APRIL 2016 NEWS

 

 

With Spring eager to break through we do have some new News this April that we are able to bring forth at this time.  As usual there is always something going on around here.  Each of these news items is psented below in their own section.  We hope that you will take the time to read each one. BOYCE MOTO-METERBOYCE MOTO-METER

 

 

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The Society of Automotive Historians Eleventh Biennial Conference being held in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14-16, 2016 is almost upon us and the excitement around it is really building!  Automotve Industry big wigs and insiders will be making the pilgrimage to the city that for a while was a leading automobile manufacturing location.  Early automobile manufactures  of steam cars like the Cleveland Motor Car Company, F. B. StearnsCo., Peerless Motor Car Co., Royal Motor Car Co., and White Sewing Machine Co.; and electric car manufacturers Baker Motor Vehicle Co. and Rauch and Lang Carriage Co., who in 1916 merged with Baker.  And, of course the other big name internal-combustion engine powered automobile manufacturers Chandler Motor Car Co., (again) F. B. StearnsCo., HAL Motor Car Co.,  Jordan Motor Car Co., (again) Peerless Motor car Co., and Winton Motor Carriage Co.  Several other auto manufacturers had facilities in nearby suburbs and towns.

 

Speakers are quite diverse, distinguished and from around the world.

 

The impact of Cleveland, Ohio as a hub of motor car manufacturing forms the backbone of the conference underlying theme.  This theme will be brought into greater focus by a scheduled Saturday, April 16 trip to the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection at the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Templar Motor Company factory.  (Click on the names to explore the online links for the web pages.)

 

If you still wish to attend you should hurry and contact:

 

Ruben L. Verdes, Treasurer

Society of Automotive Historians

7491 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. C5337

Boca Raton, FL 33487-1625 USA

Email: sahjournal@live.com

 

Or, Visit the Society's website to register online, at:

 

Society of Automotive Historians

 

Our founder, Francis G. Clax will be one of the featured Guest Speaker/Presenters and will discuss the role that motometers played in the development of early Twentieth Century automobile advancement and popularity.

 

Francis will have several extremely rare motometer items present for attendees to view and will include a Question & Answer discussion session.

 

 

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As we continue to field numerous comments and questions that we receive on a daily basis we are deeply touched and appreciative of a particular website visitor that reached out to us.  This dear, beautiful soul wanted to see a motometer purchased by her late husband placed with a credible preservation source.  We are so happy that she choose MotometerCentral as the Best and Most Appropriate location.

 

Please take a moment to read this heart warming story of an act of kindness, generosity and honoring of a life well lived.  Click on the following link to read this story at Frank & Ginny's Donation.   This is a compelling brief story posthumously honoring a contributor to our motometer preservation effort.

 

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Our Classified Ad Service has really taken off.  It is the perfect place to Buy, Sell, Trade or Locate your motometer item(s).  Contact us for listing rates and then let MotometerCentral do the rest!


One of our great success stories are the Automotive Mascot book series by authors James R. Colwill and Bruce Stewart, respectively.  This limited production first edition series is chocked with eyepopping life sized full color photo images of incredible automobile mascots and unusually rare hood ornaments from various periods in automotive history. 

 

Buy direct from the authors!

 

Once their gone, their gone and will be throughly used, so buy them while they are new! Each book in the series is New, Brilliant, highly Informative and Entertaining.

 

There are no other books like them on the market!

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