The Rankin's, McLoughlin's & Co. did a spectacular job of hosting our 36th Annual Tour in McMinnville, Oregon over this last 3 days. Marietta couldn't have ordered up any better weather and the food, friends & tire kicking was First Class.
Attached photo was the line-up at the Evergreen Aeroplane & Space Museum - home of the Spruce Goose - good time had by all ! I believe there were 35 T's present.
Totally agree with you Steve. One of the best Can-Am tours ever, and the first time other than BC or Washington.
As a first-timer, I really enjoyed myself. Everyone was nice to me and nice to each other. The tours were interesting and fun. The routes were beautiful and the pace just right. The local drivers were polite and didn't seem to be annoyed by the T's. I can understand how the Oregon Trail people could think the Willa Metty (Willamette) valley was the promised land. Beautiful country.
Another great CanAm. How are we ever going to match that weather!!!
Here's some more pics
Looks like a lot fun and some great looking cars. With the direction they were parked when several of the photos were taken, the left side of the cars often had a shadow. Because of that I could only tell on a few of the photos if the 1911-1925 cars did or did not have a driver's side door. And of the few I could easily see, they all had the false door of the USA produced cars. I was curious of about approximately how many of the Ts were Canadian production? I'm 90% sure the red tourabout is Kenís Canadian tourabout based on his being there and and of course it appears to have 30 x 3 1/2 clinchers on all four tires. Did anyone recognize any other Canadian produced Ts and if so Ė would you post some photos of them (or point them out in the previous photos)?
Again thank you for sharing about the great time you had. A lot of good friendships are formed during good times like that. And I'm glad the weather was so beautiful for your.
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Thanks for sharing the tour pictures. Looks like a great tour
It was a truly wonderful time with beautiful weather and marvelous country roads.
If you didn't have a good time during this CANAM you must have fallen ill.
Hap, My red 1927 Touring is Canadien built with one of it's former owners (Blaize and Monica Taylor) in attendance at this and most other CANAMS.
Thanks for the pictures and the memories everyone. What a tour!! Both of the Aldrich T's ran as terrific as the weather was. Three days of totally topless in mid September!!
Staying an extra day when you are surrounded by wineries was a must do. We toured around in John's T and did some sampling for the day.
I drove my first Can Am Tour!!
Hap, Mine is the green 27 that is in Kens first photo. Canadian made (Toronto) and spent most of her life in Manitoba before coming out to BC.
You're right the tourabout is mine and it is a May 1911 Canadian Car. I don't remember many of the other cars, driven by us Canadians, being actual Canadian manufactured cars. A lot of US cars have been imported to Canada over the years so this doesn't surprise me. I believe my tourabout came from Saskatchewan originally and that's why it's left hand drive. My 09 and another 11 touring I'm working on are both right hand drive cars as they were sold new in BC.
Nice photos, Ken !
Ken is that one car PURPLE?
Purple must be a factory colour in Canada....
In Ken's last photo above, note the green '27 Runabout owned by Mark Hutchison from Spokane, WA - one of the nicest examples I've seen (although Tom Carnegie's red one is also quite nice) !
Actually Steve, my T is maroon. Stormo's T is the red one. I agree that Hutch's T is about as good as they get. It was pretty nice before he hit a deer with it a few years back and totaled it. We call it "Deerslayer".
My T (taken at Champoeg State Park).
Thank you for the update on the additional Canadian manufactured cars. I'm slowly putting together additional information about them.
And all great looking cars!
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I don't know about Canadian model Ts, but about twenty years ago, I knew of four different Dodge Brothers sedans that were painted purple (1924 to '27). I know that was not a factory color for them. Actually, I am fairly sure it was not a Canadian factory color either. It was, of course, possible to have a car custom painted almost anywhere. The color did exist at that time (as long as it is not metallic or metal-flake). If someone wants a purple model T? I hope they drive it and enjoy it. I just may look the other way, however.
All that aside. Again, the photos are great!! It looks like a perfect tour with a wonderful turnout.
Thanks all for sharing! Purple car and all.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
My mistake, Tom - were you starting Mike's T for him ? Another reason I never got my private pilot's license 40 years ago - terribly colorblind !!!
Yeah, I was trying to start Stormo's T.
Here are a few pics that my wife took:
Entering the Evergreen Museum
Leaving the Evergreen Museum
Entering the Alpaca place
At the Alpaca place
At the Alpaca place
Heading to the Hazelnut Factory
Entering the Hazelnut Factory
At the Hazelnut Factory
A barn built around the time of the Civil War with no nails!
Sorry to say this year I did not make it. I have seen the nice T's many time before. But it is my friends and the camaraderie I miss the most. I will not be missing this event again. I have been busy maintaining model t's all summer long at the Lemay car collection for the model t ford drivers ed class. We have taught 5 sold out classes with 18 students a class this year. I have not been able to make all the tours this year but thats not to say it has not been rewarding.
My 27 Canadian runabout came from Grandpa Charlies Museum at 3 Mile Gap near Revelstoke BC when some of the collection was auctioned off in 1979. I have no previous history of the car. An accessory REX rumble seat kit was installed so the kids and now the grandkids can enjoy outings in the car.