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Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Ralph F » Fri May 31, 2019 7:02 pm

I was wonder if any has the route that the Ocean to Ocean tour will be following?
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by DHort » Fri May 31, 2019 7:11 pm

It is basically New York to Erie to Detroit to St Louis to Seattle.

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by RajoRacer » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:13 pm

Maybe this will work ?

http://oceantoocean.ning.com/


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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by DHort » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:05 pm

If Katy is not doing a video will anyone in this group be sharing their travels with us?

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by TWrenn » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:41 am

Sure would love to do that trip. Maybe next time they organize one. My priorities have changed a bit!

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Bob McDaniel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:06 pm

Tim,

Just think how many times your hat can blow off in 4000 miles? :lol:
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by DHort » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:55 pm

Tim

How about a Yellowstone Trail tour? Plymouth Rock to Seattle. Still goes through Ohio.

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by TWrenn » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:45 am

Bob... :lol: You got that right!! I'd never get there!! Ha ha. Sure had fun last week just the same. Stupid hat!

Dave...that would work too! One of these times...just hope they still have them down the road. Gotta save lotsa $$ for
either one!


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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by DHort » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:29 am

Doesn't cost that much as long as the car keeps running. Just ask Dean.


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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Chad_Marcheese » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:25 pm

You can follow Greg Stewart at the following address. It's a public page.

https://www.instagram.com/stewarttoseattle/


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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by SusanYaeger » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:44 pm

You can follow Milt and Rosemary Roorda and his 1909 Racer #2 on the Model T Ford Club of America Facebook Page.


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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by DHort » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:53 am

Susan. Iam not having any luck finding anything on facebook.

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Jugster » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:47 am

Getting a brass Model T was something I had decided to do as a kid in second grade, but it was one of those back-burner things that just seem to simmer forever on the stove of vague aspirations. Dad had gotten me started down the brass-car road, but then things like earning a living, fixing up a house and raising a family took precedence. Getting a Model T was one of those things I'd always plan to do someday, but... well, you know how that goes.

Then, in the summer of 2009, I accidentally cyber-surfed my way to Katie Fleming's "Katie Across the Nation" YouTube videos of the huge caravan of Model T Fords that participated in a trans-continental trek from New York to Seattle. Wow! Suddenly, the bug bit deep and shook me hard. By the following summer, I had become the proud owner of a '15 Flivver—and for me to be telling you guys how much fun I've had with it over the better part of a decade would just be preaching to the choir. Thanks, Katie!

Well, though I'm in no physical condition to be participating in such a tour, if it turns out that Katie reprises her absolutely fabulous "Katie Across the Nation" video series during the upcoming O2O tour, I'll again be looking forward to each evening's installation with a bowl of freshly popped corn!

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by ChrisB » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:33 pm

Here is a screenshot of their logo, no city names but you can see the states.

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by SusanYaeger » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:05 pm

David, here is the link to the MTFCA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/modeltfordclub/
[https://www.facebook.com/modeltfordclub/]

I am posting photos and notes of what Milt sends to me every day.

Below is a snapshot of all the city stops, taken from the Ocean to Ocean tour page. http://oceantoocean.ning.com/

Let me know if you want more info and I'll see what I can get from Milt at the end of the day!
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by StanHowe » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:10 pm

July 8th is probably Ontario, Oregon, not Oklahoma. They will actually be fairly close to me, about 300 miles south in Pocatello, Idaho. Might have to go see them. I have a couple concerts on the 5th and 6th, tho. Hmmmmm

Dave, the Yellowstone Trail goes right through my ranch at Westmore, Montana. Somewhere I have a photo of the marker.

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Atomic Amish » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:22 pm

I got a notification they will be at Piquette on Saturday. :)
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by DHort » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:59 pm

Thank you Susan.


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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Model T Mark » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:41 pm

Good luck to all the participants! We did it in 2009 and it was the ride of a life time! Anybody Driving through Michigan that needs pars, tools, pieces or ...... post here on the forum we have a large amount of parts on hand and are near your route in Southern Michigan.


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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by SusanYaeger » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:55 pm

Just in from Milt Roorda from Streetsboro (Cleveland) Ohio.

Video -- Repairing a motor on the road https://www.facebook.com/modeltfordclub ... 328174539/

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by George House » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:43 am

Took ‘em Four Days to get out of New York ??...
Shoot; takes me four days to get out of Texas driving the speed limit in my Ferrari...😜
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Norman Kling » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 pm

They took the long route! They drop south to St. Louis. They could have gone straight across! The shortest Ocean to Ocean tour in the United States, would be Galveston to San Diego! They could make it even shorter if they made the crossing in Panama! :lol:
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:49 pm

My understanding is that they are approximating the original 1909 routes, distances, and locations. Which makes it a long but easy drive for a T today. According to the calendar, they are taking nearly four weeks to cross the country, and will be in Idaho for three days.
Sure wish I was going on that run!

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by George House » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:15 pm

So they’re retracing the original route, huh? What a marvelous re-enactment! There was virtually no roads other than wagon tracks and cow paths back then. I’d dearly love to drive a T for 4 days in Idaho...
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by SusanYaeger » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:08 pm

Milt & Rosemary Roorda arrived in Dearborn, MI this afternoon after 6 hours driving in the rain!

Anyone within driving distance of Detroit might want to catch up with the group on Friday or Saturday. Their itinerary is shown below.
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Bob McDaniel » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:56 pm

Where can we meet up with them Sunday when they will be in Mishawaka Indiana and about what time? My wife has a birthday that day and we might be able to drive up to see the group if we know how to find them.
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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by DHort » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:20 am

Still hoping someone on the tour will post some photos on here. Virtually nothing on facebook. Heres hoping you get lots of sunshine. Sending sun and heat east from Nebraska.

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by DLodge » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:49 am

Norman Kling wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 pm
... They drop south to St. Louis....
That's what the map appears to show, but the itinerary shows them entering Missouri at Hannibal and going west from there. That's 117 miles north of St. Louis, so I'm not likely to see them coming through. :D


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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by SusanYaeger » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:40 am

BOB McDANIEL -- hi!
They are arriving at their overnight stops by about 4pm. Sunday's drive is Detroit to Mishawaka, Indiana. They will be staying at:
Holiday Inn & Conference Center
1208 E Douglas Road, Mishawaka
It would be great if you could meet them there.

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Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Post by Bob McDaniel » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:57 pm

Thank you Susan for the address. I don't know if we will make it but if we do I will take the camera and post pictures HERE because Facebook is next to impossible to find anything on and toss in old people (myself include here :| ) and the pictures might as well be posted on the great wall of China. I am on Facebook sometimes but what a pain in the, well you know so I understand.
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