It is unusual that I receive an issue of the VF without reading about it here on the forum first, but that happened with this issue. I received it yesterday and read it from cover to cover last night.
There is a nice article about the recent Homecoming at the Museum. I had a prior commitment at the time, but it looks like I should make time to attend it next year.
There also is an excellent article by "Mr. Thrifty," showing how to rebuild worn-out figure eight shackles. I always thought that would be a major operation, but Steve makes it look easy. I thought his device for holding the shackle halves in the lathe was quite clever. It's a very informative article, all in all.
There is a mention of the MTFCA annual tour next year, celebrating 50 years of the MTFCA. No fee is mentioned for the tour; I wonder whether it will be $50 as was the MTFCI's 50th in Clear Lake, Iowa in '06? I certainly hope so.
Thanks to Jay and Jennifer for another great issue of "Our Magazine."
Arrived 98532 on July 23.
Great magazine as always!
I got mine yesterday, unusual for Northern New York. Mine normally comes about a week behind everyone else.I read most of it last night, will finish it tonight.
Mike, I'm treasurer / budget creator for the Cochrane, Alberta Centennial National T Tour and there may well be a $50.00 in the pricing, but 50 years later the dang costs have increased, so, think there will be another number before the $50.00. Pricing still be worked on as we speak, still looking for sponsors to reduce the participants cost.
The MTFCI charged $50 for the tour 8 years ago, to celebrate 50 years as a club. That's one reason I went to that tour. I could afford it.
Charging a boatload of money to attend a tour really turns a lot of us off. Our Arkansas Tin Lizzies club never charges anyone to attend our tours; everyone pays their own way. Why can't the national club do that?
Wow. Just three more Issues of The Vintage Ford and it will be Vol.50. It seems like yesterday Vol. 1 No. 1 came out.