Franklin Square, NY
1923 Ford Model T Convertible Roadster
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While attending a Classic Car Show in Hicksville, New York located on the north shore of Long Island I came across this remarkable hot rod, at first glance because of the condition it was in I thought it was fairly new. I could not believe it when I saw on the windshield that it was a 1923 Ford Model T Convertible Roadster. The paint job was a great looking purple and the interior had a fantastic looking bucket seat and this was one of Ford's addition to the Hot Rod market for the day. Out of the 600 plus cars that I saw and was able to photograph this had to be one of my favorites. For more information on this classic roadster please read the information below;
The first hot rods were old cars (most often Fords, typically Model Ts, 1928–31 Model As, or 1932-34 Model Bs), modified to reduce weight. Typical modifications were removal of convertible tops, hoods, bumpers, windshields, and/or fenders; channeling the body; and modifying the engine by tuning and/or replacing with a more powerful type. Speedster was a common name for the modified car. Wheels and tires were changed for improved traction and handling. "Hot rod" was sometimes a term used in the 1950s as a derogatory term for any car that did not fit into the mainstream. Hot rodders' modifications were considered to improve the appearance as well, leading to show cars in the 1960s replicating these same modifications along with a distinctive paint job.
December 4th, 2013
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