For those of you Durantonians that have never been to the largest car show in the world! Here is an aerial view of what it's like. Over 9,000 flea market spaces, average of 1,200 cars for sale, antique car races, auction and much much more. Just about every car club has representation there including our club who has had spaces in the Chocolate field for a number of years. If there is that hard to find part for your pre-war (World War II) car you'll probably find it at Hershey. Your club is being represented this year by great members Bill & AnnJean DeVries, Fred Hoffman, Tom & Karen Edmonds who graciously gave their time and effort to man the spot fo us. Thank you all very much.
Do You own a car built by Durant? YES, 1928 Durant Model 65 four door sedan
I entered my 1927 Star Model R Coupe in the AACA Driver Participation Class (DPC) at Hershey. DPC tends to be forgiving of modern upgrades, especially if they relate to safety, such as turn signals, over the shoulder seat belts, etc. The judges overlooked a number of sins (like the use of turnbuckles to extend the side mirrors' sight lines past the trapezoidal cabin) and certified the car. Their main criticism concerned the upholstery, which is not period correct, much less original to the car. I am ready to spring for new upholstery, but first I have to research the original upholstery and locate a shop which can handle the re-upholstery job with competence. I spent about a month preparing the car and trailer for the show and about three weeks decompressing after the show, but the satisfaction was worth it.
Where Are You From? Orange, New Jersey 07050
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1927 Star Six Model R Coupe