I wonder if it passed muster!
Good Gawd, what a mess! We forget how lucky we are nowadays.
Yuck! Is the T a wide track?
And we wonder how some of the cars we find came to be so worn out and beaten to death.
This IS the good road...you see the road that they failed!
Yes, it is a wide track.
My Dad talked about Model T's being able to get through the gumbo mud on the roads in NE Montana while some other brands would build up so much on the tires and rub on the fenders. T tires would start to shed the mud before there was an interference issue. This was back in late 20's to early 30's and there weren't any good roads near where they lived.
Looks like the roads in Afghanistan in January. All that moon
dust turns to moon grog when the monsoon season comes !
Walt, my Grandfather was recently telling me about the day they upgraded from a T to a 28 Oldsmobile. They had to get sand put down on the farm driveway because the Oldsmobile couldn't get out.
Makes me think of a commercial where they have some new vehicle going "off road"
Looks like the county where this road was located didn't have any maintenance crews to keep the roads up! Makes you wonder what the road looked like after the rain stopped and the road dried up.
All rural roads in Denmark was in the beginning of the 20th century not at all made for driving cars on them. At some point it was regulated by law that only cars weighing below 450 kg where allowed to drive on these rural roads. They where equipped with a square plate next to the license plate with a white cross. Over the years the limit was raised so that even model Ts where allowed on rural roads. In 1928 the driving was given free on all roads for all vehicles.
Here you see an example that despite the white cross, this car has its troubles with the road.
(Interesting - the steering wheel is in the right side)
This road leading to the most nordic city in Denmark - Skagen - was legendary to be bad and here you see two Model T's also trying their luck on this road:
John K., if this picture was taken in an area that had a hard winter and then a spring thaw, there was probably not much that they could do until everything dried out. That is the way it was around here until the counties started using gravel on the roads. Even then, the roads could be very hard to get through at times. Dave