Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending the NJ Concours d'Elegance at Bucks Mill Park in Colts Neck. The organizers went "all out" to put on a beautiful show and everyone from the judges right on up to the Grand Marshall could not have been more hospitable. My 1914 Touring was in "Class 1", the 1900 - 1929 group.
Congratulations! What a beautiful car
Very nice, congrats
What was the highwheeler next to you?
That "Highwheeler" actually was a static museum replica! The "engine" was an intricately carved block of wood, as was the running gear..... It was trailered (obviously) onto the show field and simply pushed into position. The sign stated it was a replica of an 1897 Daimler...
Gary: Congratulations indeed !!!!!!!!!! Beautiful weather for a change in Monmouth County. Friend from Colts Neck told me about show, I could not attend.
Are the rear wheels on that '14 Ford 24 inch (30 x 3 tires) or are my eyes just playing tricks on me?
How satisfying is that? It's a great looking car and well deserved.
Congratulations. A spectacular 14 T
Thanks guys! It was really neat to see a few Model "T"'s sharing the show field with LaSalles, Cadillacs, Packards, Rolls......I'm glad the Fords were included among the "swells"! And my car had a crowd around it all day, taking photos, talking about the gas lamps, the bulb horn....People were fascinated with the "T".
Erik: Your eyes are not fooling you. The Model "T" has 30X3" tires on the front and 30X3 1/2" tires on the rear. The front wheels are one inch larger diameter than the rear wheels. But when mounted, both tires have a 30" diameter.
The camera is playing tricks on me.
It looks like the rear wheels are 24 inch, not 23 inch to me. Maybe because the car is at a slight angle in the photo where it is next to the red table with the crystal. The shadows and contrast between the tire and wheel are a contributing factor to the illusion.
30 - 3 -3 = 24 inches (stock front wheels)
30 - 3.5 -3.5 = 23 inches (stock rear wheels)
Most brands of 30 x 3.5 tires sold today are oversize and look ridiculously bulbous which makes a 23 inch wheel look even smaller to me. Your 30 x 3.5 Non-Skids on the rear are probably closer to nominal and not so bulbous as other brands creating the illusion in my mind that it is a 24 inch wheel instead of 23.
Very nice,and i really like the pin stripes! The fenders seem to sit very high? Bud.
Congratulations! What a beautiful car and very,very nice. Be proud.