It is 1909 model year. Great picture!
whats going on with the carbide generator?
I hope it didn't rain that day. No front doors of course and no top or windshield. Does anyone here own one factory built like that? Would be fun to drive on a nice day.
July 30, 1909 was a Friday. July 30, 1910 was a Saturday. I'm guessing the photo was taken a little prior to July 30, 1910 thinking a major local event would not be scheduled on a work day.
There's a Bike on display in the window of building 68. Must be a trade in.
My family history search has uncovered a picture of my grandfather and his future wife standing next to a car. Not just any old car, I'm sure, but I don't know much about vintage cars. Would someone enlighten me? I have a picture of what might be a Model T touring car also. Many thanks, Glenn
The photo was taken July 27th 1910 in Salt Lake City Utah.
Not a T, look at the front springs.
It is a coupe of some sort, Chevy or Dodge?
I can shed a little info on this great photo. It was taken in Salt Lake City in 1910. In 1907, 1908 and 1910, the Evening Telegram, a Salt Lake daily newspaper, sponsored a popular hill climb. The competition was open to anyone. Cars were entered in various classes and catagories. Many of the local dealers fielded popular cars. The Meredith Auto Co. was the local ford dealer. The car pictured was owned by H. Kessler of the dealership. It was entered into the class for Stock Cars, $1200 or less, Full Stock, minus glass, top and muffler. This was the second event of the competition, which it won, taking the Evening Telegram Cup with a time of 1:45 2/5 sec.
Wimpshield? We don't need no stinking "wimpshield!"
It is a little colder, and the first time drivng (or riding in front) you feel like your completely unprotected and out in the open (and you are). Then you get used to it...
Judging from that picture Rob, you should know. And you can get used to anything. I don't often drive with my windshield folded because I don't like that glass edge in front of my face. No windshield would be better.
I feel like I'm driving a motorcycle and don't have to wear a helmet (Nebraska has a MC helmet law).
Unless, of course I'm racing:
Pretty skimpy racing garb, you got on there Rob !
My "fireproof" outfit....
Back to Jay's thread. The Model T is listed in the $1200 and under class:
And, as Robert reported above, (and according to this advertisement) the Ford won it's class:
You need to buy a leather helmet and did you really install safety belts in the K so you could do the hill climb?
Clayton, are you seeing the reflection of the carbide generator?
I bought one of those at Hershey last fall.
Because our K is stock, I didn't need seat belts.
That's what I thought too. The finish and photo are so clear the paint really reflects well.