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Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 01:32 AM UTC
I've been watching the Mecum Auto Auctions this past week on MSNBC Cable after the ballgames, and I was just glued to my TV as the cars coming up for auction were mainly USA brands from the 1950's-1990's, and covered everything from pickup trucks, to pure stock, to sports cars, and even some Hot Rods. Prices really varied depending on what was being auctioned off.

I thought of D. when a mid 1950's pure 100% restored Chevy 210 came up, as well as a few 1956-57 Bel Airs with a ton of mods.

Then two 1970-2 Triumph TR-6s. One went for $12,000 and the other for 18,500. I really loved that car, but never got to own one. But at that price my wife would have killed me for sure.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 02:13 AM UTC
I just jumped on the website, what a goldmine for reference images.

For example:
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0819-380950/1957-chevrolet-nomad/

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 08:45 AM UTC

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I just jumped on the website, what a goldmine for reference images.

For example:
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0819-380950/1957-chevrolet-nomad/

Cheers, D




D,
Thought that you would love the site with all the pictures. The only issue that I can see is that what's shown on their site changes per auction.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 05:53 PM UTC
Lot's of gorgeous cars at Mecum. That '57 is just amazing.

My dad once borrowed a bordeaux Triumph TR-6, from his boss, sometime in the early 70's. He took my brother and I for a drive, to my grand parents house. My brother in the passengers seat and me and my teddy bear in the "back" between the seats. Safety wasn't really an issue back then.
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 06:21 PM UTC
I just wish I could download some of the images, their website won't let me.
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:25 PM UTC
Bummer! snipping tool could be a way to go about it. Not top quality images, but for reference, it should be enough.
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00 AM UTC
If I wasn't going camping and four wheeling this week/weekend then I'd be going to Barrett-Jackson Northeast instead. https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Docket/Northeast-2019/Collector-Cars/318656d4-436e-4502-9ab4-ac7b9b171b90/06-26-2019/06-29-2019
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:56 AM UTC

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Bummer! snipping tool could be a way to go about it. Not top quality images, but for reference, it should be enough.



Jasper,
I love the Microsoft Snipping Tool. I can copy anything including stopping Vids on You Tube and copy something I think is super important.

As far as sharpness goes, it's really pretty good. Here's a pickup truck that I used my Snipping Tool from the Mecum site. The image is 1511x855.PNG. I converted it to 1280x754 JPEG. Then uploaded it to Image Shack. Then using the direct link pasted the pic here. Looks pretty good all things considered.



Joel