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The Leaded Gas
When: April 23, 2013 Meetings 4th Tuesday of the Month
Meeting: The meeting of the Kiski Valley Region of the AACA will be on April 23, 2013 at Walt Frederick’s Garage at 381 3rd Street Leechburg at 8pm.
Club Dues: Dues are now past due for the 2013 club year. Dues for the Kiski Valley Region are $10.00 and can be paid at the meeting or mailed directly to Phil Beattie, 1001 Howell Street, Vandergrift, PA 15690. If you have not paid your dues yet, please do. Thank You.
Concordia Car Cruise-In: The Kiski Valley Region will be having a cruise-in at the Concordia Lutheran Ministries Haven Apartments in Cabot PA on June 15, 2013 from 2-4pm. This will be a nice way to entertain the residents at Concordia by letting them take a stroll down memory lane. As a thank you they will offer a light dinner at 1pm in the dining room for our club. We will be down at the large gazebo by the lake for the cruise-in. This is Fathers day weekend a Maynard Miller would like to see a large turnout of club vehicles. Reservations are required for the dinner, so plan now to attend and contact Maynard Miller by phone (724) 360-4220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservations. More information next month. The Cruise will be open to all, so tell your friends to come at 2pm.
Lackey’s Car Cruise: We will be finalizing the date for the 2013 Cruise at Lackey’s Dairy Queen at this months meeting. Dates that were mentioned were August 10 and 17, 2013. The theme will be “Fire Fighters”. Edwardine Saul has offered her 1929 fire truck to display at the event.
Coming Events: We need to pick a date and place for the club picnic, so have your calendars ready.
Articles for the Leaded Gas: If you have something you want in the newsletter please email me or call Dale by the second Tuesday of the month to have it in that month’s newsletter.
Kitty and Snacks: The name drawn for the kitty was Amanda Pollock, she was not present. John Jones will be bringing snacks for the March meeting. Toni Burzcyk had cupcakes for the March meeting.
KISKI KAR KLIPS
The Continental Mark II of 1956-57 was tastefully understated yet greatly overpriced, and was a failure in the marketplace, but it was built to be one of the finest automobiles that Ford Motor Company or any other company ever built. It was built by a separate division of Ford Motor Company, The Continental Division, founded on July 1, 1952, and headed by William Clay Ford. It was built to follow the legacy of the factory custom 1940 Lincoln Continental, and used Lincoln drivetrain and was sold through selected Lincoln dealers, but it was not part of the Lincoln Division. The modern styling of the Mark II, along with the smaller inset roof marked it as a personal luxury car, the Continental was only 56” high, had a wheelbase of 126” and overall length of 218.5”. It used the fake spare tire in the deck lid, to copy the spare tire on the rear of the 1940-48 Lincoln Continental. One of the design features of the Continental was to have a retractable roof but the engineering cost of the retractable was so high that it wasn’t cost effective on the Continental, and was used on the main Ford line to spread out the cost over a greater production volume. The Continental had lots of hands on finish work, had four coats of lacquer paint, hand sanded and polished, triple plated chrome and tons of it. The hood ornament was subcontracted out and cost as much as the grille. The interior was of the finest leathers and materials. Each wheel cover has more parts than a complete Crosley. The Continental was powered by a 368 CID standard Lincoln engine, with custom aluminum valve covers. The Continental was highly optioned with every power accessory available; the only option was Air Conditioning. The sticker price was $10,400, and Ford claimed they lost $1000 on each car. There were almost 2600 1956 models, and 444 1957 models produced and production ceased on May 8, 1957. Do you know who restored one of these?
Spring Carlisle-Carlisle, PA……………………………………………………………..April 24-28, 2013
President Jane Walker (724) 845-1522
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