Monthly Archives: March 2013

Now a word from our sponsor

While breaking from the Granddad project I’m going to take you on a journey into car art. It’s been my pleasure at the garage to represent a fine artist, David Chapple for the last 10 years. Let his words describing his … Continue reading

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Race connection

      While Brad is spinning his magic and with nothing to report, there is however a race connection with Granddad’s Model A. It has to do with Juan-Manuel Fangio. The greatest car racer ever. His first ride was … Continue reading

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The rear end is in.

Jock and Brad installed the rebuilt rear end in Granddad’s car. The wheels look great. The Corvette, Graham, Triumph, Matchless and Harley all had to visit the great outdoors when the Model A was pushed out and loaded on Brad’s … Continue reading

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The Granddad Project—Voyaging west, then east, then west again.

A quick explanation of T.G.P.’s emigration to Canada. He emigrated in 1905 on the Liner Victorian, returned to England on the Mauretania to marry Ellen Staniford and then returned to Canada on the Empress of Ireland. “So What” you ask? … Continue reading

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T.G.P.

It’s my conjecture that Granddad, Thomas Guscotte Parker Hobbis, knowing that his failing health was limiting his ability to drive, looked to the car’s origin, the Ford Motor Company for a new home for his beloved Model A, writing two letters … Continue reading

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The Granddad Project. con’t.

Car Pride, TGP had a lot, adding to and upgrading his car. These are the additions I have found so far, heater, clock, front and rear side running lights, front model T running lights, fire extinguisher, seat covers, clothes rack, … Continue reading

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The Granddad project

Who was T.G.P. Hobbis and why do we care? Short version, born in The Orange Free State Sept. 1882. Family moved back to England in 1883. Educated at Ardingly College, apprenticed as a carpenter and an engraver. Moved to Vermillion … Continue reading

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Dani’s Poppa’s Poppa’s car

It would be interesting to know how many have ever had a ride in their  Great Great Grandfather’s car. I hope to drive Miss Dani around in her poppa’s  poppa’s car. It brings back memories of car child seats in … Continue reading

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The Granddad project begins

It has taken ten year to finally find someone Hollywood’s trusts to work on the *prized* procession, T.G.P. Hobbis’ 1929 Model A Ford. Let the work begin. I will follow with updates and pictures and I hope it all comes … Continue reading

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