Do you have an old photograph of Model T wrecks or accidents? I would like to see real photographs of non movie related accidents. Do you know where I can find photographs of this type?
Enjoy....I like old T wrecks too, eBay and Internet now lets you find this kind of stuff. Before you had to buy publications, one I have with some T wrecks is Antique Cars Wrecks, by Old Cars Weekly, Kruse Publication, 1990.
My favorite is the Pie Turnover.
Me too . Wonder if they were apple pies, now are apple turnovers.
Guess that accessory belly pan strap under the crankcase didn't help in preventing this accident.
The roll-over's a scream. The RR cars above look out of line too. Wonder if some industrious thief helped himself to the complete wheel and the tire & rim on the other side of the third T in line? No jacking necessary!
New. Just after being picked up at the Toronto assembly plant
Reverse Engineering.....Placing a car in a horse drawn wagon!
That is my favorite ...
You should use that one in your advertising, Jim.
Here are my three.
Kinda makes you wonder what he hit?????
Sept. 2010. 1924 coupe's Ruckstell shifter tower broke putting the car into "neutral". Outside brakes semi-non-functional with no auxilliary brakes. Ran into the 1927 pick-up at about 50 mph. The pickup slowed both cars until a pull-out was reached... the coupe is not yet back on the road... 2 1/2 years later.
Due to the skill of the coupe driver (on the right above) no one was hurt. He lined up the coupe on the pickup so precisely that neither front fender was damaged, clearing the bed of the truck by about 1/4". On the right he points out the damage to his car and the 1/4" smudge in the rust on the pickup.
This one happened in Glendale Ca. in 1925
That was no small amount of skill on your part, either, Terry. What would have been his fate if you hadn't saved the day?
First horse to the other; "Herb, how are you keeping a straight face after running in front of that damn thing?"
Terry, That was really quick thinking on both your parts. Life comes at you real quick when you discover you have no brakes. Been there done that when the removable ear on the brake band came free in traffic on our 15 roadster. Disbelief that your a roller-skate on the road chews up valuable reaction time. Rusty sure lived up to it's old service day's.
I witnessed Terry and Rusty saving a man's life. I was right behind them driving my dad's 27 Buick roadster when it happened. The man in the coupe had followed us for many downhill miles prior to a rest stop and wound up ahead of us on the way out. Very shortly after we crested a hill and I said to dad, "Say, that coupe is really moving!". Seconds thereafter Terry was hit from behind without warning and safely stopped both cars. There was no one in front of them to help if Terry had not been there. This was steep, rugged country and the coupe had no brakes and a full set of original plate glass windows. Just imagine the ugly results averted by skill and good fortune..
Just looking at the photos posted, they are interesting but people must hast been hurt or killed in those wrecks. Please put brakes and safety glass in your T's.
Sorry this not a T but it younger brother the A.
A bunch more Model T wreck photos at:
Roads back in the 1920's and 1930's where not good in Denmark either. Even though it's built, the surface was not as good as todays tarmac or concrete. When the wheater was wet, they got slippery:
Result of a collision between a 'Palm' and a T. Which car is which? The Palm was, in effect, a re-badged T.
Accident in Mount Jeffcott region Victoria Australia in 1925.
Two interesting cars Dane. The Ford should be a pre embargo Canadian car. Going on the round felloe non-demountable wheels, it should be a 1917 model, but is that a tapered leaf front spring I see.
The stripe is consistent with Tarrant's practise at the time.
For your interest.
Allan from down under.
I took this years ago ....
It is on my * Humor From The Road * webpage
featuring pictures I took of funny (to me) things
I need to take some new funny pictures .....
According to the Trove listing, The lower photo- car No. 27304 with the nicely rounded body and the vacuum tank, is the Palm. Thanks Allan, seems that you are correct.
Mebbe this will remind Dick Lodge of the Saint Louis tornado pix he posted a few years back: