Real Wheels: A sweet ride for ice cream


By Merri Hanjora - info@limanews.com



Alaina and Gene Hermon, of Lima, have owned this 1929 Ford Model A Convertible for more than a year.

Alaina and Gene Hermon, of Lima, have owned this 1929 Ford Model A Convertible for more than a year.


Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

LIMA — Alaina and Gene Hermon, of Lima, brought their 1929 Ford Model A Convertible to the Westgate Charity Car Show last year. They have owned it for more than a year.

The Ford Model A replaced the beloved Ford Model T after 18 years. The Ford Model A price ranged from $385 for a Tudor to $1,400 for a Town Car.

The transmission was a three-speed manual transmission, and the 1929 model was the first to have a safety glass windshield. Back in 1929, the rear view mirror was an option.

While Henry Ford was the genius behind the popular Model T, his son, Edsel, is credited with the styling of the Model A.

“I just liked it,” Gene Hermon said. “We go to car shows. It’s a good ‘going for ice cream’ car.”

Alaina and Gene Hermon, of Lima, have owned this 1929 Ford Model A Convertible for more than a year.
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