With a closing date of late May, Francis has been requested to submit a historical paper on the involvement and impact of women in the early automotive industry workforce/labor market.
MotometerCentral™ is continuing it’s dedicated mission to promote and professionalize the motometer automobilia collecting interest and is currently very busy working with Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA); Society of Automotive Historian (SAH); International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC); and, other western New York/Finger Lakes Region automobile-related associations, clubs and individuals, in specific to organize events and fill publications.
MotometerCentral™ and its Founder, Francis G. Clax are in the process of finalizing a Wayne Drumlins Region Antique Auto Club “President’s Day” annual gala event scheduled for Saturday, June 9th, 2018. The Auto Club has requested an exclusive Ontario County Historical Society Museum guided tour of the Francis Clax Motometer Collection exhibition with Francis as the acting docent.
A joint racing documentary project is in the works between MotometerCentral™ and the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. The George Eastman Museum has extended an invitation to Francis to exclusively view it’s racing photograph archives that have never been published. The museum has expressed interest in having Francis develop a book around the photo images.
Members of the MotometerCentral™ staff will be working on several auto restoration projects for greater Finger Lakes, New York car club fellow members. The cars to be worked on are primarily Pre-war cars and of the coolest type, ranging from a 1916 Packard Light Twin Six and a 1917 Locomobile (limousine) to a 1926 Studebaker custom “Huckster” truck and a 1948 Chevrolet cab over engine (COE) pickup to be fully restored then placed on a separate modern flatbed truck frame with modern drivetrain and suspension for greater practical use. Besides the later two vehicle projects of Francis’ he will be working on restoring three antique motorcycles throughout the summer.
The MotometerCentral™ staff has been touring geographical areas from Buffalo to Syracuse, New York looking for a suitable early 1920s completed automobile garage or dealer showroom building to house its vast antique automobile and automobilia collection as a permanent museum location.
And, while discussed elsewhere with greater depth and detail, MotometerCentral™ is completing the initial publication of its Rainbow series of books on motometers. Each book covers a different topic related to motometers that should be of vital interest to every serious motometer automobilia collecting enthusiast and automotive mascot historian. The goal of each book is to help current and future motometer collectors to gain a better appreciation for the art, science and practice of acquiring, collecting, caring for and increasing the value of their motometer collection based upon a decade of successful experience and the facts as established by the original manufacturers and inventors. Each book is highly illustrated with color photos advertisement from the trade publications of the period and lots of technical specifications and information.