Let's make tomorrow into a national Model T day. I challenge each of you to drive your T to work, take a photo of it at your place of business and post it here tomorrow when you get home.
I've only got a 22 mile drive to the hospital where I work. So, I have no trouble accepting the challenge.
National drive your Model T to work AND leave an oil spot day.
Drove a Model T to work on two occasions some years back:
I take mine to the shop all the time but it's only 3 1/2 miles.
Guess I'll run errands tomorrow.
I'd love to Eric.. but I work 103 miles away, commuting every day from the mountains of West Virginia to Lanham, Maryland (20 miles west of Annapolis). It'd make for a very long day.
Oh, NO!! I have to give up my retirement and get a job, just so I can drive my Model T to work? Won't it suffice if I just load it up with stuff and drive it to recycling?
Erick, I like that image of a T marking it's spot like my dog is constantly doing when I take him on walks.
It is forecasted to rain cats and dogs in Houston tomorrow. Flooding is a certainty. Plus, my T will not fit in the covered parking. it is too tall. The underground parking will flood anyhow.
stop by and say Hi ......3300 Olympic blvd , santa monica 90404
I wish I had seen this before I came to work
As an AaRP (Ancient and Retired Person), my "work" away from home today was driving to town and to the water district office to pay bills and shop. I thought this house on Third Street made a pretty good setting for a picture.
"National drive your Model T to work AND leave an oil spot day."
Erik, you're repeating yourself.....
I'd love to but first my T isn't running (see thread "Ok, now what?) and second, I work out of my house!
At last years annual "Bring Your Other Car To Work Day"
42 Miles plus a Ferry Ride each way.
As promised, here's a photo of my T in front of my workplace. I hope we get a few more folks to post. If not, we'll try again later this summer with more advance notice.
I'm taking the Team Green Roadster out today for a little shake down getting ready for the Montana 500.
I wont be able to drive either of mine i have to work 2 hours and 45 min away tomorrow. If i can keep it up for 7 more years my work will be being retired. IF! Tim
I used to drive my T to work a couple of times per week. But, since I became a RN, my shift work schedule has really limited the days that it's practical to drive a T to work. I don't feel safe driving in the dark on rural roads. So, I only take the T to work when I have meeting or training days like today, where I had training from 0900-1300
U working guys are killing me.
You work out of our house? Then you've already taken your T to "work."!!
Hey, wait, that's me too!!
I like the idea. Wish I had seen the post earlier. I am considering driving it tomorrow. Need to see if I have any gas left in it.
I'm in !! Retired so I ran some errands.
First and most important stop Coffee !
Stopped at Costco for eggs and fuel.
On to the bank for a money order.
Then to property management to pay rent.
Then to hobbie shop checking on collectables.
I didn't see this thread until tonight but DID drive the 23 to the hospital for rounds and then to the clinic and then for wings after work Yesterday. Sorry, no pics.
Just returned to work today after an illness from a tick bite. Good to be back taking care of others, being a patient is no fun!
Took the TT out to deliver some materials to a job and pick up some plywood. Got a pic
once back at home. Will post later. Gotta hit the rack.
But wait, since I also work from home - I guess I did!
AND I did leave an oil spot or four or ten.
Ha ... I drive my T to work at George Eastman Museum on an average of around three times a week. :-) The only times I don't are when I need to bring heavy or bulky things.
The funny thing is when some of the docents are giving garden tours they often tell their groups that it was George Eastman's car. Pretty sure George had a Cunningham.
Recently we gave a workshop in how to make 35 mm motion picture film from scratch. We did a test clip of my T driving up to the Eastman Mansion. Would love to post it here but don't know how.
Oil spots, excuses and photos from fifteen years ago don't count. So, it looks like the medical professionals win the day and George earns honorable mention.
BTW- If you think Model Ts mark their territory, then you haven't been around pre-T cars. Most of them have open valves and transmissions with constant loss oil systems. My Maxwell, relatively clean for an early car, is designed to go through about a pint per hour.
What am I, chopped liver? I did errands too.
I, too, ran errands.
Getting something to patch the exhaust on the F250:
And then getting a few groceries:
It was getting pretty dark by the time I remembered to take a photo, so my sky is all foxed
out in the editing process.
Two days earlier, the engine was all apart, replacing a broken valve. Runs like an industrial
vibrator now !
David, maybe what we should do is get in our Ts as if we are going to drive to work, go the nearest Tim Horton for a coffee and maybe a breakfast sandwich and drive back home!!! (That is once I get mine running. You can start without me.)
Good idea, except I'm 15 miles from town, and about 1000' elevation change! I could drive to a piano tuning up here--if I had one, but right now Barney's not running either!!--But if we didn't admit that, no one here would know!! So, since the T is on the property, we can say we had the T at work!
Heck, if it were running I could drive it from the storage shed, across the creek and up to the shop building--about 1/4 mile, would that count??
Upper shop area
I drove the 26 roadster to work and got a couple of the boss's t running yesterday
I drove 450 mile to a U pick strawberry patch 20 miles from Richmond Indiana the last two days.
Picked for an Hour. Does that count?
P.S. had to change # 2 rod at mile marker 144
Dean, And you still averaged 34MPH for the 450 miles!
Now that's pretty good!
To MR Chopped Liver, Sir, need more Jelfies.
. A couple days late.
David, sure! That counts!
I like the idea of this but, it would also be "drive your Model T without insurance day" due to classic car insurance rules.
Didn't drive to work, drove my RAJO speedster to Devils Lake ND for the Devils run,185 miles. After I arrived met a gentleman with T's, so another 65 miles to look at his stuff. That was Thursday, drove home Sunday, Steve
Steve, are you bringing your Buick down for the Northland1&2 Cylinder Tour June 24-26? We've got nice routes and good food planned.