George Bugg Collection 6-22-2015
From Apr 2008 Running Board Report On George Bugg Car Collection March 2008
By Fred Lindquist
The tour to George Bugg’s car collection was scheduled without the knowledge of the tornado that came through Atlanta on the Friday night preceding the scheduled activity. Despite the bad weather on Friday night, three cars showed up at Cofers Crossing on Saturday morning. Lamar hart, David Jumper, and Fred Lindquist braved the weather to arrive. They left promptly for Athens and collected Randal Malone, Luther Garrett, and Doug Hollandsworth along the way. The group arrived at George’s after some delay on the circumference road. The Stricklands, Neal Freeman, and Bill Swilley had arrived earlier. George was a gracious host sharing stories about his collection. Several of his cars were used in a recent movie that will be shown in July. George was cast as a Georgia State patrolman who investigated a murder in 1947 and his son had a part also. The group left about lunch time for Rafferty’s. The restaurant was expecting the group and had a special area set aside for everyone to sit together. Following lunch, everyone decided that it was better to drive home because of the expected afternoon storms. George has a great car collection and all twenty-eight enjoyed seeing it and having lunch.
Participants on George Bugg Tour:
Luther & Peggy Garrett Randy & Trish Barton
Neal & Emily Freeman Randall & Kay Malone
Bill Swilley Lamar Hart & Nancy Bireley
Brian Strickland & sons Noah & Aubrey Keith Strickland
Roger Strickland Fred & Katie Lindquist
George Bugg Doug & Elizabeth Hollandsworth
Charlie & Jeanene Adams with son John
David Jumper with Addison Vickery, David II & Jenna.
From May 2009 Running Board Report on George Bugg Car Collection 4-24-2009
On Saturday morning April 24, about a dozen antique cars left Tucker and headed to Athens. Three additional antiques joined the caravan at Loganville Four or five more meet us at the museum in Athens. In total there were twenty antique automobiles and forty-eight members and guest of the AACA and V-8 Ford Club on this tour.
George Bugg has a collection of about eighty cars and trucks that range from a 1912 Model T up through the mid ‘50s. All of them are beautifully restored or original and well maintained. The museum also includes a large amount of collectables and memorabilia from the same period. George is a great host with wonderful stories about his cars. He took time to hand crank the Model T Ford, several times. George announced that he could provide some repair and restoration work for our members. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to visit George in Athens.
After the museum tour we drove six miles to Rafferty’s Restaurant for lunch. There were forty of us, most of whom enjoyed the outdoor deck. The food and service was great and the weather was perfect for an old car tour. The round trip from Tucker to Athens and back was about one hundred twenty-five miles. Everything went smoothly, I think. It was a pleasure to lead the tour. Nancy Bireley and I thank all of you
Meeting - Tour With George Bugg - July 14, 2012 From the July 2012 Runnning Board
Last Saturday, July 14, RG 24 took a short trip to Athens to visit George Bugg and his vast collection. His selection includes many examples of the Model T, Model A, Early Ford V-8 and some Hudsons, Studebakers, Chevrolets and a Pontiac. It’s a total of over 100 beautifully restored cars and trucks. This is in addition to many collectables related to the time period and to automotive history. George is a gracious and effervescent host. He insists that our visit should become an annual event.
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