Went to a car show and found this clown sitting in my car

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Went to a car show and found this clown sitting in my car
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kim Dobbins on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:33 am:

I guess i shouldn't be surprised since it was a show for the Long Beach Ronald McDonald house. Funny how people react to an unrestored car next to a bunch of nice restored ones. Some think is great just the way it is and some say when are you going to paint it? Last year i took my unrestored 1910 touring. It was by far the oldest car there and really got a lot of interest.No matter where you go, people seem to love an old model T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:45 am:

'Fess up, Kim, that is you in the pic!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Wightman on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:23 pm:

Kim, when I am in Long Beach and see a Clown showing off his Woodie, I run the other way!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:24 pm:

Kim, I looked at your profile, it shows you as a "New Poster". Apparently that is many years out of date.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Rigdon on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 02:03 pm:

I'm familiar with the 50/50 phenom of "leave it like it is vs. when are you going to paint it". My response has been that I am both frugal and lazy so I side with the 50% that like it like it is.

Bill Rigdon
'25 Fordor


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Morsher on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 02:14 pm:

That's just the way I like 'em Kim ! Can't have too many woodies , and I love the patina on it. You can always restore a car, but you can't make them original again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Morsher on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 02:18 pm:

That's just the way I like 'em Kim ! Can't have too many woodies , and I love the patina on it. You can always restore a car, but you can't make them original again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Hylen- Central Minnesota on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 03:17 pm:

A couple of weeks ago, a friend was over and I showed him my newly acquired Maxwell. He thought it was interesting but he was focused on buying a new Camaro SS. I've been trying for a couple years to get him into the old car hobby and even offered to help him restore a Model T. He thinks the old cars are neat, but he's worried that they might be too difficult to maintain. He kept going on about how cool it would be to have "a true modern hot rod." Finally, I joked "Well, one thing is for sure, you could buy the Camaro and park it next to the our Model T in the lot at the local Dairy Queen; I guarantee nobody will see it." We both had a good laugh.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 03:38 pm:

I would be honored to have Ronald in my car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 06:58 pm:

I wonder if that is the same Ronald that I took my kids to meet about thirty years ago?

And, okay, I will admit it. I like that car! Even if it is a bit modern.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trent Boggess on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:00 pm:

What Kim isn't telling you is that his family has been connected with the McDonalds corporation for about 50 years. Chances are he offered Ronald a ride.

And, from first hand experience, Kim's Woody is a marvelous car. I really loved it when he picked me up at LAX in it when I flew out to California a number of years ago. It was a memorable ride.

Thanks Kim!

Respectfully submitted,

Trent Boggess


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:01 pm:

It looks to me like it's a '37. I guess Kim likes to drive "modern" cars to the airport. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:01 pm:

I used to drive the Speedster to the airport, and leave it in valet parking, where the valet always rode with me to the covered parking spot.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:57 pm:

When I show my barn fresh 1912, one of the repetitive questions is "are you going to restore it?"

My answer straight faced is "I just finished the restoration, this was my 1st one, how did I do?"

They have no response and the look on their face is quite interesting.

just sayin,

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:12 pm:

I have two TT's. One is a decent older restoration, the other a field relic. I plan to drive and maintain the restored one in a state of
"nice used truck" patina, not making it too pretty, but not getting too worried about dings or scratches.

The other I plan to restore to excellent mechanical condition, but leave it as rusty and barn fresh as I found it. Trailer queens are for
people into old cars for all the wrong reasons and I will proudly drive my trucks as if it is still 1947. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kim Dobbins on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 01:55 am:

Thanks Trent, I'd forgotten about that. Come back and I'll do it again!
Ralph, that is not me, I couldn't get is his suit, hope things are ok.
Wayne, are you saying there is more then one Ronald??
Yes, Mike it's a 37. I always wanted a 39 but when I found this one, it was just to nice to pass on! I've had it 22 years now.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 04:12 am:

Kim D,
My understanding, 30 years ago, was that there was in fact one, and one only, Ronald McDonald. At least, that was what the article in the local newspaper said. We managed to take the kids to a show twice. Both times, we got to meet and talk to Ronald (for several seconds). It was fun, and among my many favorite memories from when the kids were little.
But that WAS 30 years ago.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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