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History Ocean to Ocean Model T Race 2009

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NoSurf, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. NoSurf
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    Today here in Abilene KS was a stopover for the Ocean to Ocean Model T Race from New York to Seattle. A group of 55 or so Model T Fords are re-enacting the famous 1909 Race driving across the USA. One T from every state and 5 from foreign countries.

    I took my girls up to see them this evening and I snapped a few pics of the uncovered ones that were at the hotel.

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  2. NoSurf
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    more:

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    Tomorrow they are headed to Goodland KS and then over to Ft Collins Colorado. All of the drivers and riders were very friendly. I highly recommend stopping in to see them if you are nearby.

    I plan on going up very early in the am and getting a few more pictures.
     
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  3. Von Kragen
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    this looks so cool ! its probably is more difficult to do now since they cant rely on ford dealers spread across the country to service them like in 1909. now you need to bring all your own backup stuff. the only advantage i see now is the roads and chase vehicles
     
  4. NoSurf
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    Here is a video I found on youtube:

     
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  5. The37Kid
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    Thanks for the post! Looks like a great collection of good running T's
     
  6. tattedfordguy
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    Ohh boy i wish i had this one in my garage, I would make a bunch of old timmers mad...
     
  7. povertyflats
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    Nice photo of Amelia and Sophia sitting in that car. Very cool.
     
  8. NoSurf
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    Went up this morning at 6:30 am and got a chance to see a few that hadn't pulled out yet.

    I was glad I got to see the No 2 speedster.

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    A few of the sleepy heads :D:

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    Was fun to see them all.
     
  9. i seen a bunch of them when they passed thru erie, pa a couple weeks ago. it was raining that day, them roadsters with no tops or sides! looks like fun.
     
  10. doctorZ
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    What year is this one? I know it is a later T in the background.


    I love T's and all, but feel terrible for anybody in a hurry that gets stuck behind 55 of them on the road!
     
  11. i know one of the guys on that , he is from the town where i live..i believe his son is driving one too. he is a real T nut and has a butt load of them.
     
  12. bonesy
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    Thanks for the pictures. I know its bad to say, but I find myself more interested in restored early cars than most hot rods I see.
     
  13. inline 292
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    Thanks for sharing the pics. I used to see Model A groups traveling interstate regularly haven't seen any fot years now. Even ran across a Studebaker group at a gas stop once long ago. Sure is nice to see old cars driven, whatever they are.
     
  14. Thanks for posting the pictures. Them sure are some nice looking T's, I did not take any pictures when I went to see them, cause I just knew you would post some for me.

    Even a photo with your coupe lurking in the background. :)


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  15. The37Kid
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    [​IMG]For anyone new to early Model T's this is a nice replica of the actual Ford that won the 1909 event. That early T coupe is a 1919-21, wouldn't mind having one myself. ****** Just noticed the Nosurf Coupe is alive and well, was there a rebuild thread I missed?
     
  16. NoSurf
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  17. Hotrod95
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    Haha, nice model T's but I think I have one that can top them = ))

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    haha worlds fastest Model T!!
    Wasnt in the tour but a local friend of the family has it
     
  18. NoSurf
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    wrong.


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  19. This is a 1922 Coupe or Coupelet.

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  20. shinysideup
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    Thanks for the event coverage.
     
  21. Here are some pics from Ft Collins, CO, Sunday June 28th.

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    Check out the Wilwood Disc brakes...
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    This one is my favorite!!
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    This one was really cool, Lots of leg room.
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  22. Thanks for the pics guys !! Cool for sure >>>>.
     
  23. Thank you, Mike , for the Colorado pictures from this event. It would be cool, if another Hamber from further west could post continued coverage. ?
     
  24. VonKool13
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    Thats exactly what I was thinking when I read his lame post.
     
  25. spuds
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    They will be a mile from my place on monday.
     
  26. Kool thread guys, my brother is the Canadian Red roadster, he built the green Utah roadster as well. Trip of a lifetime for sure! Watch for these guys , they're on the final leg of the tour now headed towards Seattle.
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  27. Great thread! Perhaps I'll try and get down to Seattle to see them arrive...
     
  28. mr.smith
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    any photos of them all on the road?
     
  29. Shaggy
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    When/where are they going to be in seattle?
     

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