Just updated the Model T enthusiasts site... http://www.fordmodelt.net
I figured a friendly introduction video would be nice, many of you have asked what I look like.
You've really got the bug, Mitch. It's easy to see a lot of work has gone into your website and your videos.
Thanks for doing such a great job at promoting our hobby! Your Model T web site keeps getting better and better with time. There are some “oops” items – almost every book, web site, etc. has at least one type-oh or additional information is gained and what was previously known needs to be updated. But overall there is a lot of good information. Two minor suggestions would be consider crediting sources more. For example at: http://www.fordmodelt.net/# you have a listing of Canadian Model T Numbers. From the formatting of the page it appears it is from the Jan 1987 letter that Herman Smith (R.I.P.) the Ford Motor Company Historian sent out and the last page is shown below:
By cropping the second page so it still includes the source, allows the readers to better determine the validity of the source as they review the material. And while that two page summary letter was mailed out to multiple individuals (i.e. if someone requested serial number information from Ford of Canada that was often sent to them), if you credit where you obtained it – that can also sometimes be helpful to researchers in the future.
If it came from the MTFCA Forum (a great source for many Model T items), the earliest posting of those two pages that I am currently aware of was May 10, 2008 when it was credited to Steven Miller who was kind enough to send a copy of an Aug 28, 2001 letter that Sandra Notarianni (who at that time worked as a Historical Consultant for Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd ) sent to him – see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/55246.html?1210428134 And there are hand written copies that were also posted at different times with the same numbers. And Bruce McCalley (R.I.P.) on page 539 of his book “Model T Ford” republished the same listing in his 1994 book. And of course many times we receive items or find items and we don’t remember who was kind enough to post or send them. But when the information is available, I would suggest you try to include it so folks [ or maybe folk – if I’m the only one] can better establish where the information came from. For example a quote from a first time new owner on the Forum might not be as authoritative as a scan of an original Ford Motor Company ledger etc. But in some cases the new persons posting may be more accurate. As there are multiple sources that agree that Mr. Herman Smith’s number of 458 Model Ts produced by Ford of Canada is actually the pre-T cars. To our knowledge no Model Ts were produced in Canada during calendar year 1908 and not even that many Ts were assembled in the USA during 1908 [ref page502 Bruce McCalley – “Model T Ford”].
I’ll try to send you a few other minor suggestions where I think a type-o may have snuck in.
Again a great web site and a great job of introducing the Model T and our hobby to others.
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Thankyou for bringing that to my attention - I don't remember where those pages on my site originally came from but I have now rectified it to include the source citation
Hap and Mitch,
those scans were supplied to me along with a cover letter from Sandy Notarianni dated Aug 28 2001.THE cover letter was not sent to Mitch but it was sent to Hap. This cover letter had too much personnal info about me and Hap suggested it not be distrubuted.
Pretty sure i made that .gif of charlie chaplin starting the car over and over but was limited on space for frames and size. i should make some better ones some day.
lol it askes if ur on facebook. if you were on facebook and pressed "like" it'd know you like a types of cars & then add it to the database.
And a big "thanks" from me to you Mitch, as your website helped me to get known to Model T and its operation and supported my decision to buy one.
My appreciation for doing that great job and effort! Joerg
Mitch, your website is amazing and as an ambassador of good will, you do great things for the hobby.
I'd like to express my gratitude to everyone for their continued support and their thanks to me for my contributions. I will keep the site updated If anyone can think of anything they'd like to see added to the website, please email me through the site ( http://www.fordmodelt.net ) and I will endeavor to add your suggestions.
I just remembered, I have set up a Testimonials page on the site, and have published some of your positive comments. If you'd rather yours does not appear on the site, please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks again everyone