While looking through past issues of the club publication, I came across an article that stirred vivid memories of a time in my life when I was young and full of life, and young and had a life. In 1973 I was restoring a model T and when the volume 8 number 1 January-February issue arrived I just loved the article about "Madman" Martinez. I so wanted to attend one of his Sunday cross border sales, but alas distance and wife took precedence and I just had to drool as I read the story. 42 years later I can still enjoy looking back on a simpler time, when restoring a Model T was an adventure and a quest to find parts virtually without suppliers. Some of you may remember. Harv.
thats very cool! any more stories about the man?
"when his father died in the little-known Tequila Uprising in 1928, he became heir to that old gentleman's car, a 1909 two-lever touring car"
Brings back old memories, I met "Madman" when I stayed with Doug Anderson on his Avocado farm in Southern California in 1976.
I especially like the old issues for research and just cry over the classified ads for fully restored cars for sale at 1800.00 Harv.
I just checked in the inflation calculator, $1,800 in 1973 is the same as $9,600 today, so maybe the prices of restored black era T's are about the same..