KALIDA — Lloyd Blubaugh, of Kalida, brought his 1931 Ford Model A Coupe to the Westgate Charity Car Show recently.
Blubaugh purchased the car as a Father’s Day gift to himself four years ago, in 2013. He said it runs excellent. Blubaugh has driven the car all over, but not real far. He only goes 40 to 45 mph tops. He said it could go faster, but the brakes aren’t real good. He’s had a lot of fun with the car.
The Ford Model A was the second success for the Ford Motor Company after its Model T. It has been represented well, as the University of North Texas has the “Mean Green Machine,” a green and black Ford Model A Tudor Sedan at its football games and special events. The “Ramblin’ Wreck,” a 1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe, was the first official mascot of the student body at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Model kits are still available for hobby shops for these cars as well.
“I have enjoyed it immensely,” Blubaugh said. “I enjoy the originality of it. My mom and dad had one when I was a kid. I loved it. This came up for sale, and I decided I better buy it, so I did. I do not regret buying it.”
He said it’s so much fun to drive, and people like riding in the rumble seat.