A Blast from the Past!
The main focus of the display was 1914-1926 Fords. There were roadsters (convertibles), sedans and truck cabs with boxes. Did you know Henry Ford made tractors? Yes, and it was called what? Naturally, and it was called a Fordson! Cloud Museum was a stroll down memory lane for those of us who really enjoy these antiques. Enjoy your trip!
We drove right in. This is a truck built from 1928 thru 1929. It was a Model A pickup, closed cab.
This had to be one of the first RVs, a Ford Model M “House Car” made from 1929-31. It had an ice box for food, gas stove & lights, a toilet and bed . . . very cozy.
|Kay doing a preview for upcoming food show!|
Model T, 1926-27 roadster pickup (with a drafty top).
We sure could have had one as the day was dusty & hot!
All original and it runs, with the only exception . . . it needs an interior and top.
Notice the light purple tone in the headlight lenses. Johnny says that the UV from the sun affects the magnesium in the glass causing the color to change. Other colors of pinkish shades can be seen.
This is a 1925 Dodge Coupe. See color difference in headlights?
Typical 4-cylinder motor in early Fords.
Model T Runabout, 1914. New price $500.
Four more cars and one truck which are all restored, and very dusty!
|Close up of restored truck - awesome!|
This truck belonged to Johnny Cloud’s father, a 1920 Model T (Delivery Van Conversion). After its arrival, many companies recognized the “T’s” potential for other uses. It was converted into different trucks such as enclosed or flat beds, fire engines and snowmobiles, by other companies. This particular one in the picture was converted into a delivery van with rear doors. Pretty neat, huh?
|1936 Ford 2-Door Sedan. Beautiful but dusty!|
|1930 Model T Roadster|
|What an awesome collection, worth some $$$$$|
This is the trunk on the 1930 Roadster (above), literally! The car had a rumble seat so a “trunk” was a necessity.
|Honey, just one more pair of shoes!|
|Interior, very basic.|
1914 Model T Roadster. Johnny says he is taking this one to Yuma’s 100th Anniversary Rodeo Parade in February. Awesome!
Any of you muscle cars experts know what motor this is?
Answer: 1955, 354 Hemi
We could have literally spent hours taking pics of the classic cars.
They were really beautiful. All were not restored. Probably 1/3 out of 130 were and the others will never be brought back. Johnny also had a collection of antique outboard motors.
This is a Neptune. Growing up and spending time on the North Shore of Lake Superior, one of my Grandfather Ralph’s friends
use this type of motor as a commercial fisherman on the big lake.
There were so many pictures to take!
|One of the first "garden variety" tractors|
|Ready to be restored, all original!|
Old gas pumps plus many restored oldies!
|This work truck has done a lot.|
|Want to haul some milk?|
Forget about the electric water pump when you have this pump by your sink.
|Got some meat to grind or clothes to scrub?|
|And we think we have it rough . . .|
|Did you ever get to test drive this baby?|
|Office equipment has really improved hasn't it?|
Our host, Johnny Cloud and his Australian Shepherd, Jack.
What “Time” is it?
We would definitely recommend taking the time for a nostalgic view into the past. We have come a long way, haven’t we?
Upon leaving the museum we found a farm market and purchased a bag of blood oranges, Medjool dates and a delicate “melt in your mouth” Honey date. The trip definitely left a sweet taste in our mouths! Would we go back? In a heartbeat!
Hugs to all ~Kay & Jeff
Travel Update: Based at Ogilby Road Exit, Winterhaven, California while Kay’s dental work is almost wrapping up.