Here is a local news paper article covering our Model T Owners Clubs 10 Anniversary Rally here in the State of Queensland, Australia.
I will follow up with a report and pictures tomorrow.
Regards, John Page, Australia.
John, do you realise that Bob Trevan in his 09 crossed the river 8 times after telling me he didn't like dirt roads, the majority only did a couple of extra crossings for photo's getting their wives to stand on the bank while they carried on like school boys. Lots of Model T Fun.Looking forward to more pictures.
How do you have someone plan a 4 day rally --then put it together & make it happen without a hitch ?--ASK A WOMAN TO DO IT . Better still ask Elizabeth Partington .
WELL DONE ELIZABETH
That's a great article John. It's good they included more than one photo.
Thank you all. More to follow all being well tomorrow.
I should explain Bob Trevan is a big fan of Elizabeth's cooking & in particular her fruit cake, so of course he is expecting after the above recommendation that a cake will appear in Lismore post haste. Bob doesn't care that I may have to work harder for my brownie points because of his K Model sized cakehole. Yes when the MTOQ rallies we just "Drive around & eat Stuff"
Is that not a VINTAGE FORD front page picture ?
I must say to see 'T's getting dirty is a real treat indeed!!! What a great photo guys. Looks like you had a lot of fun.
My personal favourite Tilly paddling in the Condamine
That gets my vote for the Vintage Ford front cover picture. It's fabulous! Looks like a great tour
Do you have any similar river crossing shots where you are facing the camera? I think the front of the car always looks better than the back and its always good to see people's faces.
Thanks for the article John. You Queenslanders are certainly spreading your T's around the country at the moment. Four day tours, Charity tours around Australia and a Coast to Coast Tour underway. Great to see you all being ambassadors for the hobby. The Vic T club has its annual 4 day Cup weekend tour based at Albury at the Lake Hume Resort. If you are in the area from October 31st to November 4th feel free to tag along!
Andrew,any time you see the back of Bob it's a bonus. Lots of full frontal shots coming very soon even Bob from the front; get the censors scissors out. If Bobs in front that means you are both about to get lost,love him to bits.
Hi ANDREW --Car looks good but i think i need a face lift to help the picture ?.
“ Little bit of Irish” Model T Motoring Down Under ”
Perfect weather conditions and a perfect location, set the scene for a wonderful four days in the lovely little country town of Killarney in the State of Queensland, Australia. Thus the “ Little bit of Irish” a play on the location of Killarney. The Rally as we Aussies call our tours was to celebrate the tenth anniversary since our Model T Owners Queensland Club was first formed. The home base was a nice Country Motel and Caravan Park with plenty of room for camping sites and trailer parking.
Our Hosts Doug and Elizabeth had put together a great program for all to enjoy. Fifteen Model Ts were in attendance.Our numbers were down a little due to quite a few of our members participating in two separate epic “ Model T across Australia “ drives. All attendees began arriving through Friday ready for the weekend activities.
The first activity on Saturday morning was a pleasant country drive to reenact Vintage Motoring as our forebears would have experienced. The route took us on the Condamine River Road which has fourteen river crossings, most of which are in their natural state. The Condamine waters rise in Queensland and finish up thousands of miles to the south in South Australia.This route is only recommended for 4WD vehicles but our intrepid group negotiated several crossings, before turning back and taking in the scenery of the beautiful mountain roads.
Sunday dawned bright and fair and another great day of Model T motoring on quiet country roads. Morning tea was on the banks of the Condamine some distance from its source and quite a lot more water. The next stop was at historic Pringle Cottage home of Warwick and District Historical Society Museum.
Everyone enjoyed a leisurely time looking over all of the Museum’s exhibits, followed by lunch, and then the drive home. The evening meal was a barbecue catered for by the Killarney Lions Club.
Next morning after a breakfast again catered for by the Lions Club, everyone packed up and after bidding everyone farewell we all headed for our various homes. We have to thank Doug & Elizabeth for a wonderful relaxed and friendly weekend of Rallying.
Very Best regards, John Page, Australia
More Creek Crossing Pictures.
A better one of Bobs 09 Preproduction Tourer front on.
And Last but not least.
More MTOQ 10th Anniversary pictures to hand.
And one more that I missed.
Great Pics! Looks like a great time, and even Steve Jelf in the back row in his iconic bibs! Boy, he sure gets around!
So what happens to pictures when they come from down under? Looks like they are flipped as all the cars are right hand drive. If I took my Coupe down under would I have to drive backwards?
Ok just kidding. great looking cars and a great time had by all. Scott
Looks like a lot of fun.
The 12 Red Touring rego 4702 is being driven by my 13 year old grandaughter Nicola Partington. Nicola got into top gear for the first time an absolute natural. The car once belonged to her greatgrandfather Arthur Partington who bought it in 1956
Wonderful photographs capturing the enjoyment of yet another great weekend together with our MTOQ members.
A very special thank you to Doug and Elizabeth for their efforts in making our weekend great.
Be kind to Bob Doug. He is not the only one who gets a little off track sometimes. Who follows rally notes when there is such beautiful Australian bush to feast ones eyes on.
Another small observation. Will there ever be a photo of Ralph without a broad smile as drives his T?
Dick and Elise Pakeman
If I was nice to Bob to often he would think something was wrong. Bob & I have an understanding, not sure what we understand but then we are true believers. The USA has Rob Heyen & we have our own Bob Trevan, both own Model K's sounds like some sort of virus.
We need to bump this posting back up to the top of the order as the first time Aussie forum users can't find it. There is an open invitation to all our USA friends to come over anytime & enjoy a few Condamine river crossings with us. We can even organise a K Model for Rob Heyen to wet his wheels in our holy waters.
Yes, the Steve Jelf look alike is Jed. one of our very special older members. He and his family moved from the U.S. many years ago and is a fair dinkum Aussie these days.