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Old 05-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #61
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #62
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Wow, those Divco milk trucks are now worth more than most "A"s.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #63
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #64
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Buckle up, or as we say here in calif. Click it or ticket.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #65
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Safety and new cars.

Cars today are very safe, maybe too safe. Years ago I was talking to a family friend who owned an Unlimited Hydroplane". The year was the last year his boat could have an "open cockpit". I was curious as to what He thought about gong all "closed Cockpit".

His answer was a surprise. " I don't like the rule" he said, "The reason is, now all these drivers will become fearless!". "They will never lift their foot off the gas pedal, because the fear of being hurt wont be there any more". He said, "And I can't afford the medical costs and the $1 million dollars to replace the boat"

Since they went closed cockpit, the Unlimited speeds have really increased.

New cars are there now. People know they are protected and drive that way. In MY opinion. And with the other stuff inside the car to distract todays driver, the combination is deadly.

Put a driver in an open car, sitting on a five gallon bucket, he will not drive fast, or text!
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #66
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I agree with amdriven2liv.
Also, if no one had insurance and everyone had to pay for there own car repairs and hospital bills, I think you might see driving improve. Also cars have become so quiet, smooth and confortable, the driver is much less aware of the speed they are going.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:04 PM   #67
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I'm somewhat surprised that no one has mentioned that the sheer volume of traffic nowadays has exploded, all on road systems that in many cases date back decades.

Also we have no idea what role alcohol played in those contemporary Model "A" accidents.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #68
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It certainly looks like there was a motor meter broken off of this Tudor.






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Old 07-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #69
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Sorry guys, forgot that in regards to the above three pics of the Sport Coupe I had these pictures of the accident scene.









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Old 07-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #70
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I post these Model A crash pictures for no other reason than to remind people the dangers of driving; back when these cars were new and even more so today. Most of the pictures are of simple fender benders. Sometimes on a more serious crash you'll see the spiderweb on a windshield, a reminder in glass that physics will always win and inertia will always keep you moving forward.

I share this following picture not out of some macabre sense of obtaining shock value but as a reminder that things can turn deadly in an instant.

The image is of an unknown bodystyle Model A that rolled over in 1933 in Washington.

I am warning you now, this link is graphic. If you are squeamish or easily offended by images of death, I would skip this link.

http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/fs...0/8e03406v.jpg

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Old 07-16-2013, 03:40 PM   #71
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so much for the popular canard that these cars were built like a brick house, real steel, indestructible, etc.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:30 AM   #72
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Not a crash but a couple A's after a long since forgotten wild fire.


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Old 08-31-2013, 04:15 PM   #73
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agree or disagree. I agree, by the late 50's the manufactures knew that safety didn't sell, speed and power did. BUT, you have to admit they were the best classics of modern time. Agree too, that todays cars are made to protect occupents, the car is a one shot deal, replaceable, lives are not. they still have faults and depend on far to many electronics rather then common sense and good judgement of the driver.

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Old 08-31-2013, 04:50 PM   #74
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That spiders web on the pass side means someone head made that. Be wiling to bet they were hurting big time. The driver no doubt had a steering wheel impression in his/her chest.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:59 AM   #75
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so much for the popular canard that these cars were built like a brick house, real steel, indestructible, etc.
Ericr,

I have not seen this concept in the forum that old cars are indestructible. Maybe this notion is from Non-Model A owners ?

My wife and I walked away from a recent highway crash where we were going 60 MPH and then hit a concrete barrier and stopped in about 1 sec.

The "modern" car saved our lives with the air bags, crumple zone, etc.

The same accident in a Model A would have resulted in death.

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Old 09-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #76
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #77
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Now if I could just hop into my TARDIS, disguised as a 31 Sedan Delivery, and go back and buy some of those wrecks for $10...
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #78
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Has anyone done the math or recorded statistics on modern "A" or other antique car collisions/crashes/accidents ???

Do any of the clubs keep this information ??
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #79
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Has anyone done the math or recorded statistics on modern "A" or other antique car collisions/crashes/accidents ???

Do any of the clubs keep this information ??
I'm going to guess Hagerty, JC Taylor etc have all those facts and figures.
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