My 1916 Canadian Touring turns 100 today. I will spend the day with it at a charity function allowing people to be photographed in it and hopefully making donations to the Royal Childrens Hospital. When the day is over, I will enjoy a bottle of celebratory bubbly and maybe even pour a drop in the T's radiator. Model T's are great cars and the hobby is great.
Happy birthday! what is the brass thing under the sidelight?
Congrats Warwick! A great way to celebrate a special milestone with your car. Ya know...Alky may not be a new thing to some of our T radiators!!
Congratulations on your Model T's 100 birthday!
Are you the original buyer?
Congrats! Enjoy the day with her! Can't wait till my 20 turns 100...
Paul, that is a cowl vent. Very handy for letting in a little bit of extra air!
Hi Warwick. Great to see you and Dad with the T!
So much history there. The cars, hobby are people involved are better than great, more like fantastic!
Alan & Julie in Western Australia
Congratulations, Warwick! _Oh, there is a definite satisfaction experienced when your car crosses that 100-year threshold. _It's an exclusive club. _Now, here's something you can do to commemorate the occasion:
Regardless of whether you're a member, get in touch with the Horseless Carriage Club of America and register for their "Century Plaque Program." _You'll find the pertinent website here:
Even though the HCCA is about cars built no later than 1915, they have recently established a policy of providing these plaques for ANY car 100 years of age or older—and that goes for non-HCCA members, too. _So register and be the first kid on your block to receive your brass Century Plaque!
The Horseless Carriage Club charges a measly five bucks for the expense of producing the plaques and shipping them, but it's really a non-profit effort.
I can understand if a person would want to put something like this on his firewall, but why? If you know the year of the car, and can do basic math, you know the car is 100, or over 100. One of my cars has several holes in the firewall from plaques that were placed on it, and removed by a former owner. I haven't had a chance to replace the firewall yet, because John Regan won't make any more, so I'll live with it. Maybe I should buy one of these to cover up the holes in my firewall?
Funny you should mention that, Larry. _I also felt very reluctant to drill unnecessary holes in my car, so instead, I mounted the plaque to my toolbox.
No reason that shouldn't work with accordion luggage racks and other add-on or aftermarket accessories, too.
Thank the Lord, a hundred years on that Ford !!
Thanks Bob. I was wondering what to give the car as a present? I will do the same and mount it on the tool box lid. I was thinking of you today(people and funny hats)I took a heap of pictures of young kids in the T today at a charity function.
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Congratulations Warwick, hope you all enjoyed a wonderful day of celebration that also benefited a great cause.
There's no need to drill holes to fit such things. A good dab of black silicone on the back, and a piece of masking tape to hold it in place if mounting on a vertical surface, and it will stay there, with no holes drilled. I have a metal door in my workshop with all sorts of rally badges affixed in this way.
Hope this saves some drilling.
Allan from down under.