By late spring, 1907, the "improved" Ford Model K touring car was in the hands of some dealers. Below, Cleveland Ford Branch Manager Roseboro anticipates the upcoming hill climb, planning to enter three Fords. G. H. Flanders, FMC production manager, is also mentioned visiting Cleveland. Flanders will leave Ford eventually, joining partners Metzger and Everitte to produce the EMF and Flanders automobiles.
Ford is poised to have a huge day at a nationally known hill climb event:
More to follow......
Two days later, Manager Roseboro touts the six cylinder Ford's sold. It's interesting that the sixes are picked up at Detroit and driven back to Ohio. From articles I've read, it appears six cylinder Fords were in demand, just as with Model N and R, and often branch managers were waiting for delivery of cars from the Detroit.
Manager Roseboro is anxiously waiting for delivery of his first K Roadster, and it will arrive just before the upcoming hill climb. I believe Ford branch stores sold a good portion of FMC's Model K. Unfortunately, we don't have sales records (ledgers) from Ford branches during this period:
Any notion as to what castings Mr Flanders brought to Cleveland?
And here I thought stock car racing started so many years later...
I love these articles!
The way I read it is the big Touring "has been doing great stunts as a speedster." as the 6-40 Runabout wasn't there yet. Cool.