Randalla

2019 ZCCA Branson

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    That is great - something new at ZCON - and I'm sure everyone enjoyed seeing them. 

    So how many were there?  How much is the Book?

     

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    There were 12 cars on display and I believe the book was being sold for $30

    It was great to see them all together.   One is being driven by the owner & his daughter to San Francisco.   They departed on the trip Sunday.

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    I was fortunate to be part of a Scarab caravan towing two friend's cars to Branson, one Scarab from San Diego and the other from Payson, Arizona. I also own a Scarab, currently undergoing restoration. Carl, not sure if your question was how many cars were at ZCON or how many cars were built by Morrow at Scarab Engineering. Records do not exist documenting how many cars were built, but averaging the accounts of those I interviewed it appears the number built was right around 30. Of course many more kits were sold to home mechanics, but those cars are distinguishable from the "shop-built cars" as the kits did not include some of the shop-built components. The book sold for $30 at ZCON. I'm hoping to be able to offer them for $35 including mailing. The book is 104 pages and contains over 90 full color photos and illustrations.

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    3 hours ago, Randalla said:

    Thought I'd post just a few photos, including the dozen Scarabs in attendance, the largest gathering in history. There were never more than six cars at Scarab Engineering when they were in business. This was special as we reunited Brian Morrow with the very first Scarab he ever produced in late 1973. Brian was unaware the car still existed and after 43 years he saw it for the first time. It's owner had it for 34 of those years and kept it in outstanding condition. Scarabs took four top awards at the 2019 ZCON. I debuted the Scarab book I have been working on for well over two years, after finding and interviewing all the original players. The book is titled, "Resurrecting The Legend - The real Datsun Scarab Story." For those interested in a copy, they will be available for sale on eBay early next week. I have a limited number of copies left. Enjoy!     

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    Hi. Can I just buy a copy of the book direct from you?

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    Sure Hiyabrad, actually I'd prefer that. I'll post my PayPal address here as soon as I can confirm postage rates. I should be in a position to ship books the first of next week. Thanks for your interest.

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    15 minutes ago, hiyabrad said:

    Hi. Can I just buy a copy of the book direct from you?

    @Randalla  .......Me too - ?

    thanks,

    Carl B.

     

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    Here's a little teaser for the book (front and back covers). Looks now like I should be able to begin shipping this weekend for those who expressed interest. 

     

     

     

     

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    Received my bubble envelopes today and verified $5 shipping to all states except Alaska and Hawaii. For those interested in a copy, please PayPal me $35 per book along with your address. I will get your books out within 24 hours. Thanks for your interest. My PayPal/email address is parallax.randy.lewis@gmail.com

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    5 hours ago, Randalla said:

    Received my bubble envelopes today and verified $5 shipping to all states except Alaska and Hawaii. For those interested in a copy, please PayPal me $35 per book along with your address. I will get your books out within 24 hours. Thanks for your interest. My PayPal/email address is parallax.randy.lewis@gmail.com

    DONE - thanks for making these available to us..

    Carl B.

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    On 7/23/2019 at 8:05 PM, Randalla said:

    Sure Hiyabrad, actually I'd prefer that. I'll post my PayPal address here as soon as I can confirm postage rates. I should be in a position to ship books the first of next week. Thanks for your interest.

    Thank you. Payment has been sent. 

     

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    12 hours ago, Randalla said:

    Received my bubble envelopes today and verified $5 shipping to all states except Alaska and Hawaii. For those interested in a copy, please PayPal me $35 per book along with your address. I will get your books out within 24 hours. Thanks for your interest. My PayPal/email address is parallax.randy.lewis@gmail.com

    Sent. Thx

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    Dropped the books in the mail this morning Carl, James, Brad, Shane. Thank you for you interest and prompt payment. Really would appreciate hearing your thoughts and addressing questions you might have after you've had a chance to read the book.

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    Hi Randy--

    So good to finally meet you in person at Branson Zcon2019!

    I too would like to purchase your book, but only if you sign it and date it for the Branson Zcon2019, please! 

    I kept trying to get away and find you again while there, but just could not get it done!

    Absolutely fantastic that Brian , Keith, you, your book, and all those Scarabs were there and on display with their proud owners ------one for all time for sure! Most memorable!

    PayPal on its way!

    Best Regards,

    Jim D.

    Zup

    p.s.--I love those taillight trims you made available---they are PERFECT!!!! When are we going to make pointy tip antennas???  :beer:

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    4 hours ago, Randalla said:

    Dropped the books in the mail this morning Carl, James, Brad, Shane. Thank you for you interest and prompt payment. Really would appreciate hearing your thoughts and addressing questions you might have after you've had a chance to read the book.

    Great - I'll look forward to reading your book - will certainly provide feed back. 

    thanks,

    Carl B.

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    Just got back from Branson after towing 4,100 miles RT. Yeow!

    The show was a blast! The Scarab book is worth the $35 just for the back cover alone, since it has a picture of our car on it. LOL

    Is was fun getting to meet a lot of really nice folks. I saw some of the nicest Z cars I have ever seen at the show and came home with some great ideas. As soon as I can stand up straight I am headed to the garage!

    craZee

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    Thanks for the kind words Zup. It was just a little crazy last week, so I'm sorry we weren't able to reconnect. Jim, your car was stunning! Congratulations on the 1st place award, well deserved. Re: the book, your wish is my command. Will be signed and dated and in the mail headed your way tomorrow. Really enjoyed meeting, albeit briefly. Wished I'd had more time to hear about your flat tops. I've refurbished, set up and shipped round tops all over the country for years, but now you've got me intrigued about the flats. 

    Cheers,

    Randy    

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    I should have also mentioned that a very limited number of hard cover editions of the book were also printed. The hardcover versions were intended for Scarab owners as a companion to their cars. Brian Morrow has about 20 copies left and would be happy to sign them for anyone interested. Unfortunately, because of the small print quantity, the printing cost was quite high. These are available at his cost of $100 each to anyone interested in a collectible for their Z library. Books come shrink wrapped (unless you'd like them signed) and have a full-wrap paper jacket over a black cloth cover with gold foil stamping on the cover and spine.

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    Just saw this this morning.Kudos to my friend Jeff Koch at Hemmings for publishing the press release! Thanks for posting Carl.

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