Our Model K took first place (in the 1954 and earlier class)at the 4th of July car show in Seward Nebraska. Usually I have a brass T and N at the show, but this year drove the K from home (about 15 miles). A nice 1929 Nash took second.
I think there are some mad Chebby guys .
That '56 convertible was in the Mokelumne Hill, Ca parade today. That thing is FAST!
Nice cars there. I was impressed by the fact that there were still businesses in the storefronts in town. Many of our small downtowns in the southeast have lost out to the nearby WalMarts, Lowes, etc
That's what Walmart is doing to America. Killing the downtowns. That is why I refuse to shop there.
Congratulations Rob. Keep them trophies rolling in, especially over the Chebbys.
What is with that red bandaid on the left front fender. Did you let Holly drive and get a scratch on it?
Drove in a 4th of July parade this am. Could have done 3 parades today if I really wanted to. Weather was perfect. 78 degrees and breezy. The 5 of us drove our cars and had a great time.
A couple of comments and observations....
First, congratulations on taking first place; well done.
Second, what happened to your top; a wardrobe malfunction?
Third, how did you avoid winning a $200 parking ticket for parking in a handicap parking spot???
Timothy, he had a blue car in a blue spot!
Rob probably still has the placard from his hip surgery.
Congratulations on the award! K looks beautiful.
Rob - it is just an awesome Ford!
Congratulations on a well deserved award! Beautiful car.
Chuck, that 56 looked fast, but not that fast.
Dave, the "red bandaid" is the owner/model info. It's always hard to find a good place for it. People/voters at car shows must write down your entry number on their ballot, and often they only look for the info on the windshield.
Timothy, maybe they parked me there because they felt sorry for me, without a "Wimpshield"
Thanks again guys, have a god weekend,
Rob, do you ever tire of explaining that there were Fords before the Model T?
I've seen written, "Henry Ford's first car, the Model T..."
Rob, Congratulations on your win, I ran into a nest of mad chebby guys last weekend at a nostalgia drag race meet. The Falcon picture was a very unassuming car, until it was out on the drag strip. Now I'm not familiar with drag racing, but is car beat everything in sight, including a meticulous restored 67 chevelle with a built 396. He not only beat him, he creamed him. that was the only time the chevelle lost all day. He also beat a chevy powered rat rod with two 4's. The only time he got beat all day was when he ran out of gas on one run. He ended up beating that car on a second run. The Falcon had a 289 in it. I don't know what was done to it, but it is a street driven car.
I also like the picture of the Mandarin orange and white 56 convertible. I have one of these waiting in the wings as my next restoration after I get my 24 Touring done
Rob, i am a Chevy guy but your K is just awesome and they can go suck an egg!.
Rob - do you have any videos of the Model K in action?
My T won a trophy at a car show held at of all places, a Chevy dealership.....
I'm trying to learn a new action cam, so I took this yesterday. I'm unable to get it from my PC to my iPad, except for this portion:
Nice video, Rob. Thanks for sharing it.
Rob,From watching your video it looked as if reverse was/is engaged by stiping down on a reverse pedal like a T? I guess i always thought the pre T's were like the two lever two pedal? Keith was right,Nice Video!! Bud.
Rob, I turned on a fan and it felt just like I was riding in the K! I even ducked going under the train.
Thanks guys. I'm trying to download the video from my pc to the ipad so I may make a youtube video. However, my computer skills are on a par with my "mechanician" skills .
Bud, yes, the Model K has two pedals, reverse on the left an transmission brake on the right. It is just like the NRS cars, except they also have the service brake on a pedal to the right, where the Model K has a hand brake next to the high/low lever.
Also, the left hand runs the throttle, the spark is on the right. It's usually a bit confusing the first time switching from a T to an early Ford. After a few times, it's no different than switching from an automatic to a stick shift.
Now I'm invited to some friends to eat their food, give a few "K" rides, then drink their booze .
Enjoy your weekend,
Great video Rob. Looks like you are moving at Speedster speeds, not Model T speed. I am also amazed at how quiet the K sounded. New muffler, or is it running that well that it does not make a lot of noise? Where is that Aermore whistle when you need it?
That looks like fun Rob! I like seeing it on dirt roads. The way it's supposed to be.
Bump...This is worth another look.