2012 YEAR OF CAR

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11 Sep 2011 17:18 #20921 by Bill Hummel
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I am pleased to announce that 2012 is

THE YEAR OF THE UNRESTORED CAR

This has never been done before. The idea came from Chris Summers. Your Board of Directors approved the Year Of the Unrestored Car to acknowledge just how important this class of cars is.

We are all interested in seeing what John Souder comes up with for a Festival poster idea. He is already working on a concept.

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11 Sep 2011 19:43 #20922 by Tom_Parkinson
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Hi,

As the owner of an unrestored--SERIOUSLY unrestored car, a trailer queen in the rough, a disassembled classic, a 62 year (so far) restoration/rebuilding project, and general you name it, I am EXTREMELY pleased and proud of the 2012 Year of the Unrestored Car designation! The Old Lady and I will make it to Auburn for sure!

Congratulations to Chris and the BOD for this innovative and imaginative theme!

--Tom Parkinson

With brakes, two cylinders are better than one.

Editor-in-Chief, The Hardtop News Magazine, the Journal of the Michiana Dunes Region, Lambda Car Club International

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15 Sep 2011 17:02 #20973 by Greg Riley
Greg Riley replied the topic: I Love this idea!!
Sometimes the un-restored cars are actually more fun to look at than the restored cars. Chris, what a great idea!

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15 Sep 2011 20:25 #20976 by Chris Summers
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I was happy to see the idea taken up. When I helped get Duesenbergs out for the reunion last year, there were a few owners who declined, saying, "She's not restored yet" or "She's only halfway there." Years ago it was common to see barn finds on trailers and "restorations in progress" at the reunion. Now there seems to a prevailing thought that you can't bring it unless it's shiny.

When I brought the idea up at the meeting, I said, "Drive it, haul it, drag it, just bring it." That's my advice to all owners of unrestored cars. Just get it to Auburn! We want to see it, no matter what state it is in.

Also, this will also bring you Preservation Class owners' cars out of the back of the pack, if only for one year. I'm also hopeful that the cars that show up will be able to show off new, previously unseen details to those of you working on judging standards and the Restoration Manual project.

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16 Sep 2011 21:34 #20982 by ilikescars
ilikescars replied the topic:
I've got an un-restored car that would win the prize for the nastiest relic.
Maybe we should establish that class!
I'll put a sign on it that reads: LOOK BUT DON'T TOUCH!
(You're liable to get an infection from the rust)

Curt: You should drag that sedan out of the shrubbery behind your garage.

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16 Sep 2011 22:25 #20985 by Chris Summers
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I believe there used to be (years ago) a "Car Most In Need of Love" award or something similar. Harry Schulzinger's daughter told me his Duesenberg won it several times.

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