Special credit should be awarded to properly restored, era-built speed equipment or accessories. This means that allowances shall be given for a brass radiator equipped Speedster to utilize a later i. The Judging Team Captain should advise his team on how many if any points should be deducted for the modern items. Point deductions should not necessarily be given for distributors in lieu of the magneto however the Judging Team Captain should be consulted on the authenticity of the conversion, and how many points should be deducted if item s is not era correct. The CanAm registration form will be distributed shortly for the Peterborough tour May 25-27.
The Model T Club hosts annual and regional tours and meetings to support the Model T hobby. Does the modification look like an after-thought or does it take on the appearance of factory-like? Do the body panels match and are they symmetrical from side-to-side? Brass Era Speedsters will be judged in class T-8. August details have yet to be announced. A few examples might be an 8-day clock mounted in the dash might look right at home on the dash of a foreign sporty marquee, yet look out of place on a vehicle patterned after an Indy 500 race car. Look for use of modern fasteners such as Phillips screws or bolts with grade markings embossed on the head. .
Things are happening for 2018. This small group of two soon grew to six. Check out our 2019 tours, listed in the right column on this page and on , so you can start making plans to participate. Instead, the builder might have been watching newspapers covering the French Grand Prix and patterned his vehicle after such type modern racing vehicles. Some were built as an inexpensive form of transportation, while some were built to mimic more expensive cars of the era. Modern items that are of safety related in nature i. Modern parts or sub-components that have been retrofitted and are visible should receive point deductions.
The Judges should look at uniformity of pleats or tucks in the upholstery fabric, lack of wrinkles, and quality of stitching. Non-Brass Era Speedsters will be judged in class T-9 no brass radiator, lights or mounting brackets Theme: Speedsters were originally built with various motivations in mind by their creator. This shall be done to allow a Speedster constructed from a 1927 model to have two-years of latitude. The tour became an annual event and the number of participating cars and people grew. Please come out to support your club! So often these parts did not originate from a Ford automobile. Better bring your woolies just in case. Please consider volunteering if you can help with August, and it's not too early to volunteer for 2020 either.
This means that the styling of a 1913 Stutz Bearcat would not have necessarily been the style most builders would have chosen for a speedster built in 1926. The tour will be on July 14-16 hosted at the West Montrose campground by three families: Mortons are handling the Saturday tour, Gibsons are handling the Sunday tour, and Mottasheds are handling the camping arrangements, registrations, and food. For the purpose of judging this class, the term era-correct shall be defined as an item manufactured prior to 1930. The first official meeting and banquet was held in 1954. Does the vehicle look over-restored or too modern looking? Speedster Chapter The Speedster Chapter was started in 2000 in Richmond Virgina. Mark and Paula Gember have successfully hosted a resurrected run of the Trace Tradition. Engine: This includes the installation of the engine and main transmission but not auxiliary transmissions if so equipped.
One must not be overly critical when viewing items due to some possible overlap of these accessories. Read about their tour in the. No No Did the organization borrow from, or make any loans to, any officer, director, trustee, or key employee or were any such loans made in a prior year and still outstanding at the end of the tax year covered by this return? Our June tour has new hosts and location. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile The Museum is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York Department of Education as a not-for-profit institution. The Model T Ford Club was founded in December of 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, and was subsequently registered as a nonprofit historical corporation in the State of Illinois. They have long pull-through sites, back-in sites, tent sites, and even rental cabins.
Examples of this might be but not limited to alternators, electric fans, down-draft carburetors, molded or flex hoses, worm-type clamps, stainless braided fuel line, or electric fuel pumps. We'll leave Campbellford on Saturday and stay overnight at a Belleville hotel - next to a new casino if you're feeling lucky - returning Sunday. The dash should look era-correct with restored gauges, switches, lights and accessories. Many of the current long-term members joined our club during the active years of the Natchez Trace Tour that began in 1998. A good example is verifying the plating is Nickel and not Chrome or Stainless. Does the vehicle look gaudy or over-bearing? There will be plenty of room for everyone, and I'll bet plenty of fun for all. The mission of the Saratoga Automobile Museum is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts.
Naturally, deviations from this time-line could have occurred and thus shall not be construed as all-inclusive when determining the time of build, but used only as a general guide in assisting the Judges in this area. The registration deadline is Tuesday, August 15th. Other sources of ideas were sporty vehicles seen in Hollywood being driven by movie stars. This conversation led our club to what it is today. Extra consideration should be given to hand-made craftsmanship, or to an original aftermarket piece that has been authentically restored. September tour dates have been set as Sep 14-16 and will be near Orillia.
Judges should only score points on what is visible, and points should not be credited or deducted for internal items such as a special camshaft, special valves, a modified crankshaft, etc. The Model T Ford Club International The Model T Ford Club International was founded in 1952 by John A. Therefore special bonus points and consideration should be awarded to vehicles that display authentic accessories and speed equipment that would have been used during the era of the construction. The official magazine of the Club is Model T Times, which is published bi-monthly six issues annually. The first International Tour was held in July of 1957 in Illinois and Wisconsin. Accurate reproductions of vintage accessories or speed items that very closely resemble parts manufactured during the era should have strong consideration however not receive the same credit as original items that have been properly restored. New items are included in stock as soon as they become available, so continue to check our inventory.
The Stapleys are organizing an October travelling tour. Hand forming and finishing aluminum or steel sheet metal panels using bucked rivets and welded seams would have a form of difficulty. Does the vehicle look tasteful? These will be included in class T-8. The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 27th for both the tour and the campground. Does the vehicle look appealing? One point to note is that almost all cars that were constructed then were conceived by the builder viewing books, magazines, and photos of period designs or styling of sought-after automobiles. The installation of modern safety hubs shall not receive any point deduction. Products sold in the new online store pertain to Model T's and the Model T hobby.