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Old 10-04-2018, 11:25 PM   #1
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Hello All!
I just wanted to give a big thank you to all of you who share your knowledge and experience with the rest of us. I can't begin to thank you all individually for the replies to my questions and the threads I have learned from. I started my Model A adventure in the fall of 2017 and have been enjoying "Sassy" (that's my cars name) the summer of 2018! I had never sat in, rode in or grew up around Model A's. We have so much fun and the kids love going for rides, my little daughter cries if she isn't able to come along to town.
Our car is a 29 Blindback which I think looks amazing!! I stumbled across ANOTHER 29 Blindback a few hours away and now I have another winter project! I hope to fix her up mechanically like I did with Sassy and sell it for another family or couple to enjoy like we do.
As I ride into town truckers will give me a big thumbs up or hang out the window to wave. Cars will pass with the people in the back seat taking pictures as they go by. My boy and I will go into town for vet supplies and pick up some sacked feed for the pigs and the ole coffee guys at the Co-op need to ask me questions and learn more about the car. One guy followed me out and asked if I would take him for a ride, he said he grew up with 2 Model A's and it brought back memories. As I took a back road out of town a garage door was open on a house, I seen an elderly lady come around the vehicle with grocery bags and when she saw us her jaw dropped and she had a big smile as she tried to wave with her full hands. I hope she didn't drop her bags. It's a good stress relief for me, I hop in the car and go for a slow ride down the gravel roads, just Sassy and me.
My wife has had to rescue me once when I took her out one of the first times, I took the dog and the kids along so my wife had to come get us if something happened ha.
Again thanks to everyone and hopefully I can help someone down the road like I have been helped.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:41 AM   #2
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I like the first picture with your 2 daughters and dog. Hard to beat a Model A drive for having fun.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:10 AM   #3
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What a great story! Best of luck....
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:37 AM   #4
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Great car! Lots of memories for your kids.
My kids grew up with my 31 Victoria and traveling to club events. Currently restoring a 1930 delux blindback.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:39 AM   #5
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Great car, and I hope you have a lot of happy memories and miles.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:15 AM   #6
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Great story and in a nut shell why most of us are in the hobby.

Happy Trails!
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:26 PM   #7
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Thanks for stating what so many of us feel!
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:04 PM   #8
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Looks familiar! My kids are growing up in the back of our 29 Blindback Leatherback. We like it for the room. We load up my wife and I and our two daughters, stop by and pick up grandpa and grandma and go out to eat. As the kids grow its getting tight but we still all fit! Memories being made.
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