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

2015

May 6-10, 2015 - Arkansas Tin Lizzies will be having their spring tour in the Bardstown, Kentucky area. There will be 3 days of touring local museums and distilleries, as well as the Fort Knox Museum that has an army tank powered by two Model T engines. Hotel Reservations can be made at Hampton Inn at 985 Chambers Blvd. in Bardstown. Phone (502) 349-0100. Rates will be $109 plus tax per night until April 6, 2015. Some will be staying at My Old Kentucky Home State Park campground in Bardstown. RSVP to Paul Graham @ 870-431-8806 or Email

May 14-16, 2015 - Luray, VA The Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Register by April 30, 2015 Send registration form and payment to: Dennis Fleming 1250 South Antioch Rd. Luray, VA 22835 Phone: 540-860-1384 or Email
When applying, please give a general description of items to be offered (Example: Model T Ford Parts). This will appear in a newsletter distributed at the meet and be used to inform the public about what items will be offered.
Swap Meet Location: Comer-Jones VFW Post 621, 218 Veterans Lane – Luray, VA 22835

May 21-23, 2015 - Republic, MO - The Show Me T’s invite you to their 15 annual tour located in the Ozark foothills in Republic, Mo. During the tour we will visit one of the more than 1000 Civil War battlefields in Missouri. In Carthage we will learn about the famous outlaw Belle Starr. We will drive across the mile long bridge crossing Stockton Lake and have lunch on the banks of Lake Taneycomo. We will visit the homestead of Nathan Boone, Daniel Boone’s youngest son. And as planning continues, more points of interest will be added. Due to accommodations, the tour is limited to 40 cars. For information contact: Karol Spencer Email or 417-732-7222, or Dorothy Puckett Email or 417-882-2110

May 23-24, 2015 - San Antonia Texas. Please invite all Model T’s and their owners to join us on May 23-24, 2015 at the 9th Annual San Antonio Texas Ford Model T Show hosted by the "T Fords of Texas" San Antonio Model T Club and the Texas Transportation Museum at 11731 Wetmore Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247. We plan to have free admission, free train rides, offer rides in Model Ts, have technical demonstrations, Tons of T fun, a Fill-the-T canned food drive for the San Antonio Food Bank, a Saturday night Model T Club Dinner and a Sunday morning drive past the Alamo. For more information check out the club’s activities link on our web site at WWW.SAModelT.COM or Email us Facebook us @FordModelT or Twitter @T_Fords_of_Tx.

We welcome all Model T’s and Model T enthusiasts. If you would like to set-up a demonstration or sell/advertise your Model T associated wares, then please contact us early so we can accommodate your needs. This is a free show; Texas Transportation Museum is a 501-3c non-profit and the T Fords of Texas is a bunch of friends and families that enjoy our cars and share the histories and passion with our community.

May 31, 2015(Sunday) - Auburn, CA - Mother Lode Model T Club 39th Annual Swap Meet. Cars, Parts, Memorabilia. Spaces 15x25 on Grass -$25.00. Gold Country Fairgrounds, 200 Fairgate Rd. Setup after 4 pm Saturday May 30, Gates open 5 AM Sunday May 31. No reservations. Contact: Gary (530) 823-7957, or John (916)202-5842 or web - www.motherlodemodelt.com

June 13-14, 2015 – San Jose, California. 46th Annual Speedster Endurance Run and Lowland Tour. “The First and the Oldest” is still going strong and is hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club. Contact Bill Bratt (650)341-8859 for registration and entry information or see our website at www.scvmtfc.org

June 13-14 – Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington, MN. 25th Annual Model T Ford Reunion. Event participation limited to 1909 through 1927 Fords; restricted to 4 cylinder vehicles. Tour only on Sat., June 13. Show & Swap Sun., June 14. 8am-3pm. Spectators over 12 years of age $3.00. Free admission for Model T and driver; “T” era only swap meet. Gate opens at 7am. Outdoor swap space $10 (includes two admissions). Vendors required to provide a MN Sales Tax Number and complete a MN ST-19 at gate. Overnight camping available at fairgrounds. Indoor space available for cars and for the show in case of rain. Sponsored by North Star State T, T Totalers, Minnesota Valley Model T, Go for T’s and Great Northern Model T clubs. Contact Jim Kaufhold, 9999 10th St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042. Email or 612-590-5885.

June 13-14 - 46TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET, Riverside/Corona Calif. Chapter of the MTFCA. Swap Meet NEW LOCATION - the new location is at the Little League Ball Field in San Bernardino, California. Hours are 6:00AM to DUSK Saturday and 6:00AM to 3:00PM on Sunday. Large spaces 20 x 20 on grass and Blacktop. Price is $25.00 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 untill you reach the swap meet field. 6707 N LITTLE LEAGUE DR San Bernardino, CA 92407 Free customer Parking Saturday NIght FREE Spaghetti Dinner for all Vendors Saturday Night. Sunday small charge for Pancake Breakfast or Breakfast Burrito, Coffee and Sodas. For more info call Don Kirtley 909-877-1959 or Greg Hill 951-681-5346

June 20-21 & 27-28 - Antique Engine & Tractor Show, 2 weekends 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Antique Tractor Parade, Wagon Rides, Working Antique, Equipment Demonstrations, Short Track N’ Scale Model Trains, Weaving Demonstrations, Blacksmithing & Wheelwright Shop, Food & Snacks, Vendor Booths, Museum Gift Shop, and more... 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, California 92083 760-941-1791 or 800-587-2286 www.agsem.com Admission: Adults … $10.00 Seniors … $9.00 Ages 6-12 … $7.00 Under 6 … FREE Pre-sale group rate available by calling the Museum Office.

JULY 12-17, 2015 — Cochrane, Alberta, CANADA. The Foothills Model T Club of Calgary will be hosting the MTFCA’s National Tour celebrating the MTFCA’s 50th year. Visit website here

August 15, 2015 ANTIQUE FORD DAY, Saturday August 15, 2015, 10 am. to 3 p.m. Celebrating the Ford Model A and Model T Sponsored by the Prairie A’s Antique Ford Club of Champaign/Urbana Illinois
Location: Ford City, 701 Marketview Drive, Champaign, Illinois (Just North of I-74 and East of Prospect Ave.) An invitation to display your Model A or Model T Ford ( no hot rods or customs). Whether your antique Ford is original or restored, shiny or rusty, no matter it’s condition, please bring it for others to see on this day of celebration. Family fun, car talk, car games. Restaurants and Motels near by.
Contact: John Garner 217-778-3662 or Email

September 9-13 — Springfield, Missouri. The Heart of the Ozarks Chapter is hosting its 33rd Annual Hillbilly Tour 2015 in Springfield, the Queen City of the Ozarks, which is located in southwest Missouri surrounded by scenic hills, hollers and lakes. This hub tour will be headquartered at the beautiful 3-Star University Plaza Hotel in historic downtown Springfield. The tour will be limited to 80 cars. The tour will include entrance fees to the newly remodeled Wonders of Wildlife Museum. You will be visiting the premier world class conservation facility, aquarium, wildlife destination and attraction in the United States. Of course, the Ozarks is known for good food, so a meal at Lamberts (home of the “throwed rolls”) will be included. The tour will begin with a tour photo, a hillbilly picnic and a hillbilly dress contest. If you’d like to become a ”Hillbilly”, bring your best hillbilly outfit for the opening night. We will also have an ice cream social and a closing banquet which will include dress options of vintage, hillbilly, Patriotic or your favorite. Our daily routes will include hills and hollers, scenic back roads, visiting antique shops and interesting stops along the way. If you enjoy fun days, good food, great roads and lasting friendships; the 2015 Hillbilly Tour is for you! Contact Gene or Kay Gemmill @ 417-881-6702 or Email for information and a registration package.

September 13, 2015 – San Jose, California. The 15th 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 13 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event fills History Park (Kelley Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA) with stock antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes from 1900 to 1945. Early Cadillacs will be 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, and free for participants and HSJ members.

For more information, contact Allan Greenberg Email or 408-997-0879

Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 - 38th Annual Texas T Party hosted by the Spacecity Ts of Houston will be in Uvalde TX. There will be very scenic and hilly roads. Tour fees are $175 for car and driver and $150 for passengers over 15. For more information Jim Ruhmann on Email or 979-415-4630

October 17-18 Model T Club of San Diego, 2015 Speedster Run will be over the weekend of October 17-18 out of the town of Ramona in San Diego county. It will be run in the usual format, with a brief run on Saturday afternoon, followed by the technical inspection. This year, Cathy and Greg Rising, have graciously offered to host the evening barbeque. On Sunday morning, following the Drivers Meeting, the speedsters will depart on a 120 mile dash through the hills and mountains of San Diego. The event will be followed by a substancial lunch and the prize presentation.
For more info San Diego Club Website or Tony Bowker Email

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