Have any of the forum contributors read a 1936 article by E. B. White, Farewell, My Lovely!?
Thanks for that post Jeff.....inspirational!
Honestly I expected some sappy good bye Hallmark type thing. Nice surprise from a guy that obviously lived it. In John Steinbeck's Cannery Row there's a bit where the hobo's get a T running. It's entertaining and accurate as can be. There's also a scene in the movie East of Eden where a mechanic teaches a buyer how to start and drive a T. Also a good watch.
I own a copy of that book. It was given to me in 1980 by my 4-H Woodworking project leader.
It was given to him by Floyd Clymer.
Apparently East of Eden is Steinbeck too. Googled it.
I printed that out Steve to put in my book of "T" things for people to read while looking at my car
It's a great little book. I found my first copy in a used book store for fifty cents! Back then he was listed as Lee Strout White, and the article was originally published in the New Yorker.
Steinbeck also wrote an homage to Model T titled "It".
It was published in the Ford Times in 1953.
Steinbeck's attention to detail, particularly with vehicle mechanics, was great. I believe that there is a chapter in "Grapes of Wrath" where the family has a knocking rod in their truck that gets fixed by removing shims from the cap at the shop of a self-pitying, one eyed mechanic.