Did you read my last post – GENESIS OF A SHUNPIKER from March 12 (an important day)? If you missed it, click on the link above. But a quest was on. On March 9, before I completed that post, I posted my want ad for a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster on Craig’s List. Then I just checked to see if there were any new listings on Craig’s List – and there was one. I started emailing with Joe, Jr. Talked with his Dad, Joe, Sr., and both were helping Jon – Joe Senior’s brother, and Joe Junior’s Uncle. It was one of those good email and phone exchanges leading to my journey today to Charlton, Massachusetts. We met just before 5PM, and I left at 6:10PM. Adoption COMPLETED.


Jon owned this 1929 Model A Roadster for five years, driving it about 600 miles a year, and is selling only because of health. I got under, over, and into all the trouble spots. Not a show car (don’t want a show car) but a clean, solid, well redone roadster – just what I started Shunpiking with (but I forgot to tell you about all the sports car back road rallying I also did with a high school friend – well more stories)

The plan is to drive her home in a few weeks (90 miles from home) and at worst have to call AAA to get me the rest of the way. Below is Jon, the previous owner.

and, here are a few of the pictures that were on Craig’s List.

Yes, I have learned you can drive three cars at once – but now it means I just have to “shunpike” more miles this summer. Let the driving begin – and stories to follow.

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  1. Betty says:

    Congrats on your latest adoption, Ray! She looks in really good shape-I’d love a ride in the rumble seat some day. Happy trails when she arrives home with her new siblings! Hope there is no jealousy among them……….

  2. carolyn says:

    It has a rumble seat, many a memory driving with my uncle Joe in the rumble with my cousins!!

  3. Sue says:

    A real beauty! Enjoy her.

  4. Chris Burchstead says:

    Love the red hubcaps and the rumble seat!

  5. George Lush says:

    Sweet! As Esso used to say in one of their advertising slogans of years past, “Happy Motoring!”

  6. Carol Crolle says:

    Congratulations on the newest member of your fleet. She will make a great addition to your automotive family. Safe travels. Carol

  7. George Cheney says:

    Ray, Congratulations. Looks great. You’re going to have fun eith that one.

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