And all you 1950's teenagers thought you invented sex in the car. Ha, guess grandma and grandpa had you beat. All kidding aside I thought you would like to see this great old family postcard. Can you tell me about the car?
But Randy, Kids today don't want the responsibility of a car. Just check the back seat before taking your mother-in-law for a ride today, she may have a flashback or hot flash.
All the Best,
Hank in Tin-A-See
Our Car Club , once a year, has a day where we display at a local historical society village, and as part of the day we take senior citizens from the local homes for a drive in the old cars. Last year I had 3 old ladies, well into their late 80's in the T and took them for a 20 mile drive around the local farmlands and secondary roads, through the neighbouring township and home. As it turned out they were real characters,even calling out to good looking young men in the street as we passed. Then they they began to reminisce on their nocturnal activities in the back seat of a Model T. My ears were burning by the time we got home... but they did enjoy the run.
The postcard looks very much like a 1910 Model 17 Buick.
Here is a picture of a 1910 Model 17 Buick.
Years ago several old car people took our cars to a Nursing home and many looked with fondness at the rear seat of our 14 touring.I thought this was great because i was always told i was hatched on a stump!! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
When talking about "the old days" with an elderly gentleman once while he was admiring my T he said about his wife ;
" Oh my wife is still hot, only now it comes in flashes" LOL
It's definitely a 1910 Buick Model 17, like Dan said. This postcard is part of a series that all used the same car.
Tony, have told this before, but your comment brought it back. Several years ago, our club was showing old folk their past at a home, one ole gal started smirking at a touring, smacked me on the shoulder and clearly said " I was deflowered in one of those" It was hard not to laugh.
We where showing a car at a AACA Grand National Meet in Topeka KS. a few years ago. We had a reporter from Kansas City that asked to take photos and interview Carol about the history of our car for the Sunday Car section of his paper. He was a well dressed very polite and a joy to visit with.He told the story about interviewing a very vibrant lady on her 100th Birthday. In the conversation she said she had never spent a day in the hospital. He continued by asking her if she had ever been bed ridden? She said many times and twice in a hay field, but son do not put that in your newspaper!!
Those spooners have barely begun; they're still wearing their hats!
About 20 years ago I had a '30 roadster with a rumble seat. I was driving someplace with the top down and the rumble seat open, and I pulled over to the curb to check my directions. A little old lady came up and exclaimed: "A rumble seat! I remember rumble seats!" I said: "Yes, and I'll bet you were naughty in that rumble seat!" She put her hand to her mouth, widened her eyes, and commenced to giggle, and then turned and tottered away.
Back in the mid-1970s, my dad had a restored 1930 Model A Coupe with a rumble seat. An older man came over one day to take a look at it. When he saw the rumble seat, he laughed and said, "Oh my, those rumble seats were not very big but some mighty bad things have happened back there."
Then the conversation turned to what teenagers did before the automobile. The elderly man said, "Well back in my grandfather's day, he said would go visit a neighbor girl when ever'body else was gone to town. Let me tell ya, the sparks were a'flyin' up the chimney that day."