My wife and I were crushing in Liz down the back roads on our way to church last night. As I often do I try to be courteous to other drivers whenever practical, I pulled over and motioned a car that had overtaken us rather quickly to pass. The lady just stopped in the middle of the road and got out saying she wanted to talk to me. Oh boy, am I in trouble or what (I thought) what have I done now?
Turns out that she is some sort of local director for the Girl Scouts who needed a ride in a local Christmas parade. Seems I will be driving her and three young ladies (Girl Scouts) in the Lancaster Christmas parade. The lady will be in period dress portraying Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.
Let me see if I got this right, a lady chases me down to see if I would be willing to drive a car full of beautiful young ladies while everyone in town watches??? WHAT A CAR! Corvettes, eat your heart out.
Make sure Lizzie is washed and any brass is polished - and for goodness sake make sure you have enough gas since one of the local parade routes has a rather steep dip under a railroad crossing and one can easily get stopped on the upward side by slow moving parade. Hard to explain why you are out of gas when the tank is still not empty.
That is a fun thing to have happen. Two years in a row now I have been picked out of the parade line and up moved to the front of the parade and requested to carry the King and Queen to their place of honor in the Orting Red Hat Days parade. It is our small town tradition to kick off hunting season.
I must admit though it is not the same as escorting a carload or beautiful ladies!
There are always Corvettes and a variety of classic cars to choose from yet the T always seems to get the most attention.
John gave the instructions to make sure your T was washed and the brass polished. I would add also make sure YOU are washed and polished too! Some ladies can be so fickle! LOL
... and what does wifey think of all this??
John, I witnessed a neat trick to overcome steep hill syndrome [low fuel] The driver was climbing a particularly steep winding driveway. When the car spluttered, he immediately swung across the roadway until the carb was full again, and went in again, only to repeat the process three times before he made the top. Neat trick in a parade when there is no on-coming traffic!
Allan from down under.
Aaaaahhh yes,.....the ol' weave & slosh technique!
I tell ya, more smiles per mile. Except for an SOB of middle east persuasion, who, in a new Mercedes, got upset when I refused nicely, not to sell to him, stomps on the gas and cuts me off. Some of those folks from BeverlyHills and from the MidEast are so childish. Good thing they are out numbered by the sweet ones 100 to 1.
George n L.A.
But George, if he was "of middle east persuasion, in a new Mercedes", you should have shot him a price. You might have been able to buy 3 or 4 nice T's with the proceeds.
Mike, well he did offer 4G's Most of those folks got there money from the Shah of Iran. Humongous Trust Fund for the loyal.
If I had George's touring and somebody offered me 4 grand I would tell them to stop talking before I piss my pants laughing.
I get a lot of dummies when I'm off by myself asking, "Hey you want to sell it"?
They think I'm some stupid old guy that doesn't know he's driving an antique and nobody ever offered to buy it before.
I've had offers of $500, CASH!
Then I get people that think it is worth more than a house.
One night when we were filming a movie in 2006 a couple of guys tried to tell me the '32 Ford deluxe coupe I was driving was worth $250,000.