HI all My name is Ockert van der Berg and own a 1915 model T "Pickup/Depothack" I currently live in Switzerland but are from South Africa where my T is stored at a friends place. I built the T from spares in 2008 after the Centenary run when the bug bit me big time and some friends helped me out with some spares. I go "home" once a year for a few weeks of leave and spend most of my time working and driving the T. I am collecting spares to build a 1913 Touring when I go back to South Africa in 2 years time. The reason for my post is I am lucky enough to visit the USA for 2 weeks in June for work reasons. I will be in California (Lake forest and San Diego) I would love to meet some fellow Tèrs and also would like to find out what is the best places to visit over weekends and where I would be able to buy some light spares that will fit in my luggage? looking forward to hear from you guys.
Ockert - Switzerland
here is a picture of my pride and joy
Ockert - Switzerland
Sorry that did not work out
Lets try again
Here is something bigger
Pragtige motor! Baie dankie vir die aanplak van die foto's.
Beautiful car. Thanks for posting the pictures.
Welcome Ockert from another newby. Nice looking truck. I would call that an "express". Others might say "pickup". Very cool! And right hand drive. Congrats.
Ockert : van der Berg ,looks to me that your fam. came from Holland a long time ago ., I think.
Welcome to the Model T fam.
Greetings from Holland , and have fun with with your Model T
Welcome to the forum, Ockert! Thanks for the photos. I hope you'll enjoy your stay the USA. There's plenty to do and enjoy around the San Diego area and the weather is always wonderful. As you're going to be in California, you may wish to check out this website:
Baie dankie Dick.Dit is lekker om Afrikaans op die "Engelse" Forum te lees!
Thanks Dick it is nice to read in my own language!
I lived in Holland for nine years and learned Dutch. While I was there, I became interested in Afrikaans because it is so similar to Dutch. (When my wife and I were in Holland for a visit last year, we visited Toon and Ditty Boer, whom I had "met" here on this forum. Kleine wereld.)
If you're going to be in the San Diego area, you should contact Norm Kling before you go. Norm posts here on the forum quite a bit, and he lives very near San Diego. He can hook you up with the T people there.
Dick & Toon
I visited the Den Hartog Ford Museum in Holland last year they have some great cars there! I am really sorry I did not join the Forum earlier then I could have met Toon and Ditty when I was there. I actually have family in Holland and my mother is Dutch.
Ockert :If you are in Holland ,you are WELCOME !!
Wow, My great Grandmother's maiden name was Katje Van Durren and she was from Holland. And she married Henry Geritsen and he was from Holland. But I can barely speak the American language. And now I've confused myself again... What were we talking about?
When are you coming to Lake Forest? I might be able to arrange to have some of the San Diego club members meet with you while you are here.
Welcome. There are some wonderful car collections to see in California too. Maybe something will workout for you along those lines.
Enjoy your visit,
Thanks for replying! I will be in Lake Forest from the 2nd of June until the weekend of the 9th and then I will be in San Diego until 16th of June before I have to fly back
We will be having a tour on June 15 starting at the 4 points Sheraton Hotel at Aero Drive and Kearny Villa Rd. (near highway 805 and highway 163 junction) I'm not sure what time, but should be there about 8:00 AM. We will be touring some very scenic locations in San Diego. I'm sure you could ride with someone in a Model T.
Norm, glad to see you jump in here. I was hoping you would see the thread...
Thanks for the invitation I will definitely be there! I will be in contact closer to leaving for the US
There's a lot of model T's close by when your in the Lake Forrest area.
I don't have the calendars of the Orange County or Long Beach clubs but if you have some time and would like to check out some T's let us know.
I definitely have some time. I am free 3rd & 4th of June and also the Saturday 8th of June. And also a few days towards the end of the next week as I have some leave before I have to go back to Switzerland. I would love to meet as many Model T people as possible.
Hi Guys! The time has come I will fly to the US on Monday will spend 2,5 weeks there! I cannot wait to meet as many of the Model T Guys while I am there. Norm and Gene thanks for your support and kind messages cannot wait to meet you guys.
1913 T Touring - great choice -
Hopefully somebody takes and posts pics of these get togethers.