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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

More photos from the LaGrange Engine Show

Hi everyone!

The most fascinating part of the Engine Show is always the "vehicles" people use to transport themselves around the show.   Now, this is a large show and takes up the entire Lorain County Fairgrounds - a pretty big place.  So I don't blame people for not wanting to walk the show. But the way they choose to get around is just the greatest ...

Enjoy these pics!

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Bike Winner!

Hello all!

Here is a photo of the winner of the 1936 Colson Rear Steer Tandem Bicycle we raffled off to benefit the Ohio Museum of Transportation and Industry.   The bike was completely restored by Steve Keppler from Lorain, Ohio for the museum raffle   Colson was a company in Elyria, Ohio who started out building bikes and other wheeled vehicles and actually spawned the company Invacare whose headquarters is still in Elyria to this day.

We sold the raffle tickets at the DHS Open House 2013 as well as a few car shows and the LaGrange Engine Show in Lorain, Ohio this last weekend.

The winner purchased his ticket at the Lakewood Car Kulture Show in Lakewood, Ohio this last August.   From what we hear, Dan used to own a bike shop and so knows all about the history of this particular bike.  He also told us he has never won anything in his life - so this is a first for him!

Congratulations to Dan Lipowski from Bedford, Ohio who is the winner of the Colson Tandem Bike!

This is the young lady who chose the winning ticket!

Dan with his new bike!

Thank you to all of the people who supported the museum by purchasing tickets and helping out with donations at the DHS Open House this year!  We appreciate the support.

Watch this space for museum updates throughout the next few months.  We are currently fundraising for a feasibility study to help determine what is necessary for us to be successful  as well as help us with location the museum when it is built.   You can checkout the website at CAIM Museum Website.

Thanks again - more blogging to follow!


Friday, September 20, 2013

Hanging out at the LaGrange Engine Show

We are here today with a booth for the Celebrating America in Motion Museum concept.   Here is a photo of the booth where we are ruffling off the Colson bike!
 Pretty cool stuff here.  I will post more pics later.