Here's a video I shot of Sunday morning. The cars were starting to roll in. I did it early to avoid the human traffic that comes when the public comes flowing in. Watch if interested, I didn't get much in the way of pictures or video...just too busy with it all.
Sorry we missed you Don and thank you for the video!!! That Roll's is cool and i was schocked to see gas lites that late! Did you ever get to see it start?? I see it had a crank and i wonder if it also had [shower of spark's]?? Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Very well done, Don!
Don, Thank you for a very nice video.
Nice video, Don -- Thanks for posting the link to it.
I enjoyed your video thanks for posting it.
Great video like being there. Thanks, Don
Thanks for sharing Don!
Thanks Don, very nice video.
Keith, I saw you go by around the 7:50 mark.
Don,Thank's again and can you tell us anything about the 13 RR?? Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Don, really nice job. Thanks
Rob, Thanks for the heads up. I watched that part and it might be us but I'm not sure.
Our '14 has white license plates with black numbers and a big black "W" for Wisconsin.
Great vid Don, i really enjoyed watching that.
Great Job...I feel like I was there. Thanks for the ride on Saturday, we sure had a great time. I wondered what was the Best of Show, and who got some ribbons Don? Thanks for the video...JD
Bud - check at 21:30 in the video - the Rolls is started and the owner plays the organ. Sounds better than I would have expected from a car horn
Roger,I listened several times but while i hear it start i hear no starter?? I know nothing of the RR but i was shocked to see gas lites in 1913?? That's our 14 touring with the white tires just before the 14 Chevy!! When i first saw the lines on the RR,i thought it was a bank of grease fittings!! Dumb but well intended-Bud.PS,The lady in the pink dress and hat walking away was my wife. Again Thank's Don!!!!! Bud.
I shared it at the SmokStak.com Antique Autos and Trucks forum.......
Thank you Don B! A great video of an incredible event. So many incredible cars all together, to see, hear, and experience.
Well holy crap, thanks for the complements guys. I thought it was a bit boring. For some reason I just wasn't in to doing video this year but thought I'd put something together..didn't even get the GoPro's out.
The 1913 Rolls Royce is owned by the Barretts from Elmira NY. The family drove it to the OCF and back. They had a flat tire on the way home but quickly swapped it out and was on their way. Mr Barrett was showing a friend of his how it started. He cranked it with what I believe was a electric starter. He then shut it down and it appeared to free start several times after that. Now I wasn't close enough to hear the conversation and don't go by this because I never got a chance to talk to him about it. Tom Miller can answer that with more accuracy and detail. The Barrett's were his house guests and they are close friends.
The maroon Rolls Royce took first place I heard. And Jim Matoys 1925 Model T Touring took third place. I have not heard who took second yet. They should post it on the website soon.
What a show... How lucky we are that Greenfield Village puts this together for all to enjoy. The amount of work that they put in to organizing and ensuring that the cars are period correct is incredible. I can't thank them enough.
Also with thanks to Kane Froghunter for that video.Bud.
Don...I finally got the time to watch this video in full! Wow, what a great job! Cecil B. DeMills got nothing on you!! Even saw my wife and our neighbor's wife just before 6:00 walking right in front of your view...is that a photo-bomb?? LOL Loved the "calliope" playing on the Rolls.
Tim, I really wish we could have had some sit down time. I think next year all the forum members should wear hot pink top hats...or flamingo pink neck wraps...or lime green laced derby's. That way I could be sure to get them in the video! Hah!!!
The 1907 K roadster (RED) was in the video
Darel, that was Rob Heyen's K. I bet he put 100 miles on it that weekend!
Don, I agree. I'd love to get to know everyone better, maybe pick a few brains, and just shoot the breeze if nothing else!
I think we have only made 16 or 17 OCF's all in a row and it's the highlite of our old car year.99% nice people and maybe one jerk!I wish in the early morning we did not have to walk so far for coffiee!!Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
I found it interesting that Saturday had the ropes up, but on Sunday the ropes had all disappeared! Can't help but wonder if Sunday was a trial run to see how it goes without them?
We still had the ropes on Sunday, in the judging area. Sometimes we just went out the "opening", sometimes people held up the ropes for us to drive out.
Check this out. This is WXYZ in Detroit doing the live shot of the Old Car Festival this year. The second half is MY VIDEO!! They actually took this off YouTube from 2014. What-da-what??
Copyright infringement I think Don. Breanne is way nicer looking than you though. It sure looks like last years video that you filmed.. Now get back to that sugar beet harvest, as Michigan Sugar Co. says, "What could be sweeter than this"...JD
JD you just proved to me again that a good looking blonde can get away with anything up there in Augres!
But can she net suckers in the spring at Omer?? Bud from Wheeler.
Bud, I'm sure she could net JD easy enough...
Once again Don my thanks for all your work!! Bud.
Thank you Bud, I'm currently experiencing "Old Car Fest" withdrawals. How quickly we get spoiled.
Bud, I bet she could be Festival Queen at the spring sucker run. I wish it was nearly festival time, that would mean winter was about over! Jim in AuGres
Jim,I don't know about winter yet but this sure is a nice fall!! Bud.
Thanks for the OCF video Don. Very, very nicely done! I would really like to contact the owner of that red Hupmobile Model 20. Looked like a '10 or '11 model. Anybody know him? One of these days I need to go to that. Isn't it just 35 acres and did anybody feel crowded?
Thanks George, I believe the entire grounds is around 100 acres. There are many back roads to drive on and it is actually a country farm setting nestled in there. The show itself is busy but I have never felt crowded or squeezed unless standing in line around lunch time. They are masters at organizing they whole thing and driving your car around the grounds is really easy..slow at times but everybody is enjoying the event.
Are there not any other videos out there?
What are the 2016 dates for Old Car Festival
OCF is always the weekend AFTER Labor Day
What an absolute, "Bud" hole!
Why keep bumping it Bud?
Very cool video, but I think most of them who has the ability (no dial up) and interest to look at it has done so by now
Roger,I guess i really do not know except maybe it's the same as posting the same links over and over?? I know it bothers willis jenkins who i do not think i have ever met?? The first link lets you also see other past years and i'm sure there are people who have never seen or attended?? I would think if there is a problem our moderater would chime in?? Good to hear from you Roger! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
There are only 315 days and 8 hours to the next Old Car Festival. Get ready.
Amen to that Tom!! Bud.
Ah,The first day of winter! Thank's again Don for the gift that keep's on giving! Bud.
You are too funny Bud, and I'm glad you enjoy the video. I admit I have to watch it about once a week just to rejuvenate my current restore jobs. Wishing you and all the forum members, the Old Car Festival workers and all other Model T enthusiasts a warm and wonderful Christmas !
I just watched this again. I've never been to the OCF, so I have to go. Next one, I hope. Lots of swell cars, and I'd like to get a look at the train that's heard but not seen in the video.
Steve: If you're a train fan, you have to see their restored 1890's Baldwin. It is one of the finest and most rare in the US. I dont think they run it though, and am curious whether somebody here knows why not.
Scott,Is that the locomotive that you can go down the stairs and walk under? The working roundhouse is open for a at your own pace walk through and if your there at the right time they might use you to power the turntable!! I have seen the big steam crane ran once but i'm not sure how often they do it?? I have in the past seen people get a cab ride but i do not know the who or how of that.A pair of Roundhouse Bib's might help as being dressed for it? Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Don,Funny? About 5 years ago we were in the shoe race at the car games and my ringer the grandson would not run!! Well being old and fat i'm sorry to say i run like a 3 legged dog!! Bud.