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Old 06-08-2014, 01:19 PM   #1
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Today I was honored to drive a gentleman in the 28 leatherback to this birthday party. He turned 100 years old. He was so excited. He was 14 years old when the car came out. Even though it rained, it was great and it will be an experience I will never forget!
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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That's what it is all about. Sharing our cars history and fellowship. Thanks for your post...
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That's what it is all about. Sharing our cars history and fellowship. Thanks for your post...
Yes! The look on his face when I pulled in and his 2 daughters were with me was just priceless.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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Bless you for doing that! You made that guy's day for sure!!
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I just came across this old post and believe it or not the gentleman is still alive and doing well. He will turn 105 this June. Amazing!!
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:33 PM   #6
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Amazing indeed! Thanks for sharing the update.....
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Did you happen to take any pictures of him with your car, 5 years ago?
If so, please share.

If not, there is still time. June 2019 is right around the corner.

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Old 03-03-2019, 02:44 AM   #8
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That's a nice story. I frequently try to trick elders into talking about their original experiences of the Model A, if not when it was first released, then at least when it was a common vehicle on the road. I am always amazed that flesh and bone can have lasted for as long as this kind of steel, but then maybe I shouldn't be.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:05 AM   #9
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This post reminded me... Here is a photo from August of 2013, taking my 99 year old neighbor/friend Dana for a ride. Had been promising him a spin for more than a few years, but need to get the motor rebuilt first. Picture tells all...
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:36 PM   #10
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"The picture tells all".............. truer words never spoken great picture Tom that fellow is having a lot of fun nice you did that!
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IF you don't know when you were BORN???---How OLD are you??????
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I take many oldies and kids for a ride. Frequently I invite them to drive. One lovely old fella was over the moon and he turned up at our club social gathering in his own newly purchased vehicle. regrettably not an A. He reminded me of that ride some 3 years ago and said it was that experience that kindled his interest.
When I invite them to take it for a drive many decline or speak of concern they may damage it. I assure them it was a heap of shit when I bought it and any damage can be repaired. Many then drive it like it was made of egg shells.
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