Monday, August 26, 2013

When one is Wealthy, well?

A gentleman named Harold Lewis Of Belmont Fame, from the local Ford dealership, collected some antique cars.

He bought a nice piece of land near our home and proceeded to apply for a building permit to build a nice attractive warehouse for his cars. OUR fair city said NO, NO  not here you won’t.  You will build a house.

So build a house he did. Nice home, huh?

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The entire lower floor is free standing. Except for one center post. He built this with living quarters topside, which no one uses, but hey, if you have enough money and gumption You can do this. The back side has huge double garage doors, Drive in and out.  He also built a matching three car garage behind.

Okay why am I on this subject. Cars of course.  Mr. Lewis has passed on, but John  (son in law (?)). He manages the site. Shirl called and asked for a tour and invited me along.

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The A model above 1924 I believe, and the 4DR convertible 1935 are the center pieces. He has some beautiful Mustangs also.

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Loved the ‘40 Ford Coupe. Bobby Ferguson had one of these locally in the mid 1950’s.

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It was nice seeing the cars, and I always like it when a person wants to do something reasonable, and some local Gov’t refuses and he gets around it because it was right in the beginning.  Pretty nice HOUSE, huh?

Nite Shipslog


Right doesn’t always win, but it should!



One of my favorite cars, the 1953 MG. Showing this one for the last time.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Gad you go to enjoy a tour of the home there for the cars. I guess if you have money you can work things around to suit you.

shirl72 said...

You got some good pictures..That
was a nice day. John was really
nice and proud of his Father.
I think he was an adopted son. You
could tell he loved Mr. Lewis.
He showed the cars so proud and tells
the story about each one. What a
good time.

Rose said...

What a great story and a beautiful collection of gorgeous cars! I would have enjoyed that tour.

Hugs to my favorite couple!

Sara S. said...

What a great "HOUSE"!!! lol I love what he has done with the interior decorating! Thanks for sharing these wonderful treasures. Stay sweet!

salemslot9 said...

cool & clever

thank you for
stopping by :)

Louis la Vache said...

What a fine collection of Fords!

It's OK with «Louis» if you keep showing that MG!


A wonderful story. When there's a will there's a way. Glad you got to see the cars.

Paula said...

I was going to say what Terre said "where there's a will there's a way" and also "there is more then one way to skin a cat". It looks nice so there should be no complaints. Glad you and Shirl (Sherry?) got to tour the place.

Chatty Crone said...

Very interesting story Jack. I guess when you are wealthy enough you can tweet the rules a bit!