Oct. 1 marks the 100th birthday of the Model T Ford. Originally priced at about $850, Tin Lizzy ushered automobiles into the mainstream and helped shape a world of $4 gas, gridlock, cheesy bumper stickers and drive-time talk radio.
On the upside, we’ve got Henry Ford’s mass-produced invention to thank for many happy hallmarks of modern culture, including drive-in movies, tailgating, sex-steamed windshields, and 24-hour fast food.
In honor of Tin Lizzy’s centenary, I’m planning to pick up dinner at a drive-through. Hell, we might even eat in the car. The kids will lobby for Taco Bell, but I lean toward Krystal, or maybe that chicken place on Thompson Lane, if it still has its drive-through deal. Any other suggestions?