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Guido
08-31-2008, 07:32 AM
As I have done for the past dozen years or so, I attended the Somerset Steam and Gas Show yesterday in Orange, VA. While the weather was cool earlier in the week due to some much needed rain, this was a typical Somerset day, HOT! The show was host to the annual Rumley tractor get together and there was the usual large number of steam engines. Antique car participation was down, possibly due to the conflict with the University of Virginia football game with the University of Southern California.

I have loaded about 250 pictures to my Webshots album (and tried to organize them as best I could with the cars at the front). Included are 4 short videos near the end that I took of a steam tractor plowing in one of the fields. I brought my 1904 buggy, Frank Drumheller (studelark) was there with his '60 Lark and Phil DeVos came over the mountain with his '65 Daytona. In addition, SDC member Nelson Driver toured over from Staunton in his Willys-Knight.

There were a number of nice cars there, including this all original '41 Cadillac that belongs to a local collector near Charlottesville. It has a flathead V-8 as well as automatic drive and has been a local car all its life.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/SomersetII2008107.jpg?t=1220185816

There was also a nice '41 Packard there.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/SomersetII2008140.jpg?t=1220185856

A a nice highway cruiser for Mr. Biggs. :D

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/SomersetII2008095.jpg?t=1220185890

How is this for transportation? He travelled all over the pasture on this bike.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/Somerset2008017.jpg?t=1220190296

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http://community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=refreshPhotos&albumID=566012872&security=CQJqNX




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lstude
08-31-2008, 08:02 AM
I wish I could have gone, I see my friend's 60 Rover was there.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Benby60Rover.jpg




Leonard Shepherd
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

56H-Y6
08-31-2008, 08:42 AM
Hi
Looks like a great turnout of a variety of interesting cars.

On that original '41 Cadillac: you can see the inspiration for the '41-'42 Studebaker Land Cruisers. Those influential C-body GM models were introduced in '40, became an instant sales success. Studebaker was smart to create their own version. Of course, having the Loewy design contract with Virgil Exner and Bob Bourke doing the design work was a guarantee the '41 & '42 models would turn out great. One can also see the inspiration for the '42 Studebaker grille design in that handsome '41 Cadillac design.

On the '41 Packard: looks to be a 120, as elegant and stately as the vertical grill is, it's the automotive face quickly going out of style. What design layout was displacing it? The low, wide style of the '41 Cadillac! For all their efforts, Packard was unable to reconcile their trademark vertical grille design to the era of low and wide grilles. Some were handsome, some were less so but none had the visual affect the vertical grilles did.

Steve

kurtruk
08-31-2008, 05:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by 56H-Y6

Hi
Looks like a great turnout of a variety of interesting cars.

On that original '41 Cadillac: you can see the inspiration for the '41-'42 Studebaker Land Cruisers. Those influential C-body GM models were introduced in '40, became an instant sales success. Studebaker was smart to create their own version. Of course, having the Loewy design contract with Virgil Exner and Bob Bourke doing the design work was a guarantee the '41 & '42 models would turn out great. One can also see the inspiration for the '42 Studebaker grille design in that handsome '41 Cadillac design.

On the '41 Packard: looks to be a 120, as elegant and stately as the vertical grill is, it's the automotive face quickly going out of style. What design layout was displacing it? The low, wide style of the '41 Cadillac! For all their efforts, Packard was unable to reconcile their trademark vertical grille design to the era of low and wide grilles. Some were handsome, some were less so but none had the visual affect the vertical grilles did.

Steve


Wow, Steve. Nice observations.

PlainBrownR2
08-31-2008, 06:36 PM
The past couple of years we had a couple of people show up at the IRM Transportation Extravaganza on one of those bicycles. What started as one, soon became two of those bicycles the next year. The bicycles are pretty interesting(although I marvel at how they stay balanced on the things), but whats funny is when I see them I start playing the chorus to the Daisy Bell song in my head. [:o)]

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000145-1.jpg
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BobGlasscock
08-31-2008, 08:38 PM
hmm, I thought you were taking a wagon or two? Was looking forward to seeing them!

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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Guido
08-31-2008, 08:56 PM
I took my 1904 buggy as I have that stored at my mother's house about 15 miles from the show. Gave me and my daughters a reason to visit and spend the night on Friday. Here is a picture of it parked next to Frank Drumheller's (studelark) 1960 Lark.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/Somerset2008029.jpg?t=1220234001

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BobGlasscock
08-31-2008, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the pic, now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It really is beautiful, and I really do enjoy looking at buggies. I almost have the disease, but not quite. Where is the engine?

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

Guido
08-31-2008, 09:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscockWhere is the engine?
Front mounted and air cooled. :D;)

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studeclunker
08-31-2008, 10:23 PM
quote:quote:
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Originally posted by BobGlasscock:

Where is the engine?

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Originally posted by Guido:

Front mounted and air cooled.


Yes, but the exhaust can be a problem sometimes...[xx(] LOL!:D[:o)]

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