This story appeared Saturday in advance of the Sunday Josyln Castle car show. The reporter took the photos and story a few months ago. Ninety cars were invited to the show, with the ages ranging from 1906 to a one "muscle car" that I recall.
I'll post pics of some of the cars, along with pics of the house when they transfer from my phone to ipad. Meanwhile, time to start preparing for the Early Ford Registry and New London to New Brighton tours.
Great story Rob!
The Omaha World Herald has just arrived in Wellington, New Zealand. A good read.
Super story, Rob. The reporter even got most of the facts right.
Fifth generation Nebraskan? Does Nebraska go back that far as a state?
We spent 5 years in Omaha, and I didn't think you could believe anything the Omaha "Weird" Herald said?!!!
How do we know you just didn't make up all this stuff? <grin>
Honestly, we really like your car(s), Just a case of big-time jealousy on our part!
Take care, Go Big Red, and enjoy those beautiful cars!
ps-- are you really cranking the N with your left arm, or did the "Weird" Herald just reverse the negative because the steering wheel is on the "wrong" side too! If you reversed the negative, the steering wheel would be on the "correct" side and you'd be cranking with your right arm!!!<grin>
Ralph, remember, they had to go through Nebraska to get to California (northern) .
Bob, yes, I crank the N with my left hand. The carb is on the left side of the engine, so I'm able to choke with my right hand while cranking "properly" (unlike the K and Model Ts).
I'll get some pics of the mansion and other cars tonight. We also took pics of the K at the Storz mansion (they had a Model K in 1907/1908). It is only three blocks from this mansion, on Omaha's "Gold Coast".
Thank goodness he isn't wearing those juvenile white sunglasses !!!
Some of the cars and pics of the mansion:
Bob and Jan McKelvie's 1910 T touring. Bob and Jan are the third owners, and this car was sold new in Omaha.
This Auburn boat tail speedster won one of the three awards.
The overall winner, a Packard:
Another award winner, a 1923 four cylinder Henderson:
One of the featured cars, a stunning 1936 Packard rumble seat roadster:
Wow what a car show. The model K and N are the best of show!
Mark, thanks. Pics of our cars at the show:
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing. Yeah, I think you had the two best cars there.
Do drive carefully on the tours coming up! And enjoy! W2
Thanks for the pictures Rob. It is nice to see all the different cars but of course yours are the best ones at the show. (OK so I'm sucking up to you to get a ride.)
Now with all this press you'll probably start charging for autographs.
Wayne and Seth,
Thanks for the "votes". However, there was not a car there that I wouldn't be proud to own, quite a collection of cars.
I also took the K to the Storz Mansion. Gotlieb Storz was the Storz Brewery owner at the turn of the 20th century, and his sons, Arthur and Adolph, had a Model K. I've found articles about them and the Model K, and the owners of the Storz mansion invited us over for photos of the Model K in front of the home where a Ford K once "lived".
All these mansions are within a few blocks of each other, in an a part of Omaha known as the Gold Coast. The Sotrz home, while not as big as the Joslyn Castle, is still an incredible home. I hope to one day find a photo of the Storz brothers with their Model K, maybe even in front of the mansion.
The current Storz home owners are sitting in the Model K:
Thanks for sharing.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2