Are there any other 1oo yr celebrations going on this year?
There's the other big one in Dearborn which is in conjunction with MTFCI the first of September.
The Dearborn one is in conjunction with the Henry Ford's annual Old Car Festival. It's always the weekend after Labor Day in September. The Model T will be one of the many marques featured there. The Model Ts will have a designated parking area within the show.
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Thank you all for the input, this may just be the Tum's to cure my heart burn I'm having with Indiana.
1909 will the centenial of the Lincoln Cent! Still in production as well. It is also the Bicentenial of Lincolns birth.
How about the centenary of the 1908 NY to Paris race that was won by Thomas Flyer. The 100th anniversary of the start of the race has already passed but there will be a modern version of it later this year. The Amelia Island concours this weekend is featuring Model T and Thomas Flyer including the NY to Paris Race winner. That race was arguably as important to the progress of transportation as the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk.
How can it be a real celebration of the famed 1908 race, without including Professor Fate's Hannibal 8?
There is also a celebration of the centenary of Ford model T in France.
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The NSW club http://modelt.2ya.com around Australia Model T 6 month tour http://www.centenary-t-tour.com .
The tour will join the national Model T centenary celebrations organised by the Victorian club. Entry form and newsletters at http://www.modeltfordclubvic.org.au/pdf.php
Olivier, VIVA LA FRANCE
I spent some time in Paris. Climbed half was to the top of the tower. The part of my visit I remember the most was the river (boat) tour I went on of Paris. The up close look at the architecture on the bridges and the half clad sun bathers on the river walkway. Actually, I hardly remember the architecture.
Boy, that Notre Dame, that is BEAUTIFUL. I stopped at a truck stop for lunch along the autobahn(which is way too cool, did not see any Model T's on it that day. In fact, the cars [or low flying jets] went by our bus so fast, the only thing I did see of the cars was a blur). Had a salad and a cup of coffee which almost broke the bank. I brought back a couple bottles of local wine. Did not like as much as wine from Germany, but I still had a great time no less. Should I go back, I would like to spend more time in the country towns.
OK Tomas, tell me if one day, you come to France. I would make you visit the area or I live, “le PUY-EN-VELAY” in the center of France.
OK Tomas, Contactez moi si un jour, vous venez en France. Je vous ferais visiter la région ou j’habite, Le PUY-EN-VELAY au centre de la France.