Saturday August 17th- Calgary Thunderbird club will be holding our All Fords show

The Calgary Thunderbird club will be holding our All Fords show on Saturday August 17th in Calgary and I wanted to invite the model T club to our event. It would be great if you could join us again if you haven’t already signed up. The location will be the same (Richmond Community center) but the layout will be much improved with more public parking and I’m looking to generate interest from local vendors who want to get their name better known.

There will be door prizes, silent auction items, dash plaques for the first 100 entries, trophies and metals for numerous categories, we hand out 100 goodies bags, you can test your knowledge in the Ford trivia challenge and yes before you ask, I’ve already got the music guy and the scouts barbeque confirmed for the event.

We are getting close to the cut off for the $100 early bird draw so I am sending out the poster and application form for those of you who haven’t signed up yet.

The additional news is we are seriously looking into limited edition T-shirts. These are heavy cotton Gildan T-shirts in a men’s cardinal red and ladies Heliconica colour and the logo shown below, on the front. I am taking pre-orders for the shirts until August 2nd to ensure I meet the minimum order. sizes S M L XL XXL 3XL in either men’s or ladies’. If I have enough committed orders by then , we go ahead. You pay at the event.

The preorder cost is $15 Canadian. Cost at the August 17 event will be higher if indeed there are any left to sell. The plan is to not have any left so act now!! Don’t delay!! Send an e-mail directly to jimjenkins@shaw.ca to identify how many you are committed to buy, whether they are men’s or ladies and in what sizes. Jim Jenkins

July 27 - Inspiring and Motivating the Next Generation

Following last year’s successful creation of several new car events created by Hagerty Insurance, this success has led to the continuing of these events for this year. Also, there maybe other new events to be announced later in the year.

July 27, 10 am to 5 pm. Reynolds-Alberta Museum-Wetaskiwin.

The Hagerty Driving Experience. - This year, following a successful event last year, the experience of learning to drive a classic car with a manual transmission is scheduled. If you are between the ages of 15 and 35, then you don’t want to miss this event.

Thursday August 15, 2019 Call of the West Museum.

Hagerty Kids “You Be The Judge Camp.” Last year, at the Call of The West Museum in High river, Hagerty Insurance sponsored a one day Hagerty Kids-“You be the Judge Camp. With 15 youths present, they judged 14 classic vehicles on a score card on a scale of one to five, through various categories. The idea is to get children interested in classic vehicles because hobbies of children have changed over time. This year, the event will be on Thursday August 15 at the Call of the West Museum and Eamon’s Garage.

If you are available to supply a classic car and some time, for these events, call Bryce Walsh < Regional Account Exc., Alberta 403-681-1529 or bwalsh@hagerty.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

August 21 to 25 - Edmonton Antique Car Club "Oldies" tour

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Hello All,

Once again the "three amigos" (Bob Callfas, Chris Bamford, and myself) are the Tour Directors for this year's Edmonton Antique Car Club "Oldies Tour". These tours are designed for roadways and mileages that are suitable for the earlier cars from Brass era through the early 1930's.

This year we have decided to invite several other clubs (Foothills Model T, Stampede Model A, Horseless Carriage Club Members, and the Central Alberta Car Club) to the tour with a long term plan to try and build this into an Alberta wide event catering to this era of vehicle.

While not a pre-requisite to attending this tour we are hopeful most of our participants will be driving vehicles built prior to the mid-1930's.

I have attached a brochure which outlines some of the tour events and more information including registration forms will be available shortly. The tour will start in Edmonton however those from the "South" who would like to join us may do so in Rimbey the evening of the 21st.

Trailer parking (if required) will be in Innisfail where the tour will conclude or if you would like to start with us in Edmonton we can arrange trailer parking here as well. If you are planning on storing your trailer in Innisfail Rimbey is a relatively short drive from there.

Please advertise this event to your membership and feel free to contact Bob, Chris, or myself if you have any questions. I will send the registration forms and further information to you as they become available.

Yours in early motoring...........

Mike Reid

Sherwood Park, Alberta

(780) 464-6146