Had a most wonderful phone call today from an old friend in Scotland. I'm sure some of you know Mike Povey. When I was stationed there (USN)in the 70s, we met Mike and his wife Maria at an antique car event. We both drove a Morris 8 at the time. From that moment on we became great friends, and every chance we got, there was an adventure searching for long-lost automotive treasures. It was so much fun finding old gas stations still filled with early stuff like porcelain signs, spark plugs, and all kinds of early motoring stuff. Mike developed an interest in Model Ts and ended up with a 1917. Later, he traded up to a 1912 that he still enjoys. Well, as time moved on, and we moved back to the USA, we corresponded less and less, until only a Christmas card kept us up-to-date. Mike made it over to Hershey one year and his eyes were as big around as hub caps all week. I don't think he slept at all that week! Anyway, it's been too long since we've had a chance to visit so his call today was a fantastic gift of the season, and our new years resolution is of course to do a much better job of sharing the fun of Model Ts and remembering all the great times we had. We've still got a lot to catch up on and there are still a few good years left to make more memories.
I know Mike keeps an eye on this forum, so for Mike - it was great talking with you, and for the rest of this model T crowd, remember, it's the people who make it great! Don't miss the chance to reconnect with an old friend, even if there is a few thousand miles difference.
Thank You Terry!
I have the same old friends too. Thanks to this forum and club more are added for sure. God Bless.
All the Best,
Hank in Tin-A-See
Mike, were you at the Holy Loch? I have nothing to do with the Navy, but had friends in Strathlachlan, near Strachur. When I visited, they would talk about the US Navy base at the Holy Loch.
Obviously, I meant "Terry" when I said "Mike." Old age is a wonderful thing...
Terry I couldn't agree more, since i've gotten into the T community its brought more happiness to my life. Its a great hobby with top notch people!
I was actually stationed at a small communication station on the other side of Scotland near a small village called Edzell. We were south of Aberdeen and lived out in the country in a rented farm cottage. Beautiful country, great people. We were very active in a local vintage car club there and bought a 1935 Morris Eight shortly after arrival. Imagine that - bought an antique car before our shipment of furniture even arrived!
Terry, when I lived in Holland from 1969 to 1977, I bought a 1936 Austin Ten, so I understand completely....