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



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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Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

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.
I’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 – including mine! A great show, highly recommended, I will definitely be returning next year.

Enjoy the video 🙂

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

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 🙂 Enjoy the video 🙂

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! 

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! 

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

Henry Ford ingenuity at it’s finest…

It’s amazing what one can create from “junk”…

A couple of hours in the shed and I came up with this rechargeable 12 volt LED flashlight, nothing more than a plywood box, a sealed gel battery, a metal toilet roll holder, and some bolts and screws, and of course an LED lamp – scrounged from a tractor that didn’t need it!


Battery: 12 Volt, 7.2AH, Sealed Gel Battery

Lamp: 12 Volt, 12 Watt LED Lamp

Fuse: 10 Amp Blade Fuse

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

My Model T ar Great Lakes Motorfest 2017

The turnout was less than last year, mostly due to a nasty weather forecast for Tuncurry, with rainfall in the region of 20-40 millimetres predicted – and yet we didn’t see a single drop! It was hit and miss whether I was going to take the Model T along, making a last minute decision at 8 o’clock in the morning – glad I turned up!

Some more of our members present included Peter Jackson with his Chev, Don Phillips brought his Mini Cooper S, and Allan Walters with his Chrysler 75.

This years featured car was the Morgan, with a collection of nearly a dozen Morgan’s of various vintages, from early models right up to those built less than a decade ago.

An interesting mix of cars, the usual suspects and some not usually seen, including a Willy’s MB Jeep, which saw action in Papua New Guinea, a stunning and unmolested Ford Model A, a number of Jaguars, MG’s and the usual Valiants. Some congratulations for two of our members, who won awards for their cars, Don Phillips won Best British for his Mini Cooper S, and Allan Walters won an award for his Chrysler 75.

My 1925 Ford Model T with Allan Walters' 1929 Chrysler 75

1925 Ford Model T

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Weekend on Wheels 2017 – Video

Shae and myself took my 1925 Ford Model T to Weekend on Wheels on Sunday.

Allan Walters won Best Vintage for his 1929 Chrysler 75 – congratulations Allan, well deserved, considering the 30+ years it took to get your car looking as fantastic as it does today

The weather was threatening in the morning, and drizzled a little, but cleared up to a somewhat warm and sunny afternoon.

I estimate almost 200 cars were present, with the usual hot rods, trucks, motorcycles. 

Not many original vintage cars there, aside from street rods, my 1925 Ford Model T and Allan’s 1929 Chrysler 75 were the oldest original classics there. 

Al Bryson’s Austin Healey Sprite quickly had the hood up when the rain started!

Enjoy the video! … 

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Weekend on Wheels 2017

Weekend on Wheels is a family friendly event held each year in May. All proceeds go towards the Manning Volunteer rescue squad. Major stands and displays include both NSW Police and Fire Brigade. Children can look forward to a visit by Big Dog. Vintage cars and hot rods will be on display both days, as will a bike display, food stalls, markets, and entertainment for all ages. 

Event Location: Jack Neal Oval – Cowper Street – Taree 

Sunday 28th May: Motor Show 

Hosted by Taree Rescue Squad Presents Weekend On Wheels – their major Fund Raising Event 

Open to All Makes & Models, Hot Rods, Street Machines, Muscle Cars, Lowriders, Cruisers, Exotics, Utes, Vans, Classics, Euro, British, Asian, Vintage, Veteran, 4x4s, Drag Machines – Bikes of All Makes & Models 

Heaps of Activities for All Ages – Food & Drinks – Emergency Services Display – Live Bands & Much Much More!!! 

General Admission: $3 per Person – Family: $6

Click Here to Follow Event (Facebook account required)

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Ford Model T Enthusiasts now on DRIVETRIBE

DRIVETRIBE is a social media network directed at motoring enthusiasts. It’s the digital home for all the motoring tribes under the sun founded by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. 

You can join the official and original Ford Model T Enthusiasts Tribe by following this link…


Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia