Tag: Taree Historic Motor Club

90th Birthday Celebration in a Model T Ford

On Sunday, 6th December, I had the privilege of taking 90 year old Robert Grimley of Chatham, for a ride in my Ford Model T. Robert was born in 1925; the same year my Model T was built.

We went on a leisurely drive from his residence in Chatham, out around Cundletown, back through Taree, out to Andrews Reserve, and back to Taree again; where a party was organized with Robert’s family and friends at the Taree Tennis Centre on Commerce St.

His daughter Sheryl explained to me that her father is a Ford fanatic, and I was delighted to see a collection of Model T models on his mantelpiece. She also explained to me that her father had also called the undertakers to confirm if they had a Ford hearse and how he said “If you don’t have a Ford hearse, I ain’t going!” 

Sheryl explains a little about her family…

“My Dad is still talking about Saturday, Thank you so much again. I wanted to fill you in on another little tid bit about Dad. Mum and Dad started Roblorn Transport back in 1973, Rob for my Dad and Lorn for my Mum Lorna. My brother Robert then ran it for quite a while then sold it to Donna and Michael Brett who were at the function on Saturday and told us that they deliver for you I suppose now it is through TNT Dad found this quite interesting also. My eldest son Troy work for them for some time and he now owns Old Bar Couriers.”

Robert also had a birthday cake with an edible picture of my Model T on top!


Optima Redtop Battery in my 1925 Ford Model T

So I’ve read raving reviews of the Optima Red Top battery… My 1925 Ford Model T needed a new battery so I thought I’d try one out 6 volt, 800 CCA and 1000 CA – and apparently they’re vibration resistant and will tolerate sitting idle for extended periods without losing charge…. we shall see… 

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Ford Model T – Motoring Over Ben Nevis (1911) Rare, Lost Footage

Top Gear before there was telly: Incredible 104-year-old footage shows intrepid motorists taking a Model T Ford to the top of Ben Nevis – and just like Jeremy Clarkson, they weren’t afraid to mangle a bit of precious peat-land!

 

  • 104-year-old footage showing intrepid motorists scaling Ben Nevis in a Ford Model T
  • The 1911 movie shows team driving across some of the most rugged terrain in the UK to the top of the 4,409ft peak
  • It even draws parallels to Top Gear-like antics, as men blow up a patch of precious peatland blocking their progress
  • In 2004, former host Jeremy Clarkson was criticised for churning up fragile peat bogs while scaling Ben Tongue

 

As publicity stunts go, this 1911 ascent up all 1,344 meters of Britain’s highest peak in a Ford Model T takes some beating – fancy taking a Prius for a spin on the moon? The idea was to show that this ‘affordable’ assembly line American car could more than match the hand-crafted British models (note the American flag at the end of the film). Interestingly, the film starts at the snowy summit and seems to capture the tricky descent rather than the climb. A peat bank is shown in the film being dynamited to make the journey a bit smoother for the Model T.

Behind the wheel was Henry Alexander Jr, the son of Scotland’s first Ford dealer, and between the 9th and the 13th of May, with much planning, the steady ascent was made. Looking at the churning tyres and the odd spot of dynamite along the way the prevailing thought is perhaps “You did it!… But please don’t do it again.”



St Josephs Primary School Spring Fair 2015

St Joseph’s Primary School Taree – Spring Fair

1 St Josephs Drive (off Kanagra Dr) Taree NSW

Saturday, 6th September, 2014 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

With special visit by Taree Historic Motor Club Inc.

JAKE DAVEY will perform until 2pm, the SKYDIVE DISPLAY will take place during a break in his set, approximately 1pm

CAR DISPLAY AWARDS – People’s Choice & Children’s Choice

The Spring Fair aims to capture the school spirit and embrace the wider community – all are welcome!



Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. Best Friends.

Two of the finest minds in history – Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, the best of friends…

Henry Ford & Thomas Edison

So much so, that Ford gave Edison a 1916 Model T of his own!

Thomas Edison's Ford Model T

The pair enjoyed camping trips…

Thomas Edison & Henry Ford

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John Burroughs and Harvey Firestone

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John Burroughs and Harvey Firestone


My 1925 Ford Model T – Adding a Klaxon “Ooga” Horn

In this video, I show you the neat new addition to my Model T — a 1925 Klaxon Model 12B horn, made by Remy Electric Co.

Not technically a correct accessory for a Model T I know, but still something to make people smile at the car shows, and a good conversation piece!

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Petr’s Ford Model T in Czech Republic

Here’s Petr’s Model T

I do own 1920 Model T, imported from USA to Czech Republic and Iam having quite a problems setting the carb correctly

attaching couple of photos as you probably never seen some Czech Republic Model T, right? :)

I am cleaning the gas tank and pipes and carb as it seems that I have some dirt there as my car wasn’t started till like 5-6turns from bottom (and of course then it was very very rich)

also the starter spring cracked in half yesterday so starting is a bit more complicated again


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