Yesterday I took one of the 3 T's to the Auto Show. It will be there for a week. The show opens at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday Dec. 30 and runs until Sunday Jan 3. Admission is $10. All the new cars will be on display from every maker. This year, because it is the 100th anniversary of the Model T, there is a special display on Model T's, the car that put the world on wheels.
My wife usually brings her camera and takes pictures, but she didn't have it with her yesterday, so I don't have any pictures yet, but things weren't completely set up. I will be going back later this week and will get some pictures.
We have a chassis with cut away engine so you can see what happens when the crank is turned. That is the only one the public will be able to touch. There is also a rustbucket pickup and a Centerdoor. There are several cars of different years and body styles there. We will have club members dressed in period costumes to answer questions and promote the club. There will even be some TV news clips.
''This year, because it is the 100th anniversary of the Model T''
Err?,That was Last year,was it not?
The first Model T's were built in 1908 for sure, but sold as 1909 Models...
It is such a momentous occasion, I don't see why we can't stretch it out over a couple of years.
Pictures I promised. This is the International Auto Show which lasts from Wed Dec 30 through Sunday Jan 3. They expect over 10,000 people to attend. there are all kinds of new cars as well as concept cars and vintage cars. the Model T's have been quite a hit. Here are some of the pictures I promised.
The cut away engine & chassis was quite a hit. It is a 1914 with lights inside which illuminate the moving parts when the crank is turned.
I see the captions did not come out.
Gregg Rising demonstrates use of spark control
Gregg & Cathy Rising}
Doug Fine outside talking to press
Norm Kling talking to Mark & Sam Ferguson. Sam is the boy, and he can already drive a T.
Norm Kling demonstrates the chassis
1922 Runabout owned by Norm Kling
1926 pickup owned by phil Ewing. This car gets more attention than the restored ones. It runs very well and he attends many tours.
1915 Pie Wagon owned by Larry Ciuffo
1922 Centerdoor owned by Dave Stauffacher. This car is upside down which is the reason the steering wheel is on the opposite side. It used to be right side up when it was in Australia!
1927 Touring owned by Gregg & Cathy Rising
1915 Depot Hack owned by Milt & Nila Burgess
1914 Touring owned by Tony & Heather Bowker
These cars got a lot of attention. I'm going to repeat some of the first pictures with the names of the participants below.
Norm & Dolores Kling
Bob & Marilyn Bishop
Gregg & Cathy Rising
Great cars. Thank you for sharing with your photos.
I'd love to be there.