"Bessie" was a good old Ford, even if she was of the 1924 vintage, with old-fashioned clincker tires and all the out-of-date accessories that made her comfortable like an old, old shoe.
"Tribute to "Bessie, The Jalopy","
Manuscripts: Vol. 10
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol10/iss3/8