To get an idea of Jay Leno's feelings about his Model T, read the article he wrote on the link below:
No one has answered my question. Is he going to drive it to Ind? Nelson
I had access to a high speed connection this weekend and went to his website and watched videos of his cars and such.No mention of his T.I tryed the link that Bruce had posted a week or 2 ago of Jay driving his T and it came up a video of that @#*#@ Paris Hilton.Something must have happened.
His site is very intresting and alot of fun to watch some of those old rides in action.
Jay Leno is invited to the Centennial in July. Whether he is able to come or not is a question that I don't think even he can answer. He is a very, very busy person.
Watch his web site for an episode on his Model T and the Centennial. Also in the video is Jay Klehfoth and MTFCA President Russ Grunewald. The video should be on-line in a few weeks.
We found Jay Leno to be a great guy and very supportive of the antique car hobby. We were very proud to have the opportunity to meet him.
Jay provides an excellent argument, I only wish it were more scientifically supported. Unfortunately too many people have jumped on the "green" bandwagon. I am proud I have never owned a new car. All of my cars get better gas mileage than many cars on the road today.
I could go on, but I really don't want to rant or go off topic. I do believe though, that his article would make an excellent chain e-mail to send out to people.
Try this link to the Model T segment on Jay's website.
If it doesn't work, go to " www.jaylenosgarage.com", look for " drive reports" - "Other".
Barbara & Jay Klefoth, thanks for connecting with Jay Leno.
Bob & Gail Jablonski
Ther is no doubt Jay Leno is a great guy & very dedicated to the old car hobby. I saw him at Auburn & he was very graious. If people would not mob him & treat him like he puts his pants on like the rest of us (one leg at at time) he could enjoy the hobby much more. I have always said the only thing I would want from Jay other than his old car friendship would be to see his collection. It would probably never happen as I will not be in Cal. Nelson
Is the 28 Model A tailight the same as the 27 Model T?
Nelson, a friend of mine is a good friend of a former news anchor in St. Louis. People saw his face every evening. It reached the point where he didn't attend purely social functions because people kept cornering him and bending his ear.
Yes he would probably have to move out of St. Louis to be able to not be pestered. I would not trade places with any of them. Nelson
And since he's almost as old as I am and has lived here all his life, that's not likely to happen. Yeah, it's a shame people can't leave folks like him (and Leno) alone. A nod and a smile are enough unless you really end up in a conversation.
Marshall, how about the early AR tail light? I am thinking, that they were close.
No. The '28-29 Model A taillight was smaller than the '26-27 stoplight option and a little bigger than the standard Model T taillight. The Model T has a one piece full-face lens, while the '28-28 is divided for brake and taillight. Part of the taillight body itself makes this division across the lens. The '28-29 body is nickel-plated and has the word: "Duolamp" embossed across the top.
I'll take a picture of one and send it to you off-line, Mark. For some reason, when I try to post photos here, I get a kick-back about the size of the file.
I believe it's Duolamp like you said the first time. I have the '30-'31 "commercial" vehicle lamps on my speedster and that's what they say.