" not a hitch" I guess old sayings come from very real and literal situations. The car never needed to be towed via a hitch in its 4200 mile run. Very nice photo.
This one did
"not a hitch" was a saying in those days that was like saying, "not a problem" now.
Also: "What's the hitch?" A common response to a questionable proposal.
I'm assuming the driver is holding onto the top bow and not giving the thumbs up sign.
Plenty of leg room in that Model T. What year is that?
That's because the car in your photo had 4201 miles on it!
Both great photos
It is a 1909, about mid model year. Perhaps built around April 1909.
This car depicted and described in The Model T Ford, The Car That Changed The World on page 20. It is #8513, assembled in August. It was purchased by Major Jim Barnhart in December 1909. The car should still exist - Mr Barnhart kept it and restored it between 1955 and 1961.
No wait - I read it wrong. The details were supplied by Major Jim Barnhart but the car was purchased and restored by his grandfather, H. A. Barnhart.
I stand corrected, it is actually an early 1910 model year car. 1909 model serial numbers ended with 8107 on July 31, 1909.