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    Jeff Orwig straightens a picture of Bob Bahre Wednesday inside the building where Bahre's car collection is kept on Paris Hill. The curator of the The Bahre Collection said the late Bahre would be unhappy to know that his picture is hanging next to his collection. "It's not about me Jeff. It's about the cars," Bahre once told Orwig.

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    The Bahre Collection has one of the "finest Classic Packard collections in the world," said curator Jeff Orwig.

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    The 42nd annual Founder's Day and Classic Car Exhibit Saturday is a fundraiser for the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum on Paris Hill. The building was originally built to be the Oxford County Jail.

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    This straight eight-cylinder motor from a 1934 Duesenberg SJ Torpedo Convertible Victoria delivers 320 horsepower. A typical Ford at that time delivered 80 horsepower.

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    Posters from previous Founder's Days are collectors' items themselves. Posters from the early Founder's Days when posters could not be mass produced are hard to find, said Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum curator Brandan Roberts.

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    "This is not just a car. This is art," Jeff Orwig said about the gold and wood trim inside this 1934 Packard.

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    Hannibal Hamlin was born and raised in the Paris Hill home of the late Bob Bahre and his wife, Sandy. Hamlin was the Vice President under Abraham Lincoln. This campaign flag is one artifact inside the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum.

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    The 1934 Packard Twelve LeBaron Runabout Speedster was once owned by film actor Clark Gable. One of four of this model ever built, the car is now part of The Bahre Collection.

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    Hannibal Hamlin's bust is one artifact inside the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum on Paris Hill. Hamlin was the Vice President under Abraham Lincoln.

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    The Bahre Collection includes seven Duesenberg automobiles. Six will be on display Saturday during Founder's Day. The other is being restored at a shop in Oxford.

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    Hannibal Hamlin, right, was the Vice President under Abraham Lincoln, left. These artifacts are on display at the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum on Paris Hill.

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    The 1912 Cretors Automobile Machine popcorn truck is one of three complete trucks left in the world.

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    Car collection curator Jeff Orwig said a lot of attention goes into making sure the cars in Bob Bahre's collection are as they were when they were new.. "These are all as pure as can be. They are stunning cars," said Orwig.

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    Augustus Hamlin is the nephew of Hannibal Hamlin, the Vice President under Abraham Lincoln. Augustus Hamlin is the founder of the Hamlin Memorial Library on Paris Hill.

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    Jeff Orwig opens the engine hood to a 1948 Tucker Model 48 Sedan Wednesday inside the building where Bob Bahre's car collection is kept on Paris Hill. The car is the No. 33 out of 50 to come off the Tucker line in Chicago. The 50 cars build by Tucker does not include the one prototype, an important detail to Tucker enthusiasts, said the curator of The Bahre Collection.

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    A plaque recognizing Bob Bahre's support for the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum was recently placed on Paris Hill.

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