OK, I never said this year ...
The ad had been cut from an old magazine. Not sure of the year or what magazine
I about broke my fingers clicking on this thread Donnie!!!
Probably 1917 or 1918 ("War Tax Paid").
The story of my life: A day late and a dollar short.
Looks more like 97 years late Bill.
I count 8 faces, do I win?
jack, you win!! your car is at model t haven, way out in the back, on the tin pile, pick up any time
I think it was '17 cars being given away, since it says "New Model." It's interesting that the picture of the Touring shows light-colored smooth tires in front and light sidewalls with black treads in back.
'16 cars seems to have had smooth tires both front and back with the thread area in black rubber. In '17 the rear tires got threads. The low quality newspaper print doesn't give much contrast, but I can sense a darker shade on the front tires too in the wear area.
Mostly the black rubber doesn't show well in period photos, while the modern black and white photos from Bruce's book of the Rip Van Winkle '17 shows the black and white contrast better. Maybe it's a photo technical issue? I know old types of B&W photography didn't show some other types of color differences very good.
Here is a period picture of "Uncle Fred's first car", a seemingly rather new 1916 with smooth front and rear tires. You'll have to look carefully to see the separation line between dark and light colored rubber:
And here's a more modern photo (early 70's?) of the Rip Van Winkle '17 from Minnesota:
No problems to see the color contrast in the original rubber smoothies there?
Me too Ron!! Made my heart skip a beat
Sorry about any heart attacks or broken fingers. I lean toward a 1917 or 18 model.
Well, by the time you wear the T out maby you can win this 1!
Found this in some of grandma's stuff
I used 47460 for the Zip Code on my entry. It would be just like the USPS to not deliver it in time.
Ken in Texas
Oops ... I just re-read the entry form. It says, "both cars equipped with electric lights and starter" so does that move us into 1919 models just after the war. ????
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Not the first Ford won at a raffle: