Ford en­thu­si­asts pay visit to Eidsvold

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

EIDSVOLD wel­comed a visit from the Model T Own­ers Queens­land.

The group formed in 2004 and are all Ford mo­tor­ing en­thu­si­asts with one aim, and that is to show­case their pas­sion for vin­tage cars.

A mem­ber of the T Own­ers Queens­land An­drew Scott said the event was about com­ing to­gether and show­ing the com­mu­nity their model Ford.

“Our first stop was the Gayn­dah Or­ange Fes­ti­val and we dis­played the cars so ev­ery­body could have a look, we had a lot of in­ter­est,” Mr Scott said.

“Af­ter­wards we came to Eidsvold to visit the RM Wil­liams Cen­tre and to see what’s on of­fer at the town.

“I’m very im­pressed with this trip we’ve done.”

The event fea­tured driv­ers from across the re­gion.

“I’m from Bund­aberg, but we have mem­bers based in Bris­bane, Mackay, Been­leigh and Ca­bool­ture,” Mr Scott said.

“All our cars are model T-Fords and our club is solely for model T-Fords.”

“Model Ts were man­u­fac­tured by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927, over that pe­riod he built over 15 mil­lion, he sold a lot in Amer­ica and he had a fac­tory in Canada.”

The club has around 100 mem­bers and ex­ist all across Aus­tralia.

In 2019 a na­tional rally will be held in Mary­bor­ough and 150 to 200 cars will be there.

PHOTO: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

SPE­CIAL VISIT: The T-Ford cars vis­ited the RM Wil­liams Cen­tre in Eidsvold with driv­ers from across the re­gion at­tend­ing.

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