September 18, 2005
The Glenmoor Gathering
Finally, an update. Though I haven't really been working on the Buick to any significant degree, I did take a day off from working on Harwood Compound South to attend one of the better shows in our area, the Glenmoor Gathering. Held at a beautiful country club in Canton, Ohio, it is an invitation-only show featuring the best of the best vehicles from all eras. I especially like this show because it brings out what I call the "heavy Classics." Going to local shows, you just don't see any Packards, Duesenbergs, Auburns, etc. I miss seeing those cars, so this one was a big deal for me because it was well-stocked with the most beautiful iron I've seen in years. My friends the Seybolds were also debuting their 1940 Limited convertible sedan (model 81-C), which you can see down below. I wanted to pay them a visit and see the car first hand.
So without further ado, here are the highlights of the show (click thumbnails for larger photos):
Packards are my favorite Classics, and 1934 is by far my favorite year. I hope to someday own a 1934 Packard of some sort, and I was more than thrilled to see that Glenmoor was well-stocked with vintage Packards.
The brass era was also well-represented at Glenmoor. I love these ancient monsters with 800-cubic-inch motors, chain drive and 48-inch wheels. Imagine hammering down the road in one of these beasts at 80 MPH! Amazing cars.
The Europeans were also well-represented. Though I don't know much about most of them, some can be truly beautiful machines. The Talbot-Lago is as close to "automobile as art" as you can get. And a Ferrari Lusso is about the best-looking early Ferrari there is as far as I'm concerned.
And for an update of another sort, here's Harwood Compound South. The exterior is just about done and we've started hanging new drywall inside. The plumbers are done, the new windows are in, and we're moving to the next stage. I'm still aiming to have the place on the market before Thanksgiving, and yes, it will be paying for a new engine in the Buick this winter--I'll show you all of that process. Compare this photo to the one in the last entry and see how far we've come!
Sorry about the lack of updates, but this house will make the restoration easier in the near future.
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