Am on vacation on the South Shore (Massachusetts) and at various times today have passed a total of 5 Ts (and one Model A roadster) in and around Scituate, MA. Unusual for a Tuesday. Is there a meet in that area this week?
Ron -- Those are vehicles that the South Shore people drive everyday.
They would have newer cars but the taxes in the State of Massachusetts are a bit high!
Fred, I live in Massachusetts - born and raised here too - wish someone had told me sooner!
I grew up in Taunton --
No No that is wrong - I spent my early days in Taunton and feel your pain!
After years in NY, Ohio, Kentucky, and RI I finally settled in NH.
My dad belonged to the South Shore Antique Auto Club and we had a great time first with a 22 T fordoor and later with the 1919 "Beachwagon" I now own.
Fred, If i lived in Taunton, I sure wouldn't tell anybody. I did work 2 summers at the Ted Williams Baseball Camp in Lakeville, Mass. Dose that count? The first summer 1968 Ted was in camp every week day and we had a blast!
I grew up on the south shore (Hanover). I believe there is a club in Hanson (next town over). I have never been to one of their meetings, but plan to one of these days when I get up there to visit family
Fred Dimock--I've always said that Taunton is a great place to be FROM!!!!! Spent a week there to move my sister-in-law to sunny North Carolina. Ruined two tires on the car trailer from POTTT HOLES.
Correct Fred, I am from Somerset Ave No Dighton,
and we have named Taunton pot hole and red light
city (now they screwed up the green again) cant
they leave things alone? and bring back Hickeys
Taunton was great until I left
Here I am with the Taunton High Cheerleaders in the T I now drive getting ready for the annual Turkey day football game against Coyle High school
I had many hot dogs from Hickey's lunch cart and remember Sully's on the other corner.
we arranged many drag races at our private drag strips - Warner Blvd and 140 out near 24 while hanging around the "green".
I also did Jolly Cholly's in N Attleboro, drag racing on Rt 1, and North Hop.
While I am on a remembrance roll - there was Norwood Arena, Seekonk Speedway, Thompson, Charleston RI drags, Connecticut dragway, and Lincoln Park.
Damn - Those were fun days! I am surprised I survived!
Warren - After meeting you at the Central NH T club, I thought I had a better understanding of you, but now I am not so sure.
We're staying in Newport this week and I can vouch for some darn rough roads here. My wife says our rental car feels like riding in a Model T, I wish we were. This is one beautiful place except for the crowds and parking. Guess it helps to love boats and mansions.
Wow - has this drifted. I guess 5 Ts on a Tuesday was a coincidence.
Fred Dimock, after seeing all the people who have posted they lived in Taunton, I take back everything that I never said about you.
PS: Fred, don't feel bad, sometimes I don't understand myself. Say isn't drag racing illegal?
Thanks Warren (I think!) You are a true NH gentleman!
Taunton was the center of the universe when I lived there.
As for drag racing being illegal - Only if you get caught!
We went to extreme measures to make the police think we were going to Warner Blvd when we actually going to rt 140 and vice versa.
Sometime we would go to rt 138 in Raynham/Easton and race thru the area known as Hockomock swamp but we didn't like the road because it was uneven.
OK now that you all have had some fun bad mouthing the commonwealth, the way Deval spends our tax dollars it should be commonbroke, here's the answer to Ron's question. The T's and A you saw were members of the Old Colony Model T Club. The club meets the last Wed. of the month at the First Congregational Church on High St. in Hanson,Ma. They were headed to a static display we do each year at the Marshfield Fair. By the way the A speedster belongs to the club president's wife.
Ha Ha Warner Blvd drag strip. No more, the road is
absoutly pounded to death. Fred must have followed
me around Jollys/ north hop. Perhaps you rode our
buses black & white Flxibles "Interstate /Itc"
Thanks Bob! That explains it. Go to the fair on figure 8 and demo nights. Sorry I missed the display.
To tell the truth (like George Washington, I can not tell a lie) I grew up living in Middlesex county in Massachusetts. I still have a hard time not understanding why April 19th is not a national holiday.
I was born and raised in Essex county in Massachusetts left for the Marine Corps and came right back after serving 5 years. Its not the best place for Model T tours but I make the best of it.
Sam is a Bristol County guy,
Ron is from Worcester County,
Jim has Essex covered,
Warren screwed up Middlesex County when he left,
and the T's were from a club that meets in Plymouth County.
Just need some folks from Norfolk, Suffolk and Barnstable to cover the eastern part of the Mass mainland.
Forgot to mention we used to do the Brocton Fair, and Duxbury parade with the South Shore club in the olden days.
Born in Waltham. Grew up in Newton. Kept my airplane in Taunton. I'm a Masshole. My T lives here. One of the best Railroad shows in the USA is in Springfield each year. Few floods, earthquakes, sinkholes, hurricanes, tornadoes. Not a bad place to live. Expensive though.
Fred, Middlesex was doing just fine when I left, maybe that was why the problems started. John we must have been practically neighbors. Last year the wife and I went to the Waltham Watch Museum and had a great time, there even was a band concert (Fred I think it was to honor me) on the common.
Fred, I'm in Avon, Norfolk County, I believe the second smallest town in Ma., 4.2 sq.mi. pop. 4800 if every college kid is home. There are at least 7 Model T's in town, 2 of us have 1 each, 1 has 5 assembled and enough parts for a couple more. Most of our cars are running most of the time. The OCMTC has about 60 members many have more than 1 T. One member is reported to have more than a dozen. The club is active most weekends April thru November. Just to confuse things further there is also the South Shore Antique Car Club. Any antique car qualifies for membership (lots of 50's & 60"s). Most T owners are members of both clubs. Lots of opportunity and options for touring and events. There is also a horseless carriage club for brass era cars only I think they meet in the Taunton area.