Jay Leno and Dick Shappy. Jay's 1947 American LaFrance fire truck in the backgreound.
Jay Leno and Dick Shappy at Jay's Burbank, California facility in March of 2003 standing in front of Jay's newly restored 1947 American LaFrance fire truck.
Dick Shappy and Jay Leno, August 2018
Jay and Dick taken Friday night August 31, 2018 at the Ochre Point mansion in Newport, Rhode Island where they were both guests at the Audrain Automobile Museum Gala.
Both guys appear to be a little grayer but are still enjoying life. Dick has been officially enjoying the hobby for over 48 years to date. Jay is holding a pair of 1950 Rhode Island license plates.
Jay is a true hobbyist and is one of the most cordial and interesting people I have met since being involved in this hobby for the past 48 years".

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Paul Mennett with Dick Shappy at Dick's residence standing next to Dick's 1929 Duesenberg Model J-268 Convertible Coupe.

Filming for "Cruisin' New England with Paul Mennett" 2022

In late June 2022, Paul Mennett and his film crew visited the residence of Dick Shappy to film a few of Dick's favorite cars which include several Duesenbergs and V-16 Cadillac cars. The show is scheduled to air in late September 2022 on the New England Sports TV Network.

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New Showroom 2022

New Showroom 2022

Question: What does one do when he runs out of space to display his vintage motorcycle collection?

Answer: He covers the indoor pool, of course, and uses the space to exhibit his bikes.

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1904 Cameron Runabout

The Cameron Automobile - Ahead of Its Time

The Progression from Horse Drawn Carriages to the Automobile And the Men Behind the Movement 1891-1948: The Cameron Automobile - Ahead of its Time

The following is one chapter from a proposed three volume set.

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RI Veterans Home Cruise 1931 Cadillac - Dick Shappy George Lawrence

RI Veterans Home Cruise 1931 Cadillac

I was honored to attend a great car show at the Rhode Island Veterans Home Community Living Center in Bristol, RI on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

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