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Nov 25, 2012 (2:20 pm)
My European finds - nothing too hot. Found an assortment of vintage Matchbox at a flea market in Liechtenstein, but the crazy seller wanted CHF 75 apiece for them, or roughly double ebay prices. No sale.
Went to a flea market in Austria and bought these HO cars for EUR 2 apiece, all are early 90s vintage, tractor a little newer:
And the cool fintail DVD and book, nice souvenirs:
#341 of 366 Chrysler Museum
Nov 29, 2012 (7:26 pm)
I just saw the Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, MI is closing at the end of the year. A lot of automobile museums seem to be shutting. I guess it's the economy and the rising costs of operations and insurance these days. Very Sad!
#342 of 366 Re: Chrysler Museum [berri]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 29, 2012 (7:41 pm)
Looks like Chrysler is going take it over but just open it for special occasions. (press release)
Roadside attraction kind of stuff is suffering all over. Lots of competition for entertainment dollars.
#343 of 366 Re: Chrysler Museum [steve_]
Nov 29, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Yeah, I think you're right. At least Arizona still preserves an original section of the old Route 66. If people that can remember those traveling days, they probably best take a drive on it before it vanishes too.
#344 of 366 Re: Chrysler Museum [berri]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 29, 2012 (8:22 pm)
I need to dedicate some extra time when I'm over by the Alberta Village Museum and Ford Historic Sawmill. Driven by it a half dozen times now. Gotta be more entertaining that the Giant Nickel or largest fiberglass bass/walleye/goose statute.
#345 of 366 Re: Chrysler Museum [berri]
Nov 29, 2012 (9:01 pm)
The museums probably just need to be maker-owned and then managed better.
The big German name museums are huge tourist draws.
#346 of 366 Re: Chrysler Museum [steve_]
Nov 30, 2012 (11:55 am)
Hadn't heard of that place. The original Henry Ford was certainly a man of some unique ideology and contrasts. Sometimes I wonder if he and the Deuce were similar in anything???
Jan 09, 2013 (3:51 pm)
a '62 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk motorized model. I've never seen one.
I'd have to paint that yellow interior.
I always wished Danbury or Fairfield Mint would do a Gran Turismo Hawk. Like the real car, you'd think they'd be halfway there for tooling since there's a beautiful '57 Golden Hawk 1/24 scale model out there.
#349 of 366 Re: On eBay... [uplanderguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 09, 2013 (6:22 pm)