OK, it’s not by Ford. It’s not by the National Highway Traffic Safety folks. And, Ralph Nader is probably no more offended than ever.
But it is serious. That is, the Ford Model T Club of America seriously want every Model T in America to attend its annual, week-long 2008 Model T Ford Centennial T Party in Richmond, Indiana. They call it the party of the century for the car of the century.
Of the 15 million Model T’s built, it’s estimated that 500,000 are still in existence. The club expects 1,500 of them to show up in Indiana. A number of unique Model Ts are expected, including Model T ambulances, campers, examples of the “touring T” model which were topped with a tent, and even Model T snowmobiles. The Model T Museum is nearby.
No word yet on whether the folks at the Club have been in contact with the EAA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to arrange for a visit by their Ford TriMotor, the only example of the Ford plane still regularly flying.
But they have time. The party is planned for next July 21 to 26, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Model T. The first one rolled off the line in Detroit on September 27, 1908.
It sold for $825.00.

Ralph Kalal
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