Tom Rootlieb Essay Contest Winner

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Tom Rootlieb Essay Contest Winner
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Memmelaar Jr on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 09:03 am:

A while back Tom Rootlieb offered on the Classifieds section to award a Running Chassis to a winner of an essay contest that he would run he did this in an effort to promote the hobby to a younger generation. A member of my family was reading the classifieds that evening and asked me to enter the contest. Without hesitation I said absolutely a poster board was made, essay written, and videos of her driving in a local church parking lot copied to a memory stick and shipped to California for Tom to enter into the contest. All of these memories happened over the last 11 years, driving for the last 3 years
Today the car was delivered to our home, Olivia who turns 11 at the end of the month is a proud girl. Her and I worked for about three hours to change the oil, rig up a gallon gas can, change the carburetor, adjust the bands and fill the radiator.
After a few minutes of messing around we had spark, and a quick tow from her grandfather, we were driving up and down the block.



For a YouTube video of everything please see the following Link


http://youtu.be/Ff5jZM7sQXE














Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph A. Stearns on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 09:21 am:

Olivia, That's cool! Have fun and be careful. Joe


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daryl W. Becker on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 09:34 am:

VERY COOL !!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 09:48 am:

Congratulations ! !

Sure is wonderful to read some good, entertaining, refreshing, nice stories about people these days!

Kudos to daughter for the work and to father for the encouragement and inspiration.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:10 am:

This is great! More life lessons to be learned here than on a cell phone and texting!
Good deal.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:18 am:

Inspirational, I am excited to see this kind of interest from young folks as well as the assistance from parental units to help make a dream come true. And what a great idea from Tom. Congrats to all.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:27 am:

Very cool!! And obviously she got more that just a running chassis. What a great start to a new generation T'er. Cheers to Tom Rootlieb.

Others with the wherewithal should step up and make this an annual essay contest.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:37 am:

Wow! Truckloads of kudos to Tom Rootlieb! What a great guy and what terrific idea!

Heartiest congratulations to Olivia! The fun is just beginning!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 01:26 pm:

John,

Watch out. Every young man in the neighborhood will be hanging around now. Pretty young woman and a Model T - irresistible!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Greg Whaley, Georgetown Ontario Canada on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 03:25 pm:

That's awesome! Love seeing younger people interested in the old stuff!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerome Hoffman, Hays KS on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 07:03 pm:

Too bad she's not ten years older, i've always wanted to date a lady who had her own T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 07:22 pm:

Jerry, even if she WERE ten years older she would still be 30+ years younger than you. Why would a beautiful young lady with her own T be interested in you?? =)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 07:44 pm:

Olivia,
Your car is awesome!!! It sounded great in the video. You are one lucky young lady!
Verne Shirk
Wichita, KS


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 07:47 pm:

Uncle Stan,Is there an echo on here?? (G)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:53 pm:

Absolutely Fantastic! Congratulations on the winning essay and thank you to Tom Rootlieb for supporting youth.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 06:14 am:

Congratulations to Olivia! A great big thank you to Tom Rootlieb! What a great way to help the next generation discover the fun of Model Ts.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 02:43 pm:

Wonderful opportunities all the way around.
It would be nice to follow this story for awhile.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 03:26 pm:

I'm thinking this is a story for the Vintage Ford with updates on Olivia's progress every so often. Also, I think there are a lot of us who would donate to some kid who was interested if we knew who needed some things and that they were actually working on a T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Everett on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 04:20 pm:

I would like to donate a '26 - '27 frame.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Murray - Anacortes, WA on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 05:52 pm:

TT

We met this nice young man and his T Coupe project on the Montana Majestic Mountain T Tour back in 2010. His name was Adin, if my feeble memory serves, and his project was under the tutelage of Mr. David Cooley. Like Olivia, Adin had lots to learn, and to look forward to on his project. Congratulations to Olivia and our hats are off to the Rootlieb Company & Dave Cooley for thinking about the future in a positive way. Here's two cases of folks getting young folks interested in the hobby. Are there any more out there ???

Check out the grins !! W


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 06:08 pm:

Aden had his coupe pretty well done the last I heard. I think he is 17 by now. He's a goodun.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 06:38 pm:

CAPS LOCK ON
three cheers to everyone that can get a younger person interested in our way of life OLD CARS and young women.
Forget the cell phones and texting- go for the old cars, they are a lot of fun and enjoyment-oh and maybe some HARDWORK!!

Bill d


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 06:39 pm:

CAPS LOCK ON
three cheers to everyone that can get a younger person intersted in our way of life OLD CARS and young women.
Forget the cell phones and texting- go for the old cars, they are a lot of fun and enjoyment-oh and maybe some HARDWORK!!

Bill d


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 06:40 pm:

opps double post sorry bout that


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Memmelaar Jr on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 02:53 pm:

Just wanted to give an update to the progress of Olivia on the car. We had it running and then she had basketball games last weekend plus a lot of homework, so not progress. This weekend though we took it to my work and she drove around for about an hour.



a video of her is here


http://youtu.be/jxu3fiXof3M


enjoy!


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