July 10, 2018 – A Ride in Eleanor

Son-in-Love George decided this was the day for Andy and I to ride in Eleanor.  We had seen her in the garage when we were here for Christmas but did not get a ride then.

Here she is, a 1930 Ford Model A, pulled out of the garage. We were excited.

The engine.

I’m not sure what this is on the running board.  I’m thinking a boot scraper to keep the mud out.

Andy is trying to be cool.

George fussed over her a bit before we took off.

I climbed into the back seat with Owen.  This gave me a chance to photograph the dash and steering wheel.

The two men in the front gives you some scale.

We drove through some beautiful Wisconsin countryside, now more “suburban”  houses than dairy farms. Then, of course, we had to stop at Out n Out for some custard. This photo is a bit bizarre, but I wanted you to see the back end too.

Lastly, here is a profile.

Yes, George is a motorcycle guy.  He said that he always wanted an old car and, now that he has a family, Eleanor the Model A is something the whole family can ride together.

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7 thoughts on “July 10, 2018 – A Ride in Eleanor

  1. Laura Bender July 18, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Bill’s dream car. llb

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    • Dinata Misovec July 18, 2018 / 4:03 pm

      My father had a Model T when I was a kid. I remember playing on and in it when it was parked in the garage. What I remember most is the scratchy seats; they were miserable on a kid’s bare legs.

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  2. Bill Bender July 18, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Love the Model A, she’s a beauty!

    I’ve had two of them and hope to have another some day soon.

    Bill B.

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    • Dinata Misovec July 18, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      This one is immaculate. She was completely restored some years ago. George said he got a really good deal but did not tell me how much he paid. I’ll have to post a photo of the family out for a ride. Jennifer made outfits for them all, not exactly 1930 but fun nonetheless.

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  3. kayak2016blog July 18, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    I LOVE those orange rims! But they’d better not have any more children – and what about seat belts??

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    • Dinata Misovec July 18, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      Oh no, seat belts would not be authentic. I made me a bit uneasy; I wear a seat belt to change parking spaces in a lot. George says it doesn’t go fast enough to crash, joking of course. We drove on back roads with little to no traffic most of the time.

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