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.