We imagine Frank Hartmaier of Pennsylvania enjoyed reading the story since it shared so many elements with his own. Well, except for one key element. The 1929 Model A roadster he can be seen driving today was purchased new on May 16, 1929. That means Hartmaier has owned the same car for 78 years, besting Curtiss by almost a decade.
Hartmaier's car has been out of service only three times in its long history, each time for restoration.
Daniel Strohl of Hemmings Auto Blogs interviewed Hartmaier for Hemmings Classic Car magazine, but the complete story is not yet online. We look forward to reading all about the car's and the owner's long history together.
[Source: Hemmings Auto Blogs]