So, I turn on the tv yesterday morning and it just so happens to be in the middle of Let's Make A Deal. The host offers a deal behind a door in exchange for what this woman has. What she has I didn't see you that part, but the woman takes what's behind the door. When they reveal what's behind the door it's an unrestored Model T in very restorable shape! They play the sad music and everyone in the audience sighs with disappointment. I can tell you everyone of us would be jumping up and down with excitement! The sad part is, I don't believe they give away those prizes. That they are just props of the show that they don't give away. Well, hope ya'll enjoyed this tidbit......
When I was in high school almost the same thing happened on the show, except it was a coffin-nosed Stanley!! Man was I excited!! If I'd been on the show I'd be dancing up and down and getting out while the getting was GREAT.
Interesting how different our perspectives are.
I am with David on what he said (don't remember the Stanley). I would have been tickled pink to win one the old car clunkers they gave away back then.
If it was behind the lady's door I would HOPE she did get it! The people sighing are just clueless.
Going mildly sideways with this ... I am going to bet all of us are a royal pain in
the tukus to buy gifts for because OUR idea of a good gift is everyone else's
idea of trash (or worse !)
And if the gifter actually does care and wants to give a meaningful gift, they have
no idea where to get one, as "the machine" only trains us to shop "retail" and
Amazon just don't stock rusty old metal !
I'll bet Pioneer Motor Company is closed anyway. Dave in Bellingham,WA
That's one loaded cross-arm. Must be telephone or telegraph stuff. Looks like Hemingray #9s?
Are you talking about the old reruns of Let's Make a Deal or the new ones? I remember seeing an unrestored Studebaker sedan on LMAD when I was a kid, (that would have been the old episodes). I seriously thought the lady who won it got the best "deal", though she did not seem to agree.
Burger X 2!
I tried to take my truck back to Pioneer Motor Co. for warranty
work, and those scoundrels shur-nuff did close up shop !
I am sure there is a Hemingray 9 on there somewhere. Yes, it is
a 16-20 pin arm that was typically used for local circuits.
Model T's are just a part of my interest in old junk in general. If
it involves rust, spoked wheels, steam, brass, aqua or purple glass,
cast iron or anything resembling a Rube Goldberg drawing, I am
probably interested. As such, the TT performs an amazing task of
"magnet" for all the other rust lovers and erstwhile nutjobs that keep
cool old stuff around. Driving the truck around with a complement
of old junk like that on the back only ensures I pull those guys out
of the woodwork to buy, sell, and trade .... even if it is just trading
I am talking about the new Let's Make A Deal. It was with the new host. When I was a kid I used to watch this show and now as an old man I know the newer old stuff!
Behind Door Number Two...
Door number two had a Tudor behind it. I wonder what was behind door number four?
Uhhh, a Fordor? Sorry Tim, I had to..as I know you left the door open for it!!
Burger...love the arm full of insulators. Lucky you.
With insulators and line hardware all over my place, I guess I must
be REALLY lucky ! Happy to send anyone a box full upon request !
They are all over Cave Springs too (my family's resort) that's how we get power to the 1923 summer cabins--that have Model T sized carports!
Dewey, Where exactly is your resort ? I will stop in next time
through. Maybe bring you some hardware for your system ?
I saw the tudor on the show a week or two ago.