I hooked Bob Corio up with my pals at My Star Collector Car. I write stuff for them once in a while. Bob is too modest to post this but I'm not.
Great article. Well done, Bob. Thanks for posting, Dennis.
I think Bob is probably the best writer on the forum.
Great article, Bob! Thanks, Dennis.
Very cool! Nice work, Bob - great article.
Jerry at 'My Star' accepts pictures and usually a brief description of how you came to own your car. That's exactly what 'My Car Collector Car' is all about. There is nothing stopping anybody here from doing the same thing I talked Bob into doing. If the car and the commentary is interesting enough, once in a while he will do a feature length article like he did on Bob's car.
'My Star' is based in Canada and I think I can speak for Jerry when I say he would like a little more USA participation but keep in mind that he covers ALL collector cars. Those of you who have other cars as well as a Model T's might consider this.
Hey I might just have to work something up, Dennis, although it'll be tough to top Bob's piece, I think.
I used to do quite a bit of writing back in the day. It's easier when you have a topic to write about that you love.
I surely don't mean to steal any of Bob's thunder here, but if there are any scuba divers here who subscribed to Skin Diver magazine in the mid-late 80s, they've probably caught an article or two of mine in there. Diving was a passion of mine until the 'ol weight monster attacked me around 2001.
I'll have to think on this....hmmmmm...
Bob, You certainly have a knack for capturing the essence of the Model T experience! Thank you for authoring this "sweet" article.
Danial, Bob's article is the exception to the rule. Normally, one car won't occupy the whole page. Jerry sent me the first draft before he posted it, with the comment "this is just so well done, I'm going to run the whole thing as-is". I've been sending them stuff for years but since it's not usually Model T related, I don't bother to post it here.
Here's something that (sort of) is but Jerry decided to make it more about our communications, than just my car. He calls my (usually irreverent) comments, "Dennis-ism's".
That was fun, Dennis. Thanks.
Just want to thank you guys for the kind words. I wanted to post the article and e-mail it to everybody and every dog and cat in the neighborhood, but man, that would have looked awfully self-serving! Thanks to my pal, Dennis for tooting my horn for me.
And by the way, as you can see by his article, Dennis writes on way bigger issues and has a handle on the state of the hot-rod hobby as it relates to the younger blood raised on"Tuners" and bolt-on performance. He's got it nailed when it comes to folks who haven't known the joy of skinned knuckles and grease beneath fingernails (as opposed to cramped thumbs resulting from computer games and surfing from one reality show to the next). Growing up in California during the 50s and 60s had to be one heck of an automotive education; alas, I was here in Noo Yawk. But oh, for the days of AMT plastic models, fuzzy dice, Rat-Fink shifter knobs and going to the drive-in to see Mamie Van Doren in Hot-Rod B-movies like "Running Wild!"
Bob & Dennis - Isn't this forum neat when you really think about it? I had to check profiles to be sure of who lives where, but your comment Bob,..."Thanks to my pal, Dennis for tooting my horn for me." One of you in New York and one in Florida,......."PALS"! Thanks to the forum. I feel like I have a lot of new friends that I have not actually met in person yet,...again, due to this forum. I guess that's what has added a lot to the hobby for me. In fact, this forum, and the Chickasha swap meet make a GREAT combination!
Sorry,....kinda' "off topic",.....just sorta' thinking out loud,.....harold
And Harold - we are some from even outside the US.
Well done. It's surprising that Mr. Ford's automobile has outlived him and most of the original owners and it still "rambles right along". Sometimes you need to "get out and get under", but the rewards sometimes come "in the back seat of the Henry Ford". Even after "Henry made a lady out of Lizzy", Lizzy is still a very popular girl.
My problem is that sometimes people want to stop and talk or take pictures even when I am in a hurry like Saturday when I was trying to load it on the trailer. Someone had parked pretty close to the back of my trailer and I had to back the T into the space behind it and jog it into alignment with the trailer ramps. Another car came and blocked me by pulling right alongside me and wanting to take a picture. Of course I felt like shouting "get out of my way!", but I just smiled and said, "Sure, go ahead" Sometimes when I pull off the road to let the faster cars pass, someone will pull right alongside me and want to talk. Of course, it usually happens when I am going uphill and have timed things so I can just slow down and pull back on the road after the faster car passes. The turn off comes to an end, and I am now stopped headed uphill so have to struggle to get back on the road and now am going slower so more slow cars line up behind me.
Anyway, it's fun if you can keep your cool and have a good humor.
Yes, this forum is quite a place. As many of you know, I'm an evil 'Hot Rodder' I bought my 27 Tudor to build a 50's era Flathead V8 powered Hot Rod out of it. But when I got it home and drove it around a little and realized I had complete and darn near original 58 year old used car on my hands, I just didn't have the heart to cut it up. So then, I had to figure out what I really did have? And forget everything I knew about fixing cars, in order to repair it. That's where this place came in. Everybody here, even those I disagree with 'politically' have been great when it comes to getting 'Lizzie' to the point that she is right now, a turn key, daily driver when I choose and I 'choose' often.
Thanks again to everybody here.