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Monthly newsletter published by McLellan's Automotive History. Dedicated to literature collectors, restorers, museums, publishers, manufacturers and investors who collect and preserve automotive literature
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July 2008 Issue
 
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Times Are Changing...
By Robert McLellan
 

And McLellan's Automotive History is changing with the times. Over the next year, starting now, you will see significant changes taking place. Currently our headquarters is undergoing a complete and major remodeling which will be completed in about two months. Soon you will see website improvements that will provide you with an even more pleasurable buying experience, plus more inventory. Over the last 48 years your needs have changed and we will change with you.

Glancing at the Past
In all the automotive markets - England, France, Germany, U.S.A., etc., - since the early 1900s, automotive enthusiasts have gathered up brochures and stored them for only one reason - they were fascinated with cars. In the early 1930s, when the world was undergoing a depression, old, unused automobiles were being stripped of their valuable steel, brass, copper and aluminum and then burned and buried. Suddenly many car enthusiasts recognized the historical significance of these antiques and began collecting them, their parts and literature. Car clubs sprang up all over the world for general interest cars (i.e. Antique Automobile Club of America in 1935) and for specific makes (i.e. Bentley Drivers Club in 1936).

 

Me with 1947 Pontiac

Our 1925 Bentley

Our 1999 Porsche Boxster
     

In 1947 I began picking up literature as a 3-year-old child and my passion grew. By 1960 I had a nice collection of car books, brochures, magazines and models. I had twice won awards from General Motors' Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild and owned a 1947 Pontiac - the exact car I stood in front of when I picked up my first brochure. I also had the promise from my grandmother of a 1933 Plymouth Coupe. Since it was in 1960 that I also began buying and selling brochures, I make the claim of establishing the company at that time which went from part-time while a geologist to full-time in 1985.

Thanks for all your support of our hobby, me and our business. We have come a long way and made a lot of changes over the years. To all our friends and customers we hope our changes will show you the strength of our growth with the benefit going to you.

 
 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, July 2008
 
 
 
 
 
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