Thank you for this wonderful video (good soundtrack, also). This is the additional nudge I need to make my gas lamps operational. Thanks again, Bill
PS: Are you using the P-O-L tank on the driver's running board or do you have another tank hidden elsewhere? B.
So very nice. Thank you.
Thanks Rob. Wonderful drive in the K. Seems that not too many of the oncoming vehicles use gas for illumination.
I have taken the liberty of passing on a link to friends to also enjoy it.
Thanks guys. Bill, yes, the tank on the side. Gas shops still have them although limited, so you may need to check for a while to find one.
Beautiful to watch, but those lights don't do much to help the driver see. When Rob's K goes into that covered bridge, where there's no external ambient light, he might as well be driving into a black hole.
Gil, that's the phone camera not adjusting. I drive frequently with acetylene lights. They are more than adequate with good reflectors.
The only problem is meeting "modern" cars and having my night vision momentarily reduced.
Rob, thanks for posting. This is the first time I've been in the gaslight parade. I was invited to ride in R.V'S 14 touring. What a memorable event!
Optical illusion... that firework looks like it's between the car and the tree.
Rob, Well done, thanks for sharing, was very enjoyable to watch and listen to the music.
I meant to mention the music choices.
1. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" was written in 1911 by Irving Berlin.
2. "In My Merry Oldsmobile," 1905, Gus Edwards (music) and Vincent Bryan (lyrics).
3. "Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet," 1909. Music by Percy Wenrich, lyrics by Arthur Clough.
4. "In the Good old Summertime," 1902. Music by George Evans and lyrics by Ren Shields.
I chose these songs because the people who originally owned our cars would have known/heard them, and many of us also recognize the music.
Old Car Festival is an event like no other, and I recommend attempting to take it in at least once if possible.
Thanks for posting. I'd like to attend one of those sometime.
It's on my list for next year. I was going to do it this year, but I made other plans when it looked as though the OCF was going to be a bust. I went once and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rob, these days my eyes are even slower to react than your camera!
Bill Harper: I went to many welding supply shops but finally managed to find the right tank. I now use it on my '14. They're out there. It just takes time and patience.
First time using my generator-powered gas lamps. They performed perfectly once I figured a few things out. Ironically the only lighting trouble I had was with the side and tail lamps. The wicks were too old to properly carry the lamp oil. I believe they were originals.
My neighbor in the 1914 display area gave me a brand new wick he had purchased from one of the vendors. It was 1/2" wide. The T wick is 7/16", so it wouldn't fit well. It was constantly bunching up inside the wick channel and the toothed wheel on the wick adjuster would then just tear holes in it instead of moving it.
I finally found the correct stuff and will have it at Hershey.
Driver's side headlamp aimed high, aim correctly should light road ahead....
Great video,,,thanks !!
Great video, love the music, where did you find it?
Here's a video I made driving home with Bill Harper after helping out at a Big Brothers, Big Sisters fundraiser last September. I agree with your statement "They are more than adequate with good reflectors", my '26 coupe has the original 6 volts headlights and they provide more than enough lighting for night driving.
I've been disappointed in the few videos on YouTube of the OCF. They are very short (meaning in seconds, not minutes). The drone one was cool.
There is an easy solution to not losing your night vision when meeting oncomming cars. Do what I do and close your eyes . . .
Chadwick, I actually close one eye, opening it after the car has passed....
I do the same ;)
I might as well add my own car from the gas light parade. I must say I was pleased to see how many cars had their gas and oil lamps working as originally intended.