The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 46 years (1973 - 2019) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean

See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.


Monday, August 27, 2012

1910 Ford. With some statistics for the year also

Just 102 years ago

Some USA statistics for the Year 1910:

1. The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

2. Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

3. Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.

4. Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.

5. There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

6. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

7. The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !

8. The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

9. The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

10. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500
Per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
And a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

11. More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

12. Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

13. Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were
Condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'

14. Sugar cost four cents a pound.

15. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

16. Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

17. Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks
For shampoo.

18. Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their
Country for any reason.

19. The Five leading causes of death were:
a. Pneumonia and influenza
b. Tuberculosis
c. Diarrhea
d. Heart disease
e. Stroke

20. The American flag had 45 stars.

21. The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30!

22. Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

23. There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

24. Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all
Americans had graduated from high school.

25. Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the
Local corner drugstores.

26. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to
The mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'

27. Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
Domestic help.

28. There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!


Lets go back as far as 1903

Friday, August 24, 2012