I finally had a bit of time today so worked on the Model A Town Sedan and got the T ready for a car show next weekend.
I will not tell everyone that the Boy Scouts are having a car show at Stratham Hill park in Stratham NH next Sunday because some of you might show up and decrease my chances of getting another trophy.
Last year the T got a big people's choice trophy.
I cleaned the T (rubbed it down with MMO and Old English) then put the American flags on it, got the seat belt and air bag ready, and a few other things.
Who needs a trophy?
Go for it, Fred. Any day that a stock Model T wins in a car show is a great day for the hobby.
Last time we attended that show was around 2001-02 with a 1961 VW crew cab. They didn't know where to put us so we got lumped in with later model foreign cars. I was genuinely surprised that we got scouts choice trophy. Enjoy the show, it's a nice park (or at least it was) and post pictures
A friend of mine drove a pickup like that blue 1 and I honestly kinda liked it.Trouble is,in a wreck,you get a birds eye veiw!
There used to be a big show in Wellesley MA every year - It was called Elm Bank. It was a great show, but had the weirdest structure of classes that I have ever seen. There was only one class for older cars "pre-1930". Since a T would be competing against Pierce-Arrows, Duesenbergs, and Packards, a Model T had no chance at a trophy. Most T people just went to the show, parked together, and didn't register for judging.
Larry - I don't need a trophy but it is good to know (what Michael said) any day a stock Model T wins at a car show it is a great day for the hobby!
It is especially rewarding when it is the people's choice award that is against all the vehicles and not just a trophy within the class.
Winning against real 427 cobras, Ferraris, custom cars, Rolls Royces, 60s supercars, etc. is extra special.
Additionally for me, it is a tribute to my Dad who did the restoration (with my help) in the mid 50's.
Every time I drive it I can hear him giving me instructions and see the smile on his face.
Furthermore I am blessed that my son also cherishes memories of working on the car with me.
Sorry to get sappy, but it is a family thing!