Archive for July, 2017


Not a Model T, but still a talking piece :)

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Ok. It’s not a Model T, but I thought I’d share my other piece of mechanical history…

This is our front yard ornament, a Farmall tractor, rather fitting since I sell tractors for a living with my father.

I’m not sure of the year or model, i’m leaning towards 1920’s to 1930’s, although I can’t be sure.

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Farmall

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

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My Ford Model T at Wauchope Yesteryear Truck & Machinery Show

On Saturday, July 8th, two members from Taree Historic Motor Club made their way to Wauchope for the Yesteryear Truck & Machinery Show. President Lindsay Higson brought along his 1967 Bedford J3 truck, which looked absolutely superb, and myself, my 1925 Ford Model T. The weather was fantastic, warm, with not a cloud in the sky. Roughly 130 trucks filled the arena at Wauchope showgrounds, and scattered around the outside, around 30 vintage cars, a selection of pre-war motorcycles, vintage tractors and bulldozers, stationary engines; both petrol and steam powered, market stalls and a swap meet.
Iā€™m pleased to say my car was awarded Best Car for the 1900-1930 category.
Everything on wheels was also invited to participate in the Grand Parade, around the outside of the arena, with commentary by a very knowledgeable commentator, who seemed to know a lot about every vehicle that drove past him ā€“ including mine! A great show, highly recommended, I will definitely be returning next year.

Enjoy the video šŸ™‚

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

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My 1925 Ford Model T touring at Forster Keys Family Fun Day

My 1925 Ford Model T touring at Forster Keys Family Fun Day. My wonderful wife Shae and myself braved the freezing cold early morning to drive to the event šŸ™‚ Enjoy the video šŸ™‚

Sunday 2nd July 2017 was Forster Keys Family Fun Day. The weather was absolutely fantastic throughout the day, with not a cloud in the sky. The morning started out absolutely freezing, although I have to say, my Model T started on the first crank, which was surprising!Ā 

Our club had seven cars in attendance, including Ray Lapham’s VC Commodore, Al Bryson’s Triumph, my Ford Model T, Peter Eaton’s Mazda 929, A Jaguar belonging to one of our newer members, a BMW, and a stunning Studebaker of which the owner’s name eludes me.

There was the usual selection of market stalls, entertainment by the Great Lakes Band and a marching Scottish pipe band. The annual Forster Keys Family Fun Day Dog Show proved popular with dozens of dogs entering a number of categories. My sister’s kelpie Max won first prize in the Tricks category. The DONK club had their usual collection of beautifully restored stationary engines on display. The noisiest thing there was a sea-plane, which was taking off regularly from the river alongside, taking people for joy flights over the area – no power boats at the event this year, so our ears were spared!

The only mishap I report is on my Model T — the pack nut, which secures the exhaust pipe to the manifold, came undone, resulting in some unique sound effects!Ā 

All in all, it was a great day out, with good support from numerous car clubs from up and down the coast, including from Port Stephens, Newcastle, Taree and the Great Lakes.

My 1925 Ford Model T touring at Forster Keys Family Fun Day

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

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