Car Show Season

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Re: Car Show Season

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Ed Lijewski wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:59 pm Well, Mark, you're new to this addiction.

Jack Middleton's cars were sold at auction at very low prices per scuttlebutt (I don't know the exact amounts):

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YMMV
Oh yeah... I was around for that. Bonhams is way too high-falootin' for Merks, no punters in that room.
My comments at the time...
eaton53 wrote: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:50 pm Scorpio sold for $1792.
XR sold for $2240.
Horrific. :oops:
It's entirely possible that they were submitted to BaT and weren't accepted.

Times have changed very, very quickly. Unfortunately Cars and Bids didn't exist then.
That is the likely go-to if you have a good one to sell now. I'm pretty sure both of those cars would've started a bidding war.
BaT works too, if you can get your car accepted.

The Bonhams winners could flip 'em at Cars and Bids now and make a killing.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Psycho Silo Car Show
Repeat winner!!
XR4Ti trophy (2020) on the left
Scorpio trophy (2021) on the right
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Mills Chevy Cruise In! Season's winding down...
Got a fancy new phone. 1st pics!!


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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Got rained on and it was not a clean rain. Car wash tomorrow.


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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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This phone takes really good pics!! :cheers


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My old phone would've never gotten this.
The best ones of this season are yet to come!
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Flag pole test - passed with flying colors. Congrats
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Bob Weir wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:44 amFlag pole test - passed with flying colors. Congrats
Yeah Bob...
I took some of these because I knew they were way beyond the capabilities of my old phone.
The flags were always hard to photograph before. Not now!
The downside?
I have to make sure the cars are really cleaned up because it shows every speck of dirt when I get up close.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Took another photo of the Psycho Silo trophies.
Old phone could not get them no matter what. This was done in one take.

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.
Cars & Ice Cream... last one for 2021.

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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I wish I had the original window sticker for my car. :cheers
If it was easy everybody would do it.
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Re: Car Show Season

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andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:53 amI wish I had the original window sticker for my car. :cheers
It's kinda frightening.
And a good reason why Scorpios didn't sell.
I have the window sticker for the XR as well. It's scary too!!
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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