OCTOBER 2016 NEWS

The Fall Season has arrived.  Cooler day and night time temperatures, increased cloud cover and early change in tree leaf color signals new activities for MotometerCentral to report.

On Thursday, September 29th the MotometerCentral lost a very loved and valuable member of our family, Mr. Martin "Marty" Schultz who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  Marty was a diehard carguy and lived his passion.  Marty talked, collected, repaired and restored autos personally and professionally.  Marty was a true Fifties "Hot Rod" guy.  His home was full of collectible scale models, automobilia and his huge garage full of early antique, custom hot rods, a muscle car or two, a pickup among rare parts and a myriad of tools and other equipment.   He got a kick out of this website and Francis' obsession with motometers and felt very special when Francis would present one to him for his period correct car.  Marty Schultz faithfully served in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era then later went to work for the  Municipal System and was planning to retire in January of next year after some 40 years of public service.  At times Marty could come off as a bit of a curmudgeon or a tough nut, however a spontaneous good nature humorous observation or joke and he would buckle with a chuckle or two (though usually still trying to hide it).  It is an understatement to say that Marty was loved and will be sorely missed.  Marty was one of the good ones!  Who knew that he actually had hair under his many different auto logo caps????  < Gotcha, Marty! >  Marty Schultz left behind a sister, brother, daughter, two sons, several beautiful and talented grandchildren and, quite a lot of other loving family members and friends.   Around these parts/our way we called Marty "Mr. Wonderful."

 

Thank you MotometerCentral website visitors for indulging us as we recognize one of our own.

ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA (AACA) FALL SWAP MEET

The annual incredible automobile indulgence that is the Hershey Swap Meet is upon as as we go to print with this article.  Auto enthusiasts from around the world have been gearing up for this event and pilgrimage.  Hershey, Pennsylvania is eagerly awaiting us to show up.

October 5 - 8, 2016 are the dates of he world's oldest, largest and best antique and classic car meet, show and event that brings together more than a half million truly passionate automobile enthusiast from around the world.

The weather looks as if it is going to be extraordinary for such an outdoor event.  Vendor spaces are going quickly as are hotel rooms.  RM Auctions/Sotherbys will bring an exceptionally fine assembly of collector car candidates to its annual auction.  So, their auction should be quite festive and energetic.

The AACA Library & Research Center will hold its vehicle literature Yard sale on Tuesday, October 4th from 4pm to 7 pm.  Literally tons of hard-to-find or obsolete books, brochures, pamphlets and other emphemera will be available for the first time.

Click on the following image and enjoy the crazy guys of the AACA Library & Research Center's parody event promotional video for a lot of laughs.

On October 20-22, 2016 the The Historic Vehicle Association will be holding its annual national conference at its new Allentown, PA Laboratory facility.

MotometerCentral's founder, Francis G. Clax, has been selected as a distinguished paper presenter and conference speaker to appear at the The Historic Vehicle Association "Putting Preservation on the Road: Protecting Our Overlooked Automotive Heritage in the Twenty-first Century"conference event.  Francis will speak about the origin, significance and generally overlooked nature of motometers in the annals of automotive history despite their expansive contributions to the development of the modern internal-combustion engine automobile and success as the forerunner of American hood ornaments.

For More Information on The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) please click on the name links or the logo icon below.

Early registration for the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) Driving History-Putting Preservation on the Road Conference is due by Monday, September 5, 2016. The early registration fee discount for presenters is $25.  Attendees not giving papers the registration fee is $250 fee (also due Monday, September 5). Since it is now after the Tuesday, September 6 deadline date the late registration fee is $350 for presenters and attendees not giving papers and it is due by Saturday, October 15).

The HVA cordially welcomes anyone wanting to attend this automotive industry event, (Car Clubs are also invited)!  Similar registration fees and deadline requirements apply.

Click here >> https://www.historicvehicle.org/putting-preservation-on-the-road/ for Conference  attendance registration.

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Motometercentral's founder and the leading expert on early Twentieth Century motor heat indicators (aka motometers), has been selected to speak on the topic as a professional paper presenter for the Jean S. Argetsinger Symposium on International Racing History.

The international panel of speakers are highly distinguished automotive industry and racing historians and it is a very distinct honor to be among the chosen few.

The Jean S. Argetsinger Symposium on International Racing History Conference will take place on November 12, 2016 at the Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, New York.  This only the second time that this symposium has been arranged and facilitated

The Jean S. Argetsinger Symposium on International Racing History is a coordinated effort by the International Motor Racing Research Center and the Society of Automotive Historians International Motor Sports History section.  Click on the below included banner to find more information on this event and the Society of Automotive Historians.

 

 

This event is open to the public and all automobile and history enthusiasts are welcome.

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We have a very exciting and new listing in our Classified Ad section.

Across all categorical areas of of Classified Ad section we have experienced an increase in business, traffic and productive inquiries. We are thankful for the business opportunity to support our customers effort to improve the quality of their motometer collections and knowledge.  And, we greatly appreciate their business while looking forward to serving them again and again.

Please click on this link < NEW LISTING > to see the listing and get more information on it including a wide variety of photos.  This is a great opportunity for someone, especially if they act quickly!

We are proud to list a 1928 Studebaker Huckster Delivery Truck that is quite unique and runs great.  Ready for Car Shows or Cruising.  Readily stands out amongst Ford example types!  Thoughtful, Quality build.

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To help promote the AACA Library and Research Center October 4th Charity Yard Sale of historic automotive literature the guys at the center decided to share with us a fun, funny and very entertaining video parody.  While they probably will not get an Oscar Award nomination they may be top contenders for the straight jacket award of the year!  Look out Three Stooges there are new contenders out there!  Enjoy this video . . . We did!!!!

Warning: some images may be disturbing.  View with caution (or with eyes squinted).

It may be hard to believe but this is their wackiest video yet!

Above is a great page link to the Library & Research Center's website and advance sample viewing of the many literature items that will be available during the Yard Sale hours on Tuesday, October 4th between 4 - 7 pm at the AACA Headquarters building, 501 W. Governor Road, Hershey, PA .  But come early as everything goes quickly, there is no reserve, the crowd is quite large and eager.

Don't forget to hang around, check out the facility and perform a little automotive research!

Bring a friend or two and make a day of it.

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SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORIANS

The Society of Automotive Historians (SAH) will also have a booth at the AACA Fall Swap Meet.  SAH Members will be present and happy to invite new membership and answer questions.  The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent which will be located in the Orange Field at space OBB 17- 19.

The SAH will also hold its annual Awards banquet at the Hershey Hotel where we will find out who and which organizations earned recognition for their contributions to the automotive history preservation industry.

Meet members, organization officers and enjoy the book signing by author Vincent Wright.  Mr. Wright will be present on Friday, October 7th, between 12:30pm and 3:00 pm.

To learn more about Vincent and his published works he can be contacted via wrightfilms@mac.com

Visit the SAH website, at : http://www.autohistory.org/

SEE YOU THERE !

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August and September were exceptional sales months for all of our listed product items and Classified Ads.  Going quickly were our various types of proprietary motometer pedestals.  We supplied a number of world wide clients with motometer identification information through our client services.

MOTOMETERCENTRAL is uniquely qualified to provide the products and services listed in our STORE and on our CLASSIFIED ADS Page.  We enjoyed working with our various clients and repeat customers.  We responded to each person's needs immediately, products shipped within 24-hours and we did our absolute best to let our customers know how much we appreciate them and their business.  We look forward to servicing them more and you too!

Marty Schultz on MotometerCentral.com
Marty Schultz (#2) on MotometerCentral.com
AACA Library 2016 Fall Yard Sale Poster & Website Page Link on MotometerCentral.com

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