Pig in a Ford

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration
Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Pig in a Ford
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Goodheart on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 08:36 pm:

While sitting in a Doctor's office today, I picked up a copy of Car & Driver Magazine (December 2013). An article about a very unusual race in Oregon caught my attention. The cars, all stripped down Model Ts. were lined up at the starting line. The drivers were lined up on the edge of the track. They had to run to a group of cages, grab a pig, hand crank the car, jump in and drive around the track holding the pig. At the end of one lap they stopped grabbed a different pig and completed the race, a total of 3 laps. The cars had no bodies at all and a buckboard type seat. Engines, transmission, chassis were all T. Only change was a foot pedal accelerator.I just thought it was interesting and unique to say the least. Has anyone else ever heard of this. The story said the race had been held since 1928, called pig in a Ford.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 08:45 pm:

And interesting event, been posted here several times:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/403599.html?1385306211

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/193590.html?1298751311

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/404336.html?1385593601

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/193286.html?1298708550


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Rice on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 10:38 pm:

Whew I thought someone had taken and posted a picture of me driving! Glad it was something else.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Neil McKay on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 11:06 pm:

2012 Pig and Ford race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TWcYnY9FsQ

Tillamook County (Oregon) Fair.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:15 am:

Will, I think you "oink" a little different than the real pig. (probably a special Space City T oink)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:23 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 01:27 pm:

smiling pig



Couldn't resist..

(How are you doing Frank?)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Lyon, PDX, OR. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 04:55 pm:

This pig race is pretty standard at rodeos in the NW. I always figured they were everywhere, Don.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 08:52 pm:

You PNW guys know how to have a good time :-)


Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.
Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration