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(The Big Story)   Accident involving Model T kills one. This us not a repeat from 1915   ( bigstory.ap.org) divider line
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2013-07-27 12:25:37 AM  
did it collide with a horse and buggy?

/breaking amish
2013-07-27 03:18:23 AM  
Reminds me of a time way back when my landlord's dad was telling us about the good old days when there were two cars in the entire county.  One day, they had a head-on collision and the county was back to zero cars for a while.
2013-07-27 03:23:17 AM  
I read the lone comment in TFA and all my snark evaporated.
2013-07-27 03:27:10 AM  
This is why i'll never drive an American car.
2013-07-27 03:33:06 AM  
Dang, freak accident with no fault on the driver.

/best wishes for the family
2013-07-27 04:06:04 AM  
the wheel's wooden spokes separated, and the vehicle flipped, troopers said.

All four occupants were ejected, troopers said. It was unclear whether the vehicle had seatbelts

Uh oh, I smell a new safety recall.
2013-07-27 04:07:53 AM  
Hoop and stick must be banned.
2013-07-27 04:19:26 AM  
This us an outrage!
2013-07-27 04:24:21 AM  
That sucks.. He was actually trying to do the right thing..
2013-07-27 05:07:42 AM  
This kind of thing actually happens all the time... People buy classic cars and drive them without consideration for the engineering advancements made over the years.
2013-07-27 05:42:10 AM  
Did OnStar not respond in time?
2013-07-27 06:23:08 AM  
They must have been driving home from an illegal speakeasy.
2013-07-27 06:26:08 AM  
This us not?
2013-07-27 06:38:04 AM  
There's a car that teaches us about how progress can be good.

I wouldn't want to drive anything where the brakes are operated by string and the wheels are made of wood. FFS Henry, a two piece stamped metal wheel would have been better than those wood wagon wheels of the era.
2013-07-27 06:47:20 AM  
Here's my dad's 1921. Oldest son was driving, youngest son was in the back. All survived and the car is back on the road. Oh, always have your wheels done by the Amish...they know what they're doing with wooden wheels.
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2013-07-27 08:07:51 AM  
The original airbags in the Model T had some bugs
2013-07-27 08:18:57 AM  
liar the first accident actually occured in 1977.  when crack cocaine was illegalized
2013-07-27 08:32:04 AM  
I love how the article quotes area man unnamed Model T experts, " It was unclear whether the vehicle had seatbelts, although Model T experts say restraints are of little use in the soft-top vehicle that typically travels at no more than 30 mph."

I guess these experts have never been brought to a dead (haw) stop while traveling 30 mph.
Kinetic energy, how werk it.
2013-07-27 09:05:24 AM  
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Because they now come with safety features, you know...  like the absence of wooden spokes.
2013-07-27 09:33:55 AM  
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2013-07-27 09:56:22 AM  
My grandfather's 1919 Model T flivver only had a leash built in the floor for the dog.
2013-07-27 11:00:53 AM  
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2013-07-27 11:56:04 AM  

Alonjar: This kind of thing actually happens all the time... People buy classic cars and drive them without consideration for the engineering advancements made over the years.

Well in all fairness a model T is closer to a modern golf cart than a modern car, and "modern" in the sense I'm talking is like '30s.
2013-07-27 12:12:24 PM  
And most cars built today your lucky they last as long as the payments.
2013-07-27 12:40:22 PM  
always asking questions

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2013-07-27 12:55:00 PM  
Paraphrasing Leno: "This is the way cars were made.  No seat belts.  You flip the car, they hose it off and sell it to the next guy."

They really did look at car accidents like inevitable acts of God in those days.  You were pretty much expected to be dead afterwards.

There's a 1930s movie about truckers, I think it's "They Drive by Night" with Bogart, where they they were always hitting stuff and flying into stuff and out.
2013-07-27 01:08:42 PM  
I am restoring my '28 2 door Chevy coach. I am keeping the wood spoke (artillery) wheels. When I get to that stage of restoration, I plan on having an Amish wheelwright remake mine out of second generation hickory. Not a big fan of mechanical brakes however, so I plan on converting to discs. /not putting a 350 in it
2013-07-27 01:14:53 PM  
Also converting to safety glass, and lap belts. /closed car
2013-07-27 02:47:32 PM  
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2013-07-27 03:39:24 PM  

Alonjar: This kind of thing actually happens all the time... People buy classic cars and drive them without consideration for the engineering advancements made over the years.

Grafting modern parts onto an original don't get ya any points in the Concours, sonny boy!
2013-07-27 06:39:38 PM  
Showing a little courtesy on the road WILL get you killed.
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