Maybe "the more things change, the more they stay the same".
This shot is of the Albuquerque NM paper front page. Shown is a photo and story about the British "super liner" Lusitania entering New York harbor. You may recall the Lusitania was the passenger sunk ten years later by a German U Boat that propelled the US into WW I. A story of Oklahoma is next to this story. Oklahoma is just entering statehood in 1907.
Lastly, on the left side of the Lusitania story is a story of a Model K Ford accident in which four are killed. Appears several Elks were having a good time, then decided to drive the Ford at a high rate of speed, ultimately resulting in the deaths of four men.
A blowup of the story is below the first attachment, but hard to read. The story says eight men were riding in and on the car, and traveling around 60 mph when it wrecked.
This tragic Model K story is "sandwiched" in with stories that have national and international implications for the history of the United States. It's always interesting to me to step back and take stock of the events and history our cars (and their past owners) were involved in over the last many years.
Happy Holidays and drive safely,
A better copy of the story. It appears the same Model K was involved in a pedestrian death during a race previously.
That is very impressive Rob. How much of the provenance of your K do you know?
Not much. Prior to the last owner, the late Cecil Church owned it. Before that, I was told it resided in a museum somewhere on the east coast. The good news is, after going all through the car, it is a numbers matching (engine and transmission frame) original car.
Currently we're having new leather seats and side curtains made for her, so no driving now.
Your up late.....
Insomnia. Deal with it a lot these days. The Gal at the mental health clinic in the VA gave me medicine but it's not working very well.
I can empathize. Have had trouble sleeping for years. The frustrating thing is, no matter how late it keeps me up (or I choose to stay up), I always wake up early in the morning.
Oh well, look at the bright side, when we die, we've probably spent more waking hours than others our age .
I remember seeing your K down South of St Cloud this summer and had to take photos. I was with the long line of Ts on the side of the road when you came into Kingston. I've got a lot of pictures of your car. I show them all the time. I was very impressed with it and was in awe looking at that 6 cylinder motor.
Drugs involved ?
Bob, There's got to be drugs involved. Thank goodness they're always legal. Ineffective but legal. :-)
I can relate to getting out of bed early. I've got a dog that comes into the bedroom every morning at 5:00 AM and sticks her cold nose and stinky breath in my face and starts to snort at me if I don't get up and feed her.
I'm married to her sister .
Sorry, couldn't resist a softball like that.
I see the nightshift from"down under" is taking over. We kept the forum "warm" for you,
No wait Rob, She's a German short hair not a short haired German. The short haired German would be my ex-wife and yes she had a cold wet nose, bad breath and cold feet too. When we first started going out together I found out she was French and German. I figured this is going to be a good thing. The Germans like to drink beer and the French are great lovers. I thought Oh yeah, all she's going to want to do is drink beer and make love. And at first she lived up to her heritage. Then we got married. End of story.
It is many hours later now, but Rob, you better be careful! You appear to have a wonderful wife who allows you to play with your toys. I do hope all is well there.
Drive carefully, and do enjoy the holidays! W2
Wayne's got a point. You should listen to him. :-)
Just joking (what she doesn't know won't hurt me ). Holly is at her parents, her mother had knee replacement, so she is there for a few days.
Meanwhile it snowed, so not much going on at home once the girls are down for the night.
Joking is good, and at her expense can be fine as long as she has a sense of humor. My wife does not have a sense of humor. Have a wonderful Christmas! All of you.