Jonathan Klinger's coworkers thought he was bluffing when he said he wanted to drive a Ford Model A every day for a year -- including winter ... in northern Michigan. But he followed through, and he's been doing it in a project he calls "365 Days of A," documenting his progress on a blog of the same name. RoundAbout host Craig Cole went for a walkaround of the Model A that Jonathan's been driving for nearly a year.
"T" Party, Ford Style - Autoline After Hours 239
UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally at Ford — Yes, and?
- No new hybrids at the NY Auto Show, meanwhile is Beijing stealing its
SPECIAL GUEST: David Liepelt, Antique Car Enthusiast
- Would YOU commute to work in a Ford Model T? Our guest has.
All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive
Design & Production; and Todd Lassa, Automobile
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365 Days of A Retrospective: HCCTV
This week, a very special episode of Hagerty Classic Car TV bids adieu to
the 365DaysofA project. In the news, the world's oldest running car goes up
for auction, as does Willie Nelson's old tour bus. For more visit
How to start up and drive a 1925 Ford Model T
While still in the Ely neighborhood of Fairlee, Vermont, we get a quick
lesson on how to start up and drive a 1925 Ford Model T. I am not sure how
comprehensive a lesson it is, but I think with a bit of practice, I could
drive this car. Once the car is started, we take a drive down Old Federal
Route 5, which has been truncated, since the new Route 5 was built in the
1930's. The road is also unpaved, which I am sure is the way its been for
years. Imagine being on this road 80 years ago and seeing this car coming
along down the road; this would have been a pretty common sight. At the
end of the road, we turn around in a neighbors driveway, where we see a
couple of newer, yet vintage, cars. I am not sure what the white car is,
but the Chevrolet pick-up looks like it's from the 1960's. Enjoy the view
from the car, as well as the lesson on starting and driving it. If you
have any questions about the video, feel free to message me. Comments are
welcome. The video was taken on August 25th, 2013.
Model A Assembly
A timelapse video of me re-assembling my Model-A Tudor after restoration of
the frame and running gear.
This video replaces Parts I and III that I uploaded previously.
1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
A Dad's A - 1929 Model A
Frank Maniatis so treasured his 1929 Ford Model A Roadster that 75 years
after he bought it, the car still owns a special place in his daughter Tina
Higgins' heart -- and her garage. From cross-country pleasure trips to
lumber hauling, makeshift repairs and patched-up fenders to a full
restoration -- and even a tearful homecoming after it had been stolen --
this family heirloom has just about seen it all. For more visit
How To Drive Classic Cars Every Day -- JALOPNIK ON /DRIVE
How does a NYC car club with 300+ members keep its fleet of quirky classics
alive on the mean streets? By following a few simple rules -- and always
being ready for a heroic rescue. It's the premiere of Jalopnik on Drive
with Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley from Classic Car Club Manhattan.
These Are The Worst Fords In History. Sorry Henry -- AFTER/DRIVE
Everyone's been celebrating Henry Ford's 150th birthday by talking about
the successes of the company he founded. What about the, well not so much.
With Leo Parente, whose stories of working for Ford during the 1970s are
worth the price of admission.
Learning to drive a manual in a 1930 Model A
Jonathan Klinger has been using a 1930 Ford Model A as his daily driver for
nearly a year. As in, every day. Even in the snow. Ben has never driven a
car with a manual transmission. Watch as Jonathan teaches Ben to shift
gears on a 81-year-old three-speed manual transmission.
Visit http://www.365daysofa.com to learn more about Jonathan's 1930 Model
A. For more visit http://www.hagerty.com
The Original Hot Rod Lincoln
The original Hot Rod Lincoln was built by Country Western singer/songwriter
Charlie Ryan in the 1950s, and inspired his song of the same name. Now,
owner Dave Demangone takes the popular car to various car shows and charity
Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - /BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a
look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is
Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one
of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends
the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its
Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail
order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about
everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult -
a work of art however... that'd be just fine.