Congratulations to 2017 Ben Yumori Driving Award Recipient: DEAN YODER!

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Congratulations to 2017 Ben Yumori Driving Award Recipient: DEAN YODER!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Susan Yaeger on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 01:14 pm:

At the MTFCA 52nd Annual Meeting held this past weekend in Billings, Montana, DEAN YODER was announced as the recipient of this year's Ben Yumori Driving Award!

The Ben Yumori Driving Award is given in memory of the late Ben Yumori, who believed that driving a Model T and sharing it with others is the best way to promote the carís history and promote the hobby.

Eric Sayer and Jennifer Hubenthal, who was Ben Yumori's adopted granddaughter, presented the award to Dean.

Most who have been around the hobby, have either heard of Dean, met him, or conversed with him on the Forum from time to time. Dean has an infinite love for family, friends, and his travels in a Model T. Logging over 20,000 miles per year, with daily averages at times of over 470 miles he has traveled to every state including Alaska at least once minus Hawaii, and several Canadian Provinces. He is constantly posting pictures of his travels online of amazing sights and people he meets along the way. He drives to tours no matter where they are and once he was recognized in Florida for driving over 6,000 miles to their tour. Most times he heads out just for the love of the open road, and the noise of that Clattering, Rattling, Masterpiece of a Model T Ford.

Please join us in congratulating Dean on being presented with this prestigious award!



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 01:18 pm:

A very well deserved recognition. Congratulations Dean !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 01:22 pm:

Makes perfect sense. Congratulations Dean!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 01:30 pm:

Well Done !

Hope that you continue to enjoy Happy Trails for years to come.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 01:52 pm:

Congratulations Dean!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 01:56 pm:

Dean and his rig at the 2011 MTFCA Tour in Calgary, AB:






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sean Butler Huntington Beach, CA on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 02:23 pm:

Keep on, keepin' on, Dean!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr., Riverview, FL on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 02:35 pm:

You da man, Dean. Keep on rollin'.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 03:05 pm:

Show-Me Tour 2004 - Neosho, MO


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 03:18 pm:

First,

CONGRATULATIONS Dean!
When I grow up I want to be able to drive as often and for as far as Dean.



Second,

Please, please, please, those of you fortunate to see Dean and his car and trailer unit will you Please take a few pictures of his hitch arrangement? Inquiring minds want to know. Thank you, Bill (and others, I am sure)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don - Conroe, TX on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 03:36 pm:

Was his the rig in the parking lot at Chickasha?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn - Lincoln, NE on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 03:40 pm:

Congratulations Dean!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 03:44 pm:

I can't think of a better recipient than Dean. Congratulations Dean.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 03:55 pm:

For Bill, since you asked so nicely...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 04:17 pm:

Congratulations Dean. Hope to see you again this summer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 04:43 pm:

Chris,

Thank You! Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Raynor in Southampton on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 04:44 pm:

something to aspire too congrats!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gilbert V. I. Fitzhugh on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 04:59 pm:

Hearty congratulations, Dean! Now they have to retire the trophy, because whoever were to win it in the future wouldn't have nearly the driving record you do!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren F Rollins on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 05:05 pm:

Good for you! You richly deserve this award honoring the legend Ben Yumori! What's next?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 05:14 pm:


At Chickasha a couple of weeks ago, fixin' to hit the road again. No trailer these days.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 05:36 pm:

Congratulations Dean a very well chosen award for you. Keep on going.

Rick Goelz


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 07:07 pm:

Congratulations Dean :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 07:55 pm:

Congrats Dean!! Keep On Driving........


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 09:00 pm:

Congratulations Dean


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Timothy Kelly on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 09:21 pm:

Dean

Congratulations are in order for your well deserved recognition. Well done!

Timothy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 10:00 pm:

Congratulations Dean!

And Dean isn't just a great T guy. He's had his hands in the innards of four Model K engines too. Thanks to Dean two of these exquisite creatures routinely prowl the tour circuits:



(Message edited by Rob on April 03, 2017)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 10:03 pm:

Congratulations, Dean! You certainly are deserving for this wonderful award.
Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bruce Compton on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 10:14 pm:

Congrats Dean : We met at Hershey in the shopping center parking lot (I bought the Stromberg), and I was more than impressed with your "camper" and all the innovations as well as quick tour of the vehicle and its history. Congrats again : Bruce


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Doris, AZ on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 10:51 pm:

Congratulations Dean! A well deserved award.

We met at Hershey as well at your "Camper".

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Ellis on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 11:10 pm:

Dean, there is no one that deserves this award more than you! Congrats. Steve Ellis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter B. Ratledge on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 08:05 am:

Congratulations Dean. You are certainly deserving for the award !! It is nice to see all the photos of you and your car. I knew Ben well. He was a wonderful person.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry Kramer on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 08:24 am:

Congrats Dean, love your shop coat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 11:01 am:

I rode with Dean in his T during the HCCA National Tour in OKC, just before the Chickasha swap meet. Here's his current car (pickup):

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The rig with the trailer which he drove for many years has been replaced by this pickup. The bed has a fold-out extension so he can sleep in it. Dean says it's more convenient not having to drag a trailer around.

Dean's car wasn't "legal" for an HCCA tour, since it's a '25 and the HCCA cutoff is '15 and earlier. We were supposed to be driving a '10 Tourabout on loan from an HCCA member, but at the last minute it proved not to be tour-worthy. So Dean and I rode the tour for 3 days in his '25. The HCCA folks were very gracious; we didn't hear any complaints about his using a "modern" car for the tour. :-)

Congrats on receiving this prestigious award, Buddy. There is no one on this planet more deserving of it. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John L Williams on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 12:29 pm:

Dean: Hi From Shueyville Iowa! Congrads & All The Best In Your Touring Experiences!! John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Archer Hayward, CA. on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 05:28 pm:

Dean, there's no doubt that the Ben Yumori driving Award went to the right guy. I'm joined with someone bigger than me! Good fortunes to you.

Ed aka #4


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Kossor - Kenilworth, NJ on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 05:41 pm:

Congratulations Dean, you are one driven guy! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randall Strickland, Lambsburg Va on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 06:28 pm:

Congratulations Dean


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 08:39 pm:

Congratulations sir!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dean Yoder, Iowa City IA. on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 10:14 pm:

Mike, You forgot to say that Monday it was 34 degree
with a 41 mile hour cross wind.
And some were in More modern cars with heaters.


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