At age 95, Virgil is a friend of a friend from Red Wing, MN. I crank started my unrestored 1914 (my 1913 restored is not quite finished). He got behind the steering wheel before I could even give him a refresher course. He pushed in the C pedal and away we went. He was absolutely thrilled to be behind the wheel again, like no time had passed.
Virgil is a very sharp, retired heavy equipment operator. He grew up on a hilly little farm between Goodhue and Red Wing, MN. His family had an 1918 touring first, then a 1920 touring. Then his family really "moved up in the world" when they had a 1923 2 door sedan. All their neighbors drove used Ts, except one of the wealthy neighbors drove a Buick touring.
Virgil was a combat infantryman in WWII. He fought under General Patton("Blood and Guts")in France and Germany.
What a great story! I love it. You have to get a picture of him driving.
Good for him! ... We should ALL be so lucky!
What an awesome experience it must have been for Virgil. Something he'll remember the rest of his (hopefully long) days. Very cool