Arthur J. Bushell
Arthur started his fascination with cars at a very young age. He started building his first Hot Rod at the age of fourteen. While continuing his love for cars he also become involved with airplanes. He got his pilot’s license and owned many airplanes which led him to starting a Freight Airline while continuing his career as an Insurance Executive.
After selling the Airline he put his full attention to adding to his car collection. He assembled a beautiful collection from a rare Buick Touring Car to Rolls Royces.
When asked what type of cars he collected he replied what every he likes.
Maybe this is why Founder Ray Cody asked Mr. Bushell to join the Founders Group to help organize and assist running the Cars and Colors Show in beautiful Telluride, Colorado.
Mike Danner is a resident of Telluride Colorado. Mike is a Porsche aficionado and a visionary who has helped shape this world class event. Mike shares his passion for cars with his beautiful wife Ramona and his two sons Michael and Peter. When he is not attending the world’s best auto events in his spare time, he enjoys hiking and piloting the beautiful San Juan Mountains.
Morris Dillow has been a diehard “car guy” since he was 14 years old. As a child, anything with wheels were at the top of his list. At 14, Morris met a lively octogenarian, Austin Mitchell, who took him under his wing and introduced him to the Model T. Morris learned from a master. Austin taught him from the ground up and from the very beginning, Morris learned to do it himself. From the engine, to the upholstery, body work, paint and free hand pin striping, Morris persevered to do it all and do it well. There were a lot of busted knuckles and broken arms along the way. (It takes skill to crank a Model T.)
Morris’s first car was a 1930 Model A two-door sedan. He really wanted a Model T but the Model A was $150 and it was all he could afford at the time. He moved on to a 1926 Model T pickup. His ever supportive mother, Miss Ginny, was always patient but finally drew the line when he built a Model T pickup in her kitchen while she was at work.
Every car has a story, challenges, and triumphs. Morris has assisted many people over the years with their cars. He is the longest member of the Fox Valley Model T Club and has participated in several others. He is a Master Judge for MTFCI (Model T Ford Club International).
His own fleet runs the gamut from a 1907 Jewel to an unrestored 1950 Ford custom convertible. His favorite personal vehicle is the 1911 Model T Touring Car Brass Class. He has logged 9000 hours of labor on this beautiful vehicle. It is impossible to tell that while this vehicle had been a car, it was a barn find and it was rumpled, rusted and parts were both scattered on the barn floor and in buckets. This Tin Lizzy has been a crowd pleaser at car shows across the United States.
Morris has traveled the United States with his “T” each year. His children David, Johnny and Courtney have a rich tapestry of childhood memories from the back of a 1926 Model T pickup.