This is just a "Heads Up" about this Facebook club. If you are on Facebook, you might (like I did) get the impression from the name of this Facebook club, that it is an extension of THIS club. WRONG! I thought that and made a critical remark about someone's rat rod. Man, was my email flooded with comments from that "crowd", taking the opposite view point. Well, I apologized to the car's owner and the Admin of the club and told them that I was respectfully opting out because my interests ran along different lines. Your choice, on Facebook to join or not, is your decision. I saw comments from other restorers who thought the Facebook club was for restorers, also.
What's Facebook? It doesn't sound compatible with the Model T Ford.
Henry, its a social media internet page. I wouldn't have joined if my sister hadn't asked me to, but its a good way to keep in touch with all your friends, old and current.
My doctor says I can't face book do to the lack of brain filters. Not sure what that quack is trying to say.
When people see my face in a book, they close the book! I am on Facebook, but I rarely post, and my only "friends" are family.
Henry, I agree with you. Don't have time for that crap anyway.
Facebook is where the next generation of T owners is at. It is mostly stock Model T talk, info and tour pictures. Now and then a hot rod guy will post. I used to be the same, if it wasn't fast I wasn't interested. Now I have three T's and if I want a faster car I use period hot rod equipment. Lets encourage these guys to go period equipment, not blow them out of the water. PK
I totally agree with you. If it doesn't have a Model T engine, it's not a Model T in my opinion. I don't care about anyone else's opinion on the subject, either. I respect the rights of anyone else to have an opinion of course.
"For those of my generation who do not, and cannot, comprehend why Facebook exists: I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.
Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passersby what I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom.
I give them pictures of my family, my dog, and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch, and doing what anybody and everybody does every day.
I also listen to their conversations, give them the "thumbs up" and tell them I like them.
And it works just like Facebook.
I already have four people following me: two police officers, a private investigator and a psychiatrist."
Rat rods and or Hot Rods are not still model Ts or A s. Facebook, well my kids and wife have it but for me its a waste of time. I work way to many hours to keep up with Facebook. The content of the type of media does appeal to me at 54. Just my opinion! It would use up extra time that i could use to work on my model T or A..Tim
I looked at Ed's attachment. It looks like some T's and some former T's. I, personally don't participate in Facebook. I like my T's as stock and period correct as possible with a few safety improvements.
When the inter web came into existence, there certainly were folks who got all their information from a magazine that refused to change.
Just another way of exchanging information.
From their page: We are now at 6,225 members. This is something I couldn't have dreamed of when I started this group around 10 years ago and something I am very excited about.
Looks to me like they have far more participation there than this forum does. It is usually pretty interesting. Although I seldom post there I do look at it occasionally just to see who is around this area or what people are actually working on. There are a few street rods, a few odd projects but overall they are Model T guys. Far more young members than here. A few of the same grouchy posters every group has.
6,225 people participating -- must hold some interest for some people. Including me.
I left that group because of that thread. The car in question was an absolutely ridiculous abomination of what used to be a Model T. When the group backed it I lwt myself out. Have absolutely zero interest in seeing that stuff, especially in a group that used to respect and promote real Model Ts.
Zach, were you referring to the same car that I was; a seemingly good condition, 26-27 coupe body, set on a frame that couldn't have been more than 6 inches off the ground, 35 Ford wire wheels, no fenders, running boards, or splash aprons, V8 engine, probably Chevy, couldn't tell if windshield frame even had glass in it, NO top wood or material at all (open). If I were to built a rat rod or a hot rod, I'd at least put a fabric or metal roof on it. Open? Why not just have a roadster or touring body. At least he hasn't chopped it or, even worse, cut the top off to make a roadster.
The one thing that is good about Facebook is that it's so much easier to load a picture or video right from my phone. And once there the viewer can enlarge them to see the details. I have some pictures I would really love to share with our group here, but have to wait until I get to my computer at work to up load and change the size.
The "politics" of cars, For Pete's sake, everyone has an opinion of what's right (or left) I don't think anyone runs down the other guys choice of a wife why get in a knot over his car !
Sitting in class one day in Police Academy, the IT people were
there to "show us a few things".
One asked for a show of hands for who all had social media
accounts and picked one to use as an example. Using her name
only, he located her account, hacked it in less that 60 seconds,
and began posting kiddy porn onto her wall or board, or whatever
they called it. The woman get pretty upset and the instructor,
starting in a soft voice and ratcheting up to full Drill Instructor yell,
said "If our 'good guys' can do this, do you think for a minute
the bad guys can't ? KEEP YOUR GAWDAMMED LIVES OFF THE
#@! INTERNET !!!"
A lot of guys who are new to T's go there, especially young ones. I try to answer their questions, and often that means referring them here. As for Facebook in general, it's a handy way of following what some of the relatives are up to. I enjoy some of the musical posts and the occasional silly cat videos. I pretty much pass over the political propaganda and the religious twaddle, although occasionally I do like to tweak the more egregious nonsense.
I do have my doubts about "slowly".
One of the most useful, and often overlooked, features of the computer is the "off" button.
If you don't like the content of a group, leave the group. A friend started another FB group that is intended for cars "as close to stock as possible". I left the rat rod group and joined that one, as it suits my interests.
Terry, yes, that was the one.
The Steamboat crowd has pretty much left the Steamboating forums and is now doing Facebook. This seems to be happening with many groups. I can't do Facebook, although I have a Facebook page. A few years back they "upgraded" their system, which pretty much made it incompatible with Dial-Up. Yes, I know, most folks have high speed connections, but where I live there is NO high speed connection available--also no Cable TV, no Cell Coverage, and even my GPS usually can't find a link here.
It's frustrating, but so nice to live where it's USUALLY quite quiet, except for the birds, an owl or two questioning "who's there?" and the deer eating anything we plant that might be pretty or be good eatin'.
When this forum finally has to "upgrade" I will probably be locked out of here too.
Thomas, You are exactly right. Everyone has a right to his or her opinion about a car; but that goes for both positive and negative opinions. If I see a nicely done hot rod like I used to see in Hot Rod and Car Craft magazines in the 50's, 60's, and 70's that is worth being in an Autorama Car show or being the centerfold of a car magazine, I'll complement it. I, even, like chopped 'lead sleds' (Mercs and the like); but when I see something that someone didn't even bother to put a top on (and looks like a miscarriage), I'm entitled to my opinion on that, too.
I like it for quick fix on all stuff old that I enjoy, lots of good photo's. Some good info, fun to watch. I keep in contact with old shipmates on there. I can check out old T's, Indians, Studebakers very fast. I turst this site info much more, but enjoy both - waste to much time on it.
David, are you in witness protection? Just kidding, I apologize in advance if anyone was offended. I have a love hate relationship with Book-Face. I like the easy way it is to upload photos, videos and enjoying sharing. I hate the fact that they are always looking for more information about me and my friends (that is if I have any). However I realize that anything and everything (including this forum) is capable of being tracked by someone or a government agency. As with all else in life, I can choose what I want to look at and like and what I choose not to look at or fallow.
I spent 8 years working for AOL... I don't do Face Book because it reminds me too much of the seamstress in Texas that couldn't comprehend that the mouse was not a "Foot Pedal" and belonged on the desk next to the keyboard. I do agree with Walter and I use it as often as possible.
Steve Jelf, ha ha ha, I'm printing out the cartoons to post on the patient bulletin boards at work. (crossing out the bullshit word.)
My formula for good health is to have chiropractic wellness care, exercise, water, vegetables and comedy movies! This qualifies - maybe I should direct people to this forum, it too sometimes qualifies as good humor!
Lets be mindful of the famous quote from Abraham Lincoln, "you can't believe everything you read on the internet!"
I started a Facebook page for our Model T club in the Pacific Northwest. I post our event schedule, tour photos and videos and more.
Club members who are on Facebook, which are several, enjoy the information, reminders about tours and meetings and the videos.
I post videos on YouTube of our tours and during monthly club meetings, I use the restaurant's wifi and big screen to show those videos .
We had a webpage, but only the webmaster could post.
Facebook allows the club members to post local cars for sale, tips on touring or shows.
Neighboring Model T clubs also have Facebook pages and we have enjoyed joint meetings and tours, partially thanks to the internet making communication a lot easier.
I'm on it(FB) for friends & family only. Most of the personal info is wrong on purpose so if you don't actually know me you're out. As to this Model T club: there doesn't appear to be much solid info there. In fact I found none at all. It doesn't relate to this Forum a bit and there are quite a few "modifieds" there too. Time waster.
Now I'll have to put a contract out on you and move once again!!
'Though, I do wonder about our "new" neighbor--this would be a good place to hide out!
I know I have a warped sense of humor--I just got some cars for my future train layout; one is Elvis' Pink Caddy, the other is a Black sedan for the Mafia guys who are following him! I also found an S scale Shasta Travel trailer that's exactly like the trailer Linda and her folks traveled around the states and to Alaska when she was a kid, so that will be on the layout in their memory.
Ha, Ha Dave, I'm going to change my name and learn to walk backwards so nobody will recognize me. Seriously, back in the late 70s & 80s I was on OTR truck driver (remember a moving target is hard to hit) and always looked to getting north of Sacramento on I-5 when heading up that way. Beautiful country , especially around Mt.Shasta, with the red soil, deep blue sky and puffy white clouds (I can still see it in my minds eye). Only wish I had taken the time to drive up CA 70, bet the views are great.
ps: I think I'll look for some old photos
pps: Now that I'm thinking about it, what ever happened to that movement I started to have north California secede from the rest of that crazy state????
Some here like Facebook, some don't, some did but now don't and some didn't but now do. Who knew so many people could have differing opinions of Facebook. I suspect the official policy should be to do as you please.
It does seem that this forum should take into account a couple themes. Don't move he forum to Facebook or you will lose a bunch of strong participants. Do consider modernizing (risky term here) the forum software to make usage and photo posting easier.
I agree with what Charlie Dill said 1,000 percent!!!! So many times I have read posts asking for photos, only to have the member state that he can not get them to load.