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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 1B f: INSIDE SECTION B: EDITORIAL AND OPINION UPCOMING EVENTS Albums from the likes of Elvis, the Righteous Brothers especially the 1950s and "60s. Photos by Traci Bue k-'~ t~ ~ ~ '~: ~nd The Shirelles.line one wall of Rich's Auto Detail in Quincy. Rich Baucom is partial to lthe style, sound and design of yesteryear, The jukebox was a garage sale find and puts out the perfect sound country western music) for Baucom's listening and working pleasure. (once he converted it from Japanese pressings are synonymous with quality; can't break those things," said Rich Baucom. the vinyl shines like no other vinyl I "you Traci Bue doesn't stop at cars. Step into Staff Writer his shop and it's a walk back in time, a gallery of music and old-time memorabilia Rich Baucom can make a collected by.him or gifted by well-used car showroom family and friends. clean. Rich's Auto Detail has Amid the snapshots of old been a local fixture for 25 cars plastering thewalls, al- years, a nearly hidden East bums, mostly from the '50s Quincy jewel where Baucom and '60s, adorn one wall. Roy beautifies cars inside and out Orbiso'n, Connie Francis and for personal satisfaction or The Kingston Trio make up show car quality shine, an eclectic collection Of Turning dull to dazzling, oldies, while 45s he details all models.of cars, inet-faces and the inside of trucks and SUVs, and works the shop,s white roll-up on engines, vinyl, plastic, garage door. He even has a leather and chrome, few red vinyl records from When not shining up a Japan including The Mon- client's auto, his passion for "kees, Mammas and the Papas, car restoration is given to old: and Dave Clark Five Band. Chevys. A metallic green= Japanese vinyl releases are 1972 E1 Camino sits in his premium quality pressings shop -- this year's first-place much sought after by audio- winner at the County Picnic. philes and collectors alike. Overhead, a trophy-linedIn the 1960s, Toshiba pio- shelf further testifies tohis neered top quality red vinyl restoration talents, pressings using their trade- Baucom's been fixing andmark "Ever-Clean" process. restoring cars since he was 14 This utilized a special in- and said he's fixed and sold gredient intended to prevent 174 cars, to date. the build-up of static elec- However, his love of oldtricity on the vinyl. The sonic / quality of Japanese pre~sings is considered to be ambiag the best in the world. Indeed, time seems tq have Stopped inside the autq shop where rows of unopened green and clear Cocci-Cola bottles shine and old serving trays and a bubble gu~ dis- penser line the counter, i Nearby sits a tabletop' juke- box, reminiscent of those seen in old burger joints, where for a quarter you could hear your favorite song. Baucom likes to show Off the relic 4- and 8-track tape players he hasl but aside from hi~ affin- ity for restoring cars, his pride is clearly the standing jukebox, a garage-sale find that plays up to lOO pre-programmed or selects listener's favorites, song by song. Stop in at Rich's Auto Detail in East Quincy for a thorough shampoo, vacuum an~ buff that will restore yourpride and joy to its original glQry -- down to the "new car" mell. The music from the jukebox and a stroll down melnory lane are on the house.