David Vial stands next to the 1917 Model T his father purchased in 1917 at the local Ford dealership in Hamilton. Vial is wearing the garb of the era, a duster and cap. Jean Schurman photo.
HAMILTON, Mont. – One hundred years ago a 15-year-old boy from Hamilton and his dad purchased a brand new Ford Model T touring car.
The teenager drove that car all over Hamilton.
Today that Model T has been restored to mint condition and remains in the family.
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This memo was probably on of the reasons that Henry Ford eventually replaced the Model T, however it cost Kanzler his job and damaged Edsel Ford’s career.
The memo in the Henry Ford Museum Archives
The Miraculous Miniature Model T Fords of Ruben Vinyolas
Ruben’s Model T models are exceptional, see the article here on the Mac’s Motor City Garage blog
Ruben Vinylos of Argentina builds meticulously detailed scale models of the Model T Ford. Inspired in part, he says, by Bruce McCalley’s classic 1994 book, Model T Ford: The Car That Changed the World, his exquisite replicas are almost indistinguishable from the real thing
You can see more of Ruben’s work at his website here
Interesting article from Daniel Strohl at Hemming’s.
Fact Check: Henry Ford didn’t design the Model T as a multi-fuel vehicle
Was the Model T designed to run on Multi Fuels?
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Love this Model T lakes modified for sale on Hemmings
1926 Model T Lakes Modified
“all hand built 6 years ago. Starting with a flawless steel body that was narrowed by 8 ½ inches, the car was modeled to resemble Bo Jones famous modified-style T, although this car is unique and not intended to be a clone. Painted in a brilliant Polyurethane Orange with bright red accents, this car gets noticed anywhere it goes. In addition to the laser-straight body, the exterior features custom aluminum hood and false side panels, Bell-style dropped front axle, Posi rear spring, cut-down windshield, and 1935 Ford wire wheels (rears widened by 2”) wrapped in Coker Firestone Deluxe Champion tires. The interior features a custom-built Swedish Brown Leather Seat, floor shifter, Classic Instruments, removable steering wheel and tan carpet. The unique power train consists of a 4-cylinder Mazda Miata 1.8 liter / 133 HP that is fully chromed and polished and features a custom cut-down manifold. All of this is backed by a close ratio five-speed manual transmission and 1940 Ford Quick Change rear axle”
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The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) celebrated America’s Road Trip Century by following Edsel Ford’s epic 1915 journey from Detroit to San Francisco. The HVA will be driving a 1915 Ford Model T that is similar to the car Edsel Ford drove. The event incorporated the centennial celebrations of the Ford Estate at Fair Lane and Panama-Pacific International Exposition the historic departure and destination points for Edsel Ford’s trip. Follow the trip here. H J Caulkins Jr created a limited edition leather bound souvenir book documenting the trip, not many copies still survive, some pictures can be seen here and here