Cool picture Jay!!! Thanks for posting.
The past week or so have been more Ames photos than I have seen in years! Most of them, like this one, photos that I had not seen before! Wonderful!
I may favor the earlier type boat-tail bodies, which Ames made only a few of. But historically, they were one of the first and biggest dealers and manufacturers of kit cars and accessories for model Ts. You could buy anything from a fancy gas-cap to a running touring car from them. This one above was one of their most popular speedster kits. It is actually somewhat surprising that more of them do not still exist. Over the years, I think I have seen four of them in person and several photos of this style speedster still existing. I am actually pleased that Rootlieb or others have not duplicated these in large numbers. It makes the originals that much more special. (Yes, I know a few duplicates have been made)
Fantastic photo! Thank you Jay.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Notice the dog bone on the motometer is turned...it must be for additional speed! (lol)
The air vents are adjustable and remind me of my BBQ grill. A tire pump is tucked behind the seat
I wonder if this could be a picture from a CCC camp or early military base? Some of the tents on the far right have occupants while the ones to the left aren't filled yet.