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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olivier CHABANNE on Friday, February 15, 2013 - 01:58 pm:



Bonjour…..

French, “ Concentration international de Ford T 2013"

This year the club of "Teuf Teuf Douessin" organizes the concentration, the 28, 29 and 30 June 2013 to Doué la Fontaine (France).
http://maps.google.fr/maps?q=Dou%C3%A9-la-Fontaine&hl=fr&ie=UTF8&ll=47.19362,-0.275173&spn=0.007611,0.021007&sll=45.710034,3.276845&sspn=2.002304,5.377808&oq=dou%C3%A9+la+fonta&t=h&hnear=Dou%C3%A9-la-Fontaine,+Maine-et-Loire,+Pays+de+la+Loire&z=16

In the heart of one of the biggest attractions French between Anjou, Touraine and Poitou, on the roads of the Loire valley (World Heritage of Humanity unesco) you can dream eyes open to discover on board your model T Ford, he scenic beauty of the town of Saumur through castles, vineyards, edges of Loire and punctuated by multiple steps to discover the magic of the deep, Life Under ..........troglodyte world's land, through the'' Perle de l’Anjou'' horse capital.
Your accommodation will be in “Doué la Fontaine”, called '' City of the rose.''
Friday, June 28 afternoon will be devoted to your home to “Doué la Fontaine” with reset folders, rally plates, free visit, welcome drink and dinner in the evening.
Saturday June 29, tourist trip towards the edges of the Loire through a the most beautiful villages of France for lunch, tasting stops in the bowels hill of Saumur, discovery of the cavalry through the ages and unusual dinner.
Sunday 30 June, you visit a troglodyte village exceptional and you will find a wine producer before the closing luncheon.

Come join us, there are still places available. To register, click on the link below.
http://www.ttd49.com/agenda/16eme-concentration-internationale-de-ford-t.html
http://www.ford-t.fr/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=1737

Olivier
www.ford-t.fr




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Friday, February 15, 2013 - 07:33 pm:

Looks like a dream of a time. Would love to be able to drive my T in that event. Please share photos ASAP.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:56 pm:

Oui Oliviier il va être magnifique. Je souhaite que je pourrais assister à mon ami.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 12:22 am:

I very much enjoy reading the postings from our European friends. Sometimes the translations are interesting also. I am grateful for them, however, as I speak very little French or Danish.
I am always glad to hear from you, Olivier, merci mon ami. Et comment est la Famille.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olivier CHABANNE on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 03:14 am:

Hello Wayne
The family is getting better. My wife "Pascale" has not returned to work, but now she's walking without crutches and began to drive his car on short journeys.

For the concentration of T Ford, I spend a lot of pictures like every year.

I have an idea running in my head for a long time.
Since I have a 1924 and I would soon be 1912, so 2 T Ford. I thought to offer an exchange.
Let me explain. I could offer a family or a couple who also has two models T, to come participate in a future "Concentration Internationale de Ford T" in France, with my Ford 1924. I'll take care of them, I would welcome them, pick them up at the airport, accompany them to the place of concentration or they could use throughout my Ford T. In exchange for this family could do the same thing for us to participate in an event of MTFCA.
Unfortunately the 1924 Ford T was destroyed in the accident. Whether it will be rebuilt to proposed this exchange.
What do you think of this idea exchange for future year. We may also offer other passionate French T Ford to do the same thing.

Olivier

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Anthonie Boer on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 04:18 am:

Olivier : We will be at Doue-la-Fontaine .
That is a good idea an exchange !!!!!
Toon


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 06:52 am:

Olivier, your event is one year too early for me. We will be attending a conference of sheep breeders in Ramboullet in May 2014 and would like to meet T people afterwards. Will there be a similar event in 2014?

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 07:16 am:

Allan, it is an annual event. Probably the largest Model T only gathering in Europe (at least continental Europe).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jem Bowkett on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 12:07 pm:

Allan, you need to extend that stay to last weekend in June, that's the Concentration weekend every year. We'll be there this year for sure, in our VW camper (imported from South Australia, complete with roo-bars which are superfluous in Europe!)
VW & T in Scottish Highlands


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm:

That VW looks odd to American eyes. It's the first one I've seen "backwards" like that. I covered a lot of miles in a '73.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 02:21 pm:

Steve - what do you mean with "Backwards"? That VW bus (model called California as it is a camping bus) looks very usual in my eyes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. J. "Art" Bell on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 03:33 pm:

RH drive - sliding door on left side ???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 04:49 pm:

Yep, the ones sold here had the sliding door on the right.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:12 am:

Olivier,
I do hope your model T will be restored. I know that it can be. I have seen worse ones saved. It is such a rare and special car that it deserves to be restored. I can hardly wait to see photos of your 1912 back on the road. I am glad to hear that the family is doing well.
Yes. I think you should try to arrange for a visit/tour exchange. I think many people should do that. I cannot think of a better way to see parts of the world.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Anthony Bennett on Monday, February 18, 2013 - 02:32 am:

Tell me Jem,

What sort of money do you have to pay for a Kombi Van over there..? I have heard of a few being sent back because the dry conditions here mean they're free of rust compared to "ze fazerland"

I'm guessing that's a two litre one? How does it cope towing? The gearboxes are popular for buggy conversions so they're a bit thin on the ground now.

Cheers

Anthony


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jem Bowkett on Monday, February 18, 2013 - 08:27 am:

VWs: There are several dealers importing from California & Oz because they can buy rust-free vehicles. Aussie ones have the RHD advantage for us. Guy we bought ours from reckons he has sold 300 in 6 years now.

Prices on all collectable vehicles seem to have gone crazy here, mainly 'cos you can't get any interest on your savings so people are just spending it on something which they perceive as holding value. Restored bay-window kombis sell for up to £30,000, split-screens are way over that. Rust buckets are still around for a grand or two.

Yes, it's a 2 litre, don't really notice the trailer behind it, although that is a very light aluminum bodied T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kees Steeman on Monday, February 18, 2013 - 09:48 am:

Olivier, of course I will be in Doue-la fontaine in june. Your idea of ëxchange"is great. We will be interested and can offer you a house and 2 T's in Holland close to the sea. (3 kms.). A bientot. Kees.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Monday, February 18, 2013 - 10:19 am:

It was possible to have sliding doors on both sides of the VW bus here in the U.S.A.

Jem, we can still get .2% interest here in sunny Califunny.
That's point two percent, not two percent


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olivier CHABANNE on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 04:20 pm:

Hello to all....

Here is some pictures to start the international concentration of T Ford that took place this weekend in France to Doue la Fontaine.
The atmosphere was friendly and like every year we were very happy to get together with enthusiast Ford T.

So Below are the first pictures ....



Olivier




































Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 09:09 pm:

Wow, if only I could drive my T with this group. Looks like a very fine experience Olivier. Thank you for the photos and sharing here.

Any more shots of the wood body T in the second to last photo?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 09:13 pm:

Is that Bailey Rettig inspecting the new engine?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 10:17 pm:

I think my favorite is that first brass touring. 1912?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 11:43 pm:

Thank you very much, Olivier. It looks like a fantastic meet with a whole lot of great model Ts.
Merci, mon ami.
Did you drive a model T?
How is your family doing?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 07:46 am:

That first touring is a 1910. You can see the one piece spindles and over the wishbone tie rod.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 08:24 am:

Looks like Jem Bowkett's car, he posted earlier in this thread. Jem refers to it as a 1909 since it was shipped from Ford in august that year, while Ford called the cars built after july 31 "1910 models". http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?tpc=50893&post=130438


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olivier CHABANNE on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 02:02 pm:

Ricks
This is not Bailey on this pics, but my friend Bailey participated in this concentration Ford T.

Wayne
I had the opportunity to ride in several Ford, in passenger and driver. So I led the Speedster Thierry Dubois (the one that says Ford on the wooden box). I also benefited from the Touring 1912 (same as mine) My friend Alain Pineau. I also mounted in the 1925 wooden body (body CARDS) and also a Touring 1924 that did not work very well with the engine running with three cylinders. I took the opportunity to adjust the coils together they drove, and then 4 cylinders worked perfectly. There are really only a Ford model T that can adjust coils for it beforehand.

About my family, Pascale is better, it still has not returned to work. She underwent a new operation ankle two months ago and now she can walk normally, provided that this is not too long.


I also like the 1909 Jem. It has a unique patina. She has been admired for concentration.

I'll make a little video that I would put in You tube next week, until maybe the participants as André, Jem or Anthonie also put them pictures on the forum.

Olivier


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 03:30 pm:

A quick note on Olivier's translation program. I think it picked the wrong synonym for "conduire" and what he said was that he drove Thierry Dubois' the speedster - not that he led it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 05:03 pm:

Hey, Dick -- How'd I do on the Isotta plaque? :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 05:34 pm:

Looks right to me, Mike, but I know a heck of a lot more French than I do Italian...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 05:44 pm:

Thank you Olivier for posting those beautiful pictures.

There is nothing better then Food, Friends, and Fords!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andre Valkenaers on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 06:15 pm:

Hello All,
We are home since yesterday afternoon from the French Model T concentration.
As Dennis said, nothing is better then good Food, a lot of fine Friends, a good bottle of French Wine and running the Model T. ( Running and Wine was not together. The wine was for the evening to talk about the past Model T running day.)

Enjoy

Andre
Belgium


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 08:09 pm:

Olivier,
Thank you for your responses. It sounds like you had a good time in spite of not having your T there. How far is your 1912 from being able to participate? Do you have a correct radiator for it yet?
It saddens me a bit to hear that Pascale required another surgery. Still, we must be very grateful that it was not much worse. And I must say, that there is a risk to all life, so it is best to do things that you enjoy!

Andre V,
Thank you also for the additional photos! I see that there are four speedsters in a similar style and light brown color.
It looks like there were a lot of really nice model Ts there.

That wood-bodied T mentioned by Erich B and Olivier has been pictured on this forum a couple times in the past two years. My limited search abilities make it unlikely that I could find it, however.

Again, my thanks for posting these! It is wonderful to see such an interest in the same things the world around.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andre Valkenaers on Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 03:39 am:

By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 09:09 pm:
Wow, if only I could drive my T with this group. Looks like a very fine experience Olivier. Thank you for the photos and sharing here.

Any more shots of the wood body T in the second to last photo?

Hello again,

To answer the question of Erik here a small story about this style of Model T's.
First, the photo I add were saved from the French model T site before some ciber pirates took the site over and lost most of its information.

From 1919 till the end of the Model T production Ford imported Model T cars in France at the Bordeau harbor. Lots of those cars were the usual Model T s we all know but most of them were imported as rolling chassis.
These chassis were brought to local body makers to build a body on. Some of them were build as passenger car other as small delivery trucks. Together they were called 'Bordelaise'. The Bordeau area had 8 important body builders, few of them survived the WW2 and regression. One of them "Frigoli" is still active , not as a car body builder but as a constructor using a lot of wood in its buildings. The firm changed a few time its name and location during the time.
The material used by the builders are mostly wood or wooden frame and steel plates.
The Photos added are from three different body styles. The green steel body is a deal I missed last year.
I hope Olivier will help to complete the story. His accidental car, last year, was also a "Bordelaise" I think.

Andre
Belgium



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dare - Just a little South West . on Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 03:52 am:

WOW what a great thread.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olivier CHABANNE on Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 07:16 am:

Here are pictures of "Didier Dufresne" ......

https://picasaweb.google.com/109125497389760380150/16emesRencontresInternational esFordTDoue2013?authuser=0&feat=directlink


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 09:02 am:

There was a French wooden bodied car featured in one of the club magazines years ago.
It looked like the striped one seen here.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bernard Paulsen, San Buenaventura, Calif on Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 01:31 pm:

Can somebody date the early Touring with the plate EL-1385 for me?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 01:43 pm:

Bernard, it's Jem Bowkett's car as discussed earlier in this thread. It's #9267, shipped 17th Aug 1909 from Ford.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jem Bowkett on Thursday, July 04, 2013 - 12:44 pm:

What a lovely week! Linda and I were the wimps of the British contingent because we trailered all the way, but it meant we were cozily set up in a beautiful campsite on the banks of the Loire on Tuesday and spent 2 days touring the local area in the T before joining the event.

John & Gillian Drew live in Brittany so they had about a 300 mile round trip, but they were joined by Brother David and his wife Helen who drove from just south of London, so they travelled maybe 600 miles round trip. Ed & Ali Gee also live in northern France, so their trip was about 250 miles. Moira Skinner and son Richard trailered as far as the Gee's place with the beautiful 1912 Torpedo Runabout that her husband David restored just before his death last year. Mark Eichner and his sister drove from south of London in his 1915 Touring, again a 600 mile round trip. But the long distance award probably goes to Nigel Hugo who never trailers his 1911 - his trip must have been about 800 miles.

The reason all these drove down is the sheer pleasure of French country roads. France has less than half the population density of the UK and probably a quarter that of SE England. You can drive for 20 miles and see 4 cars - we love it. Rural France in the summer is full of English geezers in their antique cars.

BTW. if anyone wonders why the 09(or is it 10??) has floppy black vinyl upholstery, it's 'cos the original leather has gone beyond 'patinated' to 'severely distressed' and bits blow off as we drive. If we're at a static show, we pull of the covers and show the leather.

more photos:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, July 04, 2013 - 02:14 pm:

Thank you, Jem B, for the additional photos! Great stuff!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olivier CHABANNE on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 06:49 am:

Hello everyone,

Here's a 15 minute video on the concentration of Ford t in France.

Olivier


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO4VhYo43JU&feature=youtu.be


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andre Valkenaers on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:37 am:

15 minutes of fine memories.
Thanks Olivier

Andre
Belgium


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:55 am:

What an amazing trip. I have seen nothing like it.


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