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St Joseph’s Primary School Taree – Spring Fair

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.

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

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net

Taree Historic Motor Club to appear at Bishop Tyrrell Place

Taree Historic Motor Club has been invited to show their classic cars at Bishop Tyrrell Place on Monday 4th August, 2014 – From 10:00am.

I will be showing my 1925 Ford Model T there, possibly taking some of the residents for short drives around Cundletown – should be an enjoyable morning.

Bishop Tyrrell Place, Cundletown

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net

My 1925 Ford Model T at ‘Craftathon’ 2014, Taree, NSW

Members of the Taree Historic Motor Club were invited to show their cars at Craftathon 2014.

We had a modest turnout of cars, in spite of the threatening weather, but all turned out good in the end.

Cars included Mitch Taylor’s 1925 Ford Model T, Ian Dyball’s Peugeot 203, Gregory Lee’s 1913 Rover Torpedo 12HP and Allan Walters’ 1929 Chrysler 75; and a number of others too.

Thankyou Shae for your great work taking some of the pictures. A number of other members’ cars from the club were also present.

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.

The event 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.

Ian Dyball, Greg Lee and Mitch Taylor at Craftathon 2014

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net

Ford Model T – A Closer Look: Tyre & Rim Safety

In this video, we take a close look at Model T tyre and rim safety, specifically, demountable split rims and their associated dangers. You’ll see how to safely inflate a tyre on this rim type safely.

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Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net

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

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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

Henry Ford’s Wife Wouldn’t Drive Ford Model T – She Kept Her Electric Car!

To many, electric cars are a completely new thing. However, they actually have a long history in the United States. For some time, they were the top dog. However, due to battery limitations many decades ago, they got replaced with gasmobiles.

With recent advancements, electric cars are back. But it’s important to note that many of their key benefits are the same today as they were back in the early 20th century.

For example, they are much simpler, cleaner, safer, and nicer to drive. Henry Ford’s wife knew this, as did many women of the early 20th century. Clara Ford apparently wouldn’t drive the Model T. She stuck to her electric car instead, a 1914 Detroit Electric.

Girls dig electric cars. At least that was the marketing message back in 1915, when petrol-powered autos were beginning to decisively pull away from electric ones. Battery-powered vehicles retained popularity among female drivers in cities, who valued them for their reliability — they wouldn’t blow up, as gas cars were known to do on occasion — and ease of use. 

Clara Ford, wife of Henry Ford, whose Model T all but decimated the electric car, drove a 1914 Detroit Electric. (What her husband made of the fact that she wasn’t driving a Ford is lost to history.) The Detroit models could run 80 miles on a single charge, with a top speed of about 20 mph.

electric car

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

www.FordModelT.net