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Hi all … a little about me!

Yep, it is the Car Guy from Elmira (NY)!  I was infected at a very early age with Car Fever!  Growing up my parents started out by taking me with them to the local short tracks of NY on Friday and Saturday nights to watch their friends run at Dundee and Chemung.  To add more to the mix growing up “we” were pretty much a Ford family!  My parents purchased new full sized Ford Convertibles from 3 to 5 years apart  from the time I was 3 right up till the mid seventies!  Yeah I remember my parents purchasing their new 1961 SunLiner  Convertible, their 64 Galaxie 500 XL Convertible, and a 69 XL Convertible and crying after leaving the family friend for the new model.  I recently found the window sticker to those and a few other cars and trucks that they bought new.  Sprinkle in my Grandmothers 1957 Buick Special Rivera Hardtop and my Dads first antique car a 1924 Model T Roadster then a 26 T Coupe and along came my 24 T Sedan and well the car bug was well on its way when I needed a Convertible and that became the order to this day …

Thanks Mom & Dad!  Please keep looking down to help keep the shinny side up … Miss Ya … It has been a GREAT RIDE!

I have been involved with several Local and even more Nationals Car Clubs for many years!  I am currently a:
Member and Past President of the NY/PA Twin Tiers Vintage Car Club Inc. (My Dad was also a past President of this club which was formerly the NY/PA Twin Tiers Vintage Ford Club).
Member and Senior Master Judge and a Certified Team Captain of and for the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America).
Member of Dixie Cars that has since folded.
Member of the BCA (Buick Club of America).
Register and keeper of  M.O.R.E. (Marquette Owners Registry for Enthusiasts).
BCA Tech Advisor for the 1929-30 Marquette Built by Buick.
Member of the Upstate NY Thunderbird Club.
FORMER Member of the International Thunderbird Club
(ITC) … FORMER ITC Convention Concours Thunderbird Show Judge and Concours Judging Team Captain for the ITC and Concours Show Chairman for the 2015  ITC Convention standing in for my good friend Tom Young .
Member and Recognized SAN (SEMA Action Network) Strike Force Team Member in regards to legislation either bad or good for our common hobby!  Please Join the SEMA Action Network if your not a member already: http://pages.message.sema.org/san-signup/ .

I have also been an Antique Classic and Special Interest Vehicle Appraiser since 1982 and have been found to be a Expert Trial Witness in court cases involving the Antique Car Hobby and appraisal of same.

Well that pretty much sums it up … Just the Car Guy from Elmira!

You can contact me as follows:

Don Holton
Elmira, NY
e-mail: topsdown@holtononline.com

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