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T Fords of Texas Member George Quintanilla

San Antonio
1915 Depot Hack, 1923 TT, 1924 TT

Although we mainly see George in his 1923 C Cab 1 ton truck, he owns several other Model Ts as well. Some are project cars and other are complete. George, who owns a paving business, is a total Model T nut. He loves to get into the part and will don his World War One uniform at the drop of a hat. He is an active TFOT member and has made some excellent suggestions for club activities, including our regular annual tours of San Antonio's historic missions, and destinations for club picnics.

George Quintanilla in his 1923 Model T C Cab 1 ton truck at the Alamo
George Quintanilla in his 1923 Model T C Cab 1 ton truck at the San Antonio Ford Model T Show at the Texas Transportation Museum
George Quintanilla dressed as a World War One soldier beside a Ford Model T ambulance at the San Antonio Ford Model T Show at the Texas Transportation Museum
George is only the second owner of his 1923 Ford Model TT C cab truck, which was originally purchased in the Waco area for $643. George acquired it in 2006 for $1,500. It was not in good shape. Its original wooden cab had rotted away and, mechanically speaking, it was a basket case. It gained the nickname, “Sparky” from its almost never ending series of electrical problems at the beginning of what is now a very harmonious relationship. With the purchase of a C cab locally for $200, and a lot of sweat equity, George was able to turn “Sparky” into one of the most frequently driven vehicles in the club.

George Quintanilla with his 1923 Model T C Cab 1 ton truck at the Mission San Juan during a TFOT club tour of San Antonio's historic missions
George Quintanilla in his 1923 Model T C Cab 1 ton truck at the San Antonio Ford Model T Show at the Texas Transportation Museum
George Quintanilla with his 1923 Model T C Cab 1 ton truck at the February 2013 TFOT club meeting
George was born and raised in San Antonio. He graduated from East Central High School. He still lives on the same large property where he grew up, but not the same house. His father ran a garage and a scrap yard on the land. George inherited the business and ran it until 2000 when he moved into the asphalt business with his son. George was inspired to own a T when he saw TFOT president Daniel Bratcher in a parade in 2005. With his background in wrench work, he is more than capable of doing his own restorations and maintenance. Following the acquisition of “Sparky,” he has bought and sold a 1922 T roadster and a 1926 Runabout. He currently also owns a 1915 Depot Hack and a 1924 TT, both of which are being restored.

George Quintanilla foolproof plan to add horsepower to his 1923 Model T C Cab 1 ton truck
George Quintanilla with his 1923 Model TT C Cab 1 ton truck at the February 2013 TFOT "On & Off Fredricksburg Road Art Gallery Tour"
George Quintanilla with his 1923 Model T C Cab 1 ton truck on the downtown tour during the 2013 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
George Quintanilla on Alamo Plaza during the 2013 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
George Quintanilla with his 1923 Model T C Cab 1 ton truck in Brackenridge Park for its 90th anniversary party
George Quintanilla during the 2013 TFOT Wilson County tour
George Quintanilla during the 2013 tour of San Antonio's historic Missions
George Quintanilla during the 2014 tour of San Antonio's historic Missions
George Quintanilla during the 2014 tour of San Antonio's historic Missions
George Quintanilla during the 2015 tour of San Antonio's historic Missions
George Quintanilla during the 2014 tour of San Antonio's historic Missions
George Quintanilla during the 2014 tour of San Antonio's historic Missions
George Quintanilla in his 1923 Ford Model TT truck during the 2017 tour of San Antonio's historic Missions
George Quintanilla in his 1923 Ford Model TT truck during the 2017 tour of San Antonio's historic Missions
George Quintanilla with his 1923 Ford Model TT truck at the Elmendorf Christmas parade, December 2017
George Quintanilla with his 1923 Ford Model TT truck at a T club social gathering, December 2017
George Quintanilla's 1923 Ford Model TT truck during the 2018 Mission Tour
George Quintanilla's 1923 Ford Model TT truck during the 2018 Mission Tour

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Section A
Section B
Section C
Section D

Published by the T Fords of Texas, San Antonio's Ford Model T Club