Doug P 1930 Ford Model A 4dr Town Sedan

An 80 year old car reunites old friends

When my son had graduated high school and was moving out to join the Air Force so I decided that I would need a hobby to keep me busy. I had always loved the cars from the 20's and 30's and after much searching I found a 1930 Model A Tudor sedan and ended up purchasing it eBay. It did not take long after getting the car home that I realized that I know absolutely nothing about this car or the cars of that era including how to drive it. Here I am with a car that runs, looks nice but not restored by any sense of the work and not sure what to do with it or where to start. So I searched again for a club that I could join where I can ask questions and learn more about the car. I found the Twin Cities Model A Ford Club and quickly joined.

The first event that I went to was their annual spring tuneup clinic where members bring their cars and tune them up so they are ready for the summer driving. As I arrived I was admiring all the cars and how beautiful they when out of the corner of my eye I see a person that I recognize. This person is someone that I had not seen in almost 30 years. He and I went to school together and I guess one of the reasons I recognized him is because he is handicapped to a point where he can walk but really struggles when he walks needing a cane. Back when we were in school I would carry his books for him so I walked up to him and although he did not remember me right away after we talked for a few minuets his memory was refreshed and we had a great time catching up. Turns out despite his handicap he restored his own 1929 Model A Tudor and has it setup to accommodate his handicap. We now hang out together, help each other on our cars and are probably even closer friends now than we were in our high school years. Thank you Henry Ford for bringing us back together.

Doug P

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