I am a practicing pediatric dentist in Grass Valley (in Northern Calif). Over the past decade or so I have owned a few antique cars. I spent 6 years restoring my first, a 1929 Buick, then a year doing my second a 1913 Ford. Currently I have a rusty old 1927 Ford Pickup as an alternate (to the TC) daily driver, a 1902 Locomobile Wagonette steam car project and the TC.

Back in 1980 I saw my first restored MG T car in a super-market display (it was a yellow TD) and have had a soft spot in my heart for TD's ever since. When I had a very generous offer on my 1913 Ford I started looking for a TD to acquire. As luck would have it I got a look at the TF and thought that was had classier look than the TD. But then I saw the TC and discovered it had the appearance of the 1920's cars I love and also surprisingly good road performance. The hunt for my TC was on. I found a good possibility in Southern California and then scoped out a basket case near home. The partial basket case cost what the running So-Cal car did so that was a no-brainer. I met with the very nice P.O., Rick Lagozza, and came home with my TC. My wife insists I have now doubled my investment with the parts I have bought to keep this car running.

My goal is to keep it on the road in it's present state... no show car for me. I am working on casting up a new manifold for my period supercharger, just to have more fun with the car. The TC is a very enjoyable and extremely eyecatching car to drive. In comparison to my T Ford daily drivers this car is a super-performing machine... you really don't appreciate an electric starter until you have lived with that hand crank for a few years!

I hope to someday do the London to Brighton rally in my '02 Locomobile, but then would love to tour the England in the TC. These cars are truely works of rolling sculpture which should be seen and driven, not primped and hidden away.

Photo2 and 3 after wire wheel rebuild (see description in technical section) -- I have the front TC wheels on and the rear TA.

Terry Horlick