Norther Lights Tour

Hello Foothills Model T Club Members

As you may know, the Alberta Region of the Horseless Carriage Club of America is running the Northern "Brass" LightsTour out of Sherwood Park next week, Sunday Aug 13 through Thursday Aug 17.

The HCCA is exclusively for pre-1916 vehicles, and we expect some 37 cars to descend upon the Edmonton area from as far away as BC, California, Arizona, Manitoba, Wyoming, Ontario and Massachusetts. 

Many will be Model Ts of course, but our registered vehicles also include Buick, Oakland, White, Overland, KisselKar (can you believe that?), Hudson, Chalmers, Cadillac, Northern and even a Bugatti!

We are inviting all our Foothills friends and members to come out, see the cars, chat with the owners, take pictures, and experience what may be the largest gathering of exclusively pre-1916 cars in this area for over 100 years.

We'll be out driving every day (332 miles total) but there still some excellent opportunities to get up close and personal with the cars...

At the Tour Hotel  Hampton Inn, 950 Emerald Dr, Sherwood Park (Highway 16 and Sherwood Drive exit)

Monday Aug 14 through Thursday Aug 17 the cars will gather in the parking lot starting around 7:30 AM. Our drivers' meeting is at 8:00 with departure a few minutes later. It's always great fun to see and hear the cars as they leave the lot and head off up the road. You're also welcome to follow along for a ways once we leave.

Sunday Aug 13 is a short "shakedown" tour to Katie's Crossing for ice cream. Many but not all the cars will be on this pre-tour which leaves the hotel shortly after 3:00.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre  Our morning coffee stop about 9:30-10:30 Monday Aug 14. Free admission. Located 20 minutes east of Sherwood Park on Baseline Road (Township Road 530) and Range Road 212.

Ukrainian Village Parking Lot  We'll be here Noon to 2:30 Tuesday Aug 15. Paid admission required for parking lot access.

Reynolds Alberta Museum Parking Lot  Noon to 3:00 Wednesday Aug 16. Paid admission required for museum access.

Fort Edmonton Blatchford Hanger Field  11:30ish to 2:15 Thursday Aug 17. Paid admission required for Park access.

Hope to see you at least once this coming week!

Mike Reid

Bob Callfas

Chris Bamford


Safety Check 2017

May 28, 2017 was a fun and productive day at Braeside Automotive where Ted Zylstra hosed the annual Foothills Model T Ford Club Safety Check.

Check out the video

President's Tour Details

President’s Model –T  Tour to Turner Valley

Saturday June 3 , 2017

Place:     from Les Schubert to Turner Valley ( 33 km one way)

Time:                              Parking trailers from 09:00 AM

Departure:                     10:00- AM sharp !        

Directions:                     see attached map and instructions

Schedule of events :  ‘Discovery Day Events’  attached  

Directions to Les Schubert :  from Calgary Hwy 22 west , turn right on 176 Street , turn left on 174 Avenue

                     For more info :

                     Tom Van Dijk       403-282-5986

                     Ross Benedict     403-651-1612

Club Member Ken Hudgeon Passed Away

Kenneth Charles

December 29, 1937 - February 20, 2017

Ken Hudgeon of Drumheller, AB, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, February 20, 2017, surrounded by family. Ken is remembered by his loving wife of 59 years, Anne; sons, Alfred (Maureen), David (Dena) and Kenny (Nancy); daughter, Tammy (Ode); grandchildren, Blair (Janine), Dylan (Krystal), Kyle (Tessa), Tyler, Adrian, Katelyn (Dustin), Courtney (Vance); great grandson, Benson; brothers, Bob (Norlene) and Don; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was born in Drumheller and grew up on the family farm at Delia. After high school, Ken left the farm and joined Canadian Utilities/Alberta Power as a lineman and serviceman. He plied his trade for twenty years, spending time in Oyen and Coronation before returning to Drumheller. In 1977, he left Alberta Power to start his own company, Hudgeon Power Systems, which he led until 2009 when he retired and handed the reins to his eldest son, Alfred. Ken was also a successful competitive stock car racer for many years. He built and raced cars around western Canada with his friends Pete Benson and Dick Smeal. At the time, he was offered an opportunity to pursue his racing career in the United States, but instead chose family and adventures in the Drumheller valley. In retirement, Ken continued to pursue his passion for cars and could typically be found working on his latest project in his Munson shop or having coffee with his friends at Joe DeMott’s shop. Ken and Anne also enjoyed quading, camping and spending time at their house on Gabriola Island, BC. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Knox United Church, 195 - 3rd Avenue E, Drumheller, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s memory to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation of AB, #100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, Serving Calgary and Surrounding Areas since 1997. 403-216-5111