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GOLETA, CA USA - Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 12:42:26 (EDT)
This site is great for my assignment and i will recomend it to other people to use it. Thank you. Greg
Greg Thompson <greg_thompson_99085>
Newcastle, n.s.w Australia - Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 03:19:27 (EDT)
All i have to say is CHEVROLET RULES and it always has and always will!!!!
Pooder <>
Cavalier , ND Pembina - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 21:15:52 (EDT)
I have a nephew named Fuffuf and he owns a 1926 ford model-t and it runs great! He loves it alot and it is in good shape!! Don't forget, FORD RULZ!!
Merlyn Dalsted <>
cavalier, ND Pembina - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 20:54:28 (EDT)
Your information about the Model"T" was a big help in my school project, but I had to do my project on the Model "T". Any other day I would have do it on HOLDEN!!!!!!! FORD S****!!!!!!!! HOLDEN RULZ!!!!!!!!!!
"Critty" <>
- Monday, June 12, 2000 at 04:08:49 (EDT)
Here are some definitions for FORDS: First on race day Found on road driving, F***ed over rebuilt dodge, Forever on road driving. Just my thoughts! FORDS ARE # 1!!
Jessica <>
colville, wa united states - Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 16:52:47 (EDT)
Model T's are awsome cars! This websit helped me out on my junior project that was worth 180 points to my grade! Thank you so much you website saved my butt!! Thanks again! If you could would you send me some info on the model t's they intrest me alot!
Jessica Yaeger <>
colville, wa United States - Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 16:49:23 (EDT)
First On Race Day FORD simply the best ever made!
smithsville, NC USA - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 16:15:36 (EDT)
Good page, but didn't mention whether or not the model-t was rear wheel drive or not. For the sake of my 3rd year Mechanical engineering assignment, I'll assume it is. Cheers.
Nath <>
Melbourne, vic Australia - Monday, May 15, 2000 at 04:11:50 (EDT)
I used your information on my school report. It was very helpful. Thank you.
Alik Miller
Meridian, ID United States - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 19:23:13 (EDT)
very exciting
sheri lownberg
caledonia, canada - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 11:27:46 (EDT)
I really have a thing for modeling I would really like to do it one day in my life if you could email me somethings that would be best for me on the modeling career that I have. Rachel I am also doing a project on minnow fish emailme if no any infoo on.
Rachel <>
Georgetown, De Sussex - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 10:28:18 (EDT)
Thanx for the great pictures of the model T Ford! I'm doing a project for school and this really helped! Want some constructive critisizm? Here it goes...add some information about the model T Ford,okay? That would help everyone even more! thanks so much
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- Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 14:29:18 (EDT)
Christa <>
Chicago, IL United States - Friday, May 05, 2000 at 12:54:22 (EDT)
great site.we really enjoyed it.but we need some close-up shots or illustrations of the 1909-1912 model t head/tail lamps and a little info. see we have a pair we would like to date. so if you can help us it would mean a lot to us.
mitch davis <>
albany, or us - Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 03:30:37 (EDT)
I currently have a 1927 Coupe and enjoy it very much! Since I'm only 29 I'm looking for advice on how to make the most of My "T".
Mike Frey <>
Secor, IL USA - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 19:10:28 (EDT)
WAVERLY, OH U,S,A - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 10:21:26 (EDT)
This is a nice site. I needed to look up henry ford's model T car and i came to this site and i found the picture that i wanted. thanks alot.
Karrie <>
Mt.Pleasant , Mi 48850 - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 11:53:01 (EDT)
Thanx so much! I had to do a research report on Henry Ford and you gave me all that I needed! Thanx again! - Judie
Judie <V KoRn Child>
- Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 12:13:46 (EDT)
i love the modle t. i have 12. i love to just go and look how rich i am because i have 12 modle t fords. i hope to beable to start it one day so i can drive it! email me. if u have modle t for me to buy email me P.S. send me pics of your modle T
Brett <>>
calgary, alberta canada - Monday, April 10, 2000 at 13:01:50 (EDT)
I have searched all over the place in the school,and my house i could not find all of the information on Mr.Henry Ford. But when i looked up this web site i found out every thing that i needed, thank you for all of the help that this web site gives to anyone who enters it. when you need a friend or if you just want some kind of advice i am always checking my mail during the school hours. Dj. email me any time.
DJ Rager <>
Niobrara, Ne United States of America - Thursday, April 06, 2000 at 16:10:27 (EDT)
Thank you soo much!! This page really helped me on my project for school!!
Trey Hayes <>
Aiken, SC USA - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 20:15:26 (EST)
In need of ANY vintage photos of Model-T high res. at least 150 or 300 dpi. to use in a transportion piece I'm working on. THANKS ALOT.
Liz Owens <>
Hampton, Va USA - Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 14:31:58 (EST)
hey i have won regionals in my division for history day and i need a pic of a horse and carrage
Springdale, Ark USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 20:03:13 (EST)
Ford, Henry (1863-1947), American industrialist, best known for his pioneering achievements in the automobile industry. Ford was born on a farm near Dearborn, Michigan, on July 30, 1863, and educated in district schools. He became a machinist's apprentice in Detroit at the age of 16. From 1888 to 1899 he was a mechanical engineer, and later chief engineer, with the Edison Illuminating Company. In 1896, after experimenting for years in his leisure hours, he completed the construction of his first automobile, the Quadricycle. In 1903 he founded the Ford Motor Company.
Annonymous <>
New Your, NY U.S.A - Wednesday, March 01, 2000 at 23:00:41 (EST)
I'm selling a collectable replica of the model t assembly line. It is hand crafted of solid pewter and measures 27 inches long. Two pictures are available at: the first is about 100K, but the second is about 11 times that. The second picture shows the full length of the piece in all its splendor. I am asking $2500. If you are interested and would like to contact me, email
ryan constantine <>
sacramento, ca usa - Wednesday, March 01, 2000 at 22:32:34 (EST)
i really liked the web site send me some info thanks~
Ford <>
usa - Wednesday, March 01, 2000 at 16:47:43 (EST)
I would like to know what the modle T nick name was i need it but monday the 28 plases i need some points to get my grade up in school
Brandon Schchneck <>
pa usa - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 10:41:04 (EST)
Hey! It's me again. Well, Just had to compliment you again on your page. Great JOB! Okay, well, now I have to get back to my report. Remember: Keep your T memories alive, and your soul will live forever. Anonymous
Anonymous <Unknown>
Jacksonville, NC United States of America - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 17:55:38 (EST)
Thank you very much. I have looked through your wonderful website that you have posted. I wish to be Anonymous to you for safety reason though. Anyways, I have a research report That I needed to do on Henry Ford. Because of your great website, I have just completed it. I really enjoyed "surfing" your website. Anonymous
Anonymous <Unknown>
Jacksonville, NC United States of America - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 17:49:24 (EST)
I realy liked this page it helped me with alot of my report that I am doing in class thankyou soooooo much!!!! :) and I love the pics of the cars too HeHeHe
Bubbles <>
AK U.S.A - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 23:34:16 (EST)
I think that the Model T is cool. I am doing a report about Henry Ford and The Assembly Line. I also Like the statment "It can be painted any color so long as its black."
Erin <>
Tucson, AZ USA - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 20:14:32 (EST)
this has nothing really to do with model t's but mustangs rule!
corey bassett
- Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 11:22:41 (EST)
My report used a lot of your info
Bob Scratchapples
Itchy, BA LLS - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 15:40:20 (EST)
I love the old Model T's. I recently photographed a 1926 truck that is partially disassembled and needs to have the restoration finished. I am helping the guy sell it. It was sitting in an old barn in Massachusetts. It was like entering a time warp! I helped feed the animals and then looked at old cars. I do like admire a simpler kind of life.
andrew gerety <>
forked river, nj 08731 - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 13:09:43 (EST)
Yeah hi, i think that this site is very useful and has lots of facts about the particular subject.
Sarah Couture <>
laguna niguel, ca usa - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 11:48:42 (EST)
This was the only site that had that Henry Ford never actually said, "You can have the Model T in any color so long as it's black." I'm doing a report for class over Ford, and you have helped me. I am always open for quotes when doing a report. Thanks again.
Bret Nelson <>
Jamestown, Ks USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 10:03:00 (EST)
if any opn e could please e-mail me if you have any pictures of info on henry ford an the model t !!!!!! thanks- sara heck
the street, na usofa (ithink) - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 16:11:37 (EST)
Sara Heck <>
ON THE STREETS, NA US (I THINK) - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 16:04:17 (EST)
I just wanted to thank you for your help on my history day project I am going to Regionals
Nate Cantrell <>
Springdale, Ark. USA - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 18:09:46 (EST)
I really enjoyed this site i go to it every day it is a lot of fun
Jasmine Lee <Jasmine>
Aurora, iIl US of A - Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 15:13:53 (EST)
Your website has helped my a great deal over the course of my history day project. I have used alot of information from this site if you could send me a little more information you might have on Henry Ford it would help me alot!!!!
Nate Cantrell <>
Springdale, Ark. U.S.A - Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at 19:16:17 (EST)
it was a cool and interesting web site
brandon miller
lincoln, ne usa - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 12:27:38 (EST)
Hi I am doing a report on the Modle T and am looking for some imformation and pictures so if you have any please e-mail me.
Rosie <>
Dokkum, Holland - Monday, January 10, 2000 at 15:22:34 (EST)
I'm 15 and doing a project on Henry Ford and the Invention of Cars!!! And if anyone has any information about the Invention of Cars and Henry Ford please e-mail me at or at Thanx!!!
Criscilla <>
DeLand, FL United States - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 13:57:16 (EST)
ZAPOPAN, JALISCO MEXICO - Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 15:50:54 (EST)
Anyone know the value of a completely original 1913 Model T Touring Car. The car has has one owner who wants to sell. Car is totally original and in storage for many, many years. The car is 100% complete. Any suggestions as to its value? Thanks for your response. T. Williams
T. Williams <>
Tulare, CA USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 09:18:37 (EST)
I'm doing a History Fair Project on The Model T. This years topic is Turning Points in Histoy. If you have any info. on the Model T or you can share an experience of when you rode in one when they first came out email me. Also if you have any primary sources please email me. If you do send me any info. I will be so exicited.Model T rocks
Steven <>
La Porte, TX USA - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 19:28:02 (EST)
I REALLY WANT ONE OF THOSE CARS!!! THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Lotsa exclamation points, huh?)
Mags <>
San Antonio, TX United States - Thursday, December 09, 1999 at 18:22:54 (EST)
I like your site veru much. I never owned a Model T but I would live to. I'm eighteen and I can say this side is very nice to see and it's very informative. Bye says Angelo Winter
Angelo Winter <>
Dousman, WI United States - Wednesday, December 08, 1999 at 15:20:26 (EST)
Your site was very helpful for our history day project. It gave us great information about Henry Ford.
Daniel Kersten and Joey O'neil
La Quinta, Ca USA - Monday, December 06, 1999 at 22:59:37 (EST)
This site had alot of stuff i needed on my report on hery ford! foyund it all rite here!
Irene Malarkey <>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, December 06, 1999 at 01:42:31 (EST)
Wonderful info for my son's school project
sybil <>
NC - Wednesday, December 01, 1999 at 21:44:32 (EST)
I am doing a speech in school on Mr. Henry Ford and I found all I needed right here at you'r web site and more thank you .I was really impressed ,I know girl's are not suppost to be interested in cars but I just love the Ford's all of them beginning with the Model "T". Thanks Carol Landis Mother of three, and Grandmother, Longview ,Texas
Carol Landis <>
Longview, TX GREGG - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 14:48:36 (EST)
I like this site because it has a lot of useful information for my research paper on the history of the Ford Motor Company.
Bekki Jones <>
Byron, IL USA - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 13:26:49 (EST)
Cool site needed the info, cool. cool. cool. wow!
The history group <>
Great Falls , MT United States - Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 14:01:11 (EST)
Brandon <>
Fairview, IL USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 11:52:03 (EST)
If anyone has any information on the model T. or Henry Ford please send it to me.
Robyn <>
Ishpeming, MI United States - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 12:12:53 (EST)
You guys ARe COOL>> I learned alot about Model T's Thank You!!!
Logan Ebersold <>
Union Star, MO United States - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 15:16:55 (EST)
Henry Ford is an awesome guy that achieve so much in his life!! I am doing a report on him for the 3rd time and it is such a pleasure.
Julie <Jewels1818_2000>
Fraser, mi usa - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 11:31:33 (EST)
By far the best site around, I have a 1916 Model T Jitney Bus which I rebuilt over six years. I am really excited about the car of the century Wheels Magazine in Australia have already named the Model T as their choice for this award. I am also looking forward to seeing many of yoa Americans at our next National Rally in 2001. Visit our site at
Gary Amesbury <>
Sydney, Australia - Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 22:57:35 (EST)
Nate Cantrell <>
Springdale, ark usa - Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 11:00:47 (EST)
HOWDY My name i Nate Cantrell. and i need some info on henry ford such as diaries or photos , would help me alot !! just send it to my friends e-mail address. i dont have a computer!!!!THAKZ ALOT
Nate Cantrell <>
Springdale, ARK USA - Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 10:46:24 (EST)
I just would like to comment how helpful this site was...especially the advertisements.
Tom <>
New Haven, CT USA - Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 10:39:02 (EST)
HELP!! If you have any information on Henry Ford's invention of the Model T and/or how it affected the people please e-mail me with any web sites for my HISTORY DAY PROJECT. I am in 7th grade so please send things that are knowledgeable to my consent. This site has been great, but I also need much more to complete the task I have been given. Thank You!
Annonomys <>
Annonomys, annonomys USA - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 20:24:49 (EST)
I am doing a report on the model t so e-mail me some info on how much it cost before it was 300 bucks thank you for your cooperation!! Huh Huh
Beto Chavez <>
- Friday, November 05, 1999 at 12:14:36 (EST)
This is a really usefull site for information
andrew <>
st.alber, canada - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 17:55:21 (EST)
I love my modle T I took it and replaced the engin with a small bolck 350 in it. It is the fastest car I have ever raced I killed a 99 Ford Mustang GT I had to weight the back end down becaues the back would keep coming up on me it was cool it first but when I got it stuck in the mud I decided to weight it down. It is the cools and fastest car I have ever owned.
Bill Charles <>
Tampa, Fl USA - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 14:33:47 (EST)
Robin and Rong
- Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 09:22:48 (EST)
We are doing our history project on Henry Ford. We think this web site is full of info. With Appreciation, G.S. & M.S.
G.S. & M.S.
CA USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 23:21:00 (EDT)
robyn <>
eau claire, wi north america - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 22:26:16 (EDT)
Just curious to find out if yuo have the first ever model t made in the museam or is it lost in history
g lambert <>
mastic, ny usa - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 12:13:26 (EDT)
The model t is the coolest car I have ever seen. If I had the oppertunity to buy one I would buy it right away. Thank you for this great website.
Alex Monahan <soc333>
Medfield, MA USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 08:17:26 (EDT)
i tihink this site is informative to the people who did not live in the time of the model T like me. but like i said this site is got alot of information about it so now that i visited your site i now know alot about the Model T. thanks for your time, Tim Brown
Tim Brown <>
raymore, mo united states - Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 11:21:38 (EDT)
My grandfather, (Charles Balough Sr.) shared Henry Fords office with Joe Galamb during the design of the Model T at the Pickett Avenue plant. I hope to attend any events for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Model T.
Bruce Balough <>
Canton, OH USA - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 16:08:54 (EDT)
I love the modle T and every thing about it.
Amanda Anderson <>
Union, WA Amrieca - Friday, September 24, 1999 at 23:43:21 (EDT)
I have just finished an assignment/project on Henry Ford and this site gave me most of the answers. Thanks!
Gosford, NSW Australia - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 06:54:23 (EDT)
The Model T Ford has remained my favorite vehicle over the years. This love affair began when I was only 8 and a derilict Model T pickup sat in front of the barn. I must have driven that car 100,000 miles, and I NEVER left the front of the barn! Your site has brought back some really fond memories. Thanks!
Bill Bevan <>
Germantown, MD USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 20:43:39 (EDT)
I am doing a project on Henry Ford, this has been a really good site!!!
Grant Waters <>
Timaru, South Canterbury New Zealand - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 02:10:39 (EDT)
Henry ford was a true pioneer. He knew how to think outside what had been done before and come up with his own new ways. He is a true inventor and a true man.
Tom Bates <>
Opotiki, New Zealand - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 09:15:50 (EDT)
I am doing a report on Henry Ford and this is one of the sites that I found and used for my research. It was very helpful. Thank You
Brian Ross <>
Erie, PA United States - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 01:25:25 (EDT)
I had a 1916 Model T Touring and I can remember all the fun that I had. This was back in Norwalk Connecticut. And I surely miss it. But I can remember one particular day I gave a ride to my little cousin. The float in carb use to get stuck. After getting stuck in traffic and people were shouting, get a horse and get that junk going. Here I was crank starting and finally I had to rest on the running board. And my cousin leans down and says don't you have a button like Dad does in his car. I could have taken the crank and hit him over the head. The last year of the brass radiator. And God Bless Ford for coming out in 1919 with a starter. That sure was a funny experience!
Larry Hyatt <>
Santa Rosa, CA USA - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 04:04:28 (EDT)
I have just started to restore a T and this site has been both informative and inspiring. Hail the T
Brad Dwyer <>
Ayr, Q Australia - Friday, June 18, 1999 at 09:47:21 (EDT)
I am doing a project on the history of the model t so please e-mail me
Rebecca <>
- Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 05:28:50 (EDT)
Hi, I built Die Cast 1909 Model T-Touring 1/20 inches. It is the most beautiful model I have ever seen. If you wish to look my some pictures. I will send you email attachment of photo...
James D. De Mers <>
Graham, WA USA - Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 15:15:11 (EDT)
Jason Thompson <>
Stielicoom, WA U.S.A. - Friday, June 11, 1999 at 11:41:02 (EDT)
great page
martin møller
aulum, denmark - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 05:42:18 (EDT)
Hi, My name is David and I'm a student. I'm doing a report on Ford and the invention of the car. I find your page to be extremely helpful in my search for information and resources. I would be very thankful if you could send some information t o the above listed email. Thank You Very Much. Salutations from Spain.
David Polo <>
Barcelona, Spain - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 16:11:05 (EDT)
Hi, Bye
Marty Pearsall <>
Dexter, MMe USA - Friday, May 14, 1999 at 10:28:21 (EDT)
I thank that the model T is a great car!!!!
egghead <ttt>
max meadows, va wythe - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 12:05:57 (EDT)
I have to do a report on Henry Ford E-mail me to tell me about more of him
Amber Foley <>
Brookfield, NY United States - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 12:50:36 (EDT)
I am a 16 year old car freak from Finland, who has always liked Very Very old cars. And every day when i come to my computer I check out one Webpage that has something to do with cars. My favourite car Is the Model-A Ford.
Kimmo Blom <>
Espoo, Finland - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 06:48:04 (EDT)
I am in the process of doing my family history and one day when talking to my Mom, who will be '83 next month, I asked the Model T that I heard she used to drive; Not to take any- thing away from women because we wouldn't be here without them, but when you talk cars to them, if it's the right color and shape, they say, "There's a car like ours.", right? Well that's been my experience, anyway. So I had to do a fair amount of reading about Model T's and then quizzed her with what I had learned. As near as I can figure it, what she was driving was a 12 year old Model T in 1938. In viewing the photos available on this site, I was able to find one and print it out. Thanks for your help. Roger 10-4
Roger <>
Victoria, bc Canada - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 00:13:51 (EST)
I am doing a Humanitites presentation on the Economical Effects of Ford in the 1920's. I struggled to find the right informatiuon until I visited your site. It was great. Thanks!
Mike Compton <>
Fayetteville, NY USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 20:52:57 (EST)
Recently, I am doing an English assignment about Henry Ford's physical and non-physical traits. Could you tell me more about his personal traits. I am pleased that you e-mail me as soon as possible. Thank you!
Jim Anderson <>
Florida, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 21:43:52 (EST)
I am in first grade. I just like Ford cars. I wanted to see what a really old one looked like. Thanks for the cool pictures.
Greg Maleska <>
Hibbing, mn usa - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 13:51:22 (EST)
I got some great pictures for my history report. Thanks a whole lot.
Skye <>
Pa U.S.A. - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 15:13:49 (EST)
I,m a college student doing a imformative speech in one of my classes. I decided to the speech on Henry Ford. My father-in-law is a ford antique car collector. He has a Model A, 1951 Ford Pickup, 1956 Ford Customline, 1960 metropolitian, 1960 Ford Galaxy, and a new Ford van. I get alot of my information from my father-in-law, but I would like to gather other information from other sources. If you have any information that would be of use to me please notify me by e-mail at Thank You, Darlene Ray
Darlene Ray <>
Tullahoma, TN - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 10:57:15 (EST)
ashley <fhs@AOL.COM>
COARSEGOLD, CA MADERA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 15:45:42 (EST)
I'm needing some info on a 1919 Ford so I can start restore mine. If anyone has any info pertaining to this particular car, please email me.
Ray Guthrie <>
Slater, SC Greenville - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 12:36:14 (EST)
I don't Know Much about the Model T
Danny Johan
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 14:00:26 (EST)
I like this site. I learned a lot.
Derek Lam <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 09:51:28 (EST)
Harold [my dad]: "Back in the early 30’s, bout everywhere we went, we either walked or we went by boat or we went in somebody else’s vehicle because Dad never learned how to drive until 1935. A friend of his he worked with at the Quartermaster Depot bought an old Model T Ford, big old touring car, had the snap-on side curtains, and windshield wipers. You didn’t have wipers then, you had to reach up manually and whip them back and forth with your hand. So Dad in one of his good spells, I don’t kno w how come, but in one of his good spells, why he told mother he’d take her down to see her mother who lived down in Irvington, Kentucky. Orie Stagers had agreed to take us all, in the Model T, about a 1926 Model T, he got in 1933. Ha Ha. So anyhow, we all loaded up. They had 2 boys, of course, there were 7 of us all together. Them and the 3 of us, and we all squeezed into that old Model T. No rumble seat, just a big old Touring Car. Ising Glass windows, they had snap on. So anyhow, we got down the re and spent the day, and we came back about 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Of course, that’s only about an hours drive, but back then we’re talking about 3 hours with the roads and those slow cars and everything. We got about half way back and it starte d raining. Turned cold, got real cold. Started raining and that rain was just like ice almost. We had to stop and put those side curtains on and snap them things on. Time Orie and Dad got the things snapped on, they were soaking wet. So they got back in the car. Course we all stayed in all huddled up trying to keep warm. So anyhow, we started back and here Orie was holding on to that steering wheel with those two old levers on the side. One for the spark and one for the gas. He was up there holdi ng the steering wheel, guiding it, and Dad was over there flipping the windshield wipers by hand. Back then you didn’t have power steering. Had to have both hands on the wheel. Roads had bumps and everything, you know. Needed both hands on the wheel al l the time. You didn’t drive down the road with one hand back in those days. Both hands on the wheel. Another person had to reach up there and work that wiper back and forth. Ha Ha. That was the last trip he took us on. We didn’t drive no more. But Dad got his bonus in 1935 and so he bought his first car. Never knew how to drive and had never driven a car. He was good at working on old gasoline engines but he didn’t know anything about automobile engines. So anyhow, some old guy down in Jeff had a 1927 Chevrolet. It was just like brand new. Hardly had any miles on it at all. Dad bought that old car for $50. He come home and every time he’d take off, he’d jump, let up on the gas and it would throw him forward, step on the gas and throw him b ack, let up on the gas and go forward, step on the gas and go back! Ha Ha. He came in, put the foot on the brake and slide the car in for a sliding stop, kill the engine because he’d forget to shove the clutch in. My stepdad. Oh, he had a time learning how to drive." Now I need a picture of a big old Model T 1925 or 1926 Touring Car to illustrate this story from my Dad. Jan Allen
Jan Allen <>
Wayzata, MN - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 18:44:39 (EST)
you need more pictures of th model t 1903.
steve ford <>
dilli, oh us - Friday, January 22, 1999 at 11:45:33 (EST)
Your site has helped with my History day project grately. Could you conntact me and send me some information on the 1913 or the 1917 model. Thanks and good job
Alex Fisher <>
Madras, OR U.S.A. - Monday, December 28, 1998 at 23:04:35 (EST)
I have to do a report about the model T. I have found out so much. I really love Ford's slogan "The car for the family farmer." That is the way we need it to be.
Nicole Bowman <>
Donahue , IA USA - Friday, December 04, 1998 at 20:51:01 (EST)
hey people who made this up!!!!!! i think this is an a cool site it really helped me out with my HISTORY DAY PROJECT...... my friend and i decided to do ours on the ford model T and well you guys and gals helped us out a bunch if you have anymore information on this model T please do and also if you have any pictures you can e-mail me be sides the ones that are on here right now that would really help me out thank you. adam
Adam <>
omaha , NE USA - Wednesday, December 02, 1998 at 20:52:57 (EST)
I am currently working on a project for my sixth-grade science class on inventors. I chose Henry Ford and I find this sight really helpful for my research. very interesting photos and facts. THANKS
Jeremy Crites <>
Cumberland, Md USA - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 19:33:33 (EST)
i don't know anything about the model t really except it was a great car and VERY useful to people in the early 1900's. Well, i'm 13 and doing a 1998 History Fair Project on the model T. if you know anyone who knew something aobut the model t or owne d one, please email me, any info will be extremely helpful. Thank you so much.
Alexandra Miller <>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 20:04:36 (EST)
In my english class we had an assignment to do a report on anything made between the 1700 and 1910 and i chose the model T. I am inspired by Henry Fords thoughts about the world and i want to reflect upon this quote "Life is a series of experience, each of which makes us bigger even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward".This man who dedicated his life to makeing affordable cars for the public includeing the model T has done so much for this country and the surrounding world. Even thought he is passed away i want to thank him. Thank you, Sencerly Devin Stewart
Devin Stewart <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 22:42:31 (EST)
Thank You! I am working on a report on Henry Ford and this is the best information yet! I am ten.
Tom Hampton
- Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 16:36:44 (EST)
THIS IS GREAT!! I'm in high school and I'm doing a project on Henry Ford's Beginnings. I'm finding almost everything I'll need here. Thanks!
Sheri Price <>
- Sunday, November 08, 1998 at 16:36:02 (EST)
Wow! This is the absolute best resource. I am doing a National History Day Project on "Cars" through the years.. and now(the theme is invention in history, impact, influence, and change) This site gives me all my info!!! It's great. Email me with ideas for my project or paper! thanks~
Jay <>
Columbia, SC USA - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 14:47:23 (EST)
Im a design student and Im working on my degree project. It's meant to be a "Throne for Henry". It means that Im willing to extract the main criterias used for the design of the model T considering that the car itself reflects the way it was produced, and trying to make readable, through the object, Henry Ford as a protagonist. In other terms, Im building his throne of what he used to build his kingdom. What Ive found in this site has been very important. Thanks a lot pals in charge. If any of you have any other info about the design, engineering and construction of the model T, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Ill appreciate it a lot, you'll have a new friend and you'll appear on the credits. Thanks.
Emilio Soms <>
Santiago, Chile - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 21:01:46 (EDT)
I'm a high school student researching Henry Ford for a biography. All the information that I've been looking for is here. Even when looking on a search engine, I find myself coming back here. Great Job.
Michael Lysaght <>
Perth, WAA Australia - Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 05:25:21 (EDT)
today was my dad,s 87th we reintroduced him to the ford co where he worked for 39 years great site he says thanks for the memories
bill hoff <>
- Saturday, July 04, 1998 at 21:27:38 (EDT)
I don't have anything to say about the model T i'm only a cub. I'd to see some really cool pics of a beasty mustang cobra though ahh thank you very much
Queensland, 07 Africa - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 04:21:02 (EDT)

Other memories

December 27, 1997 - Larry Shepherd writes:

My name is Larry Shepherd, and I would like to tell you of a man dedicated to the Ford "T" model. His name is Hugh Harold Shepherd of Churchland community in Davidson County. Hugh passed on the 17th of August this year,but he left a lasting m emory on myself and many, many others. Married to his sweetheart during the Korean conflict years, he served his country,raised four grand children and maintained the legacy of the Ford "T".

Dedicated to his family and his country, Hugh served on in active reserve status, taught school as a living, raised four children with wife Annie Mae and built a car from the ground up. He chronicaled his every step of the construction in memoirs which he diligently kept of each and every transaction, be it cash or barter.

Starting in 1961, he began searching leads to out of the way resting places of cast off parts; fields, woods, sheds and barns. His friends to man policy got him a lot of information and help in finding just what he needed from time to time. His political standings as a stauch Democrat saw him through terms as Clerk of Court and later as a failed but not lost bid for Senator. By not lost I mean he did not let his defeat deter him from keeping his values. During these times, he taught school as an Agricultu re teacher and his students helped him many times to refurbish the treasures that would some day become his "Fun Car".

From it's beginning in '61 until his passing in '97, the car took on many forms and stages of completion and incompletion. My first ride came in '85 after I lost my father, Hugh's brother, and I was recuperating from my battle with Cancer. Hugh took me un der his wing and I considered him as my second father as well as best friend. He had brought the car to a point where it was used regurlarly on weekend jaunts for himself and Annie Mae around the lacal country, AND our drives from my home to memory lane i n my neck of Rowan County. Hugh came to my house one day with an offer of a ride. The car was complete and road worthy except for the addition of a wooden truck bed which he constructed for the car. After a brief ride, he pulled to the roadside and made m e get behind the wheel. From that point on......I was a "T" fan.

Hugh used the car as it was meant to be. He never prevented anyone from touching or sitting behind the wheel. He participated in many local functions with it and always refered to it as his "Fun Car". People from many walks of life were touched by him and his car. It is now complete with original parts from front to rear including an original truck bed found in the mountains and a "Turtle Deck" to convert it into a roadster. It is still, and if I can help it, will always remain in the Shepherd family. H ugh and the "T" will always be in my heart and memories. His motto in life was......"USE IT UP, WEAR IT OUT, MAKE IT DO OR DO WITHOUT". It was a phrase seen many times referring to the troubled, Depression times when he was born. Hugh's dedication to fami ly, country and life will always be an inspiration to me.

November 16, 1996 - Jim Patterson writes:

My father, now 78 years old, talks about how his family drove from Southern California to Pomeroy, Washington in a 1918 Model T Touring in the early 20's carrying with them all of their worldly possessions. The family consisted of Grandpa and Grandma and their 4 children, (2 boys and 2 girls) aged 1 year old to 11 years old. Grandpa would drive for a full day coming north while following the harvest, work about a week or however long the job lasted to earn enough money to make the next leg o f the trip. It took them all summer to get to Washington. I still have the old wooden rocking chair that was tied to the back of their Model T so that Grandma could rock the baby at every stop.

Due to this, I have been a Model T hobbiest since my high school days in the early 60's and occassionally take my 1923 T Touring through parades with that same rocking chair tied to the back. It's a great memory to think about how this family stuggled wi th young children to move thousands of miles to fulfill dream.

July 8, 1996 - Jan Erik Gulbrandsen of Norway writes:

My neighbour Kristian Øiom has a 1926 model T on which he has built his own designed woody body for 5 passengers. He also is the owner of a 1923 model Fordson Farming Tractor!

In Norway, there are about 100-120 model T. A lot of them were assembled in Copenhagen of components made in USA. In Copenhagen, they produced a special version: a 5 seat Touring model. In this model it was possible to take away some of the seats and m ounting a pick-up plan. In Norway a 1 ton Truck "TT" was produced. Its body was all woody.

In Norway, there is a Ford T club with about 80 members. We arrange one rally a year for the model T. We have named the rally "Pedalfarten" (because the model T are named "Pedalford in Norway). One of our members have a E and S model Ford.

When Henry Ford was on his one and only visit in Norway in 1915 he was transported in a Model T 1911. One of the members of the club is in possession of this special car.

Charles Young writes:

I remember as a child, a fri nd of the family drove his model T Ford, from California to Martin Michigan, where I was born in 1930. He was very ill and gave the Model T to our family and returned to California via train, expiring soon after his return.

That is how we got our first automobile, a wonderful Model T Ford.

I myself as a school boy purchased a 1925 Model T Ford and had tons of fun getting it running and driving it all over the place, fishing, and taking friends for rides.......

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