As some of you know, I am an author whose next title, CAR WARS: The Fight for Supremacy between Ford and Olds and the Dawn of the Automobile Age, will be published in November. One passage contains a technical description of Ford's first T, which was shipped on October 1, 1908. Is there a T expert out there who would be willing to read what I have written and confirm its accuracy -- or correct errors? I have drawn my description from trade journals of the time and other sources, but would greatly appreciate a look from an authoritative source. Many thanks. You can write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org -- I will then send the passage for critique. Wayne Miller, www.gwaynemiller.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarWarsBook
Kim Dobbins is your man.
Don't forget there is no 1908 model. The first model year was 1909.
Thank You Dave Wells!
Did you get enough about Ernie Keeler from Carol? I hoped to be copied on it.
Recommend you also review the posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/492557.html?1415528250 especially the entry at:
Sunday, November 09, 2014 - 09:56 pm: which contains the entire article Trent Boggess wrote "Model T Number One" article from the Nov-Dec 2004 "Vintage Ford" magazine. It includes a copy of the original shipping document for car #1. Other parts of that posting are also great – as there are two different views of what most likely was car #1.
And yes, Kim Dobbins would be an excellent person to review the information as would Trent Boggess.
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One guy comes to mind but he's at a party right now.