The title says it all
There are 8 cars in the older than1932 class with most of them being model As and speedsters
There has been a ton of interest in the my T
Every once in awhile I start it and sometimes let kids sit in it.
One lady asked if I cranked it and after I answered yes she asked how far it goes after you wind it up.
And she was serious!! The folks that were standing around just smiled and shook their heads
There's a fruit stand not far from where I live that I go to in the TT from time to time. The young lady (20 - 24 years old) who is the cashier, upon recognizing me in spite of the fact that I arrived in a modern car, said, "You're the guy with the old truck you have to wind up!".
At least she remembered me.
Update. My T won first place in class
I now have 3 trophies for three shows.
1first and 2 seconds
They gave us a choice between driving our vehicle or walking to get the trophy. Since the T was far away I started to walk but they insisted that I drive so people could watch me crank it.
I was also invited to attend a drive-in at a county nursing home next Saturday -I hope I can go!
Congrats Fred, and at the risk of sounding like bragging, about the same time you and your T were winning first in class, so was my '12 Roadster pickup. "Antique class"-- 1900-1940. About 10 cars, mine was only T, the rest A's and I might say a couple were pretty darned nice. But ol' "Pete" as I call him, is always a draw to the crowds. Everybody says what a cute little pickup! Glad to hear you're doing well. The best part is the smiles, and the memories it brings back to the "real old" folks!
I do the same thing, and love going to car shows and talking to people.
But just a word of caution. I let a cute little 6 y/o boy sit in my car once at a show and when his mom told him it was time to get out, he started throwing a tantrum and kicking his feet, and kicked a hole in the passenger side pressboard(?) quarter panel that was original. Now I can't replace it without it looking out of place or redoing them all!
Thanks Guys -- It was fun beating those spotless Model A's with an au natural Model T
My 10yo granddaughter was both happy and sad.
She was happy that I got a trophy and sad that she was not there!
Bob - sometimes the kids just sit and are afraid to touch anything - Others want to push and pull everything.
When the second type is there I remind them that the vehicle is really old we don't want to hurt it.
99% of the time it works.
If the kids seem unruly when they look at the car I don't offer!
A couple were looking when i left the coffee shop so i did a crank start,a free one,and a mag start.Explaining the car is much more fun with kids in it.Bud.
Bob, just curious: did Mom offer to make good the damage?
Why is this labeled OT?
Ralph - because someone said "Model A". Just kidding of course. WTG Fred!
Ralf - Just attempting to be politically correct
I didn't want the forum police to get their shorts in a twist if they felt that the subject matter was not specifically T related.
This is a copy of the "Car Show - drive in" flyer that is being planned for next weekend. It might give some of you an idea about what you might do.
I'll go if I can and hope someone does the same for me in a few years
Sounds like fun. I'd go if I wasn't already committed to giving airplane rides to kids all day. (That's my other toy!)