Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

Sven-Olov Hansson
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  • Sweden

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Nu har det gått en vecka och äntligen ges det tid att skriva de sista avslutande meningarna.

Söndagen den 12 Juli var sista dagen på det gemensamma äventyret Ocen To Ocen.

Start på förmiddagen mot Seattle vi bodde ca 4.5 mil utanför. Poliseskorten uteblev tyvärr och vi skulle följas åt 50 bilar med en ledarbil. Att det gick på tok var väl inte att undras på..... stadstrafik och 50 T-fordar.

Hur som helst så kom vi till slut till universitetsområdet och den så omtalade… Continue

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:25am

Sista dygnet Sweden


Nu ar det lordagkvall och vi kan se tillbaka pa en manad med fantastiska upplevelser.

Otroligt att det gatt 30 dagar sedan vi kom till New York.

Idag har jag varit pa en mindre bil-marknad. Lars tog en langpromenad down town.

Ikvall besokte vi den lokale Fordhandlaren som anordnat en riktig fest for oss, mat levande musik osv.

T-forden ar tvattad och klar for att imorgon bitti ta oss de sista fa milen in till Seattle och sjalva malgangen.

Nar vi kommer… Continue

Posted on July 12, 2009 at 1:24am

Sweden Dag 24-25


Nu har vi kort hogt uppe i bergen bland sma byar och spokstader.

Mycket att titta pa. Kyligt pa morgonen tjocktroja pa for att pa eftermiddagen bli varmt och skont.

Dag 24 paserade vi ett omrade i bergen ,sakert 2.5-3 mil langt,dar det varit en skogsbrand 1996.

Bara tradstammarna stod kvar pa en del stallen medan pa viassa bordigare platser hade nya tallar borjat vaxa overallt jatte tatt. det sag ut som en grasmatta av tallar!!

Ikvall dag 25 8/7 kom vi till Yakama… Continue

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 12:17am

Sweden Dag 19-23


Det har blivit mycket korning sedan sist.

Vi ar nu uppe i 572 mil.

Klippiga Bergen ar verkligen mycket storre an vad vi trodde.

Vi har nu kort i 4-5 dagar och det verkar aldrig ta slut.

Det ar fortfarande valdigt varmt 30-35 grader.

Luften ar torr sa allt av tra krymper sa ocksa T Fordarnas traekrar i hjulen.

En kvall fick vi ett ordentligt jobb, da vi skulle ta av bakhjulen for att pa insidan dra at muttrarana vid navet.

Nagra av akrarna knarrade… Continue

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 12:30am

Sweden Fram till dag 18 1/7

Hej alla svenska lasare.

Mycket har hant sedan forra inlagget som var dag 1-8.

Efter att vi besokt Detroit och dearborn med Fords alla historiska platser och landmarken sa akte vi vidare till Indiana. Otroligt varmt latta att branna sig. Valdigt manga majsfalt att kryssa sig igenom innan vi kom till Illinos.

Kl 12.00 den 23/6 mitt pa bron over Illinois river sa small det till i motorn och sedan stanade den.

Jaha vad var det nu da??? Bilen gick inte att starta. Provade att… Continue

Posted on July 2, 2009 at 1:00am

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At 10:35am on September 1, 2009, Jim & Carol Sanford said…
I sent the 2 saddle pads to Bill Barth. and ordered 2 for Carol and Me. they are heavy , but there is thin padding in outr T seat, and they are a welcome addition.
We are off sunday for a 2,200 mile tour ( with the southern California model T club) around the Arozona ,Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Grand Canyon ,Bryce , zion, durango and the steam train , chalma and the steam train , and lots more .
It has not rained in Tuscon, Az. in weeks and it has been very hot. BUT... now there is a typhoon coming and that will all change!!!
My cell at Hershey is 719-207-0764. I fly into Harrisburg Wensday ariving at 2:05 pm. I always wear a club shirt on the plane and put my club jacket where it too can be seen. I always have a ride to the green field , before I get off the plane!!!!
and once on the field I have lots of friends and a place to stay , and a ride Saturday to the airport. No need to rent a car , it is too much trouble parking. I recomend the crab cakes for breakfast ...... and lunch.. Bring and umbrella and good dry walking shoes.
Elk season starts today, and I am in Denver baby sitting the twins. I will be gone most of September touring and the first week of October is when i have shedualed to shoot, clean and process and freeze that bad boy. things do not always work out as planned,, last year I did not get an elk for the first time in 10 years!!!
We will be in France the third week in July for the Classic Le Mans , supporting a friend with a 1929 5 liter DO stutz , that has a blower on the front crankshaft.
It was built to race against the the 5 liter blown bentleys. . It beat them last year!. and then 2 weeks later Prescott in England and the Bugotties.
Carol is going to Italy in March and April with girlfriends .
There is a T tour next year in September around Yellowstone national park and Wyoming and Montana. It is still sketchyy, but we will be going th Cody,and Jackson hole . Carol and I were married in Jackson 20 years ago. That tour is with the southern California model T club. I do have extra model Ts. The coupe we drove on the 2003 centennial tour. We drove 1500 miles on interstates to LA and then toured to Deerborn for the ford centennial . That 27 coupe is a very strong car.
It almost always rains at Hershey
Fordually, Jim and Carol
At 9:39am on July 26, 2009, Jim & Carol Sanford said…
What a "trip"!!!
And we all made it!
And all the new friends.
It was similar to 1984 New York to Seattle. Back then the Top speed limit in the USA was 55 Miles perr hour, and we did do more interstates. . But the new friends we made who have the same passions is what it is all about.
I spoke to Bill Barth last night and the Alfa -Gel pads are going out tomorrow.
The second day we were home , we went to a garage sale ..... and I bought a Jeweler's safe..... it weighed 2500 pounds ..... and I hurt my back loading it into my truck. ( dump ass). We did sit on the Alfa Gell pads driving back to Colorado. We found them on line and Bought 2 for Carol amd Me.
I also shit canned our small rocky mountaian brakes and bought disk brakes. from Bill Tharp , in Ft Collins.
We live at 8,225 ' above sea lelel in the heart of the rocky mountains. the skiing is GOOD. the hunting is GOOD and there are hot springs everywhere. Next time you are this way, please plan on spending some time with us in Buena Vista, Colorado.
We have a web cam just next our hot tub. It takes a new picture every minute.
It is raining now , but thre is a liitle new snow( or hail) on the 14 ers ( 11 mountains over 14,000 feet, which we see from the hot tub)
I usually go to Hershey ( depending on my hunting licenses).
my cell is 1-719-207-0764 if you are on the field at Hershey call me and we will go to dinner .
Fordually , jim Carol Sanford
At 3:55pm on May 6, 2009, Ron Furlong said…
Sven I have been a little busy and not looked at this site. I dont think I will bring any instruments for playing on this trip. I have been working on getting some miles on my 14 car before the trip. When are you coming over to the USA? Now that your truck has left you will have time to pack your luggage.
At 11:38am on March 31, 2009, Jeremy R Wilkinson said…
I apologize Sven, for mixing you up with your countryman! I also look forward to meeting with you in New York! Have a safe trip over from Sweden.
At 12:59pm on March 27, 2009, Don & Marge Krull said…
:Hello Sven,

We are looking forword to seeing you again. If you think of any thing you need that I could bring to New York-just holler.

Don Krull
At 12:41pm on March 23, 2009, STEVE STAPLEY said…
Hows things today, Its cold her in Canada to day. Talk to you soon Steve
At 1:00pm on February 24, 2009, Jon Griesenbeck said…
Sven, We met 2 years ago at Don Langs tent in Hershey. Finally got something up that we all can interact thru. Jon Griesenbeck
At 9:57am on February 23, 2009, Jeremy R Wilkinson said…
Hello Sven. We met briefly in Scotland in May last year at the Dryburgh celebrations. I look forward to renewing our acquaintance in the USA. Kind Regards, Jeremy.

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