Happy Fourth of July 104 Years Ago from the “Gaurentee” Garage

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Happy Fourth of July 104 Years Ago from the “Gaurentee” Garage
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 09:35 am:



104 years ago the boys at the “Gaurentee” Garage in Springville, Utah went all out preparing their Model “T Racer” for the local Fourth of July parade. Decorated for the festivities, the car was covered with crepe paper, flags, a Springville banner, and signs promoting the garage. The “race team” on board appears to be a grandfather with his grandson on his lap, and his son behind the wheel, the team mascot, a small dog, is under the car staying out of the hot sunlight.

Even though the “Racer” is covered up with Holiday decorations, it is identifiable by the unique early Model “T” Ford bronze planetary steering box mounted at the top of the steering column, and by the rear axle radius and brake rods. The Ford has been outfitted with aftermarket electric headlights apparently powered by the Ford flywheel magneto which replaced the original acetylene gas headlights.


The photo via "The Old Motor" is courtesy of the Brigham Young University.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 11:10 am:

Great photo David. I miss your postings here


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 12:01 pm:

Thanks Gary! Just put "The Old Motor" in your favorites bar and visit anytime.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dale w on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 01:24 pm:

That "T" is so stripped down it barely casts enough of a shadow to cover a small dog!


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