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The costs for this website are borne by the kind people in the Hall of Fame and the Annexmaster. The more content and viewers, the higher those costs get. If you would like to contribute, any donations received will be applied to the costs of the website only. The contributors above and I pay extra fees so that our site has NO BANNERS or pop-ups, and you don't have to "join" or even get yet another user name and password to enjoy the Annex..
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Donations of $5.00 to $10.00 or more
Feel free to contact me regarding this website or Glassic related matters.
(760) 533-9607 (Cell phone -- Pacific time zone)
"Annexmaster" is my made-up term combining the name of this website, the Glassic "Annex" and "webmaster" - a term for the person who oversees the technical stuff on a particular website.
Sometimes, when I interject a comment in someone else's article or story, I will add MY remarks in Purple - like my first Glassic' color (# 1254). - while my current car (# 689) is RED and BLUE, I will continue to use purple for my remarks.
I was a Tampa Bay resident, a former school Business Manager retired ( in 1997) early from the public school system in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. I relocated to the suburbs North of San Diego, CA in Sept 2009. I am a computer hobbyist and amateur web publisher. I have great faith in the web's ability to help us share common interests for our mutual benefit. The Washington area IBM users group's motto was "Users helping users" -- a fitting theme for Glassic owners as well!
|I have always had an interest in convertibles and cars that were easy to find in a parking lot. Over the years I have owned some odd cars including two "real" model A's and a '90 Mustang Convertible. For the last several years I have had a desire for the uniqueness of a Model A with more reliable running gear. At least 7 or 8 years ago I made an offer on what must have been a Glassic roadster, only to miss out by $1000 or so. I felt that THAT car had wheels that were more like the actual Model A, but am sure that it had a V-8 and auto trans. I remember the bumpy, unstable, FAST ride that I took, but not much else about the car.|
|In the Spring of 2001 I discovered the Phaeton model
by Glassic and thought that it would be a more unusual
model than the roadster. I began searching the web, and
found a number of cars advertised. The search closed in
on a car right here in the Tampa area, and I was
attracted to it by the amount of work that had been done
on it including a recent purple paint job (so the car
will stand out among all of the other Glassics on the
block) as well as a rebuilt engine (with receipts), a
fresh interior with upgraded reclining buckets seats, and
new/newish tires all around. There is still plenty to be
done to it, however. Can you imagine, the car had NO
aoogah horn on it at the time of purchase!
My car interests have been supported (no, TOLERATED) by my loving wife of 37 years who prefers anonymity on the road. (updated 7/2012 to 46 years of tolerance by my wife)
Do not list a work phone, for instance, if you
would not want to receive calls at work.
Or rare occasion, I have been asked to remove factual info for the purpose of deceiving people who might view the website. In those cases, I have respectfully declined. One person had a car titled as a newer year car than it really was, and another wanted me to remove restoration pictures that a previous owner had submitted - possibly so that he could claim to have restored the car himself.
Thanks to the many people who have donated money, the site, after operating and growing for over 7 years, is STILL a free site to look at, without ads or pop-ups. And you don't need yet another user name and password to participate in the Annex experience.
In addition to GlassicAnnex.org, contributions pay for
things like the domain name GlassicAnnex.COM, and
Replicars.org. Those only serve
to help people who don't know the actual website. Those domain names
refer people to GlassicAnnex.org. Someone who finds and buys a Replicar
(1977-1981) may not even know the name "Glassic" at first.