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QUARTERLYJOURNALOFTHELARZANDERSON AUTO MUSEUM

SPRI NG |SUMMER 2020

VOL.2-I SS.2


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FROMTHE EXECUTI VEEDI TOR SHELDON STEELE

" I nj us t i c ea ny whe r ei sat hr e a tt oj us t i c ee v e r y whe r e . Wea r ec a ug hti n a ni ne s c a pa bl ene t wor kof mut ua l i t y , t i e di nas i ng l eg a r me ntof de s t i ny . Wha t e v e ra f f e c t sonedi r e c t l y , a f f e c t sa l l i ndi r e c t l y . " “ I nt hee nd, wewi l l r e me mbe rnott hewor dsof oure ne mi e s , butt hes i l e nc eof ourf r i e nds . ” Bot hQuot e s : Dr . Ma r t i nL ut he rKi ngJ r . -1 963 / 1 965 I nt i me sl i ket he s e , t hes i l e nc ei sde a f e ni ng . 2


TABLEOFCONTENTS LETTERFROM THE EXECUTI VEEDI TOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ABOUTTHEMUSEUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 LETTERFROM THE EXECUTI VECOMMI TEE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 TOGETHER I N SPI RI T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 MYTI MEATLARZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 DRI VI NG FORFLAVOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 2 DREAM CARS CONTESTW I NNERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 SMARTBUYS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 LI VETO RACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 61 7 PRESERVE ORRESTORE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 81 9 RUN OFTHEMI LL RENAULT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2021 CHASI NG THEAPEX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2326 COLLECTI NG EXPERI ENCES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2829 CONCOURSLEVEL CABRI OLET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3031 GENESI SG70. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3233 MEETTHE CONTRI BUTORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3637 ANDREW KNOW S CARS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3839 HOUSEOFW ORTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 44 LI FEW I THOUT THEAUTO SHOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4546 NYI AS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47


FROMTHEEXECUTI VECOMMI TTEE LARZANDERSON AUTO MUSEUM

Noones houl dha v et os a y , “ Bl a c kl i v e sma t t e r ” .Wes houl dj us tk nowi t .Whydowene e dt obe t a ug hts oobv i ousal e s s onwhe ns i mpl ehuma ndi g ni t ya ndr e s pe c ts houl dbeourg ui dea nd s t a nda r de v e r yda y ?Weha v es t umbl e da ndf a l l e na sas oc i e t ya ndmus tt r yt ol e a r nt hev e r y di f fic ul tba s i cs k i l l of pl a c i ngour s e l v e swi t hi nt hemi ndsa ndhe a r t sof ourf e l l owpe opl ea nd s ha r et he i rhundr e ds y e a r sl onghi s t or i e s .Howe l s ec a nwef e e l t he i rpa i na ndf e a ra ndk nowi t s c a t a s t r ophi cda ma g e ?Ye s , Bl a c kl i v e sdoma t t e r , a ndwe , t heL a r zAnde r s onAut oMus e um, pr omi s et os howt ha tt ha ti swha twebe l i e v e . We , a sas ma l l or g a ni z a t i on, c a nnotc ha ng et hewor l d.Wec a n, howe v e r , t a k eafir ms t a nda nd pr omi s et os uppor tBl a c k , L a t i no, As i a na ndot he rmi nor i t yc ommuni t i e st ha ta r ei nt e g r a l pa r t s of ourl a r g e rc ommuni t y .Wepr omi s et oma k ec onc e r t e de f f or t sa g a i ns tr a c i s mi na nyf or m.We pr omi s et ot a k ea c t i ont oe l i mi na t ea nyov e r torhi dde na s pe c t sof pr e j udi c ewi t hi nour ope r a t i ons , doc ume nt sa ndpr og r a ms .Wepr omi s et ha tt he s ewi l l notbehol l owwor ds , s oon f or g ot t e n.Wepr omi s et obehe l da c c ount a bl ef oroure f f or t st oe ns ur ee qua l t r e a t me nta nd oppor t uni t i e sf ora l l whowi s ht obei nv ol v e dwi t hL a r zAnde r s onAut oMus e um. Pl e a s e , ourv a l ue dme mbe r s , j oi nusi nt he s ec r i t i c a l e f f or t s .He l puss howt hewor l dt ha twea r e notme r e l yag r oupof e nt hus i a s t i chobby i s t s , butas t r ongv oi c ede ma ndi ngc ha ng e , a nda n e x a mpl eof howt oma k eourwor l dabe t t e rpl a c ef ora l l . 4


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