We usually don't attend car shows, but today was special.
As usual for us Model T's are always the highlight of any car show.
Today we received a lot of applause and attention as I drove Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu from the classic Christmas movie, It's A Wonderful Life) up to the judges stand in my 24 Touring. She announced the class winners of the car show.
This movie has been a favorite of mine, I'm sure it is for many of you also. Driving her in my car was quite an honor.
Karolyn was in Seneca Falls for a film festival featuring her.
Many of you will remember her from the 2016 MTFCI Tour in the Finger Lakes.
Dan, I'm bumping this because this post is as cool as when I saw it on Sunday evening!
Great day, lucky man (Zuzu!), lotsa neat cars and what a beautiful city! Golly that T looks nice. :-)
This is the first summer in 10 years of owning an antique vehicle that I have not bothered to attend a car show, and I really have not missed it! These shows are mostly for muscle cars anyway. Sunday drives are what does it for me now. Just to drive the back roads and hear the workings of the old car! Better than going to church.......
Thanks Duey, We were lucky to spend the day with Zuzu. She is a super nice person. She was in 16 films until both parents died when she was 15 years old. She then had to live with relatives in the Midwest who were nasty to her. She's had a very hard life. I have to give Ellen credit for how good the T looked. I haven't cleaned it since I finished it last fall. Two days before this I had both grandsons at the beach and it was full of sand. She cleaned and waxed it. It runs and drives as good as it looks.
Willis, I totally agree with you. The reason we were at the car show is the Wonderful Life museum is across the intersection from the car show. They were sponsoring a film festival featuring Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu) and asked us to park a T in front of the museum to draw people there. The show itself was pathetic only five original cars there. If you didn't count the new Mustangs, Challengers, and corvettes. One guy had ruined a T sedan and had a trailer hooked to it with a Shriners mini T, painted to match his car. He proceeded to tell me it wasn't a Shriners car, and that Ford made a few of these for Ford dealers between 1917 and 1923. He told me Ford offered him $40,000 for it to buy it back. As I looked at the molded fiber glass fenders and running boards, it was hard to keep a straight face, and I thought to myself get me out of here.
As far as car shows, they are boring, like you I'd rather be out driving!
....Better than going to church.......
Can't DISAGREE more.....
but, to each his own.
Frankly, I like to drive mine to church when I can (weather wise).
I'll agree with Willis, but as David said - to each his own.
Depends on how boring the sermon is. . . .
Hmm...We go to church most every Sunday, but I can see going through God's rural America in one of his greatest creations being a spiritual experience.
We did that today, over 200 miles
What a great honor for you !
Thanks for sharing the story ...
I've never understood why God can't see or hear you unless you are in a church, or, why you have to hear a sermon to believe. Don't get me started on those mega churches that cost millions to build. I can't think of anything that could be closer to God than our beautiful country. Sorry for the rant. JMHO. Dave
David, I can agree with you. I think it's a personal thing. I don't feel I have to go to church to be a good christian. The reason I do is for all God has given me I want to set aside an hour in thanksgiving to him once a week. I don't think it's necessary to go to a church to do this, but that's what I am comfortable doing.
Dan, my point exactly. Dave
Take A Lesson .....
" It's A Wonderful Life " had no scene in any Church - yet George prays at a bridge and Clarence appears to pull him from the icy waters.
The moment folks start " Preaching About Going To Church " - they lose their connection to it - leave other folks to their own path people.
All Roads Lead To God.
All Roads Lead To God.
I must respectfully disagree...
there are numerous intersections we encounter on the journey thru life.....
and go no further, lest I invoke the wrath of the Forum police.
Dan you hijacked your own thread!
When I lived in Virginia, I had to drive my car over the Blue Ridge mountains every day to go to work...and to go home, where I would occasionally stop at the top and worship and pray or read my Bible. Back then I wasn't even an ordained minister yet but I imagine that heaven will be seven out of seven days if it's worth anything (and believe it is). So, no matter where I am, He is.
What a beautiful drive that must have been !
Vern, that's funny, I guess I did, but it doesn't matter as long people are enjoying it. I like Freighter Jim's take on it also, again it's a personal thing, what ever you believe is right for you.
Jim, it was a year round marvel.
The seasons on the mountain top were in your face, the pastel colors of spring signaling new life, the deep greens of summer, or blue from a distance, in contrast with the faze of occasional fog, the awesome colors of autumn hit there first before the valley below, and the dead stick trees in winter with snow and ice. It represents the life cycle and I suppose I'm living in Fall these days as things are starting to fall apart. We only have one cycle to get it right down here and for me I choose Jesus. About twenty-five years ago my ex-boss chose the bottle and he ended driving off that same mountain and is no more. Enjoy your T's guys and gals; I'm having a blast with mine.
You are a Poet & Philosopher.
Time to get ready for my Sunday morning drive to nowhere. The sunny skies, the hum of the engine, the tick of the coils, the wind in my hair......
Good day to be alive!
Time to drive the T to Mass. I enjoy talking to friends when on a drive, or at work, or when they accompany me on my journeys. I am honored when they invite me to their home. I feel much the same about God. Christ did not send his disciples out alone but in pairs so they could reinforce and assist each other. JMHO.
Just got back with the '14, ready to head back out, makes for a good Sunday. Looks like a perfect T day.
We live 25 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 2 days ago had a great drive from Bedford to Roanoke.
Dan - I met Karolyn Grimes a few years ago at our local annual "Early Bird Swap Meet" where she had a a very nice display of photos that seemed to tie her career in with our hobby very well. She immediately impressed me (and everyone else) as a very genuine "people person" and indeed, a very, very NICE person. I was so impressed that I made a point of making sure that my daughter-in-law took our little grand daughter (who had played the part of "Zuzu" in a local theater group) down to the show to meet her. You'd have thought my grand daughter was HER grand daughter!
Noel - You reminded me of something. Years ago, I saw a local church van that had, very neatly lettered all down both sides, a phrase that has stuck with me, ever since, as to me, it says it all!
DISCIPLING DISCIPLES TO DISCIPLE!
No , you dont have to go to church . But : Christians have to go and should go . thats part of been a Christian !!!
Mike - I think you came very close,.....I'd change only just one of your words. I'd change the "have" to "want".
Worship the Creator. Enjoy his creation.
There you go Harold ! The yrue Christians want to and enjoy it.
Enough said, is right!
Feel free to check other topics Willis.
Harold, glad you got a chance to meet "ZuZu". She is a super nice person and very interesting to talk to. We see her every December when she returns to Seneca Falls N.Y. for The Wonderful Life museum's Christmas celebration. We have also met "Janie" the little girl who played the piano in the movie at the Christmas program. Bedford Falls in the movie was modeled after Seneca Falls N.Y. A real life suicide and rescue occurred on the bridge in Seneca Falls.
Should have read suicide attempt. Unfortunately the rescuer was not an angel and lost his life saving the girl.
I did check the topic, "Highlight of today's car show". That sounded interesting. Had I known this was the holy rollers thread I would've passed on it! Now I know......
I was told there were a lot of Ts in and around Skaneateles today. Do you know - a local event?
Zuzu touring the area?
Hello David, there was a tour in and around the Hamilton area. It was a Brass tour, so there were some T's on it. They may have traveled to the Skaneateles area.
We're usually out driving on Wednesday's but had to stay home to prepare for an All Ford Picnic at our place.
Zuzu left for her home in the state of Washington last week.