MTFCA Events Calendar
This is an on-line copy of the Events Calendar published in The Vintage Ford
magazine. Submissions are to the magazine editor as described below. Activities will be listed
at no charge to any antique car club, regardless of affiliation, on a space available basis.
Please allow for publication time.
The deadline for any listing is the 15th of the month preceding the issue date (i.e., December 15 for the January-February issue; February 15 for the March-April issue, etc.). Please send your activity announcement to MTFCA Activities Calendar, P.O. Box 996, Richmond, IN 47375-0996 or email to E-mail MTFCA admin
FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 3 – Ocala, Florida. The Model T Ford Winter Tour will be hosted by the Tin Lizzies of North Central Florida and is SOLD OUT. The tour will include daily driving tours, opening banquet, ice cream social, auction, swap meet, and a closing banquet.
APRIL 1-3 – Boise, Idaho. The 51st MTFCA Annual Meeting is being hosted by the Western Idaho Model T Club. Saturday’s planned activities include visiting the World Center for Birds of Prey (www.peregrinefund.org/world-center) and lunch at the Warhawk Museum (www.warhawkairmuseum.org). For more information and to register for the Annual Meeting visit the Western Idaho Model T Club website: www.westernidahomodeltclub.com
APRIL 28-MAY 1 – Texas Motor Speedway near Ft. Worth, TX. The Pate Swap Meet is the largest swap meet in the Midwestern United States. This is our 44th year of annual events. General admission is free; parking $5 per day. Vendor spaces available, call (713) 649-0922. For more information, visit www.pateswapmeet.com
April 27-30, 2016 - The Arkansas Tin Lizzies will be having a spring tour that will “hub” from Kerrville, Texas. The Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel, 2033 Sidney Baker Street, Kerrville, TX 78023, 830-257-4440, will be the tour hotel. A limited number of rooms have been blocked for the tour under Arkansas Tin Lizzies. Make your reservations by March 26 to get the special rates. Parking for trailers is available on site. This a pay as you go tour with no registration fees. To join the tour send your name, address, cell/home phone number and email address (if you have one) to Nellie Howell 16508 West State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 or email to email@example.com. Bring along a completed MTFCA car inspection form to turn in at a participants’ meeting Tuesday evening, April 26, at 6:00 pm. Tour days will be Wednesday through Saturday. Since it will be wildflower blooming season in Texas, routes have been made with this in mind. Some tour stops will be LBJ Ranch, Fredericksburg and popular tourist sites in the hill country noted in Texas history. For additional information about Arkansas Tin Lizzies go to the website www.arkansastinlizzies.com. Contact: Bill or Nellie Howell, 479-236-3630 or 479-857-5757, or Email
JUNE 2-4 – Richmond, Indiana. The Model T Museum will be hosting its 4th annual Homecoming Event in the Historic Depot District. Tours, swap meet, show-n-tell. You won’t want to miss this event!
JUNE 5 – Auburn, CA - Mother Lode Model T Club 40th Annual Swap Meet. Cars, parts, memorabilia. Spaces 15x25 $25.00. Gold Country Fairgrounds. Setup after 4 p.m.Saturday June 4. Gates open 5 a.m. Sunday June 5. No reservations. Contact: Gary (530) 823-7957, or John (916)202-5842 or on the web at http://www.motherlodemodelt.com/swapmeet
JUNE 9-11 – Lebanon, Missouri. The Show Me T’s invite you to the 16th Show Me Tour. This year’s tour will give you plenty of opportunity in driving historic Route 66, plus time spent driving in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. You will have a chance to feed giraffes, zebras and other wild animals as we tour Wild Animal Safari. We will make a return visit to Whirlwind Alpaca Ranch, which we toured in 2009 and was one of the most popular stops we have made. And we will take a step back in time when we visit the Amish community of Lead Mine. The tour is limited to 40 cars and fills fast. For more information contact: Karol Spencer, 417-732-7222 or Email or Dorothy Puckett, 417-882-2110 or Email
June 11-12, 2016 – San Jose, California. 47th Annual Speedster Endurance Run and Lowland Tour. “The First and the Oldest” is still going strong and is hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club. Contact Nadine Camicia (650)799-9852 or Email for registration and entry information or see our website
June 11-12 – Dakota County Fair Grounds, Farmington, MN. The 26th Annual Model T Ford Reunion. Tour only on Saturday – Show and swap meet on Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm. Admission $3.00, Kids 12 and under Free. For more information contact: James Kaufhold 612-590-5885 Or Facebook at www.facebook.com/modeltreunion
JUNE 19-23 – Dillon, Montana. The 2016 Montana 500 will be held out of Dillon, Montana. Inspection day will be June 19. The endurance run will start on June 20 and go through June 22. There will be an optional tour on Thursday, June 23. For more information see www.montana500.com or Email
JUNE 26-JULY 1 – Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment Tour 2016 (MTFCA National Model T Tour) will be hosted by the Tin Lizzies of Albuquerque. See ad for more detailed information and registration.
July 21, 22 and 23, 2016 - Doughty Valley Steam Days, Charm, Ohio. Be sure to make plans to attend this annual antique farm machinery reunion just a few miles drive from Berlin, OH, set in the picturesque rolling farmland at the heart of Ohio's Amish Country. See in action all day long: steam tractors, antique tractors and gas engines. Flea market, too. Thursday evening, local draft horse pull. Friday evening, old fashioned tractor pull and sparks at dusk. Saturday morning, steam tractor games. Old-time country music Thursday and Friday at 7:00pm under the tent. An amazing variety of food will be available all day from local vendors, including bar-b-que suppers. Admission FREE for drivers of visiting pre-war antique vehicles, general admission is $4/day aged 13 and over, plenty of parking and primitive camping areas on the grounds. Located on State Route 557, 2 miles north of Charm, near Guggisburg Cheese. For more information call 330-763-0303 or Email John Leck
SEPTEMBER 7-10 – Cape Girardeau, MO. Once again the annual Heart of the Ozarks Hillbilly Tour will be heading east to the beautiful boot heel area of Missouri. When we last visited in 2008 we spent four enjoyable days exploring the Historic Old Town River District, visiting some of the numerous wineries, antique shops, and historic landmarks and experiencing some beautiful scenery along the way. This year’s routes will include some of the same along with some new and exciting stops. We will begin the tour events with an opening social on Wednesday night and conclude the event with a closing banquet on Saturday evening. As always, our hospitality room will be available throughout the tour providing snacks, refreshments and a relaxed, welcoming environment to visit with old and new friends. Due to truck and trailer parking limitations, we will be limiting the number of cars to 75, so get your reservations in early. For registration check out the on-line packet at: www.hillbillytour.com or contact: Gene Gemmill, (417)881-6702 or Email. See you at “The Cape”!
September 10, 2016 - 14th Annual Santa Maria A's All Ford Car Show and Swap Meet Location: OLD TOWN ORCUTT, CA. around the Beautiful Orcutt Union Plaza. @ 201 South Broadway. -Date: -Time: Swap Meet opens at 7am, Show opens 8am, Presentation of Colors, 9am -Public invited: Free admission -Benefiting the Allan Hancock Industrial Technology Program Scholarships. -In 2015 we awarded 10 scholarships to deserving students. -Sellers/entrants, $20 advance registration, $30 at the door -Live Music, Huge Raffle with many prizes, 50/50 raffle, Grand Raffle Prize. -Try one of the many wonderful restaurants in Old Town for Breakfast and Lunch. -10 divisions for trophies, including original and modified classes. -A trophy will be awarded to the FORD CLUB with the best participation -Bring the FAMILY; we are right in the middle of brand new facilities with Antique shops, fine restaurants and other shopping opportunities. -Celebrating our 14th Anniversary. Contact: Curt Warner 805-478-1231 or Email Contact: Jay McCord 805-598-8133 or Email
September 11 - San Jose, California. The 16th Annual Antique Autos in History Park, presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San José, will take place on Sunday, September 11 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event fills History Park (Kelley Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA) with stock antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes from 1900 to 1945. Early Lincolns will be featured this year. Also located on the grounds will be the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association. There will be antique crafts demonstrated and antique collectibles displayed. Admission to the event is $5, and free for participants and HSJ members. For more information, contact Peder Jorgensen or 408-358-3398.
SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 2 – Australian National Model T Tour. This is a seven day hub tour headquartered in Warragul, Victoria Australia about 60 miles East of Melbourne. The rally offers spectacular rural touring roads in the Latrobe Valley along with both mountain views and a drive along the Southern Ocean. You do not need to bring a Model T as rides and driving opportunities will be provided. Group airline transportation has been organized from North America. Contact either Susan or Joss Sanderson @ 520-260-9772 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Dare (415-763-0302 after 3PM- US number that rings in Australia!) for more information.