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Old 08-14-2019, 07:37 AM   #1
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Did anybody take their Model A to the Woodstock Music Festival 50 years ago?

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:42 AM   #2
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Was in the army in Germany, didn't even know it was happening.
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I remember seeing model As for sale in relatively decent condition for $250 in that time frame (summer 1969)but they were getting harder to find in good condition. Hippie type kids wanted a VW bus but most kids bought the cheapest car they could afford and parts for model As were something you found in JC Whitney or Hemmings. I don't remember seeing any in the movie that was made but I wouldn't be surprised if a few showed up.

I remember guys coming back from Vietnam were buying brand new muscle cars with the back pay they had accrued.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:28 AM   #4
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Was in the army in Germany, didn't even know it was happening.
Same here; AF in NL. Totally clueless.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #5
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I was a college boy at home in Indianapolis and wasn't aware of it. Just about everyone that I have met who was really there said the conditions were awful.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:12 PM   #6
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Sorry but the air force said they wanted me for four years. The best part was that I bought my first model A when in the service!
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:02 PM   #7
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Still in Da Nang for the 3rd time, But had my 1928 at home in Rhode Island waiting for me..Still have it..
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:39 PM   #8
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Spent the time in the Jungles of Vietnam. Never heard about it until I returned to the states. I did however buy a 30 Tudor that was waiting for me when I got out.
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I had one during that time period. Didn't go to Woodstock, but had heard about it beforehand. Didn't think seriously about going. I was working.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:39 AM   #10
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I was cruising around on my tricycle at that time and have no recollection of Woodstock......except for this groovy model kit which I enjoyed building with my mother (my first Model A):

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Old 08-15-2019, 12:51 AM   #11
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I had already sold my first Model A, a 1930 Coupe, and joined the AF for a 4 year stint by then......I was in Alaska....far, far away.....
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:28 AM   #12
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Nope, stuck on mountain top in Alaska doing radar maintenance for the Air Force.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:37 AM   #13
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I was in the Navy at Littlecreek, Virginia. I new about the festival, but we were getting ready to make a MED Cruise. Staff COMPHIBRON Two.

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I had already sold my first Model A, a 1931 Sport Coupe by than. Great memories. Enjoy.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:40 AM   #14
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They say if you can remember Woodstock - you obviously were not there.

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Old 08-15-2019, 08:56 AM   #15
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I was four... I did have a Model A buddy that was there. Unfortunately, we lost him about a year and a half ago...and he never told me that story. I found out he was there at his funeral.

Also, reading this, I find it interesting to see then number of veterans are here. Greetings to all you vets, especially my fellow Air Force vets.

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Old 08-15-2019, 09:57 AM   #16
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I was four... I did have a Model A buddy that was there. Unfortunately, we lost him about a year and a half ago...and he never told me that story. I found out he was there at his funeral.

Also, reading this, I find it interesting to see then number of veterans are here. Greetings to all you vets, especially my fellow Air Force vets.

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It was a different time back in the 60’s. I would bet our fathers and grandfathers would say the same-thing about their younger years.

Young guys today don’t know how good they have it. “Remember the draft”.

We have our Model A’s and memories of back than. Enjoy.

And to all the veterans. Thank you for your service.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:50 PM   #17
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Here's the lineup, for everyone who missed it.....
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:02 PM   #18
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I too was on a government paid vacation in scenic southeast Asia and the '63 426 belvedere was in storage.

The 50 yr reunion of Watkins Glen fell thru for some strange reason, but, there will be quite a few folks spending time at Max's old farm this weekend. The party has already started. It would be nice to see some 'A's' there.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:49 PM   #19
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My "Southeast Asian Tet Offensive vacation" was Jan 26th, 1968 to Jan 27th, 1969.


The reason that I know the exact return date is that we landed at Ft Lewis, WA in the middle of the record Jan 27th blizzard.


Was at Ft Monmouth, NJ for Woodstock.


My buddy Dave took his Red 69 Mustang Mach I up there for the weekend. My 29 Sport Coupe stayed in Denver.

He did not remember very much detail about what happened there but ...



He was very sure that he had a lot of fun!

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Old 08-15-2019, 05:12 PM   #20
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In January 1967 I drove my '30 roadster to the Human Be-In in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. I lived 40 miles south down the SF peninsula and had to get on the newly opened section of 280 (where Bullit was filmed).
I parked on the shoulder of the road near the polo fields...many cars got a ticket, I did not.
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