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

2014

February 15 & 16, 2014 Early Bird Auto & Collectible Swap Meet, Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA 98371 Contact: Charlie Ostlund 253 863-6211 or Email

February 24 - March 1, 2014 2014 MTFCA Business Meeting and Winter Getaway Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas. See ad in Vintage Ford. For more information contact Berniece Young at 505-294-7450 or Email

March 2-6, 2014 Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida Model T Ford Winter Tour 2014 hosted by the Tin Lizzie Club of North Central Florida. See ad in Vintage Ford. Make your room reservations by calling the Mission Inn (800-874-9053) and please mention “Model T Ford Winter Tour.” Our group is offered outstanding rates ($119), breakfast included. Room rates are offered for 3 days pre and post our tour dates for the convenience of the group. We strongly recommend that you arrive on Saturday, March 1st and depart on Friday March 7th. For more information contact Steve Ellis 352-861-9944 home or 352-207-1498 cell or Email

March 8-11, 2014 Springtime Tour to Sierra Vista The Hidden Valley Model T Club is holding a four day tour to the Sierra Vista region of Arizona March 8-11. The schedule is: Saturday March 8, 2014 will be a simple run from Sierra Vista to Bisbee, the route out will be through Hereford, which is quite flat and a more direct route back which includes a long hill out of Bisbee, mileage is about 60 miles. Sunday March 9, 2014 will be run north from Sierra Vista north to visit the Kartchner Caverns, then on to Benson, then south to Tombstone and then direct back to Sierra Vista with a distance of 80 miles. Again there are no serious hills. Monday March 10, 2014 will be out from Sierra Vista to Patagonia for lunch through Sonoita, visit an auto restoration shop and a museum, a little dirt road and a ford then back thru the Army base over some really narrow, quiet but paved roads, with a distance of 90 miles with no serious hills. Tuesday March 11, 2014 will be a run from Sierra Vista out to Douglas, with lunch at the historic Gadstone hotel and back to Sierra Vista for a run of 110 miles. The tour is open to all Model T's (and Model A's if you must). Tour cost includes Tour book, 2 entrances to Kartchner Caverns and two lunches at the Gadstone Hotel (per car with driver & passenger) $95 Additional passengers (price each) $41 The Group Rate (10+ rooms) will be $75 plus tax at the Windemere, the phone number is 1-520-459-5900 and is located at 2047 South Highway 92, Sierra Vista, 85635, AZ Closing day for booking is February 24, 2014

For more information contact Tony Bowker Email or phone 760-789-3954

May 17, 2014 - Show & Tell Swap & Sell. Join us at the Model T Museum on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 for our second annual “Show & Tell” and our newly added Model T Ford “Swap & Sell” meet. Remember the excitement that we all shared at the Centennial in 2008. We are rekindling the spirit and the fun we all had in Richmond during that week with a one day Homecoming. The Show & Tell will be held in the museum as last year. The newly added “Swap & Sell” will be held in the surrounding areas adjacent to the museum. Plan NOW to be part of this annual event!

Event Coordinators
Show & Tell Brent & Nancy Mize 614–582–9422
Swap & Sell Tony Wiltshire 317-431-1589

May 17-18, 2014 - Belvidere, IL. Rockford Chapter Model T International 49th Annual Little Hershey Classic Car Swap Meet & Car Show Boone County Fairgrounds. 6am-3pm, $7 Adm., Under 12 Free, Swap Meet Both Days, Car Show Sunday Only $10 at the gate, for information contact Bill Leese 815-637-6038 or www.3dsound.org/flyers/Belvidere.pdf

May 22-24, 2014 - Ozark, Missouri. The Show Me T’s invite you to their 14th annual tour, based in the antique capital of southwest Missouri. The host hotel is surrounded by five antique malls. While on tour we will be visiting the Amish community around Seymour, MO. Also we will tour the College of the Ozarks where you can see the original “Beverly Hillbillies” car. You have an opportunity to skydive as we eat lunch at the Hanger Kafe. The tour is limited to 50 cars.
For information contact: Karol Spencer, Email or 417-732-7222 or Dorothy Puckett, Email or 417-882-2110

June 1, 2014 (Sunday) - Auburn, Ca - Mother Lode Model T Club 38th Annual Swap Meet. Cars, Parts, Memorabilia. Spaces 15x25 -$25.00. Gold Country Fairgrounds. Setup after 4 pm Saturday, May 31. Gates open 5 AM Sunday June 1. No reservations. Contact: Gary (530) 823-7957, or John (916)202-5842 or web - www.motherlodemodelt.com

JUNE 7-8 – San Jose, California. 45th Annual Speedster Endurance Run and Lowland Tour. “The First and the Oldest” is hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club. Contact Stan Paddock (408)293-9342 for registration and entry information or see our website at Santa Clara T Club

JUNE 11-14 – Richmond, Indiana. The 11th Speedster Run will be in Richmond, Indiana. Host accommodations can be made at the Quality Inn, 5501 National Road East in Richmond. Phone 765-966-7511 or fax 765-966-5768 and mention the Speedster Rally. Rates start at $70. There is ample trailer parking and many restaurants nearby. Attractions are Model T Museum, Wayne County Museum, Carillon Park (Dayton, Ohio) and Winchester Speedway, and several private collections. The local airport will be offering airplane rides in some vintage aircraft. Contact Jack Harlan 765-962-7459 or E-mail

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.

September 3-7, 2014 — Branson, Missouri. The Heart of the Ozarks Chapter of Springfield, Missouri will host the 31st annual Hillbilly Tour. The headquarters hotel is Ramada Inn of Branson, Mo. Room rates will be $55.95 with breakfast included. Campr-ground is Branson Lakeside RV Park, 417-334-5575. Tour fees will be $140 for car and driver and $120 per passenger. Activi-ties included in the tour will be Bonniebrook, the Rose O’Neal home and museum, the Ralph Foster museum at the College of the Ozarks, and dinner and show aboard the Branson Belle on Tablerock Lake. Registration for tour begins Jan 1, 2014. Tour is limited to 80 cars. Contact Gene Gemmill 417-881-6702 or Email

September 14 - San Jose, California. The 14th 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 14 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. Steam powered autos are featured this year. 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. Admission to the event is $5 per adult, and free for participants. For more information, For more information, contact Allan Greenberg at Email or 408-997-0879.

October 1-4, 2014 - San Angelo, Texas. The 37th Texas T Party leaves the hotel Wednesday at 1:30 with a visit to Aeromotor Windmill manufacturing plant, a 30 mile long drive around the lake and a car show with burger cookout at the Ford dealership. Thursday includes pictures at Fort Concho, a drive to the Goodyear Proving Grounds, lunch in Robert Lee, some fun hills and turns on Burma Road and an Ice Cream Social at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Friday, we will tour Native American Indian pictographs, lunch at Olfen, Texas with access to a beautiful “painted church”, then the Barrow Museum near Eola, TX. Saturday will include a visit to West Texas Boy’s Ranch, lunch at a winery, a drive with turns and fun hills, including a paved road though a private ranch, closing with the banquet in the historic Cactus Hotel ballroom, a 1928 Hilton Hotel. The Clarion Hotel can accommodate our entire group (325-486-3300 - $99/night). Mention the Texas T-Party when you call. Trailer parking will be at an adjacent all-weather lot. RV’s call KOA Kampgrounds 325-949-3242 or military retirees Goodfellow Rec. Camp 325-944-1012.
Costs are $175 for the car & driver, passengers $150 and children under 12 will be free.
Contact 2014 Chairman Marshall Huling at 325-651-7132 or Email for more information.

2015

MARCH — Southern California. The Orange County Model T Ford Club is hosting the 50th Annual MTFCA meeting.

JULY — Cochrane, Alberta, CANADA. The Foothills Model T Club of Calgary will be hosting the MTFCA’s National Tour celebrating the MTFCA’s 50th year.

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