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Old 01-13-2010, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default The Story Of Tommy Lee



The month of January, 2010 is a great place to start with a fellow that most of you have heard about - Thomas Lee, better known as Tommy Lee. At the age of 28 in 1934, Tommy inherited seven Cadillac dealerships (and a ton of other property) from his ...

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Old 01-13-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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wow.awesome history read.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:14 AM   #3
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nice article, thanks
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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I've always wonder what his story was. the kind of cars he had,you could tell he had something going on. and then nothing. he dissappear and now I know why. thanks Jared
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:46 AM   #5
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outstanding story
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:47 AM   #6
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Great article and photos! thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:49 AM   #7
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Great story, thanks
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:57 AM   #8
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Great post....I really like that art deco lakes roadster. Is it still around?


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Old 01-13-2010, 09:10 AM   #9
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Holy smokes, that would make a good movie.

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Old 01-13-2010, 09:12 AM   #10
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Thank you Ron for sharing the story. Now we all know.
And thank you especially for the George DuVall Design Sketch.... priceless.

Also the photos are really great...

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Old 01-13-2010, 09:16 AM   #11
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I agree, this would make a great movie. Thanks, Ron.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:16 AM   #12
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Just wondering - is George DuVall that did the design drawing the same guy that designed the fabulous windshield frame?
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:25 AM   #13
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:28 AM   #14
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Just wondering - is George DuVall that did the design drawing the same guy that designed the fabulous windshield frame?
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:40 AM   #15
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Ron, Thanks so much. Another piece of the puzzle. And Rikster, thanks for the follow up. priceless indeed. Slim
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:43 AM   #16
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Excellent summary Ron. Thanks.

I think this 1980 SIA Magazine article might compliment the thread.




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Old 01-13-2010, 09:46 AM   #17
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Amazing!
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:57 AM   #18
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Not only is the car still around, it's going up for sale at the Gooding auction in Arizona later this month:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...ew-kurtis-bmc/

Estimated sale price: $250,000 to $350,000

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Old 01-13-2010, 10:00 AM   #19
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Great story, thanks.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:02 AM   #20
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Great pictures and story

thanks for taking the time to post.....

would love to see more of the lakes roadster

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