W. G. Kelly and a friend seen here in this photo dated December 23, 1915, were out in this mud – covered Ford special, on the roads in the Charlottesville, Virginia area. The early speedster they are posing in appears to have been built on a standard chassis with a v-shaped radiator, body, lamps and wire wheels, which were purchased from suppliers at the time (tell us what you see here). See it in detail and 100's more Model T photos @ http://theoldmotor.com/?s=%22Model+T+Ford%22
Nice one. Thank you for posting.
He was either a loser,or setting still when the other cars went by him. There is no mud on the tires.
He was going so fast the mud flew off!
I think his garage is a chicken Coup
I think Mark is right. Lots of mud on the inside of the rims and the tires are very clearly mud covered. JMHO. Dave
When ya' think about it, what on earth would posses someone to build a nice speedster back in the day if ya' had to "chain up" to deal with the mud roads?
Looks like a staged photo to me .. Mud comes up from the wheels not downwards onto top of car . Note side of car has little mud compared to top of hood
Bob, look again. The side of the car is mostly covered with mud, as is the left side of the driver. The top of the hood has much less mud on it. And yes, mud will come downwards on to the top of the car as the wheels are spinning, especially from the rear with chains on them with no fenders. JMHO, again. Dave
Driver took his hat off for the picture, passenger didn't.
I think the driver used a little dab of brylcream and the mud just slid off the back.
The mud patterns look normal to me. I think that they got out of the mud and drove to where they took the picture and the mud on the tread wore off. Scott
Looks like he is parked on a plank road or on the sidewalk. Staged photo,I think so.