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Z Taylor Vinson From Interview by Rob & Sharon McLellan

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The Automotive Chronicles

Z. Taylor

Like Rick, I started out to showrooms and picking up what I could. My family was buying a new car one when I was a boy and I would go around my father #151; I remember, the Ford and the Oldsmobile showrooms and my Aunt was getting a new Chrysler. and my were getting a new Cadillac. I around to other showrooms I discovered these catalogs. I had my drop me and wait at the curb I ran in with my little fat legs. was Huntington, West Virginia, and the were very generous. I they knew my parents they certainly didn’t me but I got wonderful Packard and Cadillac

Of course I promptly cut them up so I could race the little along the floor. Then one day at my I found in the trash a 1941 Crown Imperial catalog, it out of the trash and started cutting out the from the rear. But when I got to the it was just so beautiful that I

SHARON: Since we’re in the business we’re always into men who started collected when they were But, in your experience, did many of your friends an interest in automotive literature?

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TAYLOR: None in Huntington. I one or two guys later when I going away to school who collectors, but I was the only one that I of in my home town. One day I got something in the and it was a battered 1939 Citroen My mother and father had a good in Charleston, West Virginia, who was a teacher. She had spent the summer of in France before the war and she found somewhere among her stuff and it to me. And that is the very first of foreign automobile literature I ever got. My mother had a and I tried translating it word-for-word and I still have the thing in my collection. About every two I would ask my parents, one or the other, to me down automobile row so I could up the latest literature.

In those days, of course, weren’t automotive magazines. All we had to upon, at least for our knowledge of was Floyd Clymer and his Motor and that was the first time I began to be aware of the variety of old I think he’s had seven or scrapbooks, maybe nine, and I got all, year-after-year. But I was mainly in contemporary vehicles. And there was a up in Eugene, Oregon, named who put out something called Franson’s News. Somehow or other I had duplicates. I sent Franson the and he said he would give me two ads in the paper that

he ran. And he did.

I began hearing from a named in The Netherlands and we had a trading for 40 years. Things began to be all in in 1988 and I just wasn’t in that. I visited him five from 1953 to 1985. We exchanging new catalogs. One of the things he sent me was the 1948-49-50 Ferrari After Enzo Ferrari in 1988 this was a high book #151; and here it was a for me. He sent me a lot of the early Ferrari

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