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Someone just sent me this:


Something for guys who have time on their hands.....
and like beer.


He used to go to all the public functions...especially the picture theaters,
and always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans.

His name was... Albert (Tapper) Torney Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and
kids would tease and hassle him. But it was discovered he was very talented and
only sold the empty bottles and some of the cans.

After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of Model Cars he made from the
aluminum cans was discovered.

This goes to prove..."You Shouldn't Judge A Book by its Cover", or
a sculptor by his sugar bag.

Some of his collection ----

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1989 560 SL - Signal Red & Palomino; 2011 C-300 - Black on Black 4MATIC
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Amazing workmanship. I wonder what happenned to the collection. What great fundraisers these would be at auction for something like the AACA museum. I could see people paying big bucks for something like that, a true one of a kind item.

Thanks for posting, Pete.
 
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