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Old 11-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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It's a Ford!

Unbelievable! It's 1901. You’re doing 70 mph with no seat backs, no seat belts and no brakes!

Can it get any better?

How about state of the art cotton cord tire technology.

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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how wonderful to see how it all began,
I was fortunate to see an Oldsmobile about the same vintage but it didn even have a steering wheel, it had a huge joy stick to steer with, it belonged to a Chev Olds dealer in Moncton NB and he kept it in his showroom in the winter and right in front of the show window outside in the summer... it had keys, but I don't know if it ran, It was really something to see.

thanks for the clip... shows how far we have come in a short time..and how much further will we go?? Love to come back in 100 years to see what hover craft with wing extensions are up to .... and how about the flying 'Dutchmen' they could become a reality!!

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What I don't understand is why they got rid of manual chokes and steering wheel mounted throttles. Gravity feed fuel is fine too. If it was good enough for grandpappy its good enough for me. Next thing you know they'll be putting signalators, grammaphones and electric starters on cars. Give me a moment i need to replace my magneto.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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Great video for sure. I was in the auto business for most of my life, from dealers, to Corporate Headquarters. I really enjoy reading and film/video of automobiles.
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