Drove 26 rdstr to town this afternoon about 8 miles. Cruze in and parade for local fair. 50 to 60 cars . High dollar streetrods to original and motorcycles. There was a crowd around my little rusty model T the entire night. The parade crowd was all smiles and pointing fingers as I went by. I say I , but there was 5 of us in it by the time the parade started. I went to town by myself. I realized the T's are made for parades.never touched the throttle , just on and off low peddle.
The ride home was another joy. About 65 degrees , 1/2 throttle in the dark with no top. We are lucky to have that experience .
My normal trip to town would take about 10 minutes. It took all of 25 to make the trip to tonight and I enjoyed every minute.
It made me smile! (And I wasn't even there!)
Like I always say "More smiles per mile."
They are great cars for starting conversations, bringing smiles, giving hope, and just bringing a little joy to many folks. Thanks for representing our hobby in a positive way.
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I had a couple people ask if I was going to ( fix it up ) I told them it took 90 years to get it this way and I couldn't do anything to make it look any better. They agreed. My streetrod buddies said I should have at least washed it. I said I drove about 5 miles of gravel roads to get there besides a guy could cut himself trying to wash it. One of my passengers in the parade was 16 and asked if I was going to put a small block in it??? I said if I did it would have to go in the back and he didn't understand . I said the only way I would put a small Block in it was to set it in the bed to haul if somewhere !!!!
I drove it to the fire station Monday for our meeting and one young guy works as o mechanic. He came in and said I had an oil leak and a major problem . I said if its still leaking oil I have enough to get home . He crawls under it and said ( dude your starter and transmission is covered in oil )
I asked him if they were rusty ? No he said . He didn't get it.
Lots of fun!!!!!!
Greetings from the Heart of Dixie,
I know the feeling Dallas. My dad's '25 Runabout sat for 36 yrs after after he passed and my 26 yr old son was the driving force (No pun intended ) for getting his Grandfathers car back on the road. We drove it to a local Oktoberfest Car Show about 6-7 miles from the house and had a pretty good crowd most of the day. The best part was hand cranking it for several Japanese exchange students who had never seen anything like that...Who knows I may be a hit on youtube in Japan.
Rodney, I _almost_ drove mine to St. Florian for the Oktoberfest. Now I'm sorry I didn't.
I put wood wheels on tonight and headed for town . Had supper at local resturaunt . Didn't get in the door and people were coming out to check it out. The waitress said I was a local celebrity . Referring to parade, I told her it was the little roadster pickup not me.
Everyone loves it.
David , drive it ever chance you get. I am.
It's great to see people's face when I start it up . They can't believe that it runs that good being 90 yrs old.
They smile every time.