MTFCA Events Calendar

This is an on-line copy of the Events Calendar published in The Vintage Ford magazine. Submissions are to the magazine editor as described below. Activities will be listed at no charge to any antique car club, regardless of affiliation, on a space available basis. Please allow for publication time.

The deadline for any listing is the 15th of the month preceding the issue date (i.e., December 15 for the January-February issue; February 15 for the March-April issue, etc.). Please send your activity announcement to MTFCA Activities Calendar, P.O. Box 996, Richmond, IN 47375-0996 or email to E-mail MTFCA admin


JANUARY 14, 2017 – Lake Worth, Florida. The 16th annual Fords and Friends Meet will be hosted by the Palm Beach Region 129 Early Ford V-8 Club. Open to all flathead Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys, Model Ts, and Model As. Event will include a flea market, dash plaques, participant judging, food, and entertainment. Located 500 feet east of Florida Turnpike exit 93 and Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida. Contact Vern Lehto at 561- 267-5983.

FEBRUARY 5, 2017 – Nashville, Tennessee. Stones River Region AACA Swap Meet will take place at The Fairgrounds Nashville from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with vendor set up from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on February 4. Under age 12 free; $7.00 donation for over age 12. For more information, see or Email
For vendor info, contact Terry Ridgley 615-295-2400 or Email

MARCH 5-9, 2017 – Crystal River, Florida. SOLD OUT! For information only.
The 2017 Model T Winter Tour will take place at the Plantation on Crystal River. We will visit a manatee rehabilitation facility, a private tractor collection, historical sites, and multiple State Parks. Due to size of facilities, absolutely no more than 100 cars! For more info: Proudly hosted by the Tin Lizzie Club of North Central Florida. Contact Steve Ellis at 352-207-1498 or Email.

MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2017 – Billings, Montana. The MTFCA’s 52nd Annual meeting will be hosted by the Rim Rock Chapter.

APRIL 5-8, 2017 – Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Arkansas Tin Lizzies will be hosting a tour in Eureka Springs. In the Ozarks, spring tours are highlighted by blooming of the dogwoods and other seasonal trees and flowers. This area of Arkansas is noted for its beautiful hilly back road drives and scenery. It is also full of antiques stores and unique shops. This is a busy time of year in Eureka Springs so space is limited to the 27 rooms we were able to block at the Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W. Van Buren, 479-253-9768. Make your reservations before March 4. Arrive on April 5 by 6:00 p.m. for a get together meeting and leave on April 9. Touring will be April 6, 7, 8. Also reserve your tour place with Nellie or Bill Howell, 479-857-5757 or Email. No fees are charged for our tours. It is a pay as you go for participants.

June 8-10, 2017 - Bolivar, MO. Join us on the Show Me Tour for three days of touring in southwest Missouri. This is a hub tour based in Bolivar. Cars will arrive Wednesday for check in on June 7. We will visit the childhood home of President Harry Truman in Lamar, Mo. on Thursday. Friday we will travel to the Lake of the Ozarks to see the remains on the castle called HaHa Tonka. On Saturday we have a return visit to the Hanger Kafe to watch the skydivers. And, if you choose, you can jump on a tandem jump with one of the instructors. This tour is limited to 40 cars and fills up fast. For more information contact: Karol Spencer at 417-732-7222 or Email, or Dorothy Puckett at 417-882-2110 or Email.

JULY 16-21, 2017 – Whitefish, Montana. "Motoring in Montana" tour, a combined MTFCA and MTFCI national tour hosted by the Rocky Mountain Model T Chapter. See ad in Vintage Ford for more information, daily highlights, and registration form. Reserve your lodging now, before registration opens January 2, 2017

SEPTEMBER 6-10, 2017 – Osage Beach, Missouri. The 35th annual Hillbilly Tour 2017 is a hub tour at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks with many hills and hollers for your driving pleasure. Our opening meeting is a Hillbilly ice cream social where you can model your best hillbilly attire and compete for prizes. We will tour the Versailles, Lebanon, and Mennonite communities, take a tour photo, have two lunch stops, take a Lake of the Ozarks cruise, drive your Model T over swing/suspension bridges and have a closing ceremony and dinner. These are among the many areas of interest and travel that is planned. As always, our hospitality room will be available throughout the tour providing snacks, refreshments and a relaxed, welcoming environment to visit with old and new friends. Due to truck and trailer parking limitations, we will be limiting the number of cars to fifty so get your reservations in early. The Hillbilly Tour 2017 is hosted by the Heart of the Ozarks Chapter. For a registration and information packet contact Gene Gemmill at 417-881-6702 or Email. See you at the lake!

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 – Old Town Orcutt, California. The 15th Annual Santa Maria A’s All Ford Car Show and Swap Meet will take place around the beautiful Orcutt Union Plaza at 201 South Broadway. Swap meet opens at 7:00 a.m.; show opens at 8:00 a.m.; presentation of colors at 9:00 a.m. The public is invited and admission is free. Event benefits the Allen Hancock Industrial Technology Program Scholarships. Sellers/entrants, $25 advance registration, $35 at the door. There will also be live music, raffle, 50/50 raffle, ten divisions for trophies, and a trophy for the Ford club with the best participation. For more information, contact Curt Warner 805-478-1231 or Email or Jay McCord 805-598-8133 or Email.


JANUARY 14-17 and optional add-on JANUARY 19-21, 2018 – Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand. The 25th Jubilee International Rally will be hosted by the Model T Ford Club of New Zealand. The rally is four days long with an optional three day add-on progressive tour. Contact Les & Lesley Webster Email or Neil Dobson and Kristie Martin Email if you are interested. See ad in Vintage Fordfor more information.