Tony Traut and I jumped in the Vette and found our way down to the Farmington MN Model T Ford Show, Swap Meet and World Class Oyster Shucking contest. We were forced to do without the oyster shucking. The explanation had something to do with a late spring thaw and the oyster spawn on the Sauk River not being what had been projected.
When we arrived the roads at the fair grounds were saturated with potholes everywhere. The rain had been pouring down and we were thankful to find the event was being held inside one of the buildings.
About a dozen or so cars were on hand. It was easy to be impressed with the quality cars that showed up. Everything from an absolutely beautiful towncar, a coupe that was about as original as the day it rolled off the assembly line. Well maybe I shouldn't represent it as completely original. It had been outfitted with nearly every accessory that had been made available. It had a spotlight, bumpers, the original interior and a plethora of others options. There were the obligatory number of touring cars, coupes speedsters and a roadster or two.
There were 4 or 5 vendors with a well represented quantity of parts there were some Viet Nam tires and headlight lenses. There were windshield frames and best of all a spare tire carrier in excellent condition that will soon be bolted onto my '22 touring car.
The T Totalers from the Twin Cities area were well represented. Some of the Great Northern Model T Cub as well as The Minnesota Valley Model T Club were there.
At 11:00 a drawing for several nice door prizes were held. When the drawing was over and the dust had settled I was the proud recipient of a blue "Ford T" baseball cap. Woo hoo. I've been wanting a Ford T cap for some time and I finally got one. So next Saturday I'll be wearing it while on the Great Northern Model T Club tour. I will be "stylin". Finally when the drawing was over, it was time to go. Once again Tony and I squirmed our way back into the Corvette and snaked our way between the puddles and headed for home. I was tired and had driven to the meet so I handed Tony the keys and while I relaxed Tony brought us back to my house, and he jumped in his van and headed home. Yep, I'd have to say this years show and swapmeet was a total success.
I was there as well. Had a good time meeting people and checking out the cars. I think the weather put a damper on things a little, but it was still a heck of a good time. Never get tired of seeing Model T's and rubbing elbows with people who love them.