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  • found a lost photo of 'ol Ely Stokes from back in the day

    This is just amazing. I decided to look up "Ely Stokes" on google and this came up. Ely Stokes is the business name on my car and on their website they have a photo of what appears to be my car from back in the '70s.

    http://www.elystokesfireplace.com/about-us#!__about-us
    Chris Dresbach

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    I emailed them asking for more information about the history of my car with their business, and bigger copy of the photo on their website. I hope they respond!
    Chris Dresbach

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    • #3
      They will probably offer to buy the car back . . At least thats what i would do if i owned the company . . .
      Hopefully you kept the Ely name on the side of your car . !

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      • #4
        Cool beans, Chris. I guess it hadn't occurred to me to check that out, because they are well-known here in central Indiana. BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • #5
          Chris, that's awesome! Let us know if you hear back from them!
          Bill Pressler
          Kent, OH
          (formerly Greenville, PA)
          Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
          Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
          1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
          1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
          All are in Australia now

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          • #6
            Chris this is fantastic. To know the early history of a classic car that you own and drive is a fun part of such a hobby.
            Last edited by JRoberts; 11-30-2011, 04:44 AM.
            Joe Roberts
            '61 R1 Champ
            '65 Cruiser
            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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            • #7
              Maybe they would foot the bill for restoration back to what it looked like when they had it , as long as you'd let them use it for their promo from time to time !
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              • #8
                Check the Stove Huggers thread "Stalnaker Diner". You've inspired me to try to track down more pictures or information of a company truck that interests me. I had to post it there because its a Ford truck.
                Jon Stalnaker
                Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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                • #9
                  So far I haven't heard back from them. Both of my doors still clearly say Ely Stokes, but much of "Master Chimney Sweep, Indinapolis Indiana" is worn off, but still readable. When I get deeper into restoring Ely I wanted to put "Ely Stokes Master Chimney Sweep, Indianapolis Indiana" and the phone number back on it just like it was back then, and I don't have a problem with them using it in a promo. I think that would be cool! If they don't respond to my email, I'll call them next week. I also sent them two photos of Ely just so they know this isn't some kind of joke. I looked a little closer at the photo on their website and on the cowl, you can barely see it, but there's a radio antenna. It's NOT correct for the car, Ely still has the antenna, so I know the car in the photo is Ely.
                  Chris Dresbach

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                  • #10
                    Cool Chris

                    I hope your perseverance pays off. It would make a great story.

                    Bob

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                    • #11
                      2223 E 44th St
                      Suite A
                      Indianapolis, IN 46205
                      By appointment only
                      Office: 317-259-4084
                      Fax: 317-257-5249

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                      • #12
                        So , Whats the news ? ? ?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
                          So , Whats the news ? ? ?
                          So far, no reply. I guess I'll call them sometime in the later part of the winter, this is their bussiest time of year.
                          Chris Dresbach

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