I got my Mar-Apr issue of the MTT just before leaving for Chickasha and finally had a chance to look through it after returning home. The editor, Natalie Peiffer, is doing a splendid job of making it a top-notch publication.
I was especially impressed with the coverage of the wonderful restoration of a '13 Touring Car, done by Mark Eyre. There is a half-page of text by the owner, and a couple of half-pages of text by Mark, and several pages of detail pictures. The fit of the top on this car is probably the best I have ever seen. Mark explains in the text how he accomplished that feat.
The issue also has an article about the Gilmore Museum in Michigan, which now is on my list of things to do the next time I'm in that area. Another great article is about the very generous donation of a Model T Delivery Car to the Piquette Plant Museum in Detroit. Dan Treace does a Tech Advice section, and there are several other interesting articles. All in all, it's a great issue. (And NO Speedsters! ) Congratulations, Natalie, on a job well-done.
It was nice to meet and visit with Natalie at Chickasha. I agree, she's doing a fine job. Having edited a couple of lesser club periodicals, I can appreciate her good product in the face of the difficulties that plague editors.
Thanks for the kind word on the 13 touring. It was a car worthy of a good restoration. In total I had about 750 hours of time in it spanning 2 years. I'm really fussy and the owner just as fussy an I am and is a patient man who has become a part of my family. Thanks again, Mark Eyre
Mike,Time your visit to the Red Barns so you can,visit the Battle Creek bunch,The Piquette,and the OCF!!! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Bud -- The OCF is on my bucket list, for sure. One of these days.........
I've been to the Piquette plant, and I applaud the local club's efforts to restore it. I spent a week at the Benson archives and was so engrossed I didn't get into Greenfield Village. I walked right by the entrance to it every day going to the Benson. So of course I need to return.
Mike and Steve Ė thank you for your kind comments about the Model T Times. Iím glad you enjoy the magazine. Iím so thankful for those that contribute to each issue and for the members that send me articles to include. I definitely couldnít do it without them! It was a pleasure working with Mark on the 1913 Touring feature article. What a great Model T!
Natalie Weaver Peiffer
Editor, Model T Times
Model T Ford Club International
I agree with you.
I wish Mark had shown and explained how he made some of those parts look brand new. It would be nice to get some training on how to make old rusty pitted parts look brand new.
The magazine is always a joy to read.
It's always good to see Natalie. She is doing an awesome job on the magazine and she's a real asset to our hobby. Her personality makes her a great ambassador for the Model T community. Keep up the good work Nat.
I have met and talked with Natalie quite a few times. She a nice person and doing a fabulous job with the Model T times. She is a asset to the club.
Steve was lucky to have found her.
I've never been a member of the MTFCI, only MTFCA. Perhaps I should switch.
Why switch? Many of us are members of both!
Haven't received my "times" yet. Looking forward to it
If you're in both, you get a magazine every month (approximately).
I have to step back and grin that the Model T Times is being discussed on the MTFCA forum.
I add my concurrence that Natalie is doing an excellent job. Like Steve, I to was a newsletter editor for 7 years. A news letter (or magazine) is a relentless taskmaster. It seems like you just get the current issue out barely on time and the next one is due to the printer.
Thanks for a great job Natalie
I wonder if the two clubs will ever merge into one.
Best of enjoying Model T's is to join a club or clubs!
Here is Natalie at Chickasha last week, doing Editor work, meeting up with the guys, beside her is Steve Bumgarner, MTFCI Exec. Director.
And me, the happy volunteer tech editor for the T Times. Paper tag on shirt as still waiting on my plastic name badge that the higher ups get to wear
Hal -- It's not an either/or proposition. And it's not a competition. Both clubs have good things to offer us Model T'ers.
Bob -- Maybe it's ironic to discuss the MTFCI magazine on the MTFCA Forum, but in keeping with a spirit of co-operation which would benefit both clubs, I think it's appropriate. I enjoy getting both magazines, but I much prefer this forum, so this is where my opinions and I hang out.
Hal, you should join both clubs. I have been a member of both clubs for years. Both magazines are
good. I like the tours that both clubs put on.
Steve Bumgarner and Jay Klehfoth both do excellent jobs.
Both clubs have a lot of good things to offer the model T people. I have met a lot of fine people in each club.
Dan, that is a good photo of Natalie,Steve and you .
Pete, Mike and Dan said it well, and I agree. I belong to both clubs and have been a member of both since the 1960's. Like Steve said, you can get a professional, National Model T Club magazine every month by belonging to both clubs.
Model T's forever.....
I look at it this way,.....I belong to both clubs for approximately the price of two magazine subscriptions, which makes two great Model "T" magazines free!
Keith, you are right.I would love to see both clubs get together.Like you I've been a member since the 60's. I like to show and tour my 1911 T.
The longest day that I have driven my T was 240 miles. It was up in New Hampshire.