Wednesday, in the lot before the grounds open.
At breakfast with George House.
Mike & Jim take on fuel for the day.
George Clipner helped Terry Woods arrange his goods.
A mystery bracket.
1929 Ford, 1911 Kissel
Harold Schwendeman with Dylan & Ashley Wills
John Steele, Greg Ragland, Mike Walker
Ross Lilleker had this interesting display.
Sporting a new look, Stan Howe had a new location. He had his carburetors in the North Building.
Dan Treace, *** , Tim Eyssen, Ernie Sutherland
You know how it is when a name is rolling around in your noggin and you can't quite grab it? I hate it when that happens.
John Regan always does lots of explaining...
...and so does Coil Man Ron Patterson.
Ron Paetz (Lone Pine) had this axle stand.
David Baker always has some interesting items, like this special starting crank.
Between Wallace Wade and Coker, you're likely to find whatever tires you need.
Friday is get-away day. A few people even left Thursday night.
That's it for this time. I hope you guys who had to miss it can be there next year.
Thanks for sharing!
Great photos as always Mr. Jelf.
The fellow in the photo looking at the 1911 Kissel with the phone in his hand is calling home to see if he is allowed to buy it and if he does will he still have a place to sleep
That mystery bracket is an accessory tail light/license plate bracket
Nice pic and storyline Steve. Hope to see you again next year. And by the way did you ever find that coil box you needed? There was a guy that showed up with some Friday morning.
Thanks for the pictures, Steve!
Thanks for the photos, Steve - sorry we missed going again.
Richard: Yes, but for what?
John: The answer is yes, I did. One of my favorite Model T guys offered to buy the plate off the switch, but I'm being a stingy SOB and hanging on to it.
the $1.00 table cleared $225.00.not to bad for floor sweepings ,maybe two tables next year.charley
'17 to '25 T. The way U R holding it is up side down. It fastens to the bottom of the body. Left side
Steve -- The fellow sitting with me in your last Thursday pics is Bailey Rettig, from SoCal. I think the guy between Dan and Tim in another pic is Dan Hatch.
Richard -- Look again at that taillamp/license plate bracket, It is not a usual '17-'25 T bracket. The one for Touring/Sedan has a longer shaft on it, and it has a 3-hole mounting base. This one has a 2-hole base like the Coupe/Roadster bracket, but it is horizontal, not vertical. Also, the flat (mounting side) part of the base is on the lower face, not on the top face like the Touring/Sedan one. Steve pointed it out to me and asked me about it, but I've not seen any quite like it and could not figure out how it was supposed to be used. It was made to mount on top of something, not on the underside like a Touring.
Isn't that Ron in the top hat? I think Ron and John's pictures are switched. Perhaps I'll make it next year.
What ever. I have one on my '17 and it is just like the one listed in Langs catalog #3660D
Never mind. I'm backward.
That is John Regan in the top hat.
Richard -- If your 3660D bracket were heated in the middle and the mounting base bent down to horizontal, it would be like the one at Chickasha. That might be what happened to that one.
I'm the explainee (maroon shirt and cap) while the fellow to my left very patiently waited to pick up a coil.
Just never ask them what time it is,....they will tell you how to build a clock (sic) ;)
That's some fun fingering thru your $1 table parts, got some nice things there! I love the $1 piles, here is the layout of all the $1 parts I purchased at Chickasha!
and some last photos of other stuff
Dan! I wonder why that hub cap has $4.00 on it huMMMMMM charley
opps! I just checked the list. that was a $4.00 sale. thanks Dan.charley
Tim Alman got this shot of me visiting with Kirk Hill.
Thanks for the pictures Steve, seeing them is like being there. hope to make there too someday.
Nice pictures. The Roadster in your second picture sold. It is in Berthoud. I was looking at it today.
Thanks Steve and others for the photos. My late Dad and I went to Chickasha in '95 and had a great time.
I'm familiar with that 1911 Kissel you showed near the top — do you recall the asking price?
We were sitting on the other side of you in JW restaurant. If you remember, the little Blonde, I didn't know her, kept giving me a high five.
Man, those stools are short!
Disheartening to see 9500 obo on that coupe. Our black cars just aren't worth much in dollars---just joy!
Steve, thanks for posting the pictures. The pictures give those who weren't there a good idea of what the meet is like. I went two years in a row but just decided that it was too far to travel. I personally enjoy seeing the pictures
Good pictures. I need to go sometime.
After hearing about Hershey for decades, I decided that last October I would finally go for the first time. Even with the rain-out and not getting to see all of it, I'm glad I went. I plan to do it again. If you've heard about Hershey, Iola, Chickasha, and Bakersfield but have never been to any of them, do make the trip at least once. Yes, it's cheaper buying the parts online. You can buy Yellowstone souvenirs online too, but it's not like being there.
Steve -- "You can buy Yellowstone souvenirs online too, but it's not like being there."
Anyone get the number for the 1925 Touring car for sale (unless it sold)? Saw pics but was unable to attend- someday!
Wow Steve , I don't remember you taking that pic, I must have been still asleep.
Thanks for posting the pictures Steve! It was good meeting you this year, pity we didn't other years. Once I can figure out how to post pictures I'll post some too.
When some old guy has trouble posting pictures I tell him to have a kid show him how. If a young guy has trouble with it, I guess I should suggest finding a tech-savvy geezer.
Great photos. Thanks.
Amazing to see somewhere with no snow on the ground.
(Albany, NY Tuesday morning, 12 degrees)
Man I got to get there next year....
I'm curious about that very original-looking wood-cab pickup which appears in some of the pics. It was in the parking lot on Wednesday, with Kevin Prus' heads on the tailgate, so I assumed it was his. Then some of the swap meet pics show it by Mark Freimiller's trailer. Whose was it?
It was sold there for $6000 in the parking lot at wednesday by a young fellow from Pennsylvania, Simon Neubert.
He posted in the comments under a picture of it at the Model T club of Facebook.
"I was the previous owner. Got it running and towed it 1200 miles there and sad to see it go. On to more T projects!"
"It was a winter break college project. Bought it in November, worked on it over the break and brought it to chickasha on spring break! It was meant to be. Lol"
look at Model t haven for the car and tractor
Mark Freimiller bought it from Simon. It is probably for sale by Mark. It ran pretty well, so that is a bonus, the body was solid and had some very cool cast metal pieces for the box. Mark, of course, is Model T Haven.
It is nice to see young guys like Simon interested in Model T's; they are the future of the hobby -- if there is one. He is a music major in his second year of college, another rarity. He is a bassist and will be teaching secondary level orchestra when he enters teaching. Not many young men going into music education anymore. Nearly every school struggles to find music teachers.
My great nephew, Jordan Howe was an award winning/first chair bass player in San Antonio Youth Orchestra and is now majoring in performance Bass at U of T - Austin, so Simon and I had more to talk about than Model T's.
We had a great discussion about playing music, bass players and the whole "working weekends in the bars for money" part of playing music. I'm glad he got good money for his T pickup.
Haha, quite true Steve! By the way, are you volunteering? (Okay, going to go eat boot leather in the corner now...)
Thanks for the pictures Steve! I, too, enjoyed our visit and being the recipient of your folksy wisdom and license plate restoration suggestions. Also found out that a 'speed ball' roller with wooden handle can be bought at Hobby Lobby. Good Yellowstone analogy too.
I have to ask ...
Is the photo of you and George House at the top of this thread a "Jelfie"?
By Jelf himself.
Mr Steve Jelf, now these are great photos and I wish I could go but that has now passed me by so you had a photo with the coil man in it, did you crop the photo or is it as you took it as I would like to know whose site that was please.. Ray
That was Don Lang's display of items for sale at the joint Lang, Funprojects and Coilman swap spaces.
Ron the Coilman
Thanks Ron, I will work from there. Ray
$1.00 table again .charley
I think that's Dan Hatch on the far right in the white hat...always searching for that bargain