We host an all Ford Day for three EFV-8 Regional groups every other year. As this is sponsored by the V-8 Club, most of our T buddies drove their V-8's. Thought we would post some pics. Quite a few nice original cars showed up.
Good time had by all. Perfect weather
24,000 original miles, mint truck
Picking flowers for mommy and Grammy. This is what our hobby is all about
Arel Brown making announcements, yours truly and my wife Ellen (big mover behind this picnic)
A pair of rare Mercury wagons
The race is on!
The boy cooling his feet in the ice water
Come on, it's all gotta fit
not too often that you see a pair of 32 roadsters that are original
Looks like a great gathering, Dan. And a beautiful setting as well.
Looks like everyone was having a great time! Thanks for sharing the photos (lots of neat cars). And thanks to you and your wife for hosting the event!
Hap l9l5 cut off
Clayton, It was unusual to see two 32 Roadsters. A third 32 was suppose to be here, but something came up and they couldn't make it. One of the two was an original 4 cylinder car. The other had the original V-8, which he drove across country and back last year to Lake Tahoe.
Dick and Hap, It's great to host a picnic for all Ford people.
There was about 100 people, with my wife doing all the cooking and baking of desserts (all prepared in her summer kitchen, using her wood stove). One club did do a chicken barbeque.
Nice, but where is it?
John, we are located in Central New York. A little far for you to travel, but next time we host it, you will get an invite if you want. LOL
all those cars and only one T?
Warren - If you haven't done it, take a look at Dan's profile picture and the "list" of his and his wife's Model "T" collection! And that's just the Model "T's! They have many other Fords as well! Those folks could put on quite a car show and picnic/bar-b-que with just their own cars, and I'm pretty sure there'd be cars of interest for ANY Ford "enthusiast", no matter kind of Ford a person's interested in! And by the way, the bar-b-que would of course be "fired" with Kingsford briquets!
As an "aside", I'm reminded of one of the several reasons I drive all the way down to Chickasha for the swap meet. I met Dan an his lovely wife the first year I went down to Chickasha (several years ago) and I've gotta' tell ya', not only are they about the nicest people you'd ever want to meet, but they are a real credit to our hobby. In talking to either or both of them, it doesn't take long to learn that they are not an example of the usual couple where one is an avid collector, restorer, enthusiast, etc, and the spouse is just "luke warm" about our hobby at best,.....the Kellecut's share equally and enthusiastically in the hobby, and it's obvious to me that those little grandkids don't have a chance! They're already very much "inflicted" with the "disease", especially "the boy"!
And by the way,......I'm sure that anyone that's a regular Forum subscriber can see that at least one of those Kellecut's know something about photography too,......always beautiful pictures! FWIW,.....harold
I think Harold is just trying to get some of Ellen's great homemade cookies!
Great photos and story thanks for sharing.
Warren, to be fair it was sponsored by an Early Ford V-8 group. Some also have T's and A's, but as their V-8 group sponsored it, they drove their V-8's. The one T that is pictured also is a V-8er but just purchased that T and wanted to Show it off.
Harold, Thank you for your kind words. In this hobby we come across many nice people like you.
Yes we are any Ford enthusiast. We both enjoy the hobby. We have to say, T's are our favorite.
You're right! The barbeque was fired with Kingsford, unfortunately Ford no longer has anything to do with that product. As far as the grand-kids go, The second one is not a year old yet, but the boy is head over heels about T's. His mother said he talks in his sleep about them. As soon as he gets here he goes out to see them and then we go for a ride. The pictures are my wife's doing. She gets the pictures ready to post for me.
Awesome! I love the picture with the front of the T just inside the barn with the doors open on either side. Really neat!
Dennis - As close as Ohio is to New York, you'd know about the cookies, right? Seattle's a might too far and so I wouldn't know, however, I'm not surprised! They're obviously wonderful grandparents, and any G'ma "worth her salt" (and sugar, and spice, and everything nice) would bake "great homemade cookies"!
Seriously Dennis, as much as I love this Forum, there's enough "bashing, insults, and arguing" going on most of the time that it's just a pleasure to read a post like Dan's (with great pictures) and I just happen to have met those folks!
Harold I hope you know that my comments were made for humor. Like you I enjoy this forum very much. I haven't had any cookies so I'm sucking up to Dan and Ellen hoping to get some.
Beautiful Pics Love the late 40s Ford Coupes
Dennis - No problem,....I took it as "humor",.......however,.......I've never been one to turn down any kind of cookie, homemade or otherwise!
Thanks for posting the pictures
Dan--- I was just wanting to say "It takes all those other FORDs to equal one T"!!! As we all know it does take a lot of other Fords to equal a Model T.......hahahahahahaha
We went to that giant gathering at Lake Tahoe, too. That was a car event like none other I have seen. No rods, it was about 900 really great looking Fords. Not having a flathead V8 to take, we took the flathead V8 Lincoln. That event was almost indescribable, those V8 people really know how to throw a wing ding.
Congrats, Dan, your event brought out a great crowd.
Dan, Some of the members that were at our picnic drove their V-8's out to the event at Lake Tahoe. The guy that barbeque the chicken at our meet (Arel Brown) drove his 35 Phaeton out there. On the way there he lost the top during a storm. He fabricated another one on his way. We thought about going, but they were planning on averaging only 250 to 300 miles a day. That would take way to long for us. I would have driven a T that much in a day.
What was the Lincoln that you drove?
Dan, there were so many nice, enthusiastic people at the Tahoe meet. The club is vibrant and active and they stayed busy keeping the event humming. It really made me want an early V8, just to have access to the people! There are more Model T Fords in restored, running shape now than any time in the last 40 years, but the local clubs are ever-declining in membership. The old T guys are just dying off or getting too old and feeble to drive. I agree with you about driving, my favorite chair is a driver's seat and I love settling in with the smooth hum of a fine Model T engine. I haven't done a west-east & back crossing, but I'd sure like to.
The Lincoln is a 1925 with Dietrich-designed LeBaron 4-passenger sport sedan body. If I remember correctly, we were the oldest car at the Tahoe event.
Dan, Your Lincoln sounds very interesting. Can you post a pic? About 10-12 years ago I almost bought a 28 at Hershey. The guy started playing around with the price and it turned me off.
I wouldn't worry to much about the future of Model T's. I was 33 when I bought my first one. At the time I was the only young guy around that had one. At the time everyone was saying, Model T's are all done because all the old guys that liked them were dying off. That was back in the seventies. I go on National meets now, I'm no longer the young guy. There are a lot of younger people there with T's. Another thing is, all the rides that are given at Greenfield Village in Model T's has to spark an interest to many people. You read this forum and there are newbies on it all the time. Look at all the new parts that are constantly being made for them. I think there will still be an interest long after most of us are gone.
The V-8 future is not so bright. With so many TV shows promoting hot rods, people are destroying V8's and history. The EFV-8 Club of America has really lacked promoting V-8's for years. There is hardly any young people at V-8 meets, at least any I have gone to. One of the things I enjoyed about our picnic this past weekend besides the camaraderie was there wasn't a mag wheel in sight.
I'm embarrassed to admit I just don't know how to post photos from an iPad and I don't have a p.c. with internet access anymore. I am not a techno-geek by any standard. I think the Lincoln is interesting, but hijacking your Ford Day thread is probably not the place for it. :-)
Well, I will put a photo or two on. I don't think it would necessitate hijacking the thread. I do think Dan K and others would like to see Dan H's Lincoln (and it is model T era, Ford made). I probably have a few better shots of it lost in my unorganized mass of emails etc, but these are the best two I found in a half hour quick look. (Someday, I have GOT to get organized!)
The car was beautiful when Dan H got it. Dan H is is one of those wonderful, talented, people that can get a nice car. Then fix up a bunch of little things and detail it so that it becomes gorgeous! You should see what the Studebaker he bought from me looks like now! (I thought it was nice when I had it)
A side note on Dan H's Lincoln. It is a fairly rare body style, short-coupled sedan and all. About two years ago, he went on a joint tour with a Model T and a Nickel Age clubs. There were two other, almost identical Lincolns on that tour. If I recall correctly from being told about it (I wasn't there, darn it), one of the three was one year different, and the other two both had wire wheels. The disc wheels were and are a rare option on the Lincoln, and original to Dan H's car.
What a sight those three cars must have made!
It is a fantastically beautiful car. The pictures do not do it justice.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Dan and Wayne, Thanks for sharing the pictures. That is one gorgeous looking car. Have no fear of hijacking this thread. Anything Ford related is okay with me. I don't even think the Model K is off topic. I would like to have seen those three Lincolns together.