The Model T Michigan Jamboree (I think it a MTFCI event)is gathering at the Shanty Creek Resort today, and the place is teeming with Ts. I live just a mile from there, and I have been down there twice just to look at the cars and to hear them run. Sweet sound! I didn't bother to take any pictures, because I have no idea how to get pictures from my phone to the computer.
We are camped at Chain O Lakes. I'm so glad that this year's tour is close to home for us. It was just a 45 minute drive to the campground from home.
Roar. I am no computer whiz but I just e-mail photos to my e-mail address and it works just fine. Go ahead and take pictures now and figure it out later.
Ed, I think I know where you are camping. Should be on M-88 just up the hill from Comfort Rd., I think. If the weather turns nasty, I have room in the barn, if you want to park the T indoors. Let me know.
Jim, thanks for the tip. I will try to do that. If successful, another mystery solved.
Brian - send more photos please :-)
Gee, I wish we coulda been there. You guys can't possibly be having a good time without me.
More pictures, please!!!
I have more pictures. I'll work on resizing them to fit here. Graham's machine shop and chassis dyno were a highlight today
Been a great tour, winding back slow roads around the lakes and through the woods! Weather has been great! One more day, calling for rain late after noon, Could hold off?
Brian, do you know how many cars participated this year? Looks like a bunch!
Close to 80 cars, I was told.
About 80 is correct, couple no shows n
I guess. Today was another great day. Poured all night, cleared up just before the drivers meeting and didn't rain all day.
Getting ready for banquet tonight.
A Fantastic Michigan Jamboree!
Our own Chuck Martel fixing his radiator. A fan blade departed and struck the top tank.
Wayne Funk built this wagon from pictures. Not a bad job for an old plumber. If you own a Winton, you already know him. If you don't know him, you should.
I spotted this oil pan at an undisclosed location. It must have been a defect.
Dave McPike's Fordor. We had 5 Improved Fordors on the tour. Two had Don Booth's DNA in them.
Chuck Martel helping another motorist with some band adjustments.
This was my view from the Ironton Ferry across the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. We set the record with 9 cars per trip. The captain was delighted. "The museum came to me today!"
Very nice meeting you!
It was a great tour in a beautiful part of the state. Had a fun time touring with you all! My wife's first Michigan Jamboree. Just getting ready for the Ohio Jamboree in N. Canton, OH. Driving there in my T, (if the little black Ford will agree to do it again).
The pleasure was all mine, Jerry!
Hope to see you all in my neighborhood again soon.
Ed,What is the story on the fan in front of the radiator of a couple of T's?? Bud.
Ed, thanks for the link. Looks like a great time!
Bud, they were running T's on their chassis dyno. The winner put 27 hp to the wheels. The hosts did a fantastic job for us!
Bud, the pictures with the fan in front are at Tom Graham's place on his dyno for Ts. They put a fan in front to blow air over the radiator to cool the motor while running at max speed to test for HP. Red Hall won the highest HP award turning out 27hp at the rear wheels. His car would climb any hill despite being loaded.
Thanks guys!! Bud.