoy the pictures too.

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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 !
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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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