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Old 10-17-2007, 12:51 AM
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Auction results from RM @ Hershey PA.

http://www.rmauctions.com/AuctionResults.cfm?SaleCode=HF07&CFID=420967&CFTOKEN=39756351# some real cool stuff at some not so low prices (check out the 1911 OLDs photos).


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cool stuff.

The american austin is also known as the Bantam. Those are handsome little cars. The motor is about the size of a loaf of wonder bread!

Did you check out the price of the pedal cars?

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He- He.. that American Austin has a 75 inch wheel base. Can you imagine being in that next to a Big Packard or Pierce at an intersection at that time. A 1995 Geo Metro was 93.1 inches (I looked it up).

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Amazing, the 1911 unrestored Olds brought the same money as the '29 Dusey Dual Cowl.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:41 AM
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I bet that is a misprint.

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The Olds did sell for that amount. A friend of mine was at the auction and called to tell me about it. This Olds is way before General Motors and what later Olds were. There is a good write up on it in the auction info under the photos.

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It looks as if we have a number of Mercedesshop members who are "Hershey" attendees, too.
Next year lets plan a get-to-gether. I camp over at the American Legion site( much cheaper than HERCO!).
If there is some interest, I'll post a reminder as we approach the AACA Fall meet.
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cool stuff.

The american austin is also known as the Bantam. Those are handsome little cars. The motor is about the size of a loaf of wonder bread!

Did you check out the price of the pedal cars?

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The Bantam was built right here in Butler Pa, and when WWII started, they were one of the manufacturers who were chosen to come up with a utility vehicle for the Army. The Jeep was born here, but they couldn't meet demand, so the contract went elsewhere. This is where it all started though.
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It looks as if we have a number of Mercedesshop members who are "Hershey" attendees, too.
Next year lets plan a get-to-gether. I camp over at the American Legion site( much cheaper than HERCO!).
If there is some interest, I'll post a reminder as we approach the AACA Fall meet.
next year, I'm only about 30 minutes from Hershey
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:28 AM
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The Bantam was built right here in Butler Pa, and when WWII started, they were one of the manufacturers who were chosen to come up with a utility vehicle for the Army. The Jeep was born here, but they couldn't meet demand, so the contract went elsewhere. This is where it all started though.
You are right about the jeep. I believe Bantam did manufacture some but gm and ford did most of them, I believe.

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beings talk is of old cars.there is an auction here in spencer iowa this weekend.the auction consists of at least one of every year desoto. check out the auctioneers web site www.vanderbrinkauctions.com they have alot of pics.
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that 58 roadster is beautiful - wish I had 434k laying around.
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The Bantam was built right here in Butler Pa, and when WWII started, they were one of the manufacturers who were chosen to come up with a utility vehicle for the Army. The Jeep was born here, but they couldn't meet demand, so the contract went elsewhere. This is where it all started though.
I thought Bantam was an Ohio company. There was a PBS show about the making of the Jeep a little while ago, I thought that's what they said. Anyway, turns out most of the innovations for the Jeep were Bantam's, but the contract allowed the army to show the designs to anyone, so Willys and Ford were able to copy from the Bantam.
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I thought Bantam was an Ohio company. There was a PBS show about the making of the Jeep a little while ago, I thought that's what they said. Anyway, turns out most of the innovations for the Jeep were Bantam's, but the contract allowed the army to show the designs to anyone, so Willys and Ford were able to copy from the Bantam.
I believe the story is Bantam won the "Design" but was too small of a company to produce enough Jeeps. So in turn as was mentioned Willys and Ford plus some others also built the Jeep using Bantam's design.
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The early Ford Jeeps had some slight differences from the "official: design. I think the grille bars were a different size, and they stamped a "Ford" script into the tailgate. The government stopped them, as they wanted them all identical.
Those film clips of the test drives at Fort Holibird, MD are awesome; I especially like where they get air borne going over a small hill while towing a 75MM (?) canon.

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