I though some of you may have pictures or stories to post about some trips or events that might be of interest.
Today we went up the road a few miles to a nice little cafe for breakfast. They have an old Buick rear end out front. It was a bright colorful drive before the cold weather.
Rich, What do you mean "before the cold weather"? It was 33 degrees here this morning just before the sun came up. If this keeps up, we might have to turn the heat on....
I hear you Keith. We did take a closed car.
My only October trip was to this well-known location in Pennsylvania.
Just getting cool enough to drive an open T here without breaking into a sweat
Drove the T yesterday nice fall day with sunshine. Today my two 55 gal rain barrels are over flowing!
I am in Steve's picture. Just look at Light pole 68. Dan
We went on the Covered Bridge Tour in Rockville, Indiana. It's a very nice, low key tour, but don't bring a show car because we "ford" several streams and drive on lots of gravel roads, and the cars get dirty. Next, we went over to the MTFCA Model T Museum in Richmond, Indiana and did some volunteer work there for a few days. After that we drove to Hershey. At Hershey we spent most of our time at the MTFCA club spaces selling hats, shirts and memberships. I'd post a picture of the club set up but I haven't learned the picture posting thing yet. The club did quite well there this year. It was all fun, but it's nice to be back home again.
Keith...PM me with a phone number and I'll help you with posting pics. Got the "new" spindles and those cool hubcaps on the car now too!
A couple of days ago I decided to take "Pete" into town to run some errands as it was a nice day out, and the missus was engaged in domestic engineering so I decided it best to high-tail it outa here! Picked up some oil and Sta-Bil first, then the bank and off for some touring. First stop down to the bay, for a little "one on one" stare down with a local gull.I blinked first! Then it was off to a remote area down a road that almost resembled one of those "tunnels of trees" One of the roads took me to an intersection staring at a beautiful derelict old house. Too bad it was left to ruin. We've had several of these gorgeous days to tour this fall. Sounds like a few more coming up in the next week too. Next trip it's Clarabelle's turn.
Nice photos Tim
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I wish I could get a house like that. I would love to restore it!
Grass Valley is an old city (it was the second largest city in Califunny over a hundred years ago!). But most of the old houses around here are IN the city. Very few good old houses are available outside the city here. And I do NOT want to live IN the city (I like my space, my junk, my hammer, and anvil). A nice old house in the country like that could be wonderful.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Sadly, those old farm houses are fast disappearing. Often they're replaced by a double wide, or sometimes the farmer lives in town, European style. I think my house, built in the twenties and thirties, is the oldest in Parkerfield. All the original houses are gone.
Roger: thanks, and thanks for the advice. I remember a while back Steve explaining that also, but of course Mr. Lame Brain has forgotten it! This time I'm WRITING it down!(and then I'll lose it!).
Wayne, I'd love to have that house and restore it too! And of course then flip it for more Model T funds!
Steve: I agree with you, around here they're really about gone. The wife & I see one here and there in our T travels and it just breaks our heart to see that happen. Nice that you have a well-kept "vintage house".
I like in an old house too. They have character and charm that new houses don't have. But they have cracks and sags and problems too.
Larry you just described ME! Ha ha
I've been in construction for 25 yrs and have my own company since 2009. My son asked me a few years ago why I don't build a new house. Mine was built in 1899 and has been added onto in the 50's but in 40s style. I told him exactly what Larry said and besides that its paid for. True to the mechanic car always needs work , a contractors house does to.
Wouldn't change a thing.
Nice pics ! Keep them coming.
32 degrees when I left my house in my Speedster to drive about 18 miles to a local car show. I was pretty bundled up. Funny when I got there to hear people arriving in closed cars complaining about the temperature.
Turned out to be a beautiful fall day . . .
Since October 1st....
Well, the captions to the pictures didn't print, so...
Atlantic City, Trump's Taj Mahal!
3 from rural New York
Buffalo NY Packard Plant
Welcome to Michigan
Closing in on Muskegon
Looks like a fantastic October Bryan!
Drove my 26 rpu today it did great just 30 or so miles after some repairs last weekend.. Spent the after noon changing fuids in my 30 model A coupe. Our local model A club in Chattanooga Tn is having the annual Ketners Mill old country fair run toward Nashville. It might be a 90 miles one way Can't wait to go. If I didn't have such a time putting on pics I would post some. We generally have 10 -16 model A s. We invite other groups but most don't want to take their cars that far. We never have or see a model T on the road in this area unless it's mine. They are missing out on the fun for the year.Tim
Kieth on the 2nd we took a tour of kenosha and racine with the acca club. the t's were well represented with 4 cars a 09, 11,13, and 20 we hit an orchard/winery, wind point lighthouse, kenosha museum (seen a jeffery) and old houses of the movers and shakers of the area. Around 200 mi from home and back
Relative to the question, ... I have hardly taken my old truck out this year. Too busy building my
own "old house" in a correct Queen Anne style. Spokane has few substantial Victorians left, as the
neighborhoods they were built in were largely redeveloped, so I was forced to start from scratch. It
didn't hurt that I once did Victorian restorations almost exclusively and still have a mountain of "parts"
to really do it right.
I don't know if there are less car shows in my area or if it's the fact that 2 free sites that listed local shows have gone off the air. 2 others have recently appeared over the past months but may not have been found by clubs. Anyway I hit a good one yesterday by accident in Ocean Gate and there's a Vette show at Smithville today which I'd normally pass on but there's a little restaurant there that serves the best SOS (chipped beef on toast for you non-vets) I've had since Homestead AFB in the late 60's. The Condon Skelly show some weeks ago was very good too. But it's been very light show wise. My favorite is the Antique Iron show at Allaire State Park which is the only place I've seen T's on display this season.
Paul, we would have gone on that one also, but we were on the way to Hershey.
Past winner, Garrett Green and I just returned from the annual meeting of the Montana 500 held this year up in Thompson Falls. We stayed a few extra days with Rick and Char Bonebright and Tony and Janet Cerovski. Thanks to them for their wonderful hospitality. Both of us really enjoyed the beautiful start of winter with some snow covered mornings.
We had a great time and enjoyed looking at some fine Model T cars. Can't wait till the next race to begin.
Hershey, the big show.
With Mike Gulbankian of the great engine rebuild company,J and M Machine on my right and Bob Richmon on my left.
It was a real treat to see Bob's 1912 Touring. Bob got his senior trophy to add to his collection including his Stynoski
Bob also had the best hat among us
My dad went to Hershey every year for more than 40 years.
It was my first time there and certainly worth the trip.
Had a picture perfect day yesterday, after two previous very windy days. Bright sun and no wind, so myself and a club member took off for an afternoon country ride of 53 miles. After that it was my wife and I in our '13 with our neighbors in their '15 for supper at a nearby ice cream drive-in and a round-about trip home. Got a little chilly by then, but was fun. Some pics here of the afternoon trip.
Serene river scene
Approaching a restored bridge
Of course I have to show off Clarabelle..luckily there's no traffic on this road.
Nowhere too interesting, just back road shakedown cruises (totaling about 75 miles so far) since I reassembled the car. Yesterday I did drive to the next town over to the engine machine shop that did the work since I promised the guys there to bring her by once she was on the road again. I didn't take a picture but I probably should have, they were extremely happy to see the motor running.
This weekend we drove our Tudor 164 miles to the Sun Valley Jazz Festival. The music that goes with old cars is pretty special. We found a '32 Roadster on the way to photograph. We went through Craters of the Moon also. It was a beautiful Fall trip. We missed snow and the T behaved itself. What a great change from too many days in the Garage.
I love your Tudor. Beautiful car.!!!
John Page, Australia.
We put it together a dozen years ago but don't use it enough. It was perfect for this time of year and the weather. The trip gave me incentive to do some overdue maintenance.
I've gotten to this point with my speedster project thus far this month. I'm getting close to a test run. I still have to solve a problem with the hood being too big. BTW, How do you get by posting so many pictures in one post?
If there is a limit on the number of pictures per post, it must be pretty high, because I haven't found it yet.
Just keep using the "upload attachment" button and keep shoving in the pictures. It's likely that only two or three will show up in the "preview", but fear not, all of the pictures will show up when you post the message.