Earlier this spring there was a thread about how far we can expect to drive a Model T. At that time, Lee and I were planning a trip from Iowa to Alaska and back again in our Model T p/us
for June and July. I am pleased to announce that the trip has been completed...a total of 7,200 plus/minus miles! Its good to be home.
Great Job! I would suggest you put some notes together with some photos to send to the Editor of the "Vintage Ford" for use as an article. A lot of folks including many who may not read the forum would be encouraged by your trip. And many of us would like to know more about the preparation, spare parts taken along, and what if anything needed replacing along the way. You may have already done that on a travel log / facebook? But some folks don't get to facebook yet.
Again welcome home and congratulations!
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Hap and others who need to know more about the trip to Alaska and back...if you will google "Iowa to Alaska in a Model T" you will be lead to a facebook page and/or our web page...both contain the same informational background and a daily blog.
A lot of people CANNOT get Facebook.
Wayne, the first link that Steve posted is not Facebook and the second one is. Ya pays yer money an' ya takes yer choice....
You get the Blue Ribbon for " Understated Thread Of The Year " .......
That is quite an accomplishment !
What FJ said.
What a great story! Although, while I dearly love driving Model Ts and other early cars, the idea of 250+ miles in high winds and rain doesn't thrill me. And I'm not a camper. But it was a delightful vicarious trip. Thank you!
Agreed with Jim. A very understated 3 line post about an amazing trip!!
Thank you Steve for posting the the links, and Thank You Brian and Lee for a non Facebook version for us to read. I read up on the first week so far.
I didn't see mention of it on your Facebook page, did you check out the Fountainhead museum while you were in Fairbanks?
Well done guys. What was the most serious mechanical issue you had to overcome?
I warned you about grizzles before the trip...did any try to take you on?
Constantine...yes as a matter of fact, I did have a year old grizzly cub come up out of the ditch ahead of me. I slowed down thinking he would cross the road but all he did was run along side of my T for far too long before darting across the road. Me? I was busy looking out for "momma bear"!
Didn't some old-timer here once recommend Marvel Mystery Oil as a bear repellent?
Nooo, I think it was suggested that Marvel Mystery Oil helps the bears get your fully clothed body down their throat easier.