All for the love of a good car

They were noisy, cantankerous and hard to start, but those early customized automobiles inspired devotion from those who built and owned them


The late Nelson Moore always said you could never love a car like you loved a horse.

But, if it wasn’t love, then it must have been lust when those first cars started arriving in the early 1900s.

It wasn’t because they were easy to love. They were noisy, cantankerous, hard to start, and they did not obey commands such as Whoa! Gee! Haw! More than one farmer found that out the hard way during his first driving lesson.

Better Farming - December 2011