What mods if any are allowed on the cars, manly model t's to participate in the OCF. If people have cars that have been changed to 12 volt, distributors, things like that for touring are they allowed? or do they need to be original or close to it. I was just curious as to what people bring.
We will use the following criteria to review vehicles applying to participate in the show:
1. The vehicle must have been produced during 1932 or earlier and appear as it did when it was in daily use.
2. Vehicle types accepted: Car, Commercial and Race Car. The capacity for Bicycles has already been met, we are not accepting these application types at this time.
3. Period accessories, either dealer-installed or after-market, are acceptable if they were available during the model year of the vehicle. Examples of such accessories include windshield visors, Motometers, "Rocky Mountain" brakes, Ruxtell 2-speed rear axles, running board-mounted luggage carriers, and radiator stone guard.
4. Items that improve vehicle safety, or that are required to meet current vehicle standards, such as electric tail lights, are acceptable, even if they were not available when the car was new.
5. Mechanical modifications that were not available when the car was new, such as lowering or adding disc brakes, are not acceptable.
6. Engines must have been available for the vehicle from the factory during the model year of the vehicle. Chassis and engine numbers do NOT need to match.
7. Ideally, engines and the under hood area should look stock. (We have no way to monitor internal modifications). Any modifications to the external appearance of engines should conform to rule #1 above.
8. Upholstery colors and materials must be true to original specifications.
9. Cosmetic modifications such as removing chrome and other trim are not acceptable.
10. Paint must be stock colors available from the factory when the vehicle was new. Exceptions are commercial and racing vehicles, which often featured custom paint schemes.
In fairness to all potential participants these requirements and criteria apply to all applications. Applications not meeting the criteria above will be denied.
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
Gee Ed that was quick!! One thing comes to mind is turn indicators and extra tailights.
So the hot pink/lime green speedster won't be allowed this year?
I copied/pasted from the participant information website.
Thanks. I would like to participate one day with my car, but some people have suggested some changes I might make to make it more reliable for touring around. Looks like that would disqualify it from OCF. Decisions...
My speedster has a 1940's downdraft carburetor, which I told them about, but promised to keep my hood closed, (mostly).
Basically, if it's not big and obvious they're okay with it.
ED, Are those rules for any car to participate or for cars that are to be judged? I would like one day to be part of the event, but not to have my car judged. Curious minds. Thanks, CF.
Those rules are for all cars/trucks participating, judged or not. You do not have to have your car judged. That is usually for vehicles with a high level of restoration or very well preserved. I think people have more fun when their vehicle is not judged, no pressure. I have not had mine judged though.
OCF certainly should be on everyone's bucket list wether they participate or not!
When is the OCF this year? I have never been and it is certainly on my bucket list.
September 9 and 10
I don't suppose a drone is allowed at Greenfield Village? If so, we could provide some awesome OCF videos. Just asking. Rick
OCf? Oregon County Fair??
No, NOT Ohio either...it's in Dearborn Michigan. OCF stands for "Old Car Festival"
Rick, drone shots would be great!!!! I don't see why it wouldn't be allowed. Call Kristi Best at THF and check with her. I'd love to see drone shots.
A drone flying over thousand's of people? What could go wrong?
As long as the controller isn't in the hands of a grumpy old farmer, I don't think there's a problem :-) These whippersnappers are pretty bright.
Drone at an antique car show = bad idea.
No Ed,I wasn't flying that one!
Someone had just watched the movie "Christine".
Rick and Marty,
We do have a non-drone use policy here for non-THF people and only use them through an FAA certified, licensed and insured company who receives a permit through FAA for each time they use them. There are very specific rules and regulations about flying over crowds of people, etc. and we do not want to take that risk with someone who is not certified and vetted through us. Actually, we are going to use the company to get drone footage for OCF so we are covered there. Thanks.