This year I didn't decorate much around the house but I did drive the T conversion a 1/4 mile to the pumpkin patch...in the dark, with a flashlight. I will be adding headlights this winter!
Couldn't you just put a candle or two in pumpkins and mount them up front?
Thomas, I did that last year.
I didn't do anything with either T for Halloween this year, but I was able to dig up the original owner of my '47 Dodge and have him ride around with me for the past week...
An oldie, but goodie.
Tom-- looks like Henry and Clara in the touring for one last ride!
Here is an oldie but a goodie.
I just had this one sent to me.
Just received this picture from a cousin, It' her grand father and my uncle Clarence Murray of Turlock Ca. ( Its not a 1913)
We drove our Rusty Coupe to the local Vo-Tech's "Trunk or Treat" the other night. Our local club sponsors 2 scholarships there. 2 1/2 hours of little kids in costume and 2 dozen or so groups handing out candy. Some of the youngsters enjoyed the old cars. My wife enjoys doing that. We mounted some reflectors on the back of the car so we could make it home (3 miles) safely.
Yes, the lights work too.
Halloween is my favorite holiday because it also happens to be my birthday. Although the relevant birthday for this place is August 10th, as that is when I got my first T.
Don't eat too much candy, smash too many pumpkins, or scare too many trick or treaters.
I had some fun at work today. Got to wear our original 1910 San Francisco Police uniform!
I bet the rest of the force was envious of your beautiful patrol car. I doubt the rest of the fleet shines that nice.
Took advantage of the opportunity to introduce younger folks to the hobby in a covert way. A bit surprised when some never heard of Henry Ford or what he did, now they do! Here are some young admirers that did know.
I dunno... Back when I was a kid, there was a spirit of optimism in America. Cars were "dolled up" with tons of chrome and wrap-around windshields and fins and bright, two-tone paint jobs. There was a kind of joy in the air and a belief that things were good and would only get better. Kids played outside all day long and parents had no reason to worry about what might happen to them.
And on Hallowe'en, the sidewalks would be flooded with all manner of trick-or-treaters, some wearing home-made costumes, some wearing store-bought Ben Cooper getups, and from school-dismissal to about 9 PM, the doorbell rang and rang and rang, the dog barked like a maniac till he was exhausted and candy flowed down the front stoop like a river. Oh, it was glorious!
This year, I decorated the Tin Lizzy with jack-0-lanterns, spiderwebs and orange streamers and parked it in the driveway with the 4-way flashers on. We had stocked up to the gunwales with Hershey, Snickers, Almond-Joy and Kit-Kat bars—the good stuff—and I don't know if it's because we're all scared or depressed or jaded and pessimistic, but all we got was ONE doorbell summons and it was just a pair of high-school-aged fellows who hadn't even bothered to suit-up in costume. Looking thoroughly bored, of them deadpanned, "Trick or treat," I filled his plastic supermarket bag with chocolate, he said, "Thanks, Mister," and that was it for Hallowe'en. Sad.
There are a lot of young families with kids in my neighborhood. I bought 120 full size Kit Kat bars to hand out and they were gone in the first hour, I had to turn the lights out at 7:00 pm.
The parents seem to be starting the kids out earlier every year, several were wheeled up to my door in strollers because they were too small to keep up.
A couple of days before Halloween I got a message on my door that a group of high schoolers would be coming around collecting canned goods for the local food bank, which I thought was nice. I had my canned goods ready, but nobody showed up.
Your conversion looks FANTASTIC!!! As I recall, didn't she have a crank-mounted PTO when you bought her?