Although we live just 1/4 mile apart, Gene and I first met on this Forum about 15 years ago. We carpool or play freeway tag to many events. While my ol' brass picup has deteriorated to a daily beater, his '12 Torpedo wins every car show, and gets there in a hurry.
Just this year he has done the Montana 500 (26 roadster), Nebraska, Kanab, Hillbilly and Death Valley tours, and the San Diego Speedster run, so you have quite possibly met him. In between those he and his wife goes on cruises, etc., to half the world.
I was lucky to catch him at home yesterday, and I asked him to help me set the iron hogshead back on the picup, as I have lost too much muscle with the 50 pounds I have lost in the past year. Instead, he did a better job cleaning the surfaces than I had, and proceeded to apply sealant to avoid leaks. Then he lifted in place while I merely assisted.
You can't ask for a nicer neighbor than that.
I second that!
Nice guy and he runs a Stromberg OF on the 12 torpedo. Maybe he can sell his buddy Jay one for me. Never thought of that before.
Ralph, Chris and Stan,
I totally agree.
Susan and I had a wonderful time with Jackie and Gene in Branson following the Hillbilly Tour.
Agreed! He shook down Mother's for a bunch of car wax and stuff for the Montana 500 bunch.
Yes a truly nice guy!
OK Guys, Enough of the bragging.. I know all of you and others would do the same when a fellow T'er needs a hand. RDR let me know if you need more help.
I told RDR that he Must get that Yellow Pcup running and ready for this years Holiday Motor Excursion. It's been a tradition for the two of us in recent years. A good way to end and begin the new year.
While we're bragging about guys, I have to say "Thanks" to the guys of the Long Beach Club for putting on a really fun and educational tour to Death Valley. Was near perfect weather for T's. Same for the recent San Diego Endurance Run.
See you all at next years National Tour in SD.
I was at the recent Death Valley tour and spent some time riding with him in his Torpedo Roadster shown in the picture. It's a fast car for a "Model T" flat head with original block. He made some period correct front wheel brakes for it that look like originals, and they work great. I believe they are copy's of original Big Four or McNearny brakes that made them during the "T" era.