Model T Fords and Me


I don’t know what it is but I see Model T Ford’s every where in my travels. I guess I just live in Model T Ford territory.

What I do know that central New Hampshire has a rather active local chapter of the Model T Clubs of America. So I’m probably running into members all the time such as this beauty spotted in front of the Danbury Country Store:

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And this other Model T pickup just down the road which I believe has been restored by the same craftsman.

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Member Warren Henderson posted this front seat video of one of the clubs rides.

I’ve run into the club at the Canterbury Shaker Village where the background of historic buildings made for the most perfect, movie set like background to highlight the beautifully restored Model T and Model A cars.

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I ran into this cool Model T Ford on 4A in Wilmont, New Hampshire:

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But is not just in New Hampshire where I’ve spotted these great old historic Ford cars. I’ve seen them on the island of Maui, Hawaii being engulfed by tropical jungle plants:

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And on the side of the road in Vermont:

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About the Ford Model T:

The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, T‑Model Ford, ‘Model T Ford’, or T) is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company from September 1908 to October 1927.[1] It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford’s innovations, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.[2] The Ford Model T was named the world’s most influential car of the 20th century in an international poll.

The Model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile became popular. The first production Model T was produced on August 12, 1908[4] and left the factory on September 27, 1908, at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan. On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan.

There were several cars produced or prototypes by Henry Ford from the founding of the company in 1903 until the Model T came along. Although he started with the Model A, there were not 19 production models (A through T); some were only prototypes. The production model immediately before the Model T was the Model S,[6] an upgraded version of the company’s largest success to that point, the Model N. The follow-up was the Ford Model A (rather than any Model U). Company publicity said this was because the new car was such a departure from the old that Henry wanted to start all over again with the letter A.

 

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