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Old 12-12-2018, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

I'm sure we have nearly all been asked "Did you buy it new?" What other gems have come your way?
I was recently complimented on my car but the person followed up with "But it's all replica, of course." When I asked why he thought that, he said that a car couldn't survive that long.
A young guy asked last year "How much power does it have?" I told him 40 horsepower and while the words were still in the air, realised I'd better put that in terms he would understand. "30 Kilowatts", I said. His jaw dropped - "Why so little?" His modern put out over 150 KW and he couldn't undrstand how a car with only 30 could drag itself along. Just then, another member of the public said he had seen me on the road as I came to the display. "You were sitting on 90 down the freeway", he said. The first guy left very troubled.
Then there are the reminiscences from more senior people.
What are your stories?
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:55 PM   #2
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I had a model A just like that!! But a different color!
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:28 PM   #3
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That's a kit car, isn't it?
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:18 PM   #4
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This little old lady at the nursing home looked at the rumble seat and said "You wouldn't believe what you can do in a rumble seat!"
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This little old lady at the nursing home looked at the rumble seat and said "You wouldn't believe what you can do in a rumble seat!"
As long as she doesn't want to demonstrate it to you
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That's a kit car, isn't it?
Yeah, I was asked if it was a kit!
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Not only do they say they had one just like it but a different color, but add it had a rumble seat. Mine is a Tudor!
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I had a model A just like that!! But a different color!
"We had one just like that, only it was blue. It was a dodge."
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I went to the grocery store a few years back in the Woody. Just as I got out and started in towards to store, a girl of about 25 was walking out and said “Wow, neat car. Where did you get it?” Before I could reply she then said “did you rent it?” As I am naturally rather sarcastic, I said “Oh yes, I picked it up at Avis. But you can only get them from the airport locations”. She was looked a bit perplexed by my answer for some reason.
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Is that a real car? Had several combacks but decided it was not worth it
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Is that a real gangster car?
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"Will this car really go that fast?" (after looking at the SCTA timing tag on the dash)
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Shouldn't it be painted black!
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I have been asked several times where do you buy tires for a car like this.
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As we drove out of our driveway to commence a drive of 1,100 miles to a National Rally, we crossed p[aths with a neighour. When we told her what we were doing, she said "You're going where in that?"
Seems the public are the same everywhere.
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Shouldn't it be painted black!
It has been for several years.
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"Is that a Rolls Royce?"
"What does that car go for - $150,000?"
"I assume you have to machine all of your own parts for that, don't you?"
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I had a 1929 Roadster that was all fiber glass. These to guys came walking up and were complaining about my 15 inch wheels. I said how about the chev v8 and power glide transmission. Then I said it is all fiber glass body. They left.
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I'm usually asked "how much is it worth?" My response is "are you going to make an offer?" They ask if it runs on gas. I tell them "no, straight whiskey."
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I took my 1931 Glaser to a local show and was told they did not allow fiberglass cars to be entered.
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