Saw several forum members at the OCF, along with a tremendous number of great cars. If anyone else has pics please add them.
For those of us that don't know, would someone please list the makes/years of the cars in the pictures please?
My best guesses:
1. 1904 Ford Model A. This car was shipped from England and completed New London to New Brighton and Dearborn to Lansing tours. The owner is the president of The Early Ford Registry.
2. 1929(?) Ford Model A Towncar
3. 1911 Model T
4. 1909(?) Jackson
5. Overland Roadster
6. Stanley Steamer Mountain Wagon
7. Two 1907 Ford Model K
8. Four cars including a Buick and unknown electric
9. 1910? Model T
10. 1909 Model T
The Spokane Hassie Club had it's annual All-Original Show this weekend. Some very impressive cars, including some T's. I was most impressed with the seldom seen makes like Durant and Franklin. There were TWO Locomobiles ! ... a 1900 steam buggy and a behemoth 1928 sedan. What an amazing machine ! Made our T's look like cheap toys by comparison.
Thanks Rob, both for posting the pictures and putting a name to them. Is one of the K's or any of the other ones yours?
The K on the right is ours. Also had our 1906 N at the show. A few more cars.
Another 1904 Model A:
1904(?) Model A:
High wheel bicycles were common on the streets:
Dodge cars were featured. A few of the many Dodges on the judging field:
1909(?) 50 hp Kissel Kar:
Two Buick Model F:
This may be another 1909 Kissel Kar:
Waiting in line for Pass in Review:
Waiting for "Pass in Review"
Ah yes, The Old Car Festival, what a grand time it was with perfect weather too. It's the closest we can come to living in the past for a while. A place filled with the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear minus the horse doodoo. A place free of modern traffic where forum posters become friends and discussions about waterpumps, disc brakes, e timers and Marvel Mystery Oil cease to exist. I already can't wait to go back next year.
Here are a few pics, my '19 Runabout on Main Street. Touring and Runabout on 1919 corner. Two more close ups of the Stanley Steamer.
Some more Old Car Festival.......
Just to pass along more info, that nice , red, runabout that Bruce posted above is a Ford Model S.
This year started with the perils of pauline! The F-250 would not start at the parking lot and the Henry Ford Security got us to our hotel through the storm!![Great People]!!!!!!!!!!!! I stalled our T at the car games and had to be towed to restart by a model A!!! Saw so many of us and other great people!!!! Got a ride in Rob's model K and it has POWER and the two speed trany handles the car well!!That big six has a lot of POWER!!!! They changed the pass in reviue so people can drive without the traffic jam it caused! Great Change!!!!!!!!! The gas lite parade went very well but our gauge read empty when we got back to our trailer.No more carbide!! The weather after the friday night storm was great!! Even if only for a instant i saw so many i know i will not try to name them all.Bud.
One thing i would say about Rob's K is the power is smooth!!Many of the older big long stroke car's vibrate and shake but the K was smooth as silk!!!!! Bud.
A few comments. The Model A Runabout Robert posted belongs to Russ McTavish's uncle (Russ and daughter in pic). Russ gave me a ride, and it is an incredibly smooth strong 8 hp (1903) Model A. The last Model A is the UK car owned by John Biggs. John and British friend Mike Spencer drove it on the Dearborn to Lansing tour and routinely cruised between 35 and 40 mph. The middle Ford is a Model S Runabout owned and driven by MTFCA forum poster Jerry Van.
A wonderful experience that I recommend to any old car enthusiast,
Bud, that was you with the bad starter? I came back in my van just before the storm to see if you re-considered my offer of a ride to your hotel and saw your truck leaving on a flatbed.
Tom,Yup it was our's,and i wish i had known it was you!! Tried tapping and the burnt screwdriver and nothing.No calls to the dealer so we found it untouched Sat afternoon out side and it fired right up so now it's in Wheeler!! After being towed by a model A our T started several times on the switch so there must be some model T in the F-250?? Bud.
If it makes you feel any better, one of the Ts in the Village lost its starter solenoid too. It must have been a bad weekend for solenoids.
Sunday evening was so nice that I tossed my kid the keys to my van and trailer and ended up driving my car home.
Since when does a T have a starter solenoid?
Since it's not right to cut a hole in an authentic Model T floorboard to mount an authentic Model T starter pushbutton in a pre-1919 car. A solenoid engage pushbutton can and should be hidden or camouflaged.
In the picture that Rob posted above titled "Waiting in line for Pass and Review", the small red Roadster on the far right is a 1910 Hupmobile and the owner is the man standing next to it, Norm Kramer. He also has a Model T, but just acquired this nicely restored Hup and decided to bring it to the OCF.
For us, everything went very well. Our new Prest-O-Lite set up worked perfectly and we used it all through the Gas Light Parade.
One of the nice things about the OCF is the relaxed atmosphere and visiting with friends. We visited with Bud Delong & his Wife, Diane; Trent Bogguss, Dean Yoder, Don and Dave Liepelt, saw Rob but didn't get to visit with him, and many, many others.
All in all, it was just another great OCF. Yes, it did rain hard Friday evening and the tornado sirens blew, but the weather was again nice for Saturday and Sunday.
Keith,Your right about the Prest-o-Lite no more carbide! RV Anderson said he will use carbide as they did in the day.Well Keith our thoughts about our 100 year old T's were worth squat and i was disapointed to see 4011 dodge brothers car's front and center?? Just like Lizzie i might be getting old and cranky.Bud.
Hi Bud - Old and cranky is better than the alternative - permanently under the grass!
Yes, we are fortunate that we can still get and use Prest-O-Lite tanks and Acetlyene for our lights. Osha might not approve of it, but it does work nice for us.
A great weekend for the OCF this year! I'm yet to have a car to show (maybe someday soon!) but we had a great time. On Saturday my wife and I were invited to ride along in an unrestored 1909 Cartercar H during the Gas Light Parade. The high point of my weekend came on Sunday when I was invited to drive a T for the first time ever in a '13 Roadster out on the gravel roads in the back part of the Village. Still surprised at how quickly I was able to get the basics. Thanks again, Brett! I had some pis to post but couldn't get the filesize small enough
Tom, try resizing to 150 dots per inch and a width of 6 inches, that seems to work pretty well.
OK thanks Mike! And a correction to my post. Sorry for getting your name wrong, Brent!
Oops...did it again! I just got onto the forum so bear with me, folks!
A few more pics. These were taken by Early Ford member Rick Lindner (his 1904 Model A is the one with a top shown above). Since he "authorized" the pic with all the folks in our K I'll use his photos....
John Biggs and Mike Spencer with John's Model A (no barbecue in sight):
Our Model K filled to capacity:
Russ McTavish is actually Ross McTavish
How did you do in the races?
Did a Model T beat the Model K?
Maybe you were beaten by a Dodge???
We drove by several of the games, but didn't stop long enough to do any. I saw one where cars sprint to a flag, then someone runs back to the start and returns to the car, then on again (progressive?) but we didn't have anyone in the car who would have made the run (myself included). Another time passengers were holding a tray with a glass of water while driving, and that looked like a good "race," but we didn't take the time to wait to try it.
We did give several rides, and like Bud above, I think some riders were surprised at the speed and torque the K had. A great week with may wonderful cars and people.
That Stanley looks just like the 1913 Mountain Wagon they have in the National Automobile Museum in Reno.
Terry,I'm sure it's the same one unless there are more?? After the ride in Rob's K i just bought several lotto tickets and soon? Surprised yes,but you should not print what i said when we went up the steep path!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bud.
Back about 1970, I think maybe just a year or two before, the highest price world auction record was held by a 1913 Stanley mountain wagon that looked just about like that. If I recall correctly, it was just a few dollars off of $30K. Boy, do I sound like an old-timer now. Just think, Duesenberg, Alpha Romeo, even Ferrari, nothing had sold at auction for more (rumor had it, that Bill Harrah had paid more a few times, but not at auction).
Since then, a few Stanley mountain wagons have been replicated using slightly newer Stanley engines and chassis parts. I know a few steam car aficionados, one of them does have a mountain wagon. I don't know if his is a replication, or the real thing. A fair number of them were built originally. The Stanleys' used a few of them themselves at their Estes Park Hotel, from things I have read.
Wonderful photos! An incredible meet! Thank you all for sharing these.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wow those are some Sweet Cars and Great Pictures. I wish I was there. Drool. Thanks.
Here is a picture of a Model S and one of my 13.......
Boy, I'm drooling. A trip to the OCF is on my bucket list, but I just don't know how long it will be before I can manage it. Yanking my kids out of school, right at the start of the school year just isn't gonna fly with my wife, who is otherwise extremely supportive of my old car nonsense (she parks outside because the '17 Touring project that I haven't sold yet, is taking up too much space in the garage).
Great stuff...what are the dates for the 2015 OCF?
David, the OCF is always the first weekend after Labor Day. Next years should be September 5th and 6th. That will be the 65th OCF. Best event ever.