Something special about a Model T. Good will ambassador

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Patrick on Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 09:47 am:

I was out on a drive this beautiful sunny morning while folks were riding their bikes, running, walking their dogs and setting up for picnics in the park and most of them smiled, laughed, waved, gave me a thumbs up and yelled as I passed by.

There's something about a Model T that elicits this reaction. What is it? Does the sight and sound of it just make people happy? I can see why Henry loved it so much. Whatever it is, we need more of it in this modern world of negativity, hatred, and uncertainty. Jim patrick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nowell Herman on Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 10:04 am:

Jim,

I agree. I just said this to my friend. I have owned many cars such as a Dodge Viper, Ferrari varies Muscle cars etc. And none of them got such a "PURE/HAPPY" reaction as my Model T!!!!

I think it's the rolling museum aspect and memories of easier times.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Cuenca Ecuador on Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 10:12 am:

Nowell is on the right track with the "rolling museum" aspect but it isn't just with the T model.
When we lived in New Hampshire we collected and restored vintage commercial VW's, mainly single and double cab pick ups. Got the exact same reaction as we did with the T's.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 10:16 am:

They are a rolling car show, go out for a drive and stop at ( name your place) and a crowd will soon develop you may be there for an hour or more just talking to people. I stopped to get gas one time and had to move the car as there were too many people blocking the pumps.
Rick


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