Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

February 2009 Blog Posts (5)

And the hobby goes on

From a wife's perspective:

Warren and I had been married a few short years. He started bringing home "junk" rusty parts and leaving them in the yard. I had no idea what would become of this stuff until he cleaned up the parts and painted them. I was then able to see just what this "junk" could be made into. Seeing what these pieces of "junk" could become got me interested.



Lo and behold after going to Traverse City with Ernie's huckster (see "How We Got Into this "Hobby") and… Continue

Added by Warren & Betty Mortensen on February 23, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

How We Got Started in this "Hobby"

While working a job in Western Minnesota in 1978 I stumbled across a Model T chassis at a customer's farm. He wanted it out of his way so I did him that favor. Talking with another customer a few days later, I mentioned what I'd done. His reply: "I have an uncle whose got some T parts including a Tudor Sedan body. You should go talk to him," which I did. That netted me another pair of running gear along with the Tudor body. Then I picked up another running gear from the local veterinarian along… Continue

Added by Warren & Betty Mortensen on February 22, 2009 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Making dreams become reality!

Having seen the example of Billy's first blog, I would like to share with you a 54 year old dream. My parents took me to the 'pictures' for my first time in 1954. I was aged 4. They took me with some anxiety because 4 year olds are not known for sitting still and quiet in the dark for 90+ minutes! The first film I was to see was 'Genevieve'. As the house lights dimmed, I wriggled from my seat, much to the consternation of my parents, and established myself on the steps between the seat rows,… Continue

Added by Jeremy R Wilkinson on February 19, 2009 at 6:10am — No Comments

Billy McGuire

In 1984, when I was just nineteen years old, the Model T Times came in the mail and it had, as its cover, a replica of the number two Ford racer. I was convinced then, and still today, that that car was one of the single most significant symbols of something that would change the face of this earth. Whether you consider the after effects of the world’s transportation infrastructure, the significance to the women’s movement, Henry Ford’s contribution to industry and wages, or the eventual urban… Continue

Added by Billy McGuire on February 19, 2009 at 1:30am — 65 Comments

I'm the first!

By hook or by crook, I'll be first in this book! Hi everyone. Don't know what this blog page is exactly, however, if it is for news of how arrangements are going for the O2O, on a personal basis, and therefore may encourage help with any snags or problems then I'm all for it! as I shall be setting off from my home in the UK, you can imagine I have all sorts of extra conditions to comply with and it is fairly daunting in its magnitude. However, I am a pretty determined guy, and I have already… Continue

Added by Jeremy R Wilkinson on February 18, 2009 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

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