1915 Ford Speedster & Teardrop trip to Alaska

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1915 Ford Speedster & Teardrop trip to Alaska

Postby alaska teardrop » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:08 pm

Northern Lite Traveler design: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=51991
Minimalist torsion axle frame: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=12220
Alaska Teardrop photo gallery: http://tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=2014
Glampette photo gallery; gallery/album.php?album_id=2983&sk=t&sd=d&st=0
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:03 pm

Fred,
WOW!!!
I just spent the last hour looking at the photos and skimming through the text... WHAT A TRIP!!!! :thumbsup: :applause:
I take it that you met this couple during their Excellent Adventure? :thinking:
AND BTW- It's absolutely wonderful to see you back here My Friend!!! :P :peace: :P
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Postby High Desert » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:40 pm

I'll second Deans comments. What a trip those two made! Simply amazing to say the least, a couple of true adventurers. Thanks for sharing that link! :applause: :thumbsup: :applause:
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Postby Wolfgang92025 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:13 pm

Matt and Jess,

Thank you for sharing your adventure.............

Sounds and looks like wonderful country.
Hope to see it in person in the future.

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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:26 am

Fred? :o :o Is Fred back with us? Well if he b, Welcome back Fred. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Im enjoying all the photos and things in this post. :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Postby hiker chick » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:51 am

I'm only half-way through and have to run but this is terrific, thanks for posting. Will finish later. The photos enlarge when clicked on.

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Postby chorizon » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:22 pm

This is incredible. I just spent an enjoyable two hours or so reading about this awesome trip.

I had googlemaps open on another screen to further help visualize this the route. That model T is like a big go-cart and they went 3500 miles on their trip!

One thing to point out also is they relied on the model T to pull this trip off...no guts, no glory!
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Postby Carol Reed » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:20 am

WOW !!! GREAT picts, and what an adventure. I, like those before me, have to return to continue viewing.

I have been tenatively working on a similar trek for '11 (but not in a roadster !). Your diary has reinforced my desire, however awakened the reality of intense planning and more time than initially anticipated.

Thanks for sharing.

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Postby bart » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:22 pm

I love this forum. This is just one more really great adventure I got to read about, and only because I visit the Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers Forum.

Thanks for posting the link and thanks for the great forum.

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Postby deepmud » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:21 pm

Great trip! I wish I'd checked this last year I might have been able to see your car in Wasilla or somewhere else nearby :D I read ever word over the last three days. I can say having traveled the Alcan several times I'm amazed how well you did in the Model T. Too bad you didn't stop at Laird's Hot Springs in Canada, you would have loved getting warm right to your bones 8) .

BTW, Jess you mentioned wondering if ladies stay warm and dry on motorcycle behind their husband - my wife says yes, at 100mph (sometimes) in the rain she stayed warm and snug when we drove across Europe :D
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Postby greekspeedoman » Sun May 02, 2010 5:19 pm

What a great find & good story. She has some really great photography too. Nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby WesGrimes » Sun May 02, 2010 9:28 pm

I really enjoyed reviewing your travels. Looks like a great trip, and memories that will last forever.
You are very brave to take a car with no wind screen or top on that trip. :applause:
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Postby xddorox » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:24 pm

Awesome trip, thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
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