Now it happened: on April 11th, 2016 my T made 100 years and I had the honour to be the one celebrating it with a birthday cake and a short birthday trip. Also added some decoration to the flyvver so everyone can realize the fact that a vehicle can make such a long time.
As I own it only since 2014 and have some traces of it's history to the mid 90's in Kentucky only I wonder what it would have seen since it came to 'life' in a factory 100 years ago.
To me it is hard to recognize it's age as it is pretty lively and has undergone some restoration before I bought it (and with only some 200 miles a year the driving experience did not get old yet).
I have adopted to it's needs though, so I meanwhile accept the ratio '10 % driving / 90 % maintenance and keeping it running' as I wrote in another post already.
May we have many more miles together in the coming years.
Following some pictures of the special day and a link to some scenes of the anniversary drive (with bad sound due to wind and awkward speech and acting for which I apologize).
Congratulations....A beautiful Model T! Have you passed any Mercedes or BMW's on the Autobaun?
Happy Birthday and congratulations! Take a ride for me.
Great looking car.
Our cars are close together. My 1916 touring's engine was cast on April 11 and the car was built on April 18th. This Monday it is 100 years young.
April 11th. was also Henry Ford's wife, Clara's birthday! Only 50 years earlier.
Very cool Joerg I'm happy for you both.
Great looking Model T. And I also enjoy seeing it as the cover car on this month on my Lang’s calendar.
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Thank you very much for the good wishes and interesting information received so far !
Happy motoring to all !
My Youngster, SaraJane (#14880xxx) Just turned 89 this month I hope to be helping her celebrate her 100th in a "few" years. Good Job Joerg
Great looking car. It will be around another hundred years we hope.
Amazing and looks great. Happy Birthday ol'T
You should request a "Century Plaque" from the HCCA, they offer this to anyone, with a 100 year old auto, you don't have to be a HCCA member. I am, so I knew about this.
Here is how to get one:
Very nice Ford you have!