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Old 06-13-2010, 05:45 PM
Jim Tighe - Deceased 1942 - 2012 Jim Tighe - Deceased 1942 - 2012 is offline
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Hello, Folks. Back in the '50's and '60's, when I was young, new car introduction time in Sept. was a Really Big Deal. Well, I am somewhat older now, and for me this year, new car intro time occurred yesterday, at 10:20 A.M., when a large car wearing Minnesota plates came rolling up Union St. in Galion. I flagged down the driver, Larry Dunn, and rode the last block to our garage. Larry had driven overnight from Minneapolis in the new rig, which I bought "long distance" from his son, Todd Anderson. This is all Tony Karsnia's fault, as it was he who told me about this car, down in Piqua last month at the M-M event. Gotta blame somebody.

Well, enough preamble. The car is a 1992 Eagle Cadillac Brougham Landau Coach, with a brown padded top over Champagne Beige. Interior is burgundy cloth and woodgrain. Very pretty car, with just shy of 60K miles, and 2 previous owners. You could put it in a service anywhere 2morrow morning with no qualms. It still looks that good, 18 years down the road. Glass is not commercial height, but the "top hat" is nicely done, not ungainly at all, unlike on so many newer coaches. All it needs is 2 medic seats and a cot, the first thing Sharon pointed out.

So, there it is. This has been a very busy wknd, so will close now, tho there is much more to tell about Mr. Dunn and the whole phenomenon surrounding the purchase and delivery of the car, and Lake Woebegone, and the drive with Larry to Orrville, OH, y'day in our old Caprice, etc., etc. BTW, this coach will be a daily use car for me, not a hobby car.

I cannot post pix, but have asked a site member to do so, so stay tuned.

And, finally, apologies to Ron Devies, to whom I almost let the cat out of the bag last week.

Galion out.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:40 PM
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Congrats Jim, so good to hear you bought another coach! I rolled past your place last weekend in the S&S Victoria but you wasn't around. Can't wait to see it & hang out with you again. Sounds like you bought yourself a nice new toy!
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Of course the irony in this is you haven't drove a pro car in five years. I bought yours and your driving your new one already. I'm not! So when do we get to see some pictures?
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:15 PM
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I am asking another site member to try to post a couple of pix. Patience, Ron. May take a little while. At least the "new" car is not as wide as the M-M, so I have a better chance of getting it in and out of the garage. And, even tho it is 18 yrs old, it is crammed full of hi-tech stuff - to me, anyway - and has an owner's manual as thick as the New Testament. Also, I am surprised that it has the smaller of the 2 available engines that year, at least according to the VIN data. Would have thought that a "Coachbuilder's Delete" job would have been given the 5.7, rather than the 5.0. Oh, well, it is what it is, and I just hope it works out well.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:39 PM
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If you email me the pictures at tmerrifield@mailshack.com I can get them up for you.

By the way Jim, do you have a DVD player? If so, I have some train DVDs you would be interested in. Old Ohio steam power footage. You may already have them, but if not I can get them to you.
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hoping to see some pics soon
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Congrats on the new car! You should bring it to the Ohio Chapter meet this Saturday in Akron. We'd love to see you and your new ride there.
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Congrats on your New Car !!!!!
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man just can't be with out one can he. stored that other car away for how many years. then sold it and ran out a month later to get a different one. Jim you sound like me.
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I'll gladly take the blame for fixing a nice guy like Jim up with a beautiful car such as this 1992 Eagle. I had all I could do from adding this one to my own fleet, especially since it would go with Pink Champagne so nicely. It truly is one of the finest 18 year old hearses around and will no doubt serve Jim well for a long time. If Jim was looking to make a "splash" with a daily driver coach as he returns to the PCS fold, I'd say he picked the right car.
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