Here's a weird one for Burger, who does not like, nor ever participate in car shows:
Last Saturday, our club (Carbon Canyon Model T Club) participated in the Orting, WA. Red Hat Days Parade, a 50+ year tradition celebrating the Opening Day of hunting season. This has become quite a carnival-like annual festive event which includes many community activities, including a parade and car show. Neither our Model T Club (nor I) participated at all in the car show, but merely assembled nearby with many other cars, trucks, floats, etc., awaiting further instructions regarding where we should line up for the start of the parade.
While we waited, some of the car show organizers approached our group and inquired as to who owned the Model T Roadster Pickup with matching trailer. Hmmm,.....guess who,.....right?
I was awarded a fancy red ribbon inscribed winner of "Peoples Choice" award for the '23 Roadster Pickup & Trailer!
I explained,...."but I did not enter the car show, and really had nothing to do with the car show at all!"
I was then told,...."we know that, but this is the one that the people like, so,......"CONGRATULATIONS",.....and would you please stand over by your Model T and trailer so we can get a photograph?"
So, once the parade started, and our club proceeded down "the main drag" with our Model T's, my '23 Model T Pickup & Trailer was announced as a "Peoples Choice" winner to which I received (or rather my Model T received) as I passed by the announcers stand, recognition and a round of applause from several hundred people!!!
So, Burger,.....how cool is that, right? Won a top award at a show I never even entered!!!
My only regret is that the late Bob McDonald (the Federal Way, WA. Model T Snowmobile expert, well-known and respected on this forum) who built/restored the Model T Pickup and little matching trailer, and who is no longer with us, could not have been there to enjoy the "Peoples Choice" award that his beautiful restoration work produced, at a car show that neither he nor I nor the car was ever even entered in!
Where is the picture of the award winning T?
Well,....that's a problem,.....I don't have a picture, and, worse yet, I'm just barely "computer literate", and couldn't post a picture if I had one! (....only reason my forum profile shows a picture of my '27 depot hack is because Hap Tucker somehow added that to my profile for me!)
I'm thinking that here locally, a picture will eventually "appear" somewhere, and maybe one of the Carbon Canyon Model T Club folks might post one in this thread for me,.....stay "tuned",.....harold
I think it's gonna be hard to top that one in the "I got a Trophy" stories.
Hey, the people know a fun car when they see it!!
Another bunch of common muscle cars blown away by a Model T. Congrats Harold.
There is one kind of car show I enjoy, and that is the small town, no major sponsor
kind, where billet streetrods and anything with mags is turned away at the gate. The
type where Grandpa's Terraplane and that barn fresh Hupmobile or Studebaker is
likely to be seen, and nary a bright yellow Mustang or flame covered Chevelle is in
sight. To find one like this is hard anymore. But take away the trophies and ribbons
and dash plaques and many of "predictable" crowd go elsewhere to chase their dust
Our local HASSIE club puts on a show every summer where only original cars are
allowed. You are likely to see anything from a 1900 Locomobile to a 1959 Olds 98
ragtop. I don't ever recall seeing a Nova, Mustang, or GTO at one of these shows.
And the people there are cut from a whole different cloth. Very real, humble, and
genuine. A real treat to talk with them.
We'll give it a try to post this picture.
Well, that didn't work,....
Well, that didn't work,.... We'll try one more time and if it works it's thanks to Bob Gruber.
Well I'll be darned! There ya' go Jack P.,....again thanks to my wife (who's just a bit ahead of me in "comptereeeze")....and Bob Gruber!
Harold, Looks great! And welcome to the 20th Century. ( I know its now the 21st Century, but you gotta do this slowly.)
Bringing one home without even trying. Way to go Harold! Don't hide that ribbon.
Very awesome. People's choice awards are great!
That's something I've never even heard of. Winning and never even entered.
I once entered our '23 TT (chassis) in our local 4th of July parade. I got second place and I was the only one entered in my class! Dave
Well, David, you've reminded me of one of my favorite limericks:
In a contest of beauty and grace,
my mother-in-law displayed her face.
When the tally was run,
and the judging all done,
she was third in a two-woman race.
Harold... congrats! Just the mere presence of T makes people smile!
What year is it? Did you make the top yourself? Canvas??
Congrats Harold, that's bitchin' I always wondered what happened to Bob's neat pick up and trailer combo. I had commented on his work several times and too, miss his posts.
Dennis - Thanks for the kind words and as to the year,....it's a '23. I bought the car just as you see it at an estate sale. The top looks and feels like some type of high quality canvas and I believe it was installed professionally, but there is no way of knowing much else about it.
Harold ... very good .. .mine's a '24 Roadster - come pick'm up. I have the incorrect top irons (apparently cut down from a touring), and it's downright dangerous trying to get in and out without getting a concussion! (My wife actually DID, one day). When I get around to re-doing the irons, I think I'd like to go the canvas route.
Nice look'n combo rig there!
Bob McDonald was there Harold, Who do you think made the people pick your truck that wasn't even entered. I miss Bob's snowmobile posts too.
Congratulations on your win
"I once entered our '23 TT (chassis) in our local 4th of July parade.
I got second place and I was the only one entered in my class! :-( Dave"
Not sure why you're bummed on that.
After I changed my pants (because I pissed myself from laughing so hard),
I'd CHERISH that award as the PERFECT expression of my ugly-ass truck
and the car show scene !!!
Burger, I wasn't really bummed, actually, I thought it was hilarious! I still have the ribbon. Dave
Good on you. It would be my most treasured "anti-award" !
Way to go! And it will be a fun story for your kids to tell their kids.
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