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My 1925 Ford Model T – at Motorfest 2016

Sunday 12th June 2016, my wonderful wife Shae and I went to Great Lakes Nissan Motor Fest… the weather was a little patchy but mostly fine, and there was a large collection of very nice cars.

My Wife, My Model T and Me

Shae and I also had our picture taken for the local paper; the Manning River Times

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia goes mobile

So I’m finally getting this website up to date – it’s gone mobile!

With more and more people these days owning smartphones, I figured it only logical to make this site accessible via mobile.

Try it out!

It’s not 100% finished yet but it’s getting there.

Simply go to the website on your smartphone.

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Taree Historic Motor Club & Weekend on Wheels

Unlike last year’s “Weekend on Water”, Weekend on Wheels 2016 was an absolutely beautiful day, with a cloudless sky and bright sunshine all day.

An excellent turn out, with at least 150 cars in attendance plus half a dozen or so trucks and around 20 motorcycles. There were approximately six or so cars from our own club, including Greg Lee with his 1913 Rover, Mitch and Shae Taylor with the 1925 Ford Model T, Allan Walters with his 1929 Chrysler 75 and Ray and Lyn Lapham with their 1980 Holden VC Commodore and also their Holden Monaro. Apologies there were others but I didn’t clock the names. 

Allan Walters won an award for his Chrysler at the end of the day, despite stating at the beginning of the day “I don’t win awards at car shows!” — I think perhaps a fine is in order aye Allan?

Greg Lee looked very suave dressed in his best, with his grey suit and waistcoat, complete with a very regal top hat. Ray Lapham bought a bright yellow Holden Monaro and told Lyn about it afterwards… was that such a good idea Ray? 

Also present was a very tidy looking Peugeot 404 – Ian Dyball, you’re not missing one are you? There was the usual display by the Taree Volunteer Rescue Squad, including a demonstration of how they extract people from wrecked cars after a crash. The police had a highway patrol car on display, and there was the usual side show alley as well as a small display of drag cars.

All in all it was a very enjoyable day – looking forward to next year.

Weekend on Wheels Taree

Weekend on Wheels Taree

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

500,000 YouTube Views on the Model T Video

Over 500,000 views on my Model T video!


I blinked and missed it! I can’t thank everyone enough for all the support 🙂

Please keep it coming, please like, subscribe & share!

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Hawks Nest Motorfest with Taree Historic Motor Club

As per the previous post, I took the Model T along to Hawks Nest Motorfest with the Taree Historic Motor Club.

Here’s the write up and photos from the Taree Historic Motor Club magazine.

My Model T appears as well – including on the magazine cover…

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

My 1925 Ford Model T – at Hawks Nest Motorfest

Had a great day out at Hawks Nest Motorfest yesterday with my amazing wife Shae, in my 1925 Ford Model T, thank you so much darling for supporting me in my petrol driven hobby!

Here’s the video of the day…

And a couple of photos of my display…

1925 Ford Model T, Hawks Nest Motorfest

1925 Ford Model T, Hawks Nest Motorfest

…and as an added surprise, my Model T won a trophy 🙂


Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Tea Gardens / Hawks Nest Motorfest 2016

The Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motor Club Inc. is now ready to stage their Annual and in this year their fourteenth Motorfest Community Aid Event Day on Saturday 12 March 2016 at the Myall Sports Oval at Hawks Nest.

Various motor clubs from Newcastle, The Hunter Region, Sydney Basin, Central Coast, Taree, Tuncurry/Foster, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Nelson Bay and the Port Macquarie area are expected to attend. This wonderful and interesting day, where car enthusiasts display their treasured veteran, vintage, classic and unique vehicles and motorcycles, which are all in pristine condition, has become a popular event for the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest locality.

Vehicles are expected to start arriving from 8.30am with the official program commencing at 10am with the opening of the event by Mr Len Roberts, Deputy Mayor, Great Lakes Council.

In past years over 300 vehicles and motorcycles have attended the Motorfest Event and again this year committee organisers are already indicating that responses to Motorfest 2016 will see similar numbers of vehicles attending.

Again in 2016 we will have in attendance Sydney Sports Ground Speedway Cars and Dirt Track Bikes.

The Local Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service and the local Surf Life Saving Club will display their latest vehicles and equipment with the Police Area Command at Raymond Terrace also displaying their vehicles..

The Red Cross Ladies will be present to ensure that cups of tea, coffee and home made cakes, biscuits and scones are available and the Rural Bush Fire Brigade will cater for hungry visitors with their sausage sizzle and BBQ. The Local Surf Club will again provide and serve cold drinks. Under cover seating will also be available for those visitors who wish to rest and enjoy the day.

Entertainment will be provide by well known local band “Driftwood” who have entertained us at Motorfest in the past and who make a very positive contribution to the days event.

The Motor Club wishes to thank the generous support of the local business and sponsors and the NRMA who will again sponsor the trophies for the various Vehicle Categories Awards prizes. The winners of the major raffle prizes will be announced at 1pm and the various Vehicle Category Awards will be announced at 2pm. The Club would also like to thank the MC for the event, Mr Terry Munright, who has supported the club in this role for many years.

See you there!

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia