SEARCH FOR A MODEL T
IT wasn’t only Americans who bought the Ford Model T in great numbers.
West Aussies purchased thousands of the simple and cheap motor cars, with sales far surpassing any other type of car.
For example, in March 1924, local agents Grave & Dwyer sold 85 Ford cars, 41 Ford one-ton trucks and 18 tractors.
The Ford Model T Section of the Veteran Car Club of WA is on a mission to unearth every Model T in WA and encourage the owners to get them out of their shed and use them.
Section convenor Alan Long said the club had planned for the biggest gathering of Ford Model Ts ever seen in the state. It will be held at Mussel Pool in Whiteman Park on Sunday, October 22, from 10am to 3pm and admission is free.
“Our register shows there are more than 100 Ford Model Ts surviving in WA but they are mostly hidden away in sheds and never see the light of day,” Alan said.
“We’ve had feedback that some people are reluctant to drive their Ts because they don’t understand how to drive and look after the car.
“We want to change that as they really are simple and fun machines.
“If you have a Ford Model T bring it along and learn how to drive the car and how to do basic maintenance. We’ll have Model T experts to give you advice.
“Bring along your T any way you can to be in the photo shoot. Drive, tow or push it if you have to.”
Contact Alan on 0407 773 358 or email email@example.com.