1916 Model T Ford, The Trojan T
This car owes its existence to Harry Markiecki of Toledo, Ohio, who in 1961, built it and went on to win numerous shows and awards after one year of work and a $3,000 investment. He did all the work himself, save for the upholstery and paint, which were outsourced to local craftsmen in Toledo. “Trojan” graced the covers of multiple magazines after its completion, with Hot Rod calling it a “Space Age ‘T’” and proclaiming, “Harry Markiecki’s updated 1916 Ford missile has conquered 18 trophies in 7 showings, including 6 Best of Shows”.
By 1971, it had been acquired by Chester Cary of Lima, Ohio and was ultimately purchased in 2006 from Mike Guffey, before being treated to a comprehensive, nut-and-bolt restoration at Flying A Garage in Winnemucca, Nevada.
In 2008 David was invited to take part in the restoration. After some research David replicated the original interior and top with the use of original photos and magazines.