Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Great Brass Era Cars
A couple of weeks ago I went to a really delightful luncheon at the Woodstock, Vermont home of Curt and Pat Blake. Curt was one of my father's car-collecting buddies, and has remained a friend of mine to this day. The luncheon was a gathering of the FARTs -- Friends of Ancient Road Transportation--and there were about twenty-five gorgeous brass era cars in attendance. During lunch Curt regaled the attendees with stories of car collecting, including the fact that it was my father who, after WWII, got Firestone to resurrect their old tire molds, and quite literally helped put these ancient buggies back on the road. I also had a chance to meet Richie Clyne, who currently owns my father's 1917 Winton House Car. (See my blog from November 5, 2009.) The housecar resides in Las Vegas. What a fun day!