A question popped into my head the other day ... no point to it other than idle curiosity.
Within a 25 mile radius (roughly):
Where in the US are the most T owners located ?
Not actual cars, because an area with a museum might win out, but owners.
I know the Boulder - Denver area has quite a few, but I am unfamiliar with other areas.
PS Panama City is NOT going to win !
Any areas want to claim the title ?
I'll put my pin on the map on Portland, Oregon.
: ^ )
If listing areas, I'll say Seattle Wa. Widen the area to 50 miles.
The most I have seen in that radius are in southern California. No idea what the actual exact number is, but I would estimate at least a thousand owners, with perhaps an average of two Model T's each. Club membership in any locality is probably 1/10 of actual owners.
A close second is the Detroit area.
I live in Southern California. There are five Model T clubs within a 50 mile radius.
That is an interesting question. Ironically most suppliers (big name) are NOT on the west coast so you might think there are more T's back east than out west here.
My guess most Model T owners are in a cemetery. With over 15 million owners from 1908. I would guess there all gone now.
Technically speaking, I'd say Dennis has the winning answer.
One thing's for sure, there aren't many in the cemeteries in this part of the world!
Southern California, if you use a fifty mile radius, would probably take the honor, however for a one club area, Albuquerque, New Mexico would be high on the list.
Minneapolis/St. Paul probably ranks pretty high. Minnesota in General, has a great crop of active Model T drivers. The T Totalers chapter of the MTFCI boasts over 250 members. The Great Northern Model T Club of the MTFCA has over 50 members, many who are not T Totalers. The North Star Chapter of the MTFCA is also pretty active, but I'm not sure how many members they have.
To be an owner, there has to be a car. My first guess would be Michigan, where so many T's were made. So Cal may be second, though.
I'm in Commack, Long Island and there are at least six other Model Ts within fifteen minutes of my home.
Four in my barn, three each in two of my friends barns/garages and we're all within 5 miles of each other.
Probably the easiest and most accurate way: contact the major suppliers and ask where the most parts are being sold. That should give you a rough idea.
I'll go along with the folks who guessed the SoCal area. Probably not within a 25-mile radius, but there are LOTS of T guys there. As for 2nd place, I think the Michigan/Minnesota/Wisconsin/Northern Illinois area would qualify. Again, not a 25-mile radius, but there seems to be a concentration of T guys in that area. That's probably due to the MTFCI's being based there.
I wanted to see how many T's were in my area, so I mapped out Model T's from the Orange County MTFC roster. Within a 10.5 mile radius from my place in Whittier there are 47 owners and 45 cars. This is in an arc of about 1/4 of a circle, so figure 87 sq. miles, or just over one-half Model T per square mile. The Car : Owner Ratio varies from two owners with one car to one owner with several cars.
I despised Math in school, now I use it to annoy others.
Would not those in cemeteries be ex-owners. Anyway, "Where are the most T owners?" I'd say in or under their Lizzy, in the work shop, or searching through a catalog.
The owners at sitting in front of their computers, reading the forum!
No one has mentioned the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Clara or Sunnyvale would be a good center point. The Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford club has more than a hundred members, many with a few Ts each. And I do know of many Ts who's owners are not members. It may not be the densest T population in the land. But I suspect it is well up on that list.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Does this help, there are 9 T black era Fords in
my town (all my friends) and double that for A's.
also my buddies. Far as I know none are club
members, so that throws the count off.
The Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club (SCVMTFC) has a lot (100+) of members and many cars. However I don't see much participation on the Forum. Seems like it is more of a social club instead of a do-it technical. But perhaps there are many lurkers and just aren't interested in participating in the Forum.
Sure not south central Louisiana---probably not much over a dozen around here. Of course there are always some hidden away but very few drivers.
Every Tuesday evening you'll find a group of T guys (and cars) clustered together in the Spokane Valley, ... hoods up and fussing of various degrees going on. Lots of good free flow knowledge and help. I can hardly wait to get mine home to join the crazies with my own set of problems !