I had my Model S on display with the Greater Akron Model T club over the weekend. It was for the Piston Power Show in Cleveland and the public showed a lot of interest. It was displayed without the hood and floorboards so you could see the running gear. Next thing to do is install the upholstery.
That looks great. What's the thing under the crank handle?
That's the water pump on the NRS cars.
Whats a water pump?
I took my '15 Touring to Newsday's 'Field of Wheels' show this past Saturday. We shot quite a few photos of interested spectators and had a lot of fun.
Unfortunately, within a couple of hours, the skies clouded over and it started to rain. And nothing breaks up a car show faster than an afternoon cloudburst. This was my first experience with driving the Model T any distance in iffy weather and I can now tell you that them skinny tires don't grip any better in wet conditions than dry. And Rocky Mountain Brakes? Yeah, they don't much like the rain, either. I had to fold down the windshield and wear goggles over my eyeglasses and of course, we also had to put the top up, which made it feel like we were dragging a parachute. But even at the resulting diminished speed, those little, pin-prick raindrops can really sting one's face.
We got splashed pretty good when a speeding tractor-trailer timed it perfectly to hit a big puddle as he passed us by and we took the tidal wave broadside—and no, the car does not have side curtains. It was a relief to finally turn into my driveway, but before we could tuck 'Penelope' into the garage, we had to get out and put the top down because she won't fit through the garage door with the top up. This is also fun in the pouring rain. When I walked into the house, my wife said I smelled like a wet dog. The day's festivities were concluded with a feeling of accomplishment—and a mug of hot chocolate.
Teaching your dog to drive helps. Grin
My wife and i also went to a car show this past weekend, the extremely prestigious Mount Holly NJ car show...lol Drizzled off and on till it was time to leave, then the sky opened up and let us have it. It was my first drive in the rain and was an interesting 15 miles to say the least. Rockeys plus rain not good.
Bob i also wanted to add that you have inspired my wife and i to not just show our car but create a display with history, information, and period photos. And to make our small part of any show an experience for spectators giving them the chance to get behind the wheel for photos and be a part of the history. Thank you
Thanks for your kind words. That's a gorgeous town car you've got there. I like your display fixtures, too. Yeah, driving a Model T through a rain storm is kind of hard to enjoy. Let's hope for a nice, sunny driving season.