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Taree Craftathon 2014 – with Taree Historic Motor Club

Taree Craft Centre presents Craftathon 2014, with around 40 quality exhibitors displaying, demonstrating and selling their exquisite crafts. They also conduct workshops throughout the show and this all takes place under one roof in the Taree PCYC auditorium, 95 Commerce Street, Taree.

After 14 annual shows, Craftathon has become a major event for the Mid North Coast attracting quality exhibitors, some from Capital cities, and patrons from up and down the coast.

  • Come along and see the Veteran & Vintage Car Display by Taree Historic Motor Club on Sunday 3rd August.
  • My 1925 Ford Model T will be on display.

CRAFTATHON is supported by some generous sponsors, especially the local newspaper The Manning River Times, who provide excellent publicity and promotion, and “Just Patchwork” of Tuncurry, who provide a sewing machine package prize valued at around $1000, which is drawn at the end of the show.

My 1925 Ford Model T

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net

Taree Historic Motor Club, Midcoast Ford Motorfest and Dundaloo

Myself and my partner in crime Shae went to Mid Coast Ford Motor Fest recently in Tuncurry NSW. Here’s the write up and photos from the Taree Historic Motor Club magazine – My 1925 Ford Model T appears a couple of times…

I also took my Model T, along with other members of Taree Historic Motor Club Inc. to visit Dundaloo Support Services in Taree, a good opportunity to help out in the community… 

Taree Historic Motor Club

Taree Historic Motor Club

Taree Historic Motor Club

Taree Historic Motor Club

Taree Historic Motor Club

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net

He’s bought his first Ford Model T…

One of our Facebook Group members added this picture today… He’s bought his first Ford Model T, and boy what a beauty she is!

Looks to be an early 1916 model…

Early 1916 Ford Model T

Click Here to join the Official Ford Model T Enthusiasts Group for Facebook.

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net

Mid Coast Ford Motor Fest – Tuncurry NSW – Sunday 8th June 2014

Incorporating the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Truck Show

Very popular event last year, especially with the addition of the Truck Show – this year will be an even bigger Event

This event is staged by the Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club Inc.

In 2014 Motorfest will amalgamate with a huge truck show with proceeds of the truck show going to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Some 120 vehicles were on show in 2013. The motorfest is open to all motorised forms of transport; vintage, veteran and classic cars, rods, street machines, motorcycles.

To encourage young people to attend with their wheels there will be a special award for the vehicle with the best sound system.

Open to all Makes & Models

Car Show Entrants – Gold Coin Donation

Trucks – $10 with proceeds of the Truck Show going to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Spectators – Free Entry

Great Family Day Out

John Wright Park, Manning St, Tuncurry NSW

Sunday, 8th June, 2014 – 8:30am – 2:00pm

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net

Thomas Edison’s 1916 Ford Model T

Did you know Thomas Edison owned a Model T? 

In March 1916, “with Mr. Ford’s compliments,” local Ford agent Hill & Company presented a Model T touring car to Thomas Edison, long time personal friend of Henry Ford. The value of the vehicle was $482.75.

In 1922, Ford and Edison traveled to downtown Fort Myers in the car, stopping, at Hill & Company to talk with Hill and shake hands with his employees. Edison  referred to such jaunts as “motor rides.”

This “Southern Trade” Model T has a 60-inch wide tread, rather than the standard 56-inch tread. The wider tread was designed so the cars’ wheels would fit into existing wagon ruts on the rough roads that often existed in small southern towns like Fort Myers. Edison’s friend Harvey Firestone updated the original wooden wheels with balloon tires in 1924.

Thomas Edison’s 1916 Ford Model T

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net