Here we have a 1923 Ford Model T. Now before you all go think I'm pretty smart about the cars I'm going to let you know right up front that I cheated. There was a place card on the hood stating the year and model. :)
I believe this is called the Touring model, but I can't be too sure.
Something to note, although the natural wood looks all nice and peachy, the wheels didn't come off the assembly line looking like this. Nope, the wood would have been painted all black. I guess this style causes a point deduction in modern competitions.
I wonder what songs they sang as they took in the countryside.
I'm not quite certain that the actual fabric is original to the car. In fact I'm pretty positive it isn't since there doesn't seem to be any cracks. However, after digging through some pictures, thanks to Google, I discovered the channel design is a detail some of the Model T's sported.
I hope I've been able to give you a glimpse of 1923. I think pictures always help to give a great visual.
Next month, will be my last on the cars from The Great Gatsby era. I've saved my favorite for last. Come back and you'll see why. For now, I want to leave you with this picture of this lovely young couple who attended the Great Gatsby Gala held at The Great Overland Station here in Topeka, KS.
These two, I just adored watching them. While their friends giggled as they were smoked by the older folks spinning around the floor to the Charleston, these two barely moved, their eyes glued to each other.
Even though their close, slow dancing probably wouldn't have been too acceptable, the obvious affection they held for each other took me back to a time much simpler than 2013.
Born and raised in Kansas, where she currently lives with her husband and children, Christina loves to read stories with happily ever afters, research, take photos, knit scarves, dig into her ancestry, fish, visit the ocean, write stories with happily ever afters and talk about her family and Jesus.
A semi-finalist in the Genesis, she recently signed a contract with Love Inspired Historical for a Biblical romance slated to debut March 2014. You can find her at http://christinarich.wordpress.com/