Several weeks ago, while visiting my daughter in Colorado, I was lucky enough to be invited on a ride to Estes park by Dave Huson. It was the ride of a lifetime for me as I may never get my T to Colorado.
Our chariot was Dave's 1916 touring - ran like a top. Couldn't believe what 22 HP could do!
Dave was quite the promoter of our hobby. We almost had to beat off admirers with a stick! He let many people sit in his T for pictures. One fellow told me to be careful cranking or I might break my arm! ;o)
Many long & steep grades. I now appreciate what a Ruckstell axle will do!
The scenery was beautiful. My only regret was that it wasn't possible to get the T in each shot!
Believe it or not this was shot on the way back DOWN !
I drove up there on the Estes Park / Stanley Hotel tour in 1989. It was more scary coming down than going up. Biggest problem was modern car drivers getting frustrated behind long lines of Model T's. They would dart in and out among our group passing us, then slamming on the brakes in front of us.
As you said, beautiful scenery. I hope to be able to do it again some day!
Dave knows how to build T motors. I would bet his puts out a tad bit more than 22 hp!