Follow Dirk and Trudy Regter from the Netherlands as they conquer the World in their 1915 Ford Model T :-)

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mitch Taylor on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:40 am:

Hi Guys,

In the Summer of 2012 Dirk and Trudy Regter from the Netherlands started a journey in their 1915 Ford Model T, visiting over 50 countries covering all the continents of the world.

This journey of approx. 80,000 miles (125,000 kilometres) is being made in order to raise money to support the worldwide work of SOS Children’s villages International. Local contribution will of course be highly appreciated.

Follow Dirk and Trudy Regter from the Netherlands as they conquer the World in their 1915 Ford Model T, raising money for orphans, with SOS Children’s Villages International :-)

After travelling through Australia, they will return home to spend time with family, before starting on their next journey.

I've put the video on YouTube for those of you who couldn't see the previous post...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Ec5gIbM_Q :-)

I have arranged for Dirk and Trudy to be guest speakers at the April meeting, which coincides with the World Tour arrival in Taree.

There will also be a big-screen presentation of Dirk and Trudy’s spectacular journey.

If any of our members would like to make a contribution to their cause, this will of course be greatly appreciated, please make it in person at the meeting.

You may read more about this auspicious Worldwide event at Dirk and Trudy’s website – http://www.tfordworldtour.org

Stay tuned for more updates...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mitch Taylor on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:44 am:

Stay tuned for updates at Taree Historic Motor Club's website: http://www.thmc.info


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 09:57 am:

Fantastic trip and fantastic couple! The world needs more people like the Regters. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 10:52 am:

They came through St. Louis in September 2013. Since I belong to both the Model T Club and the Netherlands Society of St. Louis, I organized a chance for members of both organizations to meet them. (Most who came were Model T people.)



I'm in the red shirt on the running board, Dirk and Trudy at the top right, and my grandtwins on the fenders.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 11:18 am:


Dirk with Don Lang at Hershey, 2013.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mitch Taylor on Friday, April 06, 2018 - 08:36 pm:

Good News, The Model T has arrived in Brisbane, here's some pics of Dirk & Trudy's first miles in Australia :-)







Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Andreasen on Friday, April 06, 2018 - 11:01 pm:

Those are some pretty cute kids perched on the front fenders! Hopefully the exposure will get them in the hobby later on......!

A question though....is that an electric fan in front of the radiator?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mitch Taylor on Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 03:52 am:

Yes George that's an electric fan in front of the radiator -- They've driven up some pretty steep terrain on the tour, not to mention crossing searing hot deserts, so some extra cooling was called for I believe :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mitch Taylor on Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 08:52 pm:

One of our avid followers on Facebook, 14 year old Liam, has taken some photos of the World Tour in Queensland :-) ...
The Tour is now progressing south :-)




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mitch Taylor on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 05:24 am:

Dirk & Trudy and the Model T World Tour made it safely to Armidale at about 3:30 this afternoon, covering just over 300km today from Warwick in Queensland.

Tomorrow looks like a pleasant drive for the remaining 270km to their overnight camp site near Taree on Wednesday night.

Prime7 News and NBN News will both be running stories on the 6pm local news bulletin, stay tuned for that!

The Model T World Tour will be at Club Taree from 7pm on Wednesday 11th April, with a big-screen presentation by Dirk and Trudy about their 50 country, 120,000+ kilometre World travels in their 103 year old, 1915 Ford Model T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mitch Taylor on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 05:25 am:

Dirk & Trudy and the Model T World Tour made it safely to Armidale at about 3:30 this afternoon, covering just over 300km today from Warwick in Queensland.

Tomorrow looks like a pleasant drive for the remaining 270km to their overnight camp site near Taree on Wednesday night.

Prime7 News and NBN News will both be running stories on the 6pm local news bulletin, stay tuned for that!

The Model T World Tour will be at Club Taree from 7pm on Wednesday 11th April, with a big-screen presentation by Dirk and Trudy about their 50 country, 120,000+ kilometre World travels in their 103 year old, 1915 Ford Model T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mitch Taylor on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 05:25 am:

Dirk & Trudy and the Model T World Tour made it safely to Armidale at about 3:30 this afternoon, covering just over 300km today from Warwick in Queensland.

Tomorrow looks like a pleasant drive for the remaining 270km to their overnight camp site near Taree on Wednesday night.

Prime7 News and NBN News will both be running stories on the 6pm local news bulletin, stay tuned for that!

The Model T World Tour will be at Club Taree from 7pm on Wednesday 11th April, with a big-screen presentation by Dirk and Trudy about their 50 country, 120,000+ kilometre World travels in their 103 year old, 1915 Ford Model T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Howard ( Australia) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 05:01 pm:

Day 1 of their journey took them out of Brisbane Queensland, from the north side of the city, to avoid the expected heavy traffic associated with the Commonwealth Games that are currently happening on The Gold Coast and Brisbane.
They travelled west about 80 k's and turned South,through Esk where they were met by Ralph in his '23 Roadster Ute and accompanied the 40 k's to Gatton, a rural town in the fertile Lockyer Valley.
I met them outside town in my '26 and escorted them to a local picnic area where a group of local Car Club members assembled and provided coffee and food. The club escorted them part way as we started the next stage , and then with myself in the lead and Ralph at the tail we continued the 100k trip to Warwick.
Trudy changed T's at the first stop and rode with me. An entertaining trip!!!



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