I just received the following e-mail from Dirk Regter, whom I met when he and Trudy were touring the U.S. last year. If you want to meet up with them on their South American tour, contact them through their website.
Hasta la vista en Colombia !
Dear Model T Friends in Africa, the USA and Canada.
Wednesday 28th May we will start the third leg of our World tour with the Model T.
After 22.000 kilometres (14.000 miles) through Europe and Africa in 2012 and 28.000 kilometres (17.500 miles) through the USA and Canada in 2013 we will drive our Model T this year through South America.
We will start in Cartagena, Colombia and from there we go to Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay to Brazil were we will arrive at the end of November.
In the attachment you can see our rough route of about 25.000 kilometres (16.000 miles).
We hope that this journey will be as nice and beautiful as our journeys in 2012 and 2013 through your countries.
Of course you can follow our travel adventures again on our website: www.modeltworldtour.com.
We hope to keep in contact with all of you; our big, worldwide Model T Family.
Warm greetings and a big hug from your Model T WorldTravel friends from Holland,
Dirk & Trudy Regter
What an adventure!
And since 2008, I've thought it was a big deal driving my Touring Car to the Centennial and back.
Thanks Dick for reminding me. We'll be sure to start following their itinerary. Looks like they'll be passing fairly close to us
I sent an email to the MTFCA club in Argentina with a link to this. It looks like all the contacts for South American MTFCI clubs are old folks who don't use email.
I sent Dirk and Trudy a note recommending they try to go through Cordoba, Argentina (about 700 km west of Buenos Aires) the seat of the Model T club down there. As far as I know they are in contact with the club down there.
Not true, Steve, they do use email and the average age of the club is half that of any of our stateside clubs. In fact a few years ago I wrote a report saying the youngest member down there was 3 years old because, to keep the club going, older members buy membership of grand kids.
Daniel Bollo, current Secretary and past President of the Primer Club del Ford T de Argentina is a professor of IT at the University of Cordoba and is really into computers and such. In fact we SKYPE often.
We were there 2 weeks ago and had a grand dinner (dinner starts at 10 pm) at one of the finest restaurants in Cordoba with Nelson, Daniel, Jose, Alfredo, Miguel & Eugene. I highly recommend a trip.
Unfortunately, today we are sitting out a terrible rainstorm here on Sunday afternoon in Honolulu. Not sure what's better - rain storm here or going home to the drought of SoCal.
Hey, Bailey -- That's too bad that you and Olivia have to be in Honolulu for that rainstorm. It's tough duty, but someone's gotta' do it.
The MTFCA club link wasn't working so I sent the message to Nelson.
My crack about old folks without email was in reference to the MTFCI clubs. None of them list email addresses.
We are in contact with Dirk Regter about one month ago. We had contacted many members and friend we have at Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brasil and some in Colombia, a big family that grew through more than twenty years of life of our Club.
We gave to Dirk an address in Santiago de Chile for shipping a set of new tires, because at this point, they will have travelled more than 15.000 kilometers on América.
We have a temporary trouble with our domain: fordt.org.ar, meanwhile, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Bailey, that happens to you in Hawaii for having left last month Argentina, where we have a nice weather these autumn days.