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Something to selebrate. 18000 views in less than a year !

Ford Model A Phaeton 1928 at Gotland Sweden

 

Time to celebrate.

November 2012 was the new Netclassics launched at www.

November 2013, we achieved record breaking 18,000 visitors limit. It’s great for a little private website that is all about vehicles and the social community that this hobby creates.

Interest in our older vehicles and the history of technology is increasing and more young people
finds that the hobby brings so much joy and great socializing.

Our talented A Ford Clubs – Private promoters and other Club activities worldwide makes an outstanding contribution to today’s and tomorrow’s youth.
Soon it will be Christmas and lets give each other the best gift you can get. A Christmas together, socializing with each other and do not attach your eyes on mobile phones or on the web.

Thanks to everyone out there who visit us during the past year and I hope to see you on Netclassics.com several more times.

Sincerely
Lars Hedstrom

Gotlandsrundan 2013

Gotlands Veteranbilklubb

Gotlandsrundan 2013

START YOUR ENGINES

START YOUR ENGINES

 

Ett årligt Rally för Veteranfordon som genomförs på fina Gotländska vägar.

Årets Rally var välorganiserat och genomfördes problemfritt. Rallyvägen var 6.5 mil och startade i  Visby och hade sin sydligaste spets i  området kring Vall.

Klicka på länken för att höra och se det trevliga dragspelandet vid Starten:

http://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=raFImRjzHm8&ns=1

eller:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=raFImRjzHm8

 

Klubbens Dodge Brandbil

Klubbens Dodge Brandbil

 

Startlistan bestod av ett 50-tal fordon av olika kategorier och årgångar. Påfallande många fordon var äldre bilar som man idag inte ser så ofta ute på våra vägar eller veteranbilsrallyn. Klubben hade både sin Volvo Tankbil och Dodge brandbil med på rallyslingan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder från start och målplatsen i Visby

 

Luchuppehållet

Luchuppehållet

Lanchester 11 1937

Utefter rallyvägen fanns 6 bemannade  och 5 obemannade kontroller  som gav en bra intressant blandning av frågor och uppgifter att lösa. Det hade underlättat om kunskapen om växter och fåglar hade varit mer omfattande för flera frågor samt den trevliga tripspromeneden hade naturanknytning.  Lunchupphållets placering vid Sockengläntan i Barlingbo var idyllisk. Vattendammar med fontän där vattnet skapade en skön omgivning kändes avkopplande och rogivande efter den första etappen på rallyt.

Vädret var strålande med sol och lagom temperatur. (OBS  KLICKA på respektive bild  så ser ni den i  panorama )

Gotlandsrundan 2013

Vi som åkte öppen bil slapp frysa denna gång men en regnskur hann ikapp oss straxt före målgången. Nu gör det inte så mycket att det regnar när man åker öppen A-Ford förutsatt att man inte behöver stanna utan kan hålla en jämn bra fart framåt. Regnet blåser mestadels undan även om man som vi inte har lösa sidofönster att montera. Vid rödljus eller stopp då blir man lite fuktig. Rödljusen lyser med sin frånvaro på stora delar av Gotland och trafiken är lugn så oss störde regnsskuren inte alls. Solen kom fram igen och så var ordningen återställd.

 

Kontrollerna längs banan fungerade utmärkt och rallykommittén hade gjort ett utmärkt förberedelsejobb.

 

 

Årets Vinnarpar av Gotlandsrundan.  Grattis !

Årets vinnarpar av Gotlandsrundan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fler bilder finns att se på Gotland Veteranbilklubbs hemsida. Klicka på länken nedan.

http://evenemang.gvbk.se/#!album-12-49

Mixed Ford Model A cars by Netclassics

Ford Model A in Finland – “The Great Spirit Race”

“The Great Spirit Race” by Risto Sihvola in Finland

Suuri Pirtukeikka 2007 ixus 038

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Ford Model A from Finland

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I organized some years ago one race named “The Great Spirit Race” like Prohibition Style (Suuri Pirtukeikka in Finnish) we transported “500 litres spirit” from Helsinki coast to Rovaniemi. The route consisted 12 legs about 80-100 km per each. A Ford club members were able to drive one or more legs as they feld like. It was carried out as a relay race, “spirit cans” were as a baton, which moved from car to car and at least all of them were transported to Rovaniemi. Driving time was 24 hours + sleeping time in Jacobstad (Pietarsaari) in western coast , It was very nice and funny happening.

Risto Sihvola
Past chairman of The Finnish A Ford Club

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Model A Fords from Sweden — Svenska AFordar

Netclassics

Ford A Pic Up 1930


Bilderna är från ett A-Ford Rally på Gotland där gästfriheten stod högt på dagordningen.
Rallyslingan var som vi säger, lagom lång och kontrollerna både av lokal som internationell karaktär .
Jag rekommenderar starkt att ni gör ett längre besök på Gotland. Ön är mycket speciell med skiftande landskap från bördiga ängar, tät skog och kala vidder.

The pictures are from an A Ford Rally Gotland and the hospitality and joy was high on the agenda.
The Rally tour was as we say, just the right length and controls ofboth local and international touch.
I strongly recommend that you make a visit to the island. The island is special with its landscape of ……………………………………………………………. green meadows, forests and nice coast line.

This Model A was imported from the US. One of the first time we drove it in Sweden we were near to crash. The steering wheel came loose !!! It had a woodruff key from the water pump instead of the original one. The key was covered with several layers of aluminum folio and then was the steering wheel pressed in place. As we drive the car and turned left the did go straight on….. terrible. Felt like driving a Tivoli car. The steering wheel just spun. Happily the brakes were good. Why does anyone “restore” a car like that and create danger for someone else? We managed to lift the car and with help move the wheels so we got off the road.
After that we always double check everything we not have made in our garage.
Today this car is in a very good shape. Maybe we can buy it back ?
I do like those Coupes !

Ford Model A 189

For(d) more information please click at the categories above. There are lot of more to read under each section. At the front page ju find the latest posts at Netclassics.                               Feel free to send us pictures and stories about your car or boat. We are also interested to buy a  Ford Model T or Model A so please mail us at info(at)netclassics.com if you have a fair deal to offer us. The car is aimed for our Museum at Gotland.

För  mer information, klicka på ovanstående kategorier. Det finns massor av mer att läsa i varje avsnitt. På förstasidan kan ni hitta de senaste inläggen på Netclassics. Vi är mycket intresserade av de tidigt tillverkade A-Fordarna med 3 eller 4-siffriga chassinummer/motornummer så vet ni om någon sådan A-Ford hör av er till info(at)netclassics.com (at)=@ . Den Norska A-Fordklubben med Chris i spetsen söker också information om de tidiga A-Fordarna.      
Välkommen att skicka oss bilder och berättelser om din bil eller båt. Vi är även intresserade av att köpa en Ford Model T eller modell A så maila oss på info(at)netclassics.com  (at)=@ om ni har något förslag till oss. Bilen är tänkt för vårt Museum vi nu bygger upp på Gotland

 

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A189 in USA

A189 Ford Model A in USA

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This car is one the Model A´s that has been in my focus since I first saw it in Västerås in Sweden many years ago.
Herbert Moitzi was the owner and I did follow his restoration of the car rather closely. It was found at an auction with a 1930 engine mounted in the car.
The original motor was to be seen beside the car. The 189 engine was then sent for restoration and the 1930 engine was replaced.
As the body came off, the chassis number was very clear and easy to read. The engine number and frame number was the same, A189.
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I had lots of contacts with Doc Kalinka and Fred Gooding to find out how it was possible that a early series car had found its way to Sweden late 1927.
First date of registration in Sweden was early in Mars 1928 ! Calculate backwards and with minimum of 30 days of transport over the ocean + all handling give us the fact that the car must have been sent from the US already late 1927. That is even earlier than most dealers in the US. Most dealers did not even have a car for display !
I know when the first load of Model A´s did arrive to Denmark for distribution to Sweden- Norway and Finland. That info can be found under the Model A section here at Netclassics Model A site.
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On the same boat were Model A´s with 4 digit engine numbers ! We have to look more into that and study the Danish newspaper ads with articles from the first Model A arrival in Denmark that you also can find at Netclassics site.
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One part on the very early Model A´s that is special (among others) is the rear light…. look at the pictures of one extremely rare rear lamp that the very first Model A series supposed to have….I still have the light lying at my desk here in Sweden….Notice the special Ford Logo on top !

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The wiper that was at the windshield frame of the A189 !!!!
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This radiator was on the A189 and was replaced during the restoration of the car here in Sweden
I still have the original one sawed among my other parts. It is marked with A 189 so I will not mix it up with other Model A parts
I also have some of the original body wood pices from this car. Nice to display at my small museum at Gotland / Sweden
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A189 unrestored

A189 unrestored

 

A189 in Sweden

A189 in Sweden

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http://netclassics.com/early-ford-model-a/ Some more material about the Early Model A´s

Video about Design. Old Cars & Outboard Engines

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Detta är ett filminslag från Tradera TV där det veckovis var olika tema på inslagen.
Denna gång handlar det om design och hästkrafter.
Inspelat hos Netclassics Ingarö
In Action ” Lars Hedström ”

This is a movie feature from Tradera TV and they had different weekly themas.
This time it’s about design and horsepower.
Recorded at Netclassics Ingarö
In Action “Lars Hedstrom”

Netclassics-Logo-3
 

 

 

A-Ford Pic Up 1930

 

This Model A was a very nice and good driver and I used it rather much in the heavy trafic in the center of Stockholm. It never failed. Brakes were like modern car brakes.
If you are looking for more Pic Up pictures go to Category Archives: Ford Model AA Trucks & Buses here at Netclassics webpage.
The front page of Netclassics shows just the latest posts. To see all material klick on the text higher up at the front page. There are more information at Netclasics site than you find at the front page ! Please look around and send me a mail if you like to have your car “displayed” in this Forum.
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Ford A Pic Up 1930

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Macs The Ford Model A Supplier for us

Netclassics is the owner to this Model A today and we will update the Ford Delivery with a new upholstery from MACs in USA.
We have indeed got very excellent support from MAC´s with all new spare parts and to get our parts orders complete
Super service from Sam ! Best service we ever have had ! Nice !

Executive Manager
Lars Hedstroem
Lassaboxen / Netclassics

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Ford Model A Phaeton 1928.

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Evelyn Hedstroem did send us the picture of her Phaeton 1928. it was restored in 1960 and has been is the same condition since then. Lovely to drive and works perfectly every year. Quite gearbox and smooth engine.
Starts up directly every spring. Very nice driver.

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Ford Model A Phaeton 1928

Ford Model A Phaeton


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