Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sweet Ride!!

1915 Model T Ford Runabout 

Chuck....also known as "the hubs"!!

Me...with the Model T

Ford produced Model T cars from 1908 through 1927.

The cars could reach a top speed of 40 miles per hour.
But with no speedometer, drivers never really knew how fast they were driving.
Speed was controlled by a lever on the dashboard, there was no accelerator or gas pedal!!

The Model T did not have a starter like today's cars.
Instead, the engine had to be cranked by hand to get it going!!

Nice horn, right?!
This beauty was on display down in Cape May!!

When I closed my eyes, I could easily see Chuck and I
riding in the front seat of this baby,
with the wind blowing through what little hair we have left!!


Jill said...

Love that ride and I too can see you and the hubs riding with the wind in your hair!

Once again, your post brings forth a song. Have you ever heard the one that goes like this?

I bought and F O R D Ford made out of T I N tinboard and I will T A K E take you for an R I D E ride into the P A R K park where it is D A R K dark and I will L O V E love you til you're M I N E mine!

Sorry...I couldn't help myself!!

grammie g said...

Hi Debbie...before I even got to the bottom of you post I could just tell you and the Hub's would love a ride in that one lol!!
What a blast that would be ; }
Crazy just how far this world has advance.
My Uncle had a car that you had to crank to start back in the fourties ..we loved it as kids!!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are cool! We have a little transportation museum here and even though old cars aren't my thing, I still think they're so fun and nostalgic.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the 'pickup' back! :)

Dawn said...

Sweet rides!
Ahhh...if there was no gas pedal I could keep my legs tucked under me so the mouse wouldn't climb my leg! What an idea:D

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Cool looking ride! I can just see you two tooling around in that!

Ellie said...

That is a wee cracker of a car isn't it. It would be so much fun to drive about in that and honking the horn.

Bonnie said...

I think you would have on a purple scarf wrapped around your head, very Jackie-esque; the ends would be blowing in the wind behind you. You might even take it off, holding the scarf as far out the window as you can possibly reach and raise your arm. Just as the wind surrounds the scarf you will let go and it gracefully takes flight behind you like one of your most beautiful birds.

Reena said...

I'm with Texwisgirl .. love that pickup!

Rose said...

Roger, my hub, would say blowing through his scalp! On the other hand, even though my hair is short, I have enough for both of us and more, too!

Rose said...

Oh, meant to say I LOVE Model T!

Nancy said...

What a grand vehicle. And to look that good after so many years. You guys too! ;)

EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE these great old cars!

Dianna said...

Hubby & I love old classic cars. Next month we travel several hours to a little town in NC for a huge car show. The streets in town are closed down, and filled with old restored cars.
This one was a beauty! Too bad you didn't get a ride...

Lisa said...

What a beauty. A older Man down the road has one and its a beauty too.
Lovely photo of you as well.