Perhaps to commemorate the snow with which Long Island is presently being blasted,
somebody sent me these photos of Model T Fords in the miserable stuff.
And Val, this is dedicated to you:
Bob, couldn't open up the youtube vignette but I sure did enjoy the Model T snow scenes! It's not so warm here in sunny Florida either. I had to wear a sweatshirt this morning when I took my '14 out to run errands! Stay warm!
Val - here in Jacksonville this afternoon we had nickel sized hail a very rare occurance
Here's my 1911 sometime after 1935:
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Here's my 1915 a few years ago:
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We just got hit with another round of snow last night and it looks to be at least a fourteen inches deep. That won't impress you guys in Wyoming and the Dakotas, but in my neck of the woods, that's a lot of snow.
Val, the YouTube link was Anne Murray singing "Snowbird." Figured it was appropriate. My wife is also "snowbirding" this week. She's in Boca Raton visiting relatives. I'm here, holding down the fort, watching the flakes fall and making lots of hot cocoa. Gonna have the other knee replaced in February, a 2-month ordeal to which I'm not looking forward, but once it's done, it's done.
It's not bad enough to have 10" of snow on the ground but having it inside the car too is over the top! And you just expected it to happen back then. BUURRRRR!
Here at the Jersey shore, we had an average of 10"....and dry snow, with the wind blowing not much left at our home.... cleared off the cars with a leaf blower. Schools closed, may attempt a T ride in the neighborhood.
Bring on the cold, but not without these!
I got in that much snow on trip to Saratoga Wyoming to check on some items for a Colorado/Wyoming tour. I was in my 24 coupe and went to bed and woke up next morning to 10 inches of snow on top of the T. There is a fairly steep hill leading out of town but I managed to fish tail it to the top then I was on level ground to River side. I stopped for coffee and a guy that had been following me in a new car pulled in behind me and came into the coffee shop. He wanted to know all about my T and where I was going. He told me he was restoring his first T, a 26 roadster. He paid for my cinnamon role and coffee and left. I didn't know it but he was out south of town and stopped to take pictures of me going through the snow. I thought that if it was till snowing that hard I would never make it over Cameron Pass at 10,216. When I got into Colorado it quit snowing and I made it over the pass OK.
Despite the snow I made it 200 miles to home, that day.
The newest donation to the Model T Ford Club of America and the Model T Museum. Enjoy!
Let's try it again.
What's a little snow, perfect speedster weather!