Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

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Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby Byron510 » 11 Nov 2009 18:26

As many of you know, Art Hughes is more than just a 510 show car nut - he's also a decorated world war veteran.
He's done us proud again this year, and was featured on the front page of the Province today. For those out of town-ers, I thought I'd post this.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby merlin » 11 Nov 2009 18:37

As the grandson of 2 WW2 vets - Canadian Navy corvette machinist and a British Army Supply master for the D Day invasion, and a great grandson of a WW1 spy hunter... I tip my hat to Art Hughes, and to our forces in Afghanada.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby jason » 11 Nov 2009 18:53

Thanks Art, for more than just Datsuns and friendship!
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby rnorrish » 11 Nov 2009 20:17

simply amazing!
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby bertvorgon » 11 Nov 2009 21:49

Thanks Art!

I shed a tear for my Dad today, passed away in 2007. He was both an Air Gunner, and then in the 39 R Wing, doing aerial reconnasense. He went from England, through Belgum and Holland, and finally Germany. He was with some of the first troops to have to go in and document the Belsen death camp. We have some of the first pictures of his, that were taken of the super secret jet plane the Germans were developing. his album is an amazing record of his time there.

I made this memorial to him, before he died, and was so glad to be able to honour him with it. I have found some more of his things to go in it, even the sweet heart pin he sent to Mom from overseas.

Rest in Peace Dad, and thanks to all the both have given their lives, and to those that fight for what is right, now!
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby bertvorgon » 19 Nov 2009 20:37

Got my newsletter today..like to thank those that decided to put Art on the cover! That is very cool, and could not be more fitting, honouring Art for both his service to the Country, and of course being the consumate Datsun guy.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby rnorrish » 19 Nov 2009 20:49

just be sure to not show the newsletter to anyone from the Province, etc...

you know, that whole copyright thing.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby vgwagon » 19 Nov 2009 21:17

bertvorgon wrote:Got my newsletter today..like to thank those that decided to put Art on the cover! That is very cool, and could not be more fitting, honouring Art for both his service to the Country, and of course being the consumate Datsun guy.

One guess.
Just felt right you know.
Glad you liked it.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby jason » 19 Nov 2009 21:32

Good choice Denis, good newsletter for sure! Just got it in the mail tonight.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby Byron510 » 19 Nov 2009 22:44

jason wrote:Good choice Denis, good newsletter for sure! Just got it in the mail tonight.


So... you got the mail BEFORE the 21st!!! :lol:
Your RSVP will be right on time :D With a few days to spare :wink:

Good job Denis, it does Art proud.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby rnorrish » 19 Nov 2009 23:27

Dad got his today too.
Didn't even notice the party invite inside... I hope others do.

I haven't read all of it yet, but great work Denis!
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby dcuplover » 25 Nov 2009 21:44

Art set a new collection record this year! Something like $16 000!

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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby Byron510 » 31 Jul 2015 17:10

Art's legacy lives on, check out this artcal in Hemmings;

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/author/kurt/


An unlikely champion – Dan Uphoff’s 1972 Datsun 510
Kurt Ernst

Arthur Hughes didn’t know he was buying a collector car, let alone a legacy, when he purchased the dark blue 1972 Datsun 510 at Brasso Datsun in November of 1971. Nearly 44 years later, the two-family Datsun is well-known among West Coast Datsun (and Japanese car) collectors, and may well be one of the nicest unmodified examples on the planet. It’s fitting, then, that current owner Dan Uphoff refers to the car as “Art,” in tribute to its long-term caretaker who died in December of 2012.
Arthur didn’t even buy the car for his own use; instead, concerned that his aunt, Isobel Palmer, could no longer handle a full-size car, Arthur purchased the Datsun for her as a more sensible alternative. As delivered, it came with a three-speed automatic transmission, tinted glass, a rear defroster and an AM radio, but Arthur insisted the dealer add an optional passenger door side view mirror to enhance safety. For the next eight years, his aunt used the car as her daily driver, though in that span of time racked up just 7,000 miles on the odometer. It still carried the protective vinyl film on the rear door panels, further evidence of light usage, and when Arthur’s aunt Isobel died in 1979, ownership of the 510 fell back to Arthur.
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Dan Uphoff’s 1972 Datsun 510 at the 2015 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. Photos courtesy Dan Uphoff.
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Arthur Hughes with his 510.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby Byron510 » 31 Jul 2015 17:16

In 2008, Arthur’s health forced him to retire from the show circuit, and in 2011, the blue 510 was sold to Dan Uphoff’s father. Dan himself had been captivated by the car since age five, and Arthur had been something of a grandfather figure to him, so it was fitting that Dan became the steward of the car he calls Art in 2013.
Though the 510 remains unmodified, it’s not quite accurate to call it entirely original. Rust in the rocker panels and fender lowers was repaired, and the entire car repainted in 2003. At the same time the car’s 1.6-liter four was rebuilt and repainted, though at the time Arthur deemed the work “not yet necessary.” On all repairs, only OEM or reconditioned Datsun parts have been used ensuring that the car remains as close to as-delivered specification as possible. The only aftermarket additions are a steering wheel cover, an alarm system, and modern radial tires (though the narrow whitewalls preserve the car’s original look).

Today, the Datsun shows around 137,000 miles on the odometer, and as with Arthur, Dan plans on keeping the car entirely in unmodified form. Dan’s first place finish in the Japanese Sports Cars 1946-1974 category at the recent Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance is evidence that the car will continue its winning ways under his ownership, a fitting tribute to the car’s buyer and original guardian.

Submitted by Kurt Ernst
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Dan’s 510 with Gary Groce’s 1972 Datsun 240Z at the 2015 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance.
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Re: Art Hughes Remembering War Vets

Postby danfiveten » 31 Jul 2015 23:59

Beat me to the punch. I didnt even know the article was actually up until a few hours ago.
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