When the Nieces and Nephews come over they always want to drive the T around the property. They are all smiles and I'm getting the next generation interested. Just have to be careful with JJ or Maddi (5 yrs old) they aim for the pond
Unfortunately can't say that about the majority of my relatives, from both sides of the family.
You're right, great picture! Looks like their really enjoying themselves
Jim – It looks like all of you are having fun! I think initially when I was little kid, I liked the ice-cream after the Model T ride more than the rides. But as soon as I was allowed to steer the T -- I was hooked.
Tim -- We never know for sure what areas our kids or other kids or even adults will be interested in. I have a friend who can go flying in a 1942 Steerman biplane anytime he wants as long as the weather is nice (VFR plane). But his kids just aren't interested. And he is wise enough not to push the issue. He is a big hit during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles event when he offers teens a flight in the biplane and others offer them free rides in their airplanes (and I'm 80 percent sure folks can rent a plane and take the kids up for flights also). So I think we need to offer others the opportunity to get to know about Model Ts and old cars in general. And then those who want to pursue it we can continue to help and encourage. And those that want to pursue other areas -- we can encourage them to pursue their dreams also. I'm glad Henry Ford was allowed to pursue his dream and wasn't forced to take over the family farm. And that Bill Gates liked computers and pursued that direction. I really believe everyone can be a “10” at something.
And you might look around and see if there is anyone near you that might want to learn about your dream. I've often wondered how I could better use my old cars to help encourage others.
Again -- thank you both for supporting our hobby!
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I agree with Dan and Hap, great photo and a wonderful idea. Young, old and in between they all love a ride in my Model T!
My relatives don't get here often, but when they do they get some T time.
Just about everyone loves my T's.........don't know if they'd want to OWN them though.......
I take my younger grandson to the Del Mar Fair where he can drive around the arena. He always has fun, I think the future of at least one of my Model Ts is safe.
This is my eldest, Peyton. She loves her dad's gleeen model tee. She even tells anyone and everyone that her daddy said that when she is big, he's going to give her the gleen car.
Don't forget the best part! Driving your Model T:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CVpFr899r8&feature=youtu.be
Nice scenery, did not see much of the model T with or without the load of biscuits (sea)
This is my grandson Jake. We were on tour of Yosemite when the picture was taken.
Here in California we have to have the proper infant and young children's seats buckled onto the seat belts of the car. I don't know if it is needed for Antique cars or not. I have never had one young enough to require the seat in my cars.
An aspect of owning a T that just can't be overlooked!
John, I hope your eyesight holds up and you can tell if those girls are friend or foe. As for me I'm still working on installing my new hood ornament,got any ideas?
Great Pictures and Stories!!!
As you can see, my 6 year old Grandson Troy has decided that if he is around when it's time to start the "old fashioned" it is his job to be the "second man" manning the spark advance lever. One day he was on the other side of the house from the driveway and all I had to do was flip the switch to battery. As soon as he heard the coils buzzing he started yelling "Wait Papa, WAIT!" "My Job!!!!" Once the car is started and the lever is in the proper position he gives the horn a couple pops. I think I have found the next steward to take care of the car after my days are done.
Patrick, Great Picture and Story, thank you for posting.
My daughter will be the 5'th generation in my family to enjoy this Model T! Have to wait until her legs will reach the pedals.