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Cobleskill man, 79, restores cars older than he

Work attracts interest of Jay Leno

Cliff Hay’s restored 1911 Penn Touring Car won first place in the American Antique Automobile Association’s 2008 Grand National Meet at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, Amelia Island, Fla.
Cliff Hay’s restored 1911 Penn Touring Car won first place in the American Antique Automobile Association’s 2008 Grand National Meet at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, Amelia Island, Fla.
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As a teenager, Clifford Hay of Cobleskill loved rebuilding used cars, engines and all. When he hit middle age, restoring antique automobiles struck his fancy. That was after he bought a weather-beaten, rust-bucket 1927 Ford TT truck with a hand-cranked dump bed and restored it. Ever since, Hay’s love of antique cars drove him to buy many over the years and restore them. A few are, or soon will be, 100 years old. Now, Hay, ...


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