Antonio del val López is from Capella Aragon, Spain. He and his son David have been to Greenfield Village, the Piquette Ford plant, Lincoln's home and the old state capitol in Springfield, and New Salem, and now they're following (approximately) old US 66 to California. Antonio has a Model A (T's are scarce in Spain) and had driven a T only once before, so I rode along and had him take the 1915 for a spin. I told David that at 15 he's not legal to drive on a public road, but I happen to have a private road. So I rode along again, and he made a low-gear drive on the road to the brush pile. I told him now that he's driven a T, he's qualified to buy one.
Shame on you, Steve. You've done gone and flung a craving and inflicted more innocent folks.
Howdy from Florida and hoping to see you again one of these days. Bob
Thank you so much for being such a great ambassador for our hobby!
And wishing Antonio del val López and his son David a safe and fun trip across the USA.
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So they've been hitting all the Model T hot spots -- Greenfield Village, the Piquette Plant, and Steve Jelf's garage.
Señor Jelf buen trabajo
When T people who live outside the USofA (like me) decide to make a pilgrimage to hallowed ground like Greenfield Village, Fairlane and the Piquette Ave plant, its a good thing to have an insider to help with the planning and to put some personalization into the trip.
Well done Steve, I'm sure their visit was all the more richer for your input.
My trip was all the better because of another forum member, Tim Moore and his family who made my wife and I welcome.....several years ago.
Steve, I know you wear Round House overalls but what brand blue shirt is that? Wrangler? Levi? And how about those leather boots? It's just that if I visit you I want to look "Geezer correct", not like a bewildered foreign tourist.
Steve, soon you will have to put up a giant billboard on the highway, you are becoming quite the roadside attraction for T enthusiasts. Kinda like the old giant ball of twine signs..."Live and in overalls!" "See him turn a wrench!" 50 miles to Jelf Junction..20 miles to Jelf Junction....10 miles to Jelf Junction....
Cool story. Tim
Wrangler? Levi? Not for Mister Thrifty. Whenever I'm in Los Angeles I go see to Little Mexico (Broadway) and stock up on whatever they have for $6. The boots are another story. I'm willing to spend real dough for Ariat so my feet don't hurt.
Yeah stop by and take a "Jelfie" with the "Geezer of Parkerfield Kansas"
Mid July '16
The guys from Spain are home now, and Antonio posted some pictures on Facebook. They include a few seconds of video showing David driving my 1915 with me as the passenger. I expect they'll be back in the USA sometime, as they haven't been to Yellowstone yet.