Time Magazine coverage of the 1937 Automobile Show

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03 Jan 2012 23:20 #21842 by Chris Summers
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Bill, as I understand it from Steve's comments, yes.

P. 149 shows Don Randall's 1936 Cord 810 Beverly (armchair). P. 213 shows some of Alex Tremulis's Cord front end proposals. It's interesting that Bob would request Alex's signature on the 1936 Cord which was "pure Buehrig." I would suggest that it was intended for Buehrig to sign p. 149 and Tremulis to sign p. 213?

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03 Jan 2012 23:53 #21845 by Josh Malks
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Memories are fallible. Journalists are fallible. So are historians. So are books and magazines, and threads and word-of-mouth. Gordon's memories of what went on at Auburn in 1935 are contradicted by memos and artifacts. Alex thought that Phil Egan's book on the making of the Tucker was rife with errors. I wrote a second Cord book to correct some of what I wrote in the first book and may have gotten some other things wrong the second time around. Even written historical material can often be interpreted in more than one way because the writer is no longer around to say what he meant exactly.

For this new year, may we accept that history is nuanced, and that all of the ACD pioneers who we revere deserve such reverence. Maybe they did such-and-such, maybe they didn't. But what would we have without them?

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04 Jan 2012 12:04 #21848 by K Clark
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Boy! Josh I'm with you. I've heard that so much. So in So said So in So said.
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04 Jan 2012 13:15 #21849 by alsancle
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This is a great thread!

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04 Jan 2012 14:46 #21851 by Mike Dube
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alsancle wrote: This is a great thread!


Yes it is! This website and it's contributors have become one of our biggest assets.

My sincere thanks to all involved with its maintenance.

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16 Jan 2012 02:54 #21929 by dryesandno
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this forum is just so cool.....and this thread so interesting......and the contributors so knowledgable with such a wealth of information.

many thanks for these wonderful insights into the very detailed history of the personalities behind the design of our beloved cars.....

we are priviliged to be members of such an amazing club!!!!

ps. might i suggest that portions of this thread be published in an upcoming newsletter if possible. i am sure those members not regularly using this forum would be very interested in this information and the sort of Ripley's Believe it or Not story behind how and when the pipes first arrived on their cars and the mystery that surrounds their first public display.

that picture of the supercharged armchair beverly at the Chicago auto show......i always wondered if there might be a renumbered armchair car that was supercharged in those first few supercharged cars. does anyone know what ever happened to that car?

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