That story is true, I'm here to say... I was driving that Model A. First off: I'm ok and the car will be rebuilt. Hell yes I'll be getting back on that horse. This happened 2 months ago. I've been waffling about posting anything about it, but it sure as hell has got me thinking about safety in our cars. There's a thread about injuries with hot rods and that pushed me off the fence (into traffic). I T-boned a Honda Accord with my Model A at the end of August. The Honda ran a stop sign right in front of me and before it even registered in my brain I'd piled into the driver's door at about 50mph. Amazingly, no broken bones (broke my nose). I created a couple of nice 3/4" deep dents in the dash/gas tank with my knees, bent the shit out of the steering wheel with my chest and tried to knock my own teeth out when I punched myself in the face. A few stitches here and there, oddly nothing too serious. 8 weeks later I'm actually doing fine, threw away my cane a couple of weeks ago and just graduated from Physio. Still have sore knees, but no longer have hockey puck-shaped lumps on them. The most painful part of the accident was all the people at the hospital asking if the airbags went off. Airbags? Hell, I didn't even have seat belts... or a front bumper. So I'm gathering parts for the rebuild and wondering about safety. I'm not going to install a cage or disk brakes, I'm not going to start wearing a helmet or a bubble wrap suit. I will install seat belts. I've always carried a fire extinguisher in all my cars. How about those headlights? How the hell did the glass not break? The damage is mostly confined to forward of the firewall. The frame was un-boxed, and it collapsed between the front impact area and the F1 cross member, creating a crumple zone. If the frame had been boxed, the energy would have transferred through the body and likely totalled the car. The doors still open and close, the windows still go up and down, the trunk lid fits. The body is a little twisted, which will hopefully straighten out once it's on a 'new' 90 year-old frame. I don't know for sure yet, but I think the flathead survived ok. The mounting tabs broke off both water pumps, so the engine moved back instead of trying to resist the force. Same with the trans mounts, they sheared which let the old '39 toploader float instead of impaling itself on the driveshaft. I don't think the energy transmitted down the torque tube all the way to the rear end, or at least not enough to do damage. Physics is pretty interesting stuff. This is kind of a cautionary tale. I just want you guys to realize that shit does indeed happen, no matter how careful or how good a driver you are.