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candbstudebakers
07-20-2009, 08:51 PM
On Thursday the big show day at the National meet in Cerar Rapids I found a large sum of money, I made up a sign and had it on my back all the rest of the day but no takers, at the awards dinner it was anounced but at the end when every body was up and talking so maybe the owner didn't hear it or was not there, I don't need every one asking about it if they didn't loose it or trying to find a way to lay claim to it, I would really like the right person that really did loose it talk to me about it, it is really easy for the right person to identify it, either call me at 510-266-2522 or e-mail me at candbstudebakers@sbcglobal.net

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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sweetolbob
07-20-2009, 08:58 PM
Bob - Diogenes would be proud, He would have found an Honest Man.

It's great to see a person in this day and age do what you are doing.

Somehow, I'm not suprised that members of this forum would come forward and make this effort instead of pocketing the money.

Well Done!!!!

Bob

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John and Tracy Smith
07-20-2009, 08:58 PM
You're a class act, Bob! This is great example of why we love being in this club.

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Queen Creek Arizona
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Dick Steinkamp
07-20-2009, 09:11 PM
...but, Bob....if you DON'T find the rightful owner, will you buy us lunch tomorrow??
[:o)]



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jbwhttail
07-20-2009, 09:14 PM
I identified the money for Bob......... each bill had a picture of a dead president:D..... needless to say that didn't cut it with him. I believe their are many more honest people in the world than the other side....... Bob is one of many:)

It is an addiction!

barnlark
07-20-2009, 09:16 PM
I thought we were going to have to spend the whole wad at that mexican restaurant, Papa Juan's, Bob. [:p] Anyone who has met Bob in person knows he isn't about to take anything from anyone...including cash that isn't his. ;):D There are people like that, and then the kind who steal at the vendors sites and take chrome valve cover caps off of cars in the hotel lots. Wish they were all like Mr. Peterson, class act.

bams50
07-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Totally OT- anyone want to buy some like-new valve cover caps??

Truly though- it's great that you're trying to find the owner, Bob. Hope you're behind's feeling better- I jumped the gun because I didn't read the sign (thought it said "Kick me hard", like they usually say[:I]). Sorry about that.

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jclary
07-20-2009, 09:47 PM
It wasn't in a bag with a set of small scales was it...any powdery residue on the money?

Oh wait...maby it was the lost Studebaker "Bail out Money!":):):)

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Roscomacaw
07-20-2009, 10:01 PM
When you're as wealthy as Peterson is, chump change (Champ Change?) is no temptation.[^]

And might I ask as a point of clarification.... If these bills bore images of "dead presidents" would not their eyes be closed [|)] in said images? It would be better said to state that the bills bear images of presidents who are now deceased.:(

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1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

studegary
07-20-2009, 10:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by jbwhttail

I identified the money for Bob......... each bill had a picture of a dead president:D..... needless to say that didn't cut it with him. I believe their are many more honest people in the world than the other side....... Bob is one of many:)



When I saw "large sum of money", I figured hundred dollar bills. They have pictures of Franklin on them. Never a President, dead or alive, as far as I know. I had a bunch of those this afternoon from a car that I sold over the weekend.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

nibbs53
07-21-2009, 12:19 AM
Let me add this to Bob's post.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31100

bige
07-21-2009, 11:33 AM
It's probably drug money...you know Stude Guy's drug money. Blood Pressure medicine for when the project turns bad, arthritis pain pills after a day wrenching and laying on your back, headache pills for when your wife wants to know why the car isn't done yet, and memory pills for remembering where the parts you bought 2 years ago at the National Meet are now that you need them.

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Roscomacaw
07-21-2009, 12:30 PM
Hey Ernie. A big thanks to you! I can use that logic to justify the pharmaceuticals I ingest each day! Better than blaming them on old age and physical degradation![xx(]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

warrlaw1
07-21-2009, 01:18 PM
If you don't find the owner, just give the money to Hellen Hunt. Then if anybody else asks just tell'em to go to Hell'n hunt for it! Good Karma on you, Bob.

fmarshall
07-21-2009, 01:35 PM
What if the "large sum of money" was pocket change for the person that lost it? Say someone with the wealth of Bill Gates? It would hardly motivate him to go looking for a couple bucks, that dropped from his pocket ...

The legal thing to do is to hand it over to the local authorities, and if it isn't claimed in a predefined period of time - typically 30 days - then the finder gets to keep it.





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barnlark
07-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Yes, let's bring the law in to this kind deed.

ChampTrucking
07-21-2009, 02:11 PM
NO!!

wolfie
07-21-2009, 05:01 PM
If noone else wants it I will be happy to keep it for you. I will even pay postage so you can mail it to me. Steve

58PackardWagon
07-21-2009, 08:07 PM
With the way I blew through money at the meet, one would of thought that I dropped some along the way........but sorry to report I didn't.

Bob it was great meeting you in Cedar Rapids. Take care

57 & 58 Packards and Larks

candbstudebakers
07-21-2009, 10:12 PM
If the rightfull owner does not claim it , then it will go to the Museum fund, first the forum and then a couple of times in Turning Wheels, every effort is going into finding the real owner, so ask other people you know that don't use the forum and they just might be the one, when I found it I asked my grandson Clayton and friend Ian Mackellar what they figured I should do , I also told them I already knew what I was going to do but wanted to know what they thought, Clayton said we need to find the owner , it could reck someones full week, I said that is what I wanted to hear, got to find the owner...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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barnlark
07-21-2009, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by ChampTrucking

NO!!

I hope you realized I'm with you on this, Rich! [:0] Bob is doing this the right way and I wouldn't trust anyone else with it. The word has to get out eventually to the right person in the club, unless it's someone who worked at the Downs.

Roscomacaw
07-21-2009, 10:39 PM
Bob - I'm not trying to be a smart-*ss here (as is often my mission[}:)]), but what (in your parlance) constitutes a "large sum of money"? I'm not asking you to reveal the exact amount, but I know even a couple hundred bucks could be totally overlooked being gone if it's owner was involved in a big shopping spree.

A couple a hundred bucks would not qualify as a "big sum" to me anymore. I guess that says I'm a CASO when spending it, but not so much outside of the Studebaker realm.
The ultimate recipient being the museum is a good choice as far as I'm concerned.[^]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

jeryst
07-22-2009, 12:27 AM
I went to a swapmeet to sell some parts, back in June. Someone stole a $600 Cuda hood from me while I was getting my truck.

My daughter went to church camp last week, and someone stole a $20 bill from out of her Bible. I gave it to her right before we left, and it was all the money she had with her for the whole week.

I'm glad to see that you are balancing out the other side of the Karma scale, Bob.

candbstudebakers
07-22-2009, 01:09 AM
Biggs, I know large amount is different for different people, and to me it is a large sum to loose, and even larger if that is all you had there, someones day was shot in the butt you can be sure, and my part is to see that it goes to the right person, and the right person will be able to identify it in a heart beat, just waiting for them to step up....Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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DEEPNHOCK
07-22-2009, 07:31 AM
Maybe it was crack cocaine money lost (or dumped) during an earlier event, and you just stumbled upon it.
That would explain no takers.....
Don't take it through an airport, though...
(Unless you like dogs);)[:0]
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

On Thursday the big show day at the National meet in Cerar Rapids I found a large sum of money, I made up a sign and had it on my back all the rest of the day but no takers, at the awards dinner it was anounced but at the end when every body was up and talking so maybe the owner didn't hear it or was not there, I don't need every one asking about it if they didn't loose it or trying to find a way to lay claim to it, I would really like the right person that really did loose it talk to me about it, it is really easy for the right person to identify it, either call me at 510-266-2522 or e-mail me at candbstudebakers@sbcglobal.net


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barnlark
07-22-2009, 11:05 AM
You ruined the surprise, Jeff. That's why it's easily identifiable to the owner. It's wrapped around a kilo. :D Just thinking positively along with you.[:o)]

50Champ
07-22-2009, 11:31 AM
quote: to me it is a large sum to lose


Was it more than this ($250 million)?:D

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tutone63
07-22-2009, 12:29 PM
Sorry, I wish I could lay claim to some money, but unfortunatly, I don't have a 'large sum' to lose! I left home on thursday to go to cedar rapids with (literally) 100 bucks in my pocket. Came home that night with three. I got gas( a little over 550 miles, round trip) , food for the day, and a wiper arm, a sun visor clip and a Twin Traction sticker. Plus registration. I think I did pretty good on that hundred! (hey, I live on a budget!:))


...no, I did't steal anything!;)

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Blue 15G
07-23-2009, 09:49 AM
A "large sum of money" could be as little as fifty bucks, the way things are going lately! ;) :(

Dave Bonn
'54 Champion Starliner

Nitram
07-23-2009, 01:13 PM
Is it enough to purchase the SASCO business?

If so...it's a no brainer. [8D]


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wolfie
07-23-2009, 01:25 PM
quote:Originally posted by 50Champ


quote: to me it is a large sum to lose


Was it more than this ($250 million)?:D

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If that fit into someones pocket he shouldnt be hard to find. Steve

studegary
07-23-2009, 02:14 PM
Another thought - You mentioned that it was on concours day. Maybe some non-SDCer was just there to look the vehicles over and came prepared to buy one. I have done that at meets. For example, one year I purchased a Chevrolet for cash at a mall show in York when my initial intent was to buy a Studebaker at the York SDC flea market. My point is, you may have to go outside the SDC family to find the rightful owner of the cash. I think that local authorities, the meet headquarters and the concours site should be contacted to see if anyone reported a cash loss. I am not trying to do the SNM out of the money, I am just thinking about the person that lost it.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

53hardtop
07-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Donate it to the SNM under the psuedonym "Lars DeMoney".

jeryst
07-23-2009, 06:44 PM
C'mon Bob. Give us a general hint.

>$100 < $1,000
>$1,000 < $10,000
>$10,000 < $100,000
>$100,000

Tell us which one. It would be general enough to keep the amount secret, yet more than enough to satisfy our burning curiosity - lol

Swifster
07-23-2009, 07:17 PM
quote:Originally posted by 53hardtop

Donate it to the SNM under the psuedonym "Lars DeMoney".




I thought that was Count De Money?

:D

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candbstudebakers
07-23-2009, 11:57 PM
Keep guessing, it is to important of a matter , once the real owner come forward you will all know every thing, like I said it will be no problem for the real owner to identify...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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Roscomacaw
07-24-2009, 12:11 AM
I hope the rightful owner steps forward, Bob. But it's going on almost a week now - if I were the owner of that lost wad, you can bet you'd have heard me holler all the way from Iowa already!

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1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

candbstudebakers
07-24-2009, 09:34 AM
I know Bob , you didn't loose it and I still heard you , but that is ok I like hearing from you now and then anyway. I really think the owner will come forward once it get into Turning Wheels, they might not be part of the forum, and maybe don't have any friends that are either. it is just to big of a deal to take lightly, also gives us something to take about , maybe some can get a guessing game going and see who comes the closest....Bob

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studeclunker
07-24-2009, 11:11 AM
Oo,oo, oo, oo, oo, I just LOOOOVE guessing games!:D Um.. three hundred dollars, no, no, no... Three-fifty. Oh, I know... five hundred! Yeah, that's more like it, five hundred, that's my guess!:D;)

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candbstudebakers
07-24-2009, 12:24 PM
Would some one start the guessing game on another topic?? and see how many we can get....Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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8E45E
07-24-2009, 01:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

Would some one start the guessing game on another topic?? and see how many we can get....Bob



One can now conclude, it was not lost by an SDC member. Chances are, it must have been a local citizen from CR who lost it. You did not state whether it was found in a wallet with other items such as receipts, etc. It might be worthwhile to see if the Cedar Rapids daily newspaper(s) posts their 'Lost & Found' section online, and see if someone lost a wallet of that description at the location you found it if you havn't already done so.

Craig.

wolfie
07-24-2009, 02:56 PM
My out of the blue thought after following this post is it is a large sum of counterfeit bills (easy to identify ,usually a very exact amount say $10,000 in sequencelly(sp) numbered bills) dumped by someone. About 2 years ago around $27,000 was dumped in a trash can at a convenience store in the Atlanta area. I happened by the store at the time it was being investigated and watched it on the news later to see what was going on. Police determined the perpetrators had already spent around 3k and dumped the rest when the stores clerk got suspicious of something. Or there is something besides the amount Bob is witholding from the rest of us. Not questioning his descision to do so mind you,only he knows all of what he knows.Steve

jeryst
07-24-2009, 03:47 PM
A large portion of SDC members dont visit this forum, but they all get turning wheels, so maybe that will do the trick. Could also have belonged to someone that wanted to buy a Stude that is not an SDC member yet.

I can easily see someone losing a large amount of cash if they were planning on buying, or maybe just sold something. I was selling a car at Carlisle several years ago, and the guy beside me decided to buy a car that was close to us. He went into his trunk, pulled out a bag, and counted out $23k cash to give to the buyer. God knows how much more was in there, or how many other bags he had. Personally, I never carry more than $500 if I am looking to buy. I figure that will be enough for a down payment, and I'll just pay the balance when I pick up the car.

candbstudebakers
07-24-2009, 11:29 PM
Large sum is in the eyes of the beholder, don't get carried away on this...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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candbstudebakers
07-29-2009, 11:02 PM
No one has come forward yet, but if all goes well it will show up in the next 2 months of Turning Wheels and if one then comes forward it will to the Studebaker Museum.

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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BobGlasscock
07-30-2009, 11:48 AM
Interesting serendipity of "found" money in July. My family had a reunion at which there was a catered meal. We all paid for our number of meals prior to the reunion. A couple of days later, the organizer emailed all of us to inform us that the caterer had discovered an over-charge and was going to refund money to the reunion. We could have left the money in the treasury or donated it to a favorite family charity. We donated it. CandB doesn't know where the money came from, but we do. 'Bout the only difference. :)

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candbstudebakers
07-30-2009, 12:04 PM
Bob I don't follow the last part of your post, please fill me in...
But we do????,,,,,
Bob

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BobGlasscock
07-30-2009, 12:07 PM
The "but we do" refers to my family. We know the money came from a refund. Sorry about the lack of clarity.

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Sdude
07-30-2009, 06:50 PM
You must be very proud of Clayton. His response was far beyond his years. Makes me proud just to know you two.

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candbstudebakers
07-30-2009, 09:10 PM
Ya he is a good kid but needs to buckle down in school, he starts high school this year and things are going to be a lot different for him, he can do it if he only tries.

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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