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Plumber

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Post Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:46 pm

Antique Transport Museum - Campo, Calif.

This is worth the trip if you're ever motoring out in the east county of San Diego. Usually only the caretaker is around. He'll let you in the gate to roam around. Leave them a few bucks to keep the lights on. It's quiet out out there - nothing going on except a light breeze rattling some the corregated siding and a yard full of industrial memories. The trucks are as they were the last day on the job - a beer opener was still hanging on a hook behind the operator, in the cab of some solid rubber ACE relic with a derrick-crane bed. Most of this equipment was left over from when the first paved road (old U.S. 80) was created back in the days of steel wheels. All decomposed granite out there. Just about dust-free.
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Post Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:48 am

It's nice they already gave a place to the Vrod, that's where it looks best! :D
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:11 pm

Note from Bob Grady

I think the Motor Transport Museum is a fascinating place. The caretaker you mention was probably Carl Calvert, a very knowledgeable gentleman who will gladly give one the grand tour and knows where each and every old relic came from and a bit of it's history.
 
If you have not been out there lately I would highly recommend a visit to see to the restoration project of a 1924 Cadillac Bus. The frame is almost complete, the carriage about 50% complete and the engine is 100% complete and last Saturday when I was there Carl had it running and it purred like a kitten. The finished product will be donated to the town of Julian when completed.
 
These folks are not only mechanics, but machinists, finish wood workers, upholsters, painters ... you name it and they do it. - Bob

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