Friday, March 26, 2010
A view through the windscreen of a Model T Ford pickup truck doing about 35 mph on an L.A. freeway... in the carpool lane.
This is Model T Ford climbing a slight incline at just over 20 mph.
On a flat piece of roadway, a Model T Ford could be doing about 35 mph (almost flat out). I have sometimes encountered Model T Fords on Interstate 35 between Dallas and San Antonio, traveling around 30 mph (speed limit of 70, many cars going 80).
I have never seen or heard of one being pulled over for impeding traffic, being forced onto the shoulder, or having the driver arrested and jailed. I have never heard of one being run over by a Ford F-150 doing 75 mph. If I were to drive a Texas licensed Model T Ford from downtown Ennis to downtown Waxahachie, at 25-30 mph in the right hand lane of State Highway 287, what do you think the chances of my being ticketed for impeding traffic would be? Or being arrested and jailed?
Better, or worse, than winning the State Lottery after buying just one ticket?
Photos from the Model T Forum