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 126, Centerville, IN 47330-0126 or email to E-mail MTFCA admin
MAY 18 & 19 – Belvidere, Illinois. 48th Annual Little Hershey Classic Car Swap Meet & Car Show at the Boone County Fairgrounds. 6am-3pm, $5 Adm., Under 12 Free, Swap Meet Both Days, Car Show Sunday Only. Hosted by the Rockford Model T Club. For information, contact Bill Leese 815-637-6038, or www.3dsound.org/flyers/Belvidere.pdf
May 23-25, 2013 - Neosho, Missouri. The Show-Me T’s invite you to tour in the Ozark foothills of southwest Missouri. This is an area of hilly and winding roads, perfect for Model Ts. We will visit the Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens along with the birthplace of George Washington Carver. After eating at Roaring River State Park we will drive highway 90 to Pineville, one of the scenic roads of Mo. Traveling into Oklahoma, we will tour Har-Ber Vilage, a turn of the century town located on the Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Tour is limited to 50 cars.
JUNE 8-9 — Farmington, Minnesota. The 23rd Annual Model T Reunion hosted by the North Star State Ts, T Totalers, Minnesota Valley Model T Clubs and Great Northern Model T Club. Event participation is limited to 1909 through 1927 Fords. Base of activities will be the Dakota County Fiargrounds in Farmington. Tour on Saturday, June 8. Show and T-era swap on Sunday, June 9. For information, call or write Larry Anderson, 2483 Ripley Avenue E., North St. Paul, MN 55109. Phone 651-770-7939
June 8-9 - San Jose , California . 44th Annual Speedster Endurance Run and Lowland Tour. “The First and the Oldest” is hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club. Contact Peder Jorgensen 408-358-3398 for registration and entry information or see our website at www.scvmtfc.org
June 9 (Sunday) - Auburn, CA - Mother Lode Model T Club 37th Annual Swap Meet. Cars, Parts, Memorabilia. Spaces 15x25 on Grass -$25.00. Gold Country Fairgrounds. Setup after 4 pm Saturday June 8, Gates open 5 AM Sunday June 9. No reservations. Contact: Gary 530-823-7957, or John 916-723-1613 or web - Mother Lode Model T
JUNE 9 – Durand, Michigan. Durand Union Station Model A and Model T Car Show at 200 Railroad Street from noon to 4 p.m. No entry fee. Entertainment, food and refreshments, dash plaques, goodie bags, and lots more. For more information, contact the depot at 989-288-3561 or Email. [Note: Durand Union Station is the Michigan Railroad History Museum]
JUNE 9 – Placentia, California. The 16th Annual Orange County Model T Ford Club’s Pre War (WWII) Parts Exchange and Car Show at El Dorado High School, 1651 Valencia Avenue, Placentia 92870. 6a.m. to 2 p.m.—rain or shine! (Pre WWII cars and parts preferred, tools and supplies OK. Space reservation donation $15, day of swap meet donation $20. Payable to Orange County Model T Ford Club (OCMTFC). Mail to Ronnie Eliot, 2525 N. Santiago Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92706. Contact Ronnie at 714-296-8258 or 714-542-0905 or Email Ronnie or, Larry McKInney at 714-904-6453. OR Gerry McKInney at 714-963-2724 or 714-328-1354 or Email Gerry
JUNE 13-15 — Chesterfield, Missouri (just west of St. Louis). The 10th Annual Speedster Rally is being hosted by Jonathon Woodin in and around beautiful Chesterfield. For motel reservations call the Comfort Inn at 608-647-8869 and mention the Model T Speedster Run. For more information, call 630-263-1626 or Email Jonathon Woodin
JUNE 15 - Cumberland, Maryland. The 5th Annual Shaffer All Ford and Mustang Show. 10335 Mount Savage Road, Motor City in Cumberland. Free registration. Information: Gary Bartik 301-724-4339 or Mustang Club 240-580-5663.
JUNE 16-19 — Fort Benton, Montana. The 53rd Annual Montana 500 sponsored by the Montana 500 Cross Country T Association. For more information and rules, visit www.montana 500.com
JUNE 19-22 - International Speedsters Trials & Reunion - Hosted by the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, NE. For more information and registration forms Email Rich Johnston, Museum of American Speed or call 402-598-2947.
JUNE 22-23 — San Bernardino, California. NEW LOCATION for 44th ANNUAL SWAP MEET hosted by the Riverside/Corona, California chapter of the MTFCA. The new location is at the Little League Ball Field in San Bernardino, California. Hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Large spaces 20x20 on grass and blacktop. Price is $25 per space. Directions, take off the 215 Freeway at Palm Ave. Go North to Little League Dr., turn left on Little League Dr. Stay on Little League Dr. until you reach the swap meet field. 6707 N Little League Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92407. Free customer parking. Saturday night FREE spaghetti dinner for all Vendors. Sunday small charge for Pancake breakfast, hotdogs, hamburgers and sodas. For more info call Don Kirtley 909-877-1959 or Joe Carroll 951-682-7459.
JULY 12 & 13 — Los Alamitos, California. The 59th Annual Vintage & Classic Parts Exchange (commonly known as the Long Beach Swap Meet) presented by the Long Beach Model “T” Club at the Los Alamitos Race Course at 4961 Katella Ave.in Los Alamitos. East parking lot behind Costco, free parking. Hours are Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All Antique, Classic, and Automotive Hobby Related Items. Sellers spaces available by calling Jeff Hood 562-597-5936 evenings. Spaces are 27’ wide X 18’deep, two days-$40.00 advance, $50.00 day of event.
JULY 20 – Cumberland, Maryland. The 11th Annual Ali Ghan Shrine Cruise-In at the Shrine Picnic Grounds. All makes of cars, trucks, motorcycles welcome. Free registration. Benefits Shriners Hospital of Children. Information call 301-722-5970 or 301-724-4339.
JULY 23 – Hagerstown, Indiana. The sixth annual Antique Airplane Air Show at the Hagerstown Airport (the world’s longest grass runway). The event should be bigger than ever, with lots of pre-WWII antique airplanes. This event first started with the Model T Ford Centennial Celebration in 2008. Drive your Model T and get in for free. Also stop at the Model T Museum and see the Model T-powered Pietenpol Sky Scout, serial number 1. For more information Email Benny Young or phone 765-935-6338
AUGUST 9-11 - 56th ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR MEET, 2013 Stowe Show, located on Nichols field, VT Route 100, South of Stowe Village. In order to get a better showing of early cars and have waved the registration fee for 1925 and earlier vehicles if you register early (sorry for the 1926 & 27s). For more info see Our listing at EventBrite.com or send an email to Dan Noyes. Also if a group is planning on coming together let us know and we will make sure they are kept together on the field.
AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 1 — Perrysburg Ohio. The 25th Ohio Model T Jamboree, hosted by the MAUMEE VALLEY T's the host hotel will be the Holiday Inn French Quarter Perrysburg Ohio 419-874-3111. Jamboree Info. phone 419-855-2505 or Email Maumee Valley Model T
SEPTEMBER 4-8 — Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Heart of the Ozarks Chapter of Springfield, Missouri is hosting the MTFCA’s National Tour, the Hillbilly Tour 2013. This will be the 30th Annual Hillbilly Tour. The headquarters hotel is the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks and it will be a hub tour. The rate at the hotel will be $89. The tour fees will be $140 for car and driver and $110 per passenger. Contact Gene Gemmill, phone 417-881-6702 or Email Gene
September 8 -The 13th Annual Antique Autos in History Park presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San Jose will take place on Sunday, September 8 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event fills History Park (Kelley Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA) with antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes from 1900 to 1945. Also located on the grounds will be the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association. There will be antique crafts demonstrated and antique collectibles displayed. This year there will be two featured vehicles; 100 year plus orphan autos and antique Rolls-Royces. The event is free to everyone. For more information Email Allan Greenberg or 408-997-0879.
SEPTEMBER 14 – Orcutt, California. The 11th Annual Santa Maria A's All Ford Car Show and Swap Meet at 201 South Broadway around the beautiful Orcutt Union Plaza. Contact: Curt Warner 805-478-1231 email@example.com or Jay McCord 805-598-8133 JEMCCORD@AOL.COM
SEPTEMBER 19-21 - Vancouver Island. The 35th annual Can-Am Model T Tour will be held in Cowichan Valley/City of Duncan BC Canada on Vancouver Island. One of the stops will be the lovely Genoa Bay Cafe and Marina. We are limited to 42 Cars and our cut off date is August 15 2013. For more information, contact Miles Fidler Email Miles or phone 250-656-9302. Or by snail mail, Miles Fidler, 2013 Bowcott Place, Sidney BC V8L 5A1, CANADA.
SEPTEMBER 27 - OCT4OBER 1 – Colorado/Wyoming. The Leaf Peeper Tour is a progressive tour starting and ending in Loveland, Colorado. The first day (September 27) is optional, but will include a Trail Ridge in Estes Park. Contact Dave Huson, 2116 Charro Ave., Longmont, CO 80504. Phone 303-774-9246 or Email Dave
SEPTEMER 28-OCTOBER 2 – Rockville, Indiana. The 2013 Parke County, Indiana Covered Bridge & Wallace Model T Garage Tour hosted by the West Central Indiana Model T’ers Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America. Registration is limited to the first 100 cars. The following weekend is the Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb in Newport, Indiana. Visit: www.westcentralindianamodelters.com For more information or to register, contact: Jim and Mary Walker, 1044 Miller St., Clinton, Indiana 47842, phone 765-828-0760 or Email Jim or Mary
SEPTEMER 29 — San Bernardino, California. The Paradise Valley Model A Ford Club is hosting its 52nd annual Antique Car Swap Meet at Western Little League Regional Headquarters, 6707 N. Little League Drive, San Bernardino from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For information, call John Benson at 909-875-45445.
OCTOBER 2-6 — Lufkin, Texas. The 36th Annual Texas T-Party. Wednesday’s Bonus Day will feature local Lufkin attractions and a short afternoon drive. That evening will be an Al Meyer Ford Car Show and “Burger-Burn.” Thursday will be a drive to Rusk for pictures in front of the steam locomotive—then a half-day ride on the train. The evening ends with an ice cream social. Friday starts with the Naranjo Natural History Museum, the Diboll Lumber History Center, and then lunch on beautiful Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The afternoon proceeds to San Augustine’s Cookie Factory. Saturday is a drive to Nacogdoches and antiquing before we return to our banquet at the Crown Colony Country Club. We will use the Hampton Inn (936.699.2500) and Holiday Express (936.699.3000) hotels, with a $85-$95 room rate. Call soon, as we are competing with 3 other large events and rooms will go fast. Kids under 12 will be free. Max number of cars will be 110. Contact Dave Lucas 713.299.3059 or Email Dave for more information.
OCTOBER 4-6 — Newport, Indiana. Newport Hill Climb. There will be about 300 competition and 600+ practice attempts at running the “Hill.” Join the competition; run the famous hill; show your car, truck or motorcycle; eat the good food; scour the flea market for stuff, lots of stuff. Join in on the festivities and have fun or just come and check us out.
OCTOBER 9-12 — Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hershey Swap Meet and Car Show. Make sure to visit the Model T Ford Club of America’s booth on the Chocolate Field. Cookies, refreshments, and camaraderie will be served. Contact info: Hershey Region AACA, PO Box 305, Hershey, PA 17033. Phone 717-566-7720. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For MTFCA Hershey information, contact Dennis Gorder at 608-356-5403 or Email Dennis
OCTOBER 18-20 — Chickasha, Oklahoma. The 45th annual Chickasha Fall Swap Meet. For more information, call 405-224-OKLA(6552) or 405-224-4700. Or visit www.chickashaautoswapmeet.com or on facebook under Chickasha Swap Meet
July 13 to 18, 2014 The San Diego Model T Club will host the Americas Finest City Tour. This tour has been designated as the MTFCA Western National tour for 2014. The tour will be centered in the city San Diego at the Four Points by Sheraton which can provide plenty of accommodation, including Model T’s, tow vehicles and trailers. The tour will take the participants to the many sites that make San Diego quite unique. These will include the North county beaches, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Mount Soledad, Point Loma, Mission Beach, Mission Trails, Coronado, the Coronado Bridge, a tour of the aircraft carrier Midway, the famed San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Old Town. Reserve the date now on your calendar.