I'll do most of my picture posting when I get home, because it's a little easier on a desktop. But here are a few shots to start with.
Jamie Maxwell and Kenny Edmondson in the new Model T garage.
Here comes a speedster.
Keith Gumbinger was visiting with Bud Redding when Bud spotted a celebrity.
Wow, the annex and garage look great!
I didn't go this year, I'm saving up my travel money for Hershey.
I'm saving mine for the week long shindig in 2018.
Well friends, the Model T Homecoming today was a GREAT success!!!! The weather was perfect, about 75 T's there, and lots of people. The auction went very well. Lots of stuff went cheap. A TT Ruckstell sold for $10.00, and the TT C Cab with Express Pickup Bed with a Ruckstell went for (hold your breath) $1,500.00. It came with the correct rear fenders, the correct windshield and pretty nice doors too.
All in all, it was a huge success. I even got to meet the Mayor and his Father and showed them around the Annex and our new Model T Repair Garage.
A really nice, memorable day.
Had a great time, was able to meet a few of the posters, and enjoyed seeing all the old T's. Picked up a few deals, and made contacts for more info and products that I'll need as my projects comes together. The garage looks great and thanks for everyone involved, for putting this fine event together.
Yeehaw! Awaiting more pics and info! :-)
Oy, those prices were great huh?
Golly, I hope down the road, ma and I can attend. :-)
Well, Duey, start saving your money. The demonstration / seminars were very well attended. Mike from Classitique Upholstery did one and Brent Mize, the Coil Doctor, did another and both were very well received and got lots of applause. The Swap Meet Vendors had lots of nice stuff and seemed to be doing well too.
Had a great time, the weather was perfect the garage was really great to go through and they had some great seminars. My wife and dog even seemed to have a good time.
I was there 2 years ago and got some great buys at the swap meet. It's a long way to drive from NW AR for a one-day meet, but I plan to attend next year for the "expanded" event. I'm glad to see that the admin folks believe the Homecoming has now matured enough to warrant a week-long get-together. It'll be fun!
Thanks to the picture posters !!
Next year's Homecoming will be the Saturday right after the MTFCA National tour. The tour will be limited to 150 cars but the Homecoming is open to all. Events like this don't just happen. It takes many hours of planning and dedicated volunteers to put on. It has grown every year, and the need for help to plan and run it has grown. A huge thank you for all that helped make this year's event a success and hopefully next year's will be even better.
I would also like to thank all of you that donated your time, cars, tools, parts and other items of interest to your museum for us to share with our visitors. This is how we grow.
Jerry what is the date of that tour?
Thanks for all your hard work.
Susan posted the event will be July 8-14, 2018.
Jerry, how do we sign up for the tours in advance?
I think the earliest you can register is Jan. 1,2018, per MTFCA national tour rules. Info will come out in the VF before that.
The place looks very nice and i really like the Red T!! Bud.
I echo Jerry's thanks to all the wonderful, hard-working volunteers who made 2017 Homecoming possible. Too many to name but each one is appreciated.
Thanks also to Swap Meet vendors and attendees from near and far. You are the best!
Many, Many Thanks to Susan and Jerry especially as they organized this wonderful event! It never would have happened without them.
Let us not forget about Justin he was running around all day helping people out (and in) he made a great gatekeeper among all his other duties. Justin you need to give that golf cart a rest. Thanks again to all the people that helped pull the homecoming together. Jim
There were lots of pictures taken during the presentations by Brent Mize on Coils and by Mike from Classtique Upholstery. Mike installed his upholstery kit on a bottom cushion for a typical Touring or Roadster from start to finish, and both guys also answered questions from the audience. I would guess that there were about 75 people in each audience.
It would be nice if someone could post pictures of these two demonstrations.
Here are a few I took. Mine is the 23 roadster.
Shawna and Bill Devine of Birdhaven visit with Johnny Parker.
Jack Daron marks a part.
Swap meet in the street.
Jerry Hoffman shows off his goods.
"1915" speedster for sale
For sale and for sale.
1909 Model T
1906 N, 1909 T
Director Susan Yeager receives a photo donation.
The historic district has a lot of murals.
Mike Francis of Classtique demonstrates upholstery with help from Garry Houser.
More photos later.
Nice pictures, Steve. Thanks for posting them.
BTW, that's a Crosley shown in the 4th picture from the end. All Crosleys were made right there in Richmond,Indiana.
Steve, thanks a million for all the pictures. Without them a guy just has to imagine what takes place. In fact it is enough to make someone go to the next one. Thanks again
Steve, Thanks for the photos, I hope to go next year as a vendor. I just could not justify a one day swap meet when driving from Arkansas. You sure get around a lot for such a "old and frugal" guy
The seminars were extremely popular. Standing room only for awhile!.
Thank you to Brent Mize, Tony Wiltshire, and Mike Francis for the excellent presentations enjoyed by all.
July-August issue of Vintage Ford will feature more great photos.
Do any of you feel that you forget things in your old age? Well, I feel that way sometimes.
In my post above I forgot to thank Tony Wiltshire who helped immensely with the Homecoming. Not only that, but he engineered the installation of the Pietonpol airplane hanging from the ceiling in the MTFCA Museum, and did a lot of work on the Model T Garage project and other work at the Museum.
Another person who has contributed lots of behind the scenes work at our Museum is Diana Pappin. She's our Club Bookkeeper and is also an accomplished photographer. During the Homecoming, she was all over the place taking pictures of everything. You'll see her pictures soon, I'm sure.
Thanks to all those who helped put on this wonderful event!
OK, here we go with a few more shots.
That DB coupe again.
1927 under the hood
Any color you want...
It doesn't always have to be a water pump.
1915 diaper change
Eighth Street view
1913 touring for sale
What Dean was driving this time...
...with some unique body work.
A 1924 depot hack with lots of nice woodwork...
...and a couple of satisfied passengers.
George Aiken and Dean Yoder confer with Constantine Mandylas.
Looks like a good TT project.
Jerry Hoffman with Bud Redding.
A cutaway engine beside a cutaway chassis.
Inside the Museum
Fred Houston's Model T plane
"Can I have one?"
Dean Yoder, Garry Houser, Keith Gumbinger
Tony Wiltshire & Jerry Kramer. Both these guys have doe a lot of work for the museum.
That's it for now. One more item later.
Thanks Steve !!
Many more of us wish we could have been there. Thank you so much for posting the photos!
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Thanks, Steve, the pictures are great. One thing, though. That's not my Green T Coupe, in fact I don't even have a Coupe but this nice one would certainly be welcome in my garage!
Well, I remembered green and improved car, but going back and looking at last year's pictures it's obvious Keith's car isn't a coupe. So who owns the coupe is a mystery.
Yes, Steve, that's our '26 Roadster Pickup. It's the one we usually take on tours and will have it in Whitefish for the tour this year.
BTW, The guy who owns that green coupe is a nice looking guy who has a shiny hairstyle much like mine. Sorry, but I don't know his name.
Thanks for the pictures WITH CAPTIONS !!
Andy Mc Farren owns the coupe. He's a member of the Indy 500 Chapter.