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Sherlock
07-28-2016, 10:46 PM
While I was gone, back in June, I had the chance to be at a Ford Model T racing exhibition, strictly a demonstration event with no wheel to wheel racing allowed and no contact... But still looked like lots of fun!

These guys are essentially re-creating a race series that ran for 10 years in the 1940's, apparently started to help raise funds for war orphans in Europe...

A photo or two, it was a dusty day, before we got pummeled with rain a couple of weeks later...

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https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7366/27174615024_c6e4897185.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7436/27724196756_f413df0773.jpg

More photos here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/sherlock77/sets/72157669648780511

coldplugs
07-29-2016, 07:08 AM
Outstanding photographs!!!

Model T (& other Ford 4 banger racing) is alive and well these days - e.g. see https://www.secretsofspeed.com/

JPSmit
07-29-2016, 08:47 AM
Fantastic! great pics and a a great event. I really have a need for a car a century old (or close) these days and also a special - my heart is with an Austin 7 Ulster but, recently there was a Model T engine/chassis/running gear on Kijiji - sigh - must remain married - must remain married - must remain married.

waltesefalcon
08-06-2016, 11:39 PM
Wonderful set of photos James, I'm quite jealous that we do not have any events like that near here.

PAUL161
08-07-2016, 11:17 AM
I remember when I was a kid pop had one of those, model T like in the photos, but back then they weren't ANTIQUES!! :highly_amused: PJ