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Barney Pollard Collection
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Ran across Pollard's name in an article and remembered it from Packard racing history. Apparently, he later collected over 1000 cars, saving many from the WWII scrap drive by making a deal with the government. At some point he even had a run-in with Henry Ford's notorious enforcer Harry Bennett and prevailed!

Although about 100 were destroyed in a fire, many of Pollard's cars were sold in the 1970s and are around today. His grandson, Jim Dillon, commenting in a HAMB forum (and posting some fascinating photos, like cars hanging on end for more efficient storage) mentions he wrote a series of articles about Pollard in Antique Auto around 2012. Does anyone know what issues these would be in?

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/th ... llards-collection.213230/

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I didn't save the issues and don't recall the year, but I do recall reading the Pollard articles.

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I didn't just read about Barney Pollard's collection. I actually visited there many years ago with my dad. It was a Detroit legend... and it was true.

I remember stories of Barney's neighbors turning him in during WW2 for "hoarding scrap metal." I also well remember cars that were not hanging (I imagine some were), but standing upright on their bumpers, with a hook overhead merely to keep the car upright.

If you are looking for write-ups on Mr. Pollard's collection, the ones I remember most were in Old Cars newspaper (long before it became weekly) back in the 1970s

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Link to thread about the Pollard collection on AACA Website.

Posted on: 7/11 14:37:09
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Re: Barney Pollard Collection
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All Antique and Automobile magazines are available as a set on USB stick.
http://www.aacalibrary.org/usb/
I would have searched my copy but have lent the stick and it has not come back

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