Dalton Lowe acquired his 1930 Ford Model A from the local family doctor 50 years ago. The doctor had originally collected it from a patient as payment, since the ailing man had no other way to make good on his bill. “They didn’t have health insurance back then,” Lowe says.
Lowe wanted to acquire the car because of his fond memories of the vehicle during his youth. “They were the only car that kept this country running during the war,” he says. “We used them with trailers on them and they were dependable.”
Over 50 years of owning the Model A, Lowe hasn’t been too eager to travel far and wide to show it off at car shows, but he does recall winning one of the awards in the early days of the Copper Kettle Festival 25 years ago.