- About Lump
- I thought I was the only guy in the world who liked old automotive tools! I grew up with a dad who was a brilliant fix-it-yourself guy. He was deeply respected in our antique car club in the 50's-70's period, as he could help others keep their old cars running smoothly, when they were stumped by mechanical problems. I lost him in a tragic car accident in 1978, and I still have all his tools, and his grandfather's cabinet-maker tools too. I graduated high school in 1972, and became fascinated with muscle cars and hot rodding. I was a notorious street racer in my area, and had to figure out how to fix my own cars, since Dad would have killed me if he knew I had hot rods. I had to hide them and work on them at friends' homes. Later I became a sheet metal worker in the union building trades, just as my dad had been. So I have tools and equipment from auto repairs, general household stuff, antique carpentry tools, and professional sheet metal worker tools. I still have Dad's 1923 Hupmobile, and keep it running myself. I have quite a few old tools. Also, because of my business in the collector car world, I have been collecting catalogs for many years. I have old paper catalogs from tool companies stuffed in boxes in the attic. I'll start looking for them again soon. Today I found a 1938 Bonney catalog and brought it down where I look it over better. Maybe someone else has some interest in seeing these old catalogs?
- Jamestown, Ohio
- Old cars, fishing, hunting, collecting everything from fishing tackle to guns to automotive stuff
- Automotive advertising. And I'm a promoter of major car show/swap meet events.
- Old times here, are not forgotten....