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Offline JohnSlack

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Lois 1920 - 2008
« on: October 07, 2017, 03:06:06 am »
Need I really say more? While I don't believe that Lois Eminger was a member here at this website. I absolutely believe that she deserves to be remembered here by us. She was a wonderful lady with great foresight that we all have benefited from. While I am really late at bringing this to the website's checkered flag area, Lois was important to us all.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2017, 12:57:35 pm by JohnSlack »
1st universal rule of value,
"Parts are parts, cash is only money and doesn't have the same value. You get that right?"

 2nd universal rule of value, "an object is only worth the higher of two values placed upon it by either the current entity in possession of the item, or the value placed on it by an entity wanting to take over possession of the item."

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 12:10:57 pm »
I agree.
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Offline IH8GM

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 05:50:27 pm »
Marti report - $46
Eminger report - PRICELESS!

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 06:56:36 pm »
 Lois was a visionary in saving the copies of the window sticker that became known as the Eminger report. While the Marti report has facts, her report was part of a Ford document. When you received the finance copy of the window sticker she also sent a nice note and signed it. She also warned that owners lost some at cars shows and to display a copy instead. She also enclosed an application for the BOSS 302 Registry. So while she may not have been a member I don't know how many she may have recruited. For these reasons she deserves the acknowledgement.


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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 07:28:47 am »

Does anyone know where she is buried? I would like to see what here memorial says if any credit is given to her. Just my inner tombstone talking again.

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 05:29:46 pm »
I think Lois is a pioneer, way ahead of everyone else. To think that she saved all those invoices from being sent to the dump. I wish I could go dumpster diving in Fords trash. :D


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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 11:41:04 pm »
I never got a chance to interact with her directly, but I shortly after I bought my Eliminator I sent away for the Eminger Invoice (now courtesy of Marti Autoworks).  So I am definitely thankful that she saved these small pieces of automotive documentation. 

They are also History, if you think about it.  How many little details would we have no (or little) knowledge of without these invoices?
Many "special order" vehicles have the original owner's name on the invoice.  Some invoices use terminology that has been hotly debated, or outright denied (cough*dragpak*coughcough).  These have also assisted Kevin Marti with actual factory terminology for the options on his Marti Reports.  How many dealerships were completely unknown, beyond a dealer code, without the information on an Eminger invoice?

To think that she saved all those invoices from being sent to the dump. I wish I could go dumpster diving in Fords trash. :D

I think about this sometimes too...  I have heard that the reason she didn't save the '65/'66 Mustang invoices was because there were just SO many of them that she had no place to put them at the time (1,000,000+ invoices!).

How would Ford have disposed of the invoices?  Would they have been incinerated, or just sent to the landfill?  In theory, could they be "excavated" from said disposal location?  And if so, would enough of them remain to make it a worthwhile endeavor?  Hmm...
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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 07:07:03 pm »
It has been a long time since I pulled my Eminger Invoice out and looked at it.  This thread reminded me of a note from Lois who wrote an homage to my last name.

"Interesting name.  We all collect "stuff", but you are "it".  Lois"

Thank you Lois for providing a great service to all of us and for providing a little (actually a lot of)  history on my car.
February 1970 Dearborn

Offline ed meyer

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 08:53:15 pm »
back in 92 when I sent in the serial # rubbings on top of aprons & picture of the dash vin # of the dyno don boss 429 cougar I had just found to lois &  she called me one night & said "do you know what you have just found" & I had a long talk with her about cars. Lois started giving out invoices back in early 80s to car guys in the Detroit area that were involved in local car shows.  She deservered to get more recognition while she was alive for all she has done to the ford collector car hobby. RIP LOIS

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 06:36:59 pm »
Amen to that Ed she was a fine lady.

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 08:03:33 pm »
Next to the buck tag and build sheet,

I think the Eminger is icing on the cake, and since it's an original Documented Ford Invoice with hand signed check marks and initials as how the car left the Factory.

To think she knew the 1955- 57 T-birds were worth keeping, along with the other cool Ford's she kept track of.... this was a woman with vision!

And here we are the one's who benefit from all her hard work and vision.

Thank you Lois.

May you RIP.
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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 12:41:44 pm »
I knew Lois personally through her connection with Bill Clawson,  I remember when she located the sheets for my race Boss she was surprised that it had gone to three dealers and I got all three sets of papers.  She was a kind lady and she had foresight to get the papers originally and then foresight to ensure their continuence in getting them to Kevin.  There was quite a turnout for her when she passed.

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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2017, 07:03:37 am »
She was absolutely terrific - great attitude and follow through.    I still have her hand-written note of when she sent me documentation on my car in the early 90's.  RIP Lois, you are a good one!
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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2017, 08:31:29 pm »
What hasn't been said already about this visionary lady,I obtained my Eminger report complete with a hand written note from her back in 1983.
I was amazed that she had the forth site to keep all of the original invoices,after someone in Ford had destroyed the earlier ones dating back to 1967.
My buddy has a 1969 Metuchen built Mach 1 and the the invoice was gone,but my 1970 Metuchen built Mustang thanks to Lois was still around.
I will always be grateful Lois  RIP

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2019, 06:48:26 am »
    " Thank-You "  Lois !

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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2019, 11:04:36 am »
Thank you Lois! Clearly a hero to the Mustang community for saving priceless documentation. If there's ever a Mustang Hall of Fame she would have to be inducted!

PS - I love the idea of a archaeology dig at the land fill in Dearborn!
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Re: Lois 1920 - 2008
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2019, 04:02:27 pm »
I  found an interesting posting in a 68 Shop Tips about Lois wish I could post a pic of it.