#14 1964 Daytona Cobra Coupe

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Daytona Cobra Coupe 1964

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1964 Daytona Cobra Coupe (Factory Authorized Continuation) Owner / Driver – Don Wells

Build History: CSX-7072 started life as a Shelby FIA roadster in 1987 available as a continuation Cobra from Shelby American.  I bought it thru a Shelby Dealer in Pa, having him ‘re-body’ the Cobra with Mr. Shelby’s permission in 1998.
With my direction, Pete Brock,  Dr. Simeone and all the Cobra books available,  I have re-created what the original Daytona Cobra Coupe looked like when it first raced in Feb.13th 1964. Pete Brock found just one thing wrong with my Cobra and it’s been fixed.
Modern additions: (Required to meet current Vintage racing specifications):
Shelby Fuel Cell, Gel Battery, Radiator Fan, FIA  Safety Belts , Full Halo Roll Cage. Engine: The 298 CID  engine has many period correct parts. It’s currently producing about 400 Horse Power. The Girling brakes, Koni shocks and suspension components are stock, period correct components.
Tracks Raced at: Daytona (Participated in the 2016 & 2017  Heritage Exhibition at the 24 Hour Race), Lime Rock, Pocono, Summit Point.

#4 1953 Austin-Healey 100

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Austin-Healey Model 100 1953

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Designed by veteran car builder and racer Donald Healey, his son Geoff, and stylist Gerry Coker (whom I’ve been lucky enough to meet), the car debuted to instant acclaim at London’s Earls Court Motor Show in late 1952 as simply the Healey 100. A deal was struck on the spot between Donald Healey and Leonard Lord of British Motor Corporation—hence the name change to Austin-Healey. Since the car already used a drivetrain from BMC’s Austin division, it was a natural fit for the company, which was looking for a sports car to slot in between the low-priced MG TD and the premium Jaguar XK120 and could build more of them for less money than could Donald Healey’s independent concern. While the six-cylinder 100-6 and 3000 Healeys are best-known to most people, the four-cylinder Austin-Healey 100, built from 1953 through mid-1956 before being replaced by the 100-6, is what started it all. It’s also considered the purest of the marque, with its signature Healey wedge grille, some 300 to 400 pounds less weight than the six-cylinder versions, and its unique slide-forward windshield.

With body number 237 out of some 73,000 production Austin-Healeys built between 1953 and 1967, my car is among the earliest surviving examples, having left the Longbridge, England, factory in September of 1953. An aluminum hood and trunk, a blue-painted engine, a two-piece dash, and several other rare and early features separate this one from later Healeys. And with its massive, long-stroke 2.7-liter OHV four, it has boatloads of torque and nearly as many cubic centimeters of engine displacement as the later 3-liter, six-cylinder 3000 models. And again, it’s significantly lighter, which helped these early Healeys do extremely well at LeMans, Sebring, the Targa Florio, and numerous other venues, with drivers that included Sir Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby, John Fitch, Dick Thompson, and actor Jackie Cooper.

#2 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback

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Ford Shelby GT350 Fastback 1966

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#26 1962 TVR Grantura MK2A

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 TVR  Grantura MK2a Coupe  1962

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In March of 2006 I found a car tucked under a tarp in a tiny town just south of me in the Hudson Valley. I thought I recognized the shape as an old TVR and further investigation proved that suspicion. My initial attempts to purchase the car were unsuccessful, but early in 2007 the TVR’s current owner and I came to an agreement. What I thought would be an interesting restoration project has turned into an archeological expedition. The car had a roll cage and racing tires so I thought it might have been raced at some time. After much work to uncover this car’s provenance and history, I found that it raced all the time! During this process I have talked to dozens of friendly and helpful people who have not only made this project possible, but an absolute blast. I have gathered receipts, race documents, photos, and more. The car is 99% restored now. It has been an amazing year (2015) with 2 Best of Show awards and other recognitions. I still spend a large portion of time continuing to trace it’s history. I am up to 33 races I can prove it entered and raced. We believe it did 55-60 races total. I invite you to continue to join me on my journey. My intent is to share as much information and entertainment as I can. I expect this to be a continuing process for quite some time.

#7 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

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 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster  1965

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This car has been raced since the late 70’s in autocrosses, Time Trials, and Hill Climbs. It was totally restored in 1992 to period B/Production specifications and was later street registered. It has vintage raced at Pocono, Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio, Road Atlanta, and Monticello Motor Club by the current owner.

#38 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider Roadster

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Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider Roadster  1967

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Originally built with 1600 cc engine, previous owner changed to 1750 cc. Dual weber carbs, not the later. Fuel injection.

#9 1965 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

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Jaguar E-Type Roadster  1965

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This car is an unrestored “Survivor”. I am the second owner, having purchased the car in 1972. It has always been in reliable service and has participated in many sport car rallies, gymkhanas and track events. I have driven this car at Jaguar Club events at Bridgehampton and Lime Rock.

#3 1961 Triumph tr3a sports roadster

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Triumph TR3A 1961

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Vintage triumph registry double national champion. British racing green with tan trim piped white. Tan top, tonneau, and matching sidecurtains. 4-Speed, standard wheels. Tripods, foglamps, luggage rack. Excellent ground-up restoration.

#24 1965 AMC Rambler American

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AMC  Rambler American  1965

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The car was built out of a 1965 Rambler American purchased in Armenia, NY by Elizabeth Davis. She owned the car until my father bought it in the 1990’s and it was used as a daily driver by my mother. I built the car to emulate a mule used by American Motors to test equipment for their Trans Am efforts and eventually the SC/Rambler.

#18 1966 Austin-Healy 3000 MKIII

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Austin-Healy 3000 MKIII  1966

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I have had the joy of being the caretaker of my 1966 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII for over 48 years. It was my primary transportation for the first 12 years that I have been driving it.

It has not only given me many enjoyable hours of pure joy in just driving it, but has also allowed me to meet several wonderful individuals. I have developed a great relationship with Gerry Coker, the designer of the Austin Healey and he has signed my car in two places. I have also had the joy of chauffeuring Jenson Button around the Montreal F1 track for the Pilots Parade before the 2016 race. In addition, it helped me in meeting Sir Sterling Moss and his lovely wife Lady Susie. I only hope that there are many others that have had the same joy that I have had over the many years I have been caretaker.

#10 1953 MG TD Roadster Convertible

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MG TD Roadster Convertible  1953

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My wife and I acquired our 1953 MG TD in 2007 from a local Mechanic. We believe that it spent its entire life in the Ossining area. When the little “midget” came to us, it was in a very sad state requiring a full restoration and engine rebuild. Not being a “numbers matching” car, we had some flexibility in how we wanted to complete the project. A concourse trophy was not in our future. That being said, we decided not to complete the car in standard MG Livery. Rather we chose to imitate the two tone colors of a “snap together” model MG TD I had as a boy.   This model would in part inspire my lifelong love with the MG marque and the TD model in particular. Needless to say, when approached by Rich Pepe about the Peekskill Grand Prix we were intrigued. The Hudson Valley has an old racing history beginning with the 19th century Irvington-New York City race, the 1908 Briarcliff Grand Prix and the inaugural ARCA races of 1934 and 1935. This event will be a continuation of that legacy, and my wife and I are excited to participate.

#6 1960 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale

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Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Coupe  1960

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The Sprint Speciale was Carrozzerie Bertone’s answer to Alfa Romeo’s hope for a car to compete with Zagato’s race winning Giuliette Sprint Zagato. It debuted in prototype form at Turin Auto Show in 1957. It’s shape took cues from Bertone’s extremely aerodynamic Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica or “BAT” show cars. The production Sprint Speciale was designed by Franco Scaglione. The cars drag coefficient was 0.28 and was not surpassed for over 25 years.

#12 1984 Fiat Bertone X-1/9

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Fiat Bertone X-1/9  1984

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The X-1/9 was the Fiat produced mid-engine sports car commonly referred to as “The Baby Ferrari”. The auto was designed by Marcello Gandini for Bertone. The car was a marvel of efficient space utilization. It incudes, a targa top which stows in the front truck, 4 wheel independent suspension, disk brakes and a 5-speed transmission. All of which made this little gem a stand out vehicle for its time.

#17 1966 Austin-Healy 3000 MKIII

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Austin-Healy 3000 MKIII  1966

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I have owned this car for almost 50 years. I purchased it in New Haven, CT while in college in the early 1970’s. It was my “daily driver”. I decided to keep it while all of my other “sports car friends” sold theirs for various reasons. It has been restored and currently has received a Gold Concours certificate with the Austin Healy Concours committee, and an AACA senior winner.

I have been involved with Austin Healy Sports and Touring Club in the northeast as president and newsletter editor. The club, hosts an annual convention called “Encounter”, which I have been involved with numerous times as an organizer and the recent event was held in Princeton, NJ in August with over 200 attendees and 100 Austin Healeys.

I am very involved in promoting the marquee, restored automobiles, and am pleased to see events like the Peekskill Vintage Grand Prix. I believe these events generate awareness of a period in American history that centered around the automobile and the growth of America.

#23 1967 MGB Convertible MGB

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MG MGB Convertible  1967

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This car has been completely restored and has won multiply awards in car shows.

#5 1968 Jaguar E-Type

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Jaguar  E-Type  1968

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I purchased the E-Type new in October 1968. It was my only car for 4 years, during which time I accumulated 100,000 miles. Many trips to Pennsylvania and Washington, DC, contributed to the mileage, as well as normal everyday use. In 1970, I took the car across country to California and back in 2 weeks – 6,000+ miles. With 90,000 miles on the clock, a buddy of mine and I went to Nova Scotia, and back in the fall of 1972. Only one water pump belt, one fuel pump, two flat tires, and one alternator failure delayed any journeys during my ownership. During winters, I used 4 snow tires on the car. I never got stuck anywhere, but did do a 360-degree spin once outside Scranton, PA. All along, I preformed the necessary maintenance (and kept a logbook record), and occasional repairs required.

Around the 100,000-mile mark, I rebuilt the engine, fixed some rust, refurbished the interior and painted the car. In 1990, after another 58,000 miles, the car essentially went into storage as we travelled around the world for work. In 2013, I started to work on the car to bring it back to usable condition, but realized that the body work and paint needed attention. That fall, it was completely disassembled for restoration. In April of this year, it was finally completed with all rust removed, chrome re=plated, new original-type tires and wheels, new interior and rubber bits replaced, complete mechanical renewal (except engine), and painted with modern materials.

#19 1949 MG TC

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MG TC  1949

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This green 1949 MG TC is a multiple award winning preservation class car.

#21 1959 Volvo 544 Sport

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Volvo 5 44 Sport  1959

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This 1959 Volvo 544 Sport is owned by Dan McCarville of Newburgh, New York. The Volvo 544 was in production from 1944 to 1966. It is powered by 1.6 liter motor with twin carbs and matched to a folly syncro 4 speed transmission. The combination of performance and durability won over many 2 seat sports car drivers in the 50’s and 60’s.

#39 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

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Ford Mustang Convertible  1965

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I purchased this classic convertible 37 years ago (1980) while in high school. It was not a gem but a good runner. My original intent was to flip it and make a quick buck but my love for the car won me over. It has seen a great road trip to California and back with friends after college along with some great cruises here in NY. I decided to do a body off restoration in 2004 which entailed a rebuild of the 289CI/4BB, Tri-Headers, Dual Exhaust and a beefed up Cat. The Cragars were added for the vintage 1960’s look and the color went from sunlight yellow to dark cherry red

#8 1966 Mustang GT350

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Ford Mustang GT350  1966

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This is a 289 Bored & Stroked, 4 Speed Hurst, Limited slip differential. Racing seat and set up for track event road racing. Fiberglass hood, plexiglass rear window, fuel cell, relocated battery to trunk. Fresh suspension, large disc brakes up front with cooling hoses from nose.

#13 1968 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

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Jaguar E-Type Roadster  1968

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This is a 1968 E-Type Jaguar Series 1.5 Roadster. The 1.5 designation, while commonly used, is unofficial. It has an XK twin cam 4.2 liter inline six engine that is said to produce 265 hp. The car was purchased in 1971 from the original owner as a result of my scouring the NY Times Classified section for several months. Over the years the Jag has been driven from New York to California twice, and from New York to Florida four times. The first trip to California was done in 58 hours and the return trip in 56 hours.

The 1968 E-Type is unique because it was produced for just one year and represents the transition from the Series 1 Jaguar to the Series 2 E-Type. It therefore has certain feathers of both models but is closer in styling and performance to the Series 1.

I’ve always enjoyed driving this car because of its power, torque, responsiveness and the steering feedback which keeps you completely in touch with the driving environment and elements. The engine, refined from Le Mans racers of the early to late 50’s, never tires of driving at speed for long distances.

For me, it’s beautiful and sensuous lines and design cues represent the culmination of automotive art and function at its best.

#15 1964 Daimler SP250

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Daimler  SP250  1964

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The Daimler SP250 is a sports car which was built by British manufacturer Daimler in Conventry, England from 1959 to 1964. During these years, only 2,645 cars were produced, and approximately 1,200 were designed with left-hand drive. Very few of these cars remain in driving condition in the United States. This car was purchased October 1980, in Croton, New York, from its second owner. It had been stored uncovered in a back yard over a grass lawn for many years. At the time, the engine was seized, brakes completely rusted together, frame outriggers were rusted in many places causing the body of the car to flex. The fiberglass body was removed from the frame, to replace all weak spots and to rebuild the outriggers, to make the frame straight and solid.

The engine was rebuilt twice, the second time professionally. The brakes entirely redone. All seals and transmission replaced. Everything in the front of the car is new, except for the front coils springs. The electrical system remains stock, with modification of an auxiliary electric fan used for cooling at low speed. The interior was redone in 2009, and the car was painted in 2013.

#22 1958 Pontiac Chieftan

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Pontiac Chieftan  1958

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This is an all original 1958 Pontiac Chieftian. Family owned and left untouched in a garage in Las Vegas, “Dottie” has been maintained to be a great cruising car, with low mileage and that classic 1958 look.

#25 1962 AMC Rambler American

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AMC Rambler American  1962

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Deluxe Rambler with original paint and interior. It was advertised as “The strong, silent type”. AMC claimed to be the first American manufacturer to successfully apply the unibody concept to passenger cars.

#27 1973 Triumph Stag MK2

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Triumph Stag MK2  1973

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Restored in 1998, original Triumph V8, J type overdrive transmission, Dayton wire wheels, Dunlop Sport A2 tires. Conducted 4 Autocross runs at vintage Triumph register conventions and other places. Valley Forge, PA – Rockford, IL – Richmond, VA – Schenley Park, PA – Stowe, VT Limerock, CT.

#30 1927 Ford Roadster

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 Ford Roadster  1927

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Track “T” Roadsters came about during the Pre-War racing hey days of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Due to the abundance of Model “T” cars being cheap and plentiful. They were perfect for the money strapped racing set. These cars are set off by their distinctive aerodynamic front shells because they could not only be raced on circle tracks, but also would be taken out to the dry lakes of California for high speed straight line time trails – Yes, a true dual purpose vehicle!

#31 1968 Toyota Sport 800

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Toyota Sport 800  1968

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Released only in Japan. Right hand drive example. One of only 440 examples produced in 1968 out of a total production run (1965-1969) of 3,131. Only a 1,279 lb. curb weight.

#11 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

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Chevrolet Corvette Roadster  1965

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This car has been raced since the late 70’s in autocrosses, Time Trials, and Hill Climbs. It was totally restored in 1992 to period B/Production specifications and was later street registered. It has vintage raced at Pocono, Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio, Road Atlanta, and Monticello Motor Club by the current owner.

#16 1981 Fiat Spider 2000 Roadster

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Fiat Spider 2000 Roadster  1981

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#35 1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce Coupe

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce Coupe  1973

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2 litre, dohc, mechanical fuel injection (SPICA) 4 cyl, 5-Speed trans, 4 wheel disc brakes. Red interior, black exterior. Restored example – owned 14 years. Multiple show awards.

#33 1968 Plymouth Satellite

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Plymouth Satellite  1968

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I have owned my Plymouth for 12 years. The body, interior, drivetrain, suspension, brakes etc have all been built by me at home. I have extensively modified the car with fuel injection, 6 speed transmission, modern suspension brakes and wheels. This car is not a shiny gem or a trailer queen by any means. It’s purpose is to be obnoxious, driven daily, and driven hard.

#41 1970 Chevy Chevelle

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Chevy  Chevelle  1970

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I acquired this car about 30 years ago. I spotted the owner parking it and asked “is it for sale” to which he responded “no”.  I asked if he would consider a trade for a 1972 convertible Malibu (real P.O.S), that I was restoring at the time, he said that he would “take a look at it, maybe”  Well, the convertible and $1K later, we made the trade.  I stored the car at my mom’s house in Rockaway Park for about 25 years.  I towed it out of there, up to my house, luckily before hurricane Sandy struck.  My three kids and I spent the last five years (maybe more) restoring it.  It’s an original, numbers matching (maybe 85%), 1970 Chevy SS 396 Chevelle.

#36 1947 MG TC

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MG  TC  1947

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My father had a 1947 MG TC that he bought in 1954 as a second family car. Around 2000 he did a hill climb in it and decided racing was fun! So, he started to enter races with it. Mom was upset as she paid for the car back in 1954 and told him he was going to damage it racing. So, we found this car as a collector of parts in Canada and made it into the race car you see today. Dad has since passed on, but I continue to race the car for him.

#1 1966 AC Cobra Replica

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Ford AC Cobra Replica  1966

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The car was built in 1993 and has an original Ford 427 side oiler engine with a 5-speed transmission. The car has been drive through 20 States throughout the USA to include: New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., Vermont, Nebraska, Iowa, and across Canada.

#32 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Plymouth Road Runner  1969

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I purchased the car new in February of 1969. It was restored in 2007 back to original. It’s Dark Green Metallic with Dark Green / Lite Green interior, 440 cu. In. engine with 3-2 bbl carburetors, torque flite 3-speed auto transmission, Dana 60 rear w/3.54 gears, original fiberglass red line tires factory fiberglass lift off hood, am/fm radio, power steering, 4 wheel drum brakes (non-power), tinted windows, rear defogger. Was purchased at Central Ave. Chrysler in Yonkers about 1 year after discharged from Vietnam.

#34 1955 MG TF 1500

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MG TF 1500  1955

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My MG was owned by my son who lived in San Francisco. In 1989 when he decided to move to the New Jersey area he decided to sell the MG and I said “I’ll buy it”. I did not know that the 2 front fenders had been stolen and the car was unassembled. I had the car restored and have had about 27 years of great trips, new friendships and lots of fun. In 1990, 89 of us shipped our cars to England and for 3 weeks we toured from Penzanee in the southern tip of England to Inverness in northern Scotland. We even visited Abingdon. The site of thw MG Factory.

For 24 years I have organized an event for the NY/CT MG club in October called “Culture in the Country”,

#37 1955 Mercury Montclair

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Mercury Montclair  1955

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Purchased in 2002 after seeing it at Adirondacks Nationals. Outside of car is as it was at that show. Only a few minor touch ups. The engine is a 292 and has been rebuilt and then replaced, New transmission. The car has blessed my husband with many hours and years of enjoyment – as well as family – children and grandchildren. It’s eye catching color and impressive style has made the car a people’s favorite and trophy magnet.

#40 1953 MG TD

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MG TD  1953

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Abingdon performance roller camshaft, lightened fly wheel, ported polished cylinder heads.