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Dave Reese

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  1. I must admit that since the advent of Facebook, I spend more time there and on Flickr. I still am traveling, and volunteering at America On Wheels Museum in Allentown. I moved from the city in November of 2015 to the Allentown Suburb of Lower Macungie. This meant demolishing my old slot car layout, and when we moved into our new house, I had to do a lot of work in the basement to set up my new slot car layout. Some of the features on the layout are based on the Lehigh Valley of PA, and things I have seen while traveling the US. The evolution of the new layout can be seen in my photo album on Flickr. I also have made a recent video on YouTube to show the progress of progress. If you are in the region, contact me and I may be around to show you this "roadside attraction" in my basement.
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    Ot - Trip Down Under

    I guess most of you think I have disappeared as it has been a long time since I posted here. In the last 6 months we have sold our house and moved, and then traveled to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. The move required me to dismantle my slot car track and to sell the TR3B, so I went whole-heartedly into photographing our trip, mostly with my new Olympus EM-1 camera. If anyone wants to see some of the photographs from the trip, I would love to have you visit the album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklands/albums/72157666233038265. I don't when my next trip in the US will happen, but when it does, I will be asking advice once again.
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    Ot - Trip Down Under

    I guess most of you think I have disappeared as it has been a long time since I posted here. In the last 6 months we have sold our house and moved, and then traveled to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. The move required me to dismantle my slot car track and to sell the TR3B, so I went whole-heartedly into photographing our trip, mostly with my new Olympus EM-1 camera. If anyone wants to see some of the photographs from the trip, I would love to have you visit the album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklands/albums/72157666233038265. I don't when my next trip in the US will happen, but when it does, I will be asking advice once again.
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    Potential Rv Restoration Project

    I have never seen one of these before, and probably never will again. Who is brave enough to take on this project???
  5. It has been a bit since I posted here, but then I have not been on the American Road much lately except for a trip to New Mexico this past fall. I am having my morning coffee in my Midpoint Café mug this morning that I picked up on that trip while eating in Adrian, Texas. But I thought some of you might be interested in the newest exhibit at America On Wheels in Allentown PA. We are showing "Gettin' the Job Done - The Evolution of the Pickup Truck". There are some pretty cool vehicles in this show including two Hudsons for Alex, a Corvair Rampside, a Studebaker Champ, a Diamond T, a REO, and even a Mack. The displays keep evolving as well as more details keep appearing in the Restoration Education Center too thanks to contributions from Keith Flickinger and Nicoli Bulgari. You can see some recent photos of some of the changes in my Flickr album.
  6. Peg and I recently returned from a three week trip, and 12 days of it were road trip. We flew to London and took a bus to Bath for four nights. We then picked up a Vauxhall Integra from Enterprise and drove to Cardiff, Torquay, Salisbury, Oxford, Coventry, Rugby, and Bury St. Edmunds where Enterprise dropped me off at our son's house for several days. We spent Thanksgiving in Bury, and attended several Christmas Fairs as well as town Christmas Light festivals. We visited museums, castles, a great car museum, ruins, and much more. I survived the roundabouts, and right hand drive, but sometimes had trouble with the narrow streets. But we survived, and I have put together a large number of photos (but not most of the ones I took) at http://www.flickr.co...57638324748716/. If you have time to browse through the 750+ photos, please do. It is a pleasure to be able to share our experiences, even if they were not on the American Road.
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    Our Recent Road Trip, But Not In The Usa

    Dave, Glad to "help". Actually, rather than drive upon landing, we took a National Express bus from Heathrow to Bath and spent four days there before getting the rental car. And we took two tours in small tour buses while in Bath. I sat in the front behind the driver's left shoulder on those trips to orient myself to driving on the left while seated on the right, and I think it really helped. I had more trouble coming back to the US and driving that night to pick up dinner. I had to follow taillights for a couple of blocks before I really got re-oriented. But the traffic in the isles is much worse than I remembered from 1976, when I picked up the rental in downtown London, and dropped it off at Heathrow. This time I dropped the car in Bury St. Edmunds, and got a ride with our son to a hotel just outside of Heathrow, and rode the bus to the terminal in the morning. It all worked well. Let me know when you are planning the trip...and Merry Christmas to you.
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    Our Recent Road Trip, But Not In The Usa

    Good to hear from you Dave, We are already planning our next trip, although our son Mike will be back stateside in April, meaning another trip this year to Albuquerque...
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    Welcome - Please Introduce Yourself!

    Welcome Mike, and thanks for your service. I understand the commitment you made to serving the country with a son currently stationed at Midlenhall AFB and getting ready to come stateside for weaponry school in January. I look forward to learning about your travels.
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    Pedal Cars

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    This small display of restored pedal cars was our preview for the full display running for the month of December 2012.

    © © David Reese

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    America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    This new museum opened on Saturday, April 12, 2008 and has proved to be a worthwhile stop when in the Lehigh Valley. Located at Front and Hamilton Streets, the exterior incorporates part of the old Arbogast and Bastian Meat Packing Plant and a modern display facility. The exhibits change often, so the cars in this gallery may no longer be in the museum if you come to visit, but you will always find wonderful cars, bikes, motorcycles, trucks, and more at America On Wheels...www.americaonwheels.org
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    The complete pedal car display

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    This was unveiled at the museum's Gala on November 30, and will be on display for a month. Note the larger car on the right with the pink wheels, which was powered by a Briggs & Stratton engine, and was in use in Dorney Park into the 1950's.

    © © David Reese

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    Packard Dual-Cowl Phaeton

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    In the West Gallery through March 2013.

    © © David Reese

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    1955 Pontiac

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    This factory fully-loaded Pontiac is currently on display in the South Gallery.

    © © David Reese

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    Model T Ford Depot Hack

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    This vehicle, currently on display in the North Gallery, drove passengers to downtown Allentown from the train station at Second and Hamilton, a block from the museum.

    © © David Reese

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    Franklin Radiator Mascot

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    The propeller on this airplane would spin in the wind.

    © © David Reese

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    Cadillac

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    This car is displayed with vintage golf clubs in the opened golf club door.

    © © David Reese

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    A beautiful Buick

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    On display through March 2013.

    © © David Reese

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    Auburn Boat Tail Speedster

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    © © David Reese

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    1937 Cord

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    It was an HONOR to get to detail this car on the day it was driven onto the floor of the museum.

    © © David Reese

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    Spectators at the Lego Train Display

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    The trains are at America On Wheels through the month of December each year.

    © © David Reese

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    Classic American Cars of the 1930's

    From the album: America on Wheels - Allentown PA

    On display through March 2013

    © © David Reese

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    Welcome - Please Introduce Yourself!

    James... Welcome to this stellar group. After joining here I received advice on Route 89, and throroughly enjoyed our trip from Jackson Wyoming to Salt Lake City, and the wonderful sites along Rt 89. I have visited your site a number of times and find it quite impressive. Enjoy the ride!!!
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    66 The Hard Way

    It was so much fun to spend several hours with Denny on Sunday, and to see me appearing in his "travellog" this morning. I hope more of this group can get to America On Wheels in the near future, and allow me to share a few of my passions with others. Denny was a great audience for my constant jabber as well. Thanks for including me Denny!
  25. Our next exhibit officially opens on Saturday, April 14 and will run until October. Included in the exhibit are: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car Nelly Belle 1946 Jeep from the Roy Rogers Show Ernie's Taxi from Its a Wonderful Life Megatron from Transformers 3 (on site April 14 &15) Muppet Car from The Muppet Movie 2002 pink Honda S200 driven by Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious 1998 VW Beetle from Austin Powers 2 1940 Ford coupe from The Blob Bette Davis Buick "Woody" Warner Bros. recognition gift car David Lee Roth's 1951 Mercury seen in "California Girls" video 1932 Rick Nelson Ford Hot Rod (coming July 2012) April 14 will also be our second annual Slot Car Show, and on July 7 we will have a Muscle Car Cruise as well as our annual HO Slot Car race, the America On Wheels Grand Prix. Learn more at www.AmericaOnWheels.org I hope to see some of you there!
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