I wanted to see if anyone had an extra Ben Yumori waving hand? We finally got a T! A speedster, not a touring ... Yet, but would love to have one added to our T. If anyone has one they no longer use or an extra laying around, I would happily pay for shipping! Thank you all so much! I'm so glad we can share this wonderful hobby with all of you! I know my grandpa would be happy!
Thanks and God Bless!
If you have not had any success please send me an email. I think my Dad still has one amongst all his T stuff. He got his 'hand' when touring with Ben in Arizona. I'm sure he would be happy to return it to you and see it waving happily from your Red speedster.
Hi Jennifer! Good luck in finding a "Ben Yumori Waving Hand." As you know, Garrett Green has one on his 1927 coupe that ran in this year's Montana 500. Ben's hand was waving a friendly greeting to one and all along the way.
In case some of you don't know what the "Ben Yumori Waving Hand" looks like, check out the photos and link to a YouTube video showing you the hand in action.
The link to the YouTube video showing the hand in actions is: http://youtu.be/InIdmcUc1fs
With Ben being her grandfather, I don't think that Jennifer will have a problem
I can no longer watch youtubes, used to be it just took forever to download (dial up here) but now I just "an error occurred, please try again later"--they probably did an "upgrade" with more graphics, leaving us dial-up folks out. So how does the hand wave?
The hand is spring mounted
Ah, OK, that makes sense! Thanks!
PS sounds like Ben's craftsmanship, simple & effective!
Thank you! It made me very emotional to see Ben's waving hand on Garret's T. Thanks for continuing to wave the love
I have one of Ben's handmade clocks - signed and everything. . . anyone else? It hangs in my shop.
Today I was helping with the estate of Jack Hanrahan here in Atascadero, CA. Jack was one of the founding members of the Model T Ford Club of America and had member number 1. I am certain that he knew your grandfather and probably toured together and they are both now touring together again! In Jack's shop we found a "Ben Yumori smile" that I will send to you. I have sent you a PM to get the address and will send it forthwith.
Paso Robles, CA
Thank you so much! I just replied back to your pm. I can't wait to hang this on our car, of course with some additional attachments to keep it in place, lol. Thanks and God Bless!!!
Thank Rich! Yes, Garrett and I shared some memories at the LB swap meet a couple weeks ago. Seeing his hand lets me know his spirit is still lingering around watching over all of us.