Senior Mem & Story Teller
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St, Francisville, Illinois, USA
Model: 2010 GL 1800 comfort (buried after fire)
The old Harrah's automobile collection did run up every one of their cars in a rotating order. It was an amazing collection. One problem with a lot of old vehicles is that a lot of them are lost due to being converted into hot rods or some such. At least a museum prevents total loss of these vehicles in a manner many people can see them. Leno's collection while admirable doesn't do much for many people.
I don't know how LeMay's new museum operates but at the old location most of the cars were kept in runable condition.
Yes a lot of old cars have been hot rodded. Old iron is getting harder to get. Now we can buy brand new 55-57 Chevrolets, Ford Model A, Ford 32-36 and a few more all steel complete bodies and even more parts like fenders and doors for old iron. It is great to see cars like 37 Chevrolets and others cruising down the highways looking like they did from the factory, except the paint is better and the wheels are nicer. Most people say "Did you see that neat old car?" Maybe someday Leno will make "Big Dog Garage" into a place one can see and "TOUCH" his collection when he is not driving them.
Life is a collection of stories we old people tell and hope a few will listen and carry them into the future.
There is a story to everything we have, everyone we have met and everything we have done or we will do or dream about doing.
We sometimes ride to forget, but hopefully we never forget to ride.
Illinois Patriot Guard
Honda SL 175
Honda XL 350
Honda CB 750 X 2
Honda GL 1200 Interstate
Honda GL 1800 (my last and one of the last made in the USA)