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Ice Cream

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

By Debbie Houck

Harry Burt was a confectionery owner in Youngstown, Ohio, who created a chocolate coated ice cream bar on a stick in 1920. His daughter Ruth liked it but felt it was too messy to eat. Son Harry Jr. suggested freezing the wooden sticks being used for their Jolly Boy Suckers, a hard candy that had brought earlier success, into the ice cream to make a handle. The Good Humor name is based on a belief that a person’s temperament (or “humor”) was related the humor of their palate, in other words, affected by their sense of taste from the foods one ate.

Predicting a larger market, Burt bought a dozen Ford Model T trucks and specially outfitted them with freezers. He hired salesmen who used ringing bells to attract children to the product. The first set of bells were from his son’s old bobsled. The trucks, like the drivers’ uniforms, were white to give the impression of cleanliness. (http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/remembering-the-good-humor-truck/ and http://www.goodhumor.com/article)

For you ice cream connoisseurs, the Eskimo Pie was actually the first American chocolate shell ice cream bar, invented by Christian Kent Nelson in 1919. He joined up with Russell C. Stover in 1921 and Nelson’s “I-Scream Bar” became the Eskimo Pie. The company would eventually be ran by the supplier of the Eskimo Pie wrapper, United States Foil Company, later known as Reynolds Metals Company, until 1992. http://amhistory.si.edu/archives/d8553.htm. Ironically, when Nelson made the original I-Scream Bar, he had put it on a stick. Stover convinced him to take it out, feeling that the stick made the bar look too much like a lollipop, so it ended up being sold without a handle. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/10/what_the_history_of_eskimo_pies_says_about_software_patents_today.html

For first photo credit:
Ford Ice Cream Trucks, 1925, are lined up ready to sell Harry Burt’s Good Humor Ice Cream Suckers. https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/163696

For second photo credit:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Good_Humor_Truck.jpg#/media/File:Old_Good_Humor_Truck.jpg


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Galveston: Model T’s on the Island (4-1-2017)

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2016 Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village – September 3, 2016

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“The Henry Ford”  2016 Old Car Festival Special Event at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan!

Hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890’s through 1932 at America’s longest-running antique car show. Our very own Anthony J. Marino made the trip and has this video so that viewers can imagine being there too!



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Also click this link>  Detroit News  <to see what was posted by the local news paper.


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Trip to HillTop Lakes (May 16, 2016)

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This tour was hosted by the Touring T’s of Texas located in Bryan/College Station, TX. The tour started at Lilleker’s Restoration Shop departing at 10:00am, returning via Fort Boggy State Park.

Just by chance we had a few Houston based Space City T members go on the tour.

Click to take a look at how much fun they had!!

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2016 Stephenville Texas T Party (Sep. 28th – Oct 2nd, 2016)

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The 2016 Texas T-Party was in Stephenville, Texas

Daily Tours:

WEDNESDAY: Soda Bottling Works and Museum in Dublin, lunch at Comanche City Park, Terrill Auto Museum in DeLeon

THURSDAY: Stephenville Oxford House (picture day), shopping in Granbury, lunch Mesquite Pit restaurant, Dinner at the City Park – hosted by the Chamber of Commerce

FRIDAY: Museums and shops in Hico, lunch in Glen Rose at Glen Lake Camp, optional (water crossing), TOUR BANQUET

SATURDAY: drive to Ranger for the 10th annual Ranger Fly-In, lunch at the air show,  back to Stephenville.

Please contact Kathy Harris – 214-801-5288 or email if you need further information.

Water Crossing Video:

Photo Gallery:


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Keels & Wheels Concours D’elegance (4/23/16 – 4/24/16)

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This event was attended by some Space City T members. Click on the photo thumbnail below (1902 Oldsmobile Curved Dash) to view a

Video of Benny Guseman winning a special Keels and Wheels award with his 1902 Olds.

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The 21st Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor, was held on April 23-24, 2016.

The weekend-long, nationally acclaimed event is the largest classic car and vintage wooden boat show in the United States. It takes place each spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club in beautiful Seabrook, TX and attracts more than 15,000 attendees. The car and boat exhibitors come from every part of the country, contributing to the more than $1.5 million that the concours has raised to date for local charities.

The features for the 21st Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance include marques of Dusenberg, concept cars and muscle cars for automobiles. The featured marque for antique boats is Chris Craft Racing Runabouts.
Owners of classic cars and antique wooden boats are encouraged to register for the judged competition. The classic boating side of the event is sanctioned by the Antique and Classic Boat Society, an international organization established to standardize the judging procedure. Sixty car and twenty boat judges evaluate nearly 40 classes for cars and 20 classes for boats. In addition, Keels & Wheels welcomes celebrity and VIP judges to participate in honoring select vehicles and boats.

For more information about submitting your classic automobile or antique boat, or to download an entry form, please visit www.keels-wheels.com or follow us on Facebook.


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Robison Elementary: Inventors Day (May 13, 2016)

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Robison Elementary School 3rd graders would love to have the pleasure of the Space City T’s assistance in showing off some Model T cars. Our Inventors Day is scheduled for Friday May 13, we will begin approximately at 9:40 AM and run until 3:05 PM, with a lunch and bathroom break at 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM. We will provide lunch for all exhibitors.

On inventors day the subjects typically spotlights Henry Ford – Model T and Assembly Line, Benjamin Franklin -Replicas of some of his inventions, Alexander Graham Bell – Telephone, Louis Pasteur and Jonas Salk – Medical Advances, and Advances in Agriculture.
Exibits and Demostrations
The school is located at 17100 Robison Woods Road, Cypress, TX 77429. Its off Highway 290, Skinner Road Exit, near the intersection of Skinner and Spring Cypress.