Tim the last we heard your Ford model T was arriving in the UK mid December. Has it arrived and was all well? Is the book still on track for the publishers March submission? I really canít wait to see it hit the shelves. Best to you and all the members involved for providing a grand experience that I lived vicariously through your updates.
Thanks for compiling the links. Enjoyed every minute of Tim's journey
Greetings all! Wow, extreme radio silence - sorry about that. Seems that books don't write themselves. How very inconsiderate of them.
Anyway... the T has indeed crossed the pond. Now in Neil Tuckett's very capable hands up near Aylesbury, which I drove through the snow to yesterday for a visit (bet the poor car didn't see much of that during its 51 years in Texas). Neil's a top chap and a lifelong T man - indeed one of the foremost experts this side of the Atlantic. I drove my first T around his farmyard a couple of months before setting off...
It'll hibernate there while I finish the book and engage the vehicle-registration authorities in attritional combat.
Great to hear from you. Wishing you well in your writing. Be sure to dot your "T's" and cross your "I's". Throw in a few commas too, people like those!
Tim - You said,....."Neil's a top chap and lifelong T man". Boy!!! You've got that right Tim! Neil and his help treated my son and me like long-lost relatives a few years ago when he gave us a tour of all his facilities, and Model T "inventory" In N. Marston! Is the "Golden Rod" still there? He and his guys actually rolled it out of storage to show us when we were there.
For those that don't know, the Model T "community in England are not divided up into local chapters of one or more national clubs like here in the U.S.A. In England (maybe all of the U.K.,...I don't know) there is just one organization,...The Model T Ford Registry, and I believe there are in excess of 700 members! And of that huge organization, Neil Tuckett is pretty much, as Tim Moore says,...."Mr. Model T" in the U.K......FWIW,......harold
I enjoyed reading your adventures last year. Have you driven your car at all in the UK?