BuggyBob wrote:I know someone who has 2 SAE buggies from the mid '70's. If interested,let me know.
I followed up on this 'buggy meseum' with a guy I know (my ex-SAE rommate) who has the 2 retired SAE bugies. Here's the quick version:
1. They are not in showable condition (some major parts are missing). Major effort would be needed to rebuild.
2. These 2 buggies are not significant in the sense of doing well in the races or being particularly innovative or fast or cool looking.
In discussing this further, we came to the following conclusions:
a. Historically significant buggies should be on display, such as (all from my era):
* The SAE bikes (which were a serious competitor in my era, but are now banned).
* Tiger Shark
(and similar versions) (PIKA)
* The early 3 wheelers.
b. It would be better to have a "museum" on campus. Perhaps some out-of-the-way small storage room (kept under lock and key most of the time) in the basement of one of the old buildings would suffice to display 6-8 good examples.
c. A 'Plan B' for the museum idea might be to simply store them somewhere near campus and bring them over en masse and display them during Carnival and Homecoming at some type of reception.
Hope this is helpful
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