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Hayden Shepley

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Hayden Shepley founded The American Lancia Club back some 60+ years ago. He recently passed away. I met him back in the 1970’s and remember him as a remarkably thougthful and considerate fellow.

“Hayden Richardson Shepley, 87, formerly of Essex, MA died in Yarmouth, MA on August 5.  He was an avid collector of antique cars and bicycles and was a founder of the North Shore Old Car Club and the American Lancia Club. He was also a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Society of Automotive Historians. At the opening of Route 128 in 1953 he led the parade on his high wheel bicycle. For many years he was the curator of the Colonial Flying Corporation Museum in Toughkenamon, PA. He was the son of Henry Richardson Shepley and Anna Gardiner Shepley. “

He was the grandson of Henry Hobson Richardson, a remarkable architect of Boston. He is pictured above in a Mercer from his earlier years, but was most fond of his Lancias.

Our thanks to him for carrying the torch and best wishes to his family Recollections, anyone? 

Written by Geoff

September 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Aurelia

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