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Old 06-26-2019, 01:27 AM   #1
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Colonel Sanders drove a Model A Coupe
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Old 06-26-2019, 05:13 AM   #2
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Is that why so many Model As were used as chicken coops at some stage of their lives??
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:03 AM   #3
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A couple of versions of his life:

https://www.damninteresting.com/colonels-of-truth/

"In 1952, Harland Sanders decided to visit Australia. Much had changed in his life after the war. Harland and Josephine had divorced after 39 years, and Sanders married his long-time employee and mistress Claudia. Governor Wetherby recommissioned him as a Kentucky Colonel in honor of his cuisine, and this time Sanders fully embraced the honorific. He began introducing himself as “Colonel Sanders,” and he started to put together his signature look, growing a salt-and-pepper goatee and wearing black frock suits with a Kentucky-style string tie. With so much changing in his life, he thought he ought to change his vocabulary to match the southern gentleman motif he was trying for, which meant the elimination of profanity. This was why he was traveling to Australia, where he hoped that a big religious conference could cure his habit. But he had a stop to make in Utah first."

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Old 06-26-2019, 07:37 AM   #4
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Other celebrities in Model A's?

I like Walter Brennan. One report has he owned one in real life.




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Old 06-26-2019, 07:38 AM   #5
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That's too funny, I just saw that pic on the wall at KFC yesterday at lunch and thought it was pretty cool. Given the fact that the model A was a very popular auto, I would say there was a great chance that he did in fact drive one, however my guess is that is a publicity photo from at least the 50's, maybe even the 60's.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:46 AM   #6
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Looks like a picture/still from the TV show "The Real McCoys". Recently saw a re-run - had to turn it off, not a very good show.


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QUOTE=Joe K;1771479]Other celebrities in Model A's?

I like Walter Brennan. One report has he owned one in real life.




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Old 06-26-2019, 07:53 AM   #7
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https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69887
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Thank you for that. That a 2012 thread. I was around then but not regularly.

I recognize many of the names, but a new generation would go "Robert Wadlow" and go "who?"

But a new generation is challenged by a dial telephone.

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Andy Griffith was a Model A owner as well.
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Did anybody notice that the Walter Brennan car had later wheels on (under) it and an empty wheel well in the RH mud guard?
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:32 PM   #11
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Andy Griffith was a Model A owner as well.
Yes he was they had a write up about him and his Model A once in The Restorer!

A picture from the 50's had one of the Rockefellers in a Model A also but I'm sure that was purely political, one of the 'hey I'm just the same as you chumps' a regular guy kinda thing.

I also read once that Harlan Sanders had Tourette Syndrome where he'd start screaming out obscenities out of the clear blue, he couldn't control it!!
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:32 PM   #12
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The Wing Commander at Edwards AFB was issued a government-owned Model A coupe back in the 50s. It was always passed down to the next commander with the understanding that it was his responsibility to keep it maintained. Always wondered what ever happened to it. Probably auctioned off at some point in a surplus sale. Anybody know ?
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Did anybody notice thatthe Walter Brennan car had later wheels on (under) it and an empty wheel well in the RH mud guard?
Good eyes, did not notice that. Wonder if they had a flat, no spare.
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Good eyes, did not notice that. Wonder if they had a flat, no spare.
They were "country" people. Irregular income. Use it up, make it do, do without types.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050053/

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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.
Actually, it was the same take as the "Beverly Hillbillies" except with more credibility. And no 1921 Oldsmobile Roadster/Truck. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/14355

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Maybe my eyes are tricking me, do not see a tire on the drivers side front, looking under the fender through the bumper.
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The pic of the Colonel probably from the '70's & the car does not have all the fashionable dodahs seen on Model A's nowadays.
Re the phaeton & no spare in fender, do not think the later tyres fit the well gap.
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:43 AM   #17
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Could be the phaeton still had a spare on the back plus as it is a LHD car it most likely has a spare on the left as well !!! I have 5.25/5.50 x 17 tyres on my P/U and the spare fits the fender well no problem but no room to spare so 16" would not fit .

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Old 06-27-2019, 07:59 AM   #18
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I'm almost sure I remember seeing a Real McCoy's show with the Mexican hired hand driving a 28 or 29 phaeton. The one shown here is a 1931 I think. Must have had to up date somewhere in the show.
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I'm almost sure I remember seeing a Real McCoy's show with the Mexican hired hand driving a 28 or 29 phaeton. The one shown here is a 1931 I think. Must have had to up date somewhere in the show.

I don't know about that, you can go to YouTube and see the initial episode and they are in a 30-31....but maybe they traded backwards at some point.
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I don't know about that, you can go to YouTube and see the initial episode and they are in a 30-31....but maybe they traded backwards at some point.
Maybe the hired hand had his own car?
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