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Old 10-13-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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My 10 year old grand daughter has been wanting to drive the model A's . I told her when she got big enough to reach the pedals, I would teach her. Here we go!!!!!!!


I figured we would stay in first gear untill she got a feel for it.


We've got trails that are good for her to learn on.


The strip down is real peppy and it was a little scairy until she learned how to use the foot rest beside the accelerator button.



She is getting use to the steering. At first had to remind her to steer it hard in the sharp turns.



She only choked it down once, I figure thats pretty good. It won't be very long and I'll be teaching her how to double clutch


Bailey loves model A's the same as my daughter and me . Before its over I'll have her setting points and timing.

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Old 10-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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very nice your a good grandpa
once she learns to drive that she'll be able to drive anything.
one day i hope to do that also
thanks for sharing
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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Nice Purdy, but I know my wife would be all over me for a helmet and seat belt. FWIW

Too bad more families can't slow down and smell the roses. She'll cherish these moments for the rest of her life.
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Man, I've just gotta make it down to Alabama. You've got the coolest place I've seen!

Well, after spending 6 months in Huntsville, maybe it's the hottest place I've seen.
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Congratulations on getting another one hooked on A's. I've got 13 grandchildren and 11 of them are 5 years and older. All 11 love the speedster and their eyes light up when we go for rides. The times with the grandchildren are priceless!
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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How do you allay the fears your kids have regarding belts. Im desperate to know. They were bought up in a series 2 Landrover bench seats, never had a near miss.
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I don't know about Purdy Swoft but all my cars have seat belts. I feel naked without them.
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That's real special; looks like she is having a blast !
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Thanks Mitch and Paul for the kind words. Thanks Tom, We are a few hundred miles south of Huntsville, it gets hotter here. Its nice in the spring and fall and the winters ain't all that bad. Come on down, anytime. Thanks Ross, She has been growing up with model A's and now she wants to drive them. We only drive this one on trails. We never got out of 1st gear. Thanks tbirdtbird she was having a blast!





Bailey and her dog scooter with a pumpkin for Halloween.

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Old 10-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #10
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What a lucky girl. Alot better than a go cart to me. What a gorgeous black roadster.
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #11
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Thanks, actually, the roadster is lombard blue with black fenders. It does look black if the light isn't good
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Timeless ...

Another generation learning to drive

She probably will always remember that day ....




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When my children were teenagers I took them to a very large parking lot on a Sunday and let them drive my Town Sedan. I wanted them to be able to say that the first car they drove was a 1930 Model A. We stayed in first the first time out. They will never forget it. Ed
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Great pictures and a great day. That smile is worth a fortune. I always got a thrill out of teaching my girls (5 in all) to drive my Doodlebugs and assorted "rigs". I taught my Son to drive an antique Harley when he was 14. He drove my Royal Enfield after that, went on to get his bike license and bought his own antique motor bike. We spent 6 months getting it from Basket to roadworthy and then went on a ride together.

Now they are mostly grown and gone off, but they still comment, hey, remember when you let me drive that old...you had?

Now that she can drive it, it is time to begin some basic maintenance lessons, be good to have an extra set of eyes and ears that know what to look for....
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I got bit by the model A bug around 1955 when I was around 9 years old. The neighbors teenage kid had a strip down model A. I was hooked by the sound and look of his red brush painted 28-29 strip down. We would ride in the pastures where there was no real danger. One day Roger let me drive , it was in first gear with the throttle set at just above an idle . It was a real thrill for me!!! Rogers strip down still had fenders and a home made wood pickup box and seat, I can still see and hear it in my memory.

As a child, I was so hooked on model A's that I would wade through a briar patch just to see and touch the hulk of a junked model A.
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Great pictures and a great day. That smile is worth a fortune. I always got a thrill out of teaching my girls (5 in all) to drive my Doodlebugs and assorted "rigs". I taught my Son to drive an antique Harley when he was 14. He drove my Royal Enfield after that, went on to get his bike license and bought his own antique motor bike. We spent 6 months getting it from Basket to roadworthy and then went on a ride together.

Now they are mostly grown and gone off, but they still comment, hey, remember when you let me drive that old...you had?

Now that she can drive it, it is time to begin some basic maintenance lessons, be good to have an extra set of eyes and ears that know what to look for....
Thanks, I also taught my daughter how to drive in the 31 coupe that she grew up with. She now has the coupe,I gave it to her. She could drive most of my stuff at an early age. I look foward to teaching Bailey everything that I can about model A's. I only have one daughgter and one grand daughter.
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That is very neat! I have 6 granddaughters, but only 3 of them are close by, and the oldest of those is now 11, and has been asking a lot about "Emma", and when she can learn to drive it. I figure another couple of years or so and we can take her to a parking lot and learn. I am hoping that one day Megan will take over the Model A when the time comes..........
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hey purdy buddy
one of those pics would make a great avatar....
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Why would someone give this thread a single star????????
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