Just wanted to say that i have never had such fun in the past 4 month's buying my 25 T, and being part of this forum. I have owned plenty of muscle cars over the years, and still have a few in the garage, but it seems i would rather putter along in my T than anything else. It is truly an affliction that brings a smile to my face every time i get behind the wheel...Thank you.
Acknowledging your disease is the first step to recovery.
John I'm with you 100%. I have spent most of my adult life owning and driving all of the muscle cars I ever wanted to. Driving my coupe around was a lot more fun.
Thank you Burger,I'll drink to that!..Danial, i don't know what it is, maybe its the fact that you have to actually think about every aspect of your driving ability that makes driving a T so rewarding, i cant wait to get home from work to practice and get better at being a better driver.
John, welcome to the club. After owning and driving a number of other antique vehicles I find that all I want is more Model Ts in my collection.
could this be in my future?
Bought my first Model T in 1960 for $50. Today I have 7 of them and am always on the lookout for more. You can never have too many Model T's but unfortunately you can run out of space. Space is the bane of the collector!
John...to steal the "old timers" phrase.."Welcome to the Affliction"..it truly is. I'm new at this too, got my first T in early 2012, bought my fourth T in March 2013. I started saying they're like Lays potato chips..."you can't have just one"....you're right, they bring about a smile on your face and everyone you pass by. Always thumbs up, horns honking, the gas station becomes a one-car show!
Burger..I like your "disease" description too!! It truly is.
Warren...nice coupe. Something tells me it'll be following you home real soon! Hope it does.
Val..I'm out of space and money!!! LOL
There is no more effective ice-breaker than a Model T Ford. .Because you're driving it, passers-by will stop and smile at you, neighbors will wave, other motorists will roll down their windows at traffic lights to chat with you about your car—and beautiful women, who ordinarily wouldn't give you the time of day, will approach you and start conversations with you. .If only I'd had one of these cars when I was single!
Well Bob I'm glad I have one of these cars since I am a senior in high school, being that good looking girls like them that's even better. But your are right they are a blast to drive and most people are friendly when you are going down the road.
Back when I was in high school, Model Ts were just cheap, rattly used cars. If I had had one, beautiful women wouldn't have given me the time of day then, either. Things are better now; they think the car is cute and they think I'm harmless. They're right on both counts!
Tim, I believe you're correct! I sent the owner a deposit and plan on driving it home next weekend. Gilbert, I am glad I'm not in high school either, because this pretty girl asked me if she could be my hood ornament (a thing used to make something look more attractive but usually having no practical purpose).
Hood Ornament - new name..I'm wit ya.
Warren, I don't know what to say! I was going to say,"nice looking car", but then later post "NICE LOOKING WOMAN!"
John, This morning I drove the car home from the San Diego National Tour and was followed by my son. I felt like I was flying along at 55 or 60. When we got home, I asked, "How fast was the fastest I was going?". He said, "43 MPH." When you are driving slowly in a Model T, it feels much faster than it really is!
Dave, "I'm wit ya", dose that mean I should say yes to that pretty young lady?
Strawberries 'n cream
We can tell that Warren is getting Old when he shows us a picture like that and relates it to something that has no practical purpose.
Even I know that someone like that can make coffee and mow the lawn.
Norman, are you folks reading my post or just looking at car pictures? I asked if I should let her be my Hood Ornament. Fred, I may be an elder citizen, but I'm not that old. I can think of better things for her to do than making coffee and mowing the lawn. For instance, maybe washing and waxing my T.
You got my attention I wouldn't kick her out of my t t
For eating crackers I'm only 67
Warren...you ol' dog you!!! LOL....she even looks a bit like someone I know....and have the hots for!!
My oh my there's cheesecake and then there's CHEESECAKE.
Speaking of good looks and T's, where is our hot starter Christina, I hope somebody taught her how to correctly crank start a t
I think so. A young one at that.
AND STILL, no one has answered the question of weather or not to allow her to ride on the hood of my T?
Bad choice as a hood ornament, best choice is as a lap ornament.
Thanks Bud, are you saying she might prove to be a distraction (a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else)?
HA HA! I thought she was attractive, and then I thought "Hey wait a minute . . . is that the other half of her swimsuit . . . hanging off the end of the chair . . . !!!!!"
Burger in Spokane: Acknowledging your disease is the first step to recovery.
Then I refuse to acknowledge! who wants to recover?
Yes it is, Seth. Mmmm...mmmm...mmmm...more I look at her, the cuter she is! Yes Warren, I'd put her on my hood! Heck with driving though! Wouldn't want her to fall off!
I don't know if "cute" is quite the word =). This picture more accurately describes my feelings
This is a great cartoon also! The cartoon girl even looks pretty similar.
When I look at the expression on her face it reminds me of my Model T.... 'come on let's take a ride"....At least the T is an safer option.... Still have those memories of the past.....married now for 40 years....take an aspirin, go to bed and dream.....Chet
Seth do you really need to hold your head up for support? Chet, pleasant dreams (giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment) I hope.
Yeah, I'm holding my head up cause I'm feeling a little dizzy - all of the blood in my brain is going somewhere else
Your first comment I was going to say you need to get away from the T for a while.....
I say....I say open your eyes...
Nothing like having a T in the garage. A few years ago I decided, in my infinite wisdom, that I needed to get rid of my accumulated mix of collector vehicles(12)so that my dear wife wouldn't have to mess with selling them after I go to the "great garage in the sky". I sold them all but, a year later, the only one I really missed was my Model T. This of course caused a hunt for a replacement which turned out to be a "barn find" derelict 1925 Fordor. It is a great car and bringing it back to life was great fun. Now, in my doddering old age, I no longer do restoration stuff but the '25 proudly resides next to it's stable mate, a Jaguar V-12 XJS. Picture below (I have eclectic tastes). Drive them to coffee alternately so there is no jealousy within the stable.
Bill, that's good thinking on your part. I use my T much more than my '57 Buick Roadmaster, but now that I need a new rear end I have been driving the Roadmaster again.
Warren from the beginning, I knew there was something weird about you, other than you were from NH. The 57 Buick closed the deal.
One of my drag racing cars in the 60's was a 56 Buick century with a few undisclosed Roadmaster items that were easy to slip thru inspection at NHRA events. Enough said!
Fred, must be something in the New Hampshire water. Here's a better photo of 'Big Roady".