Model T Fords on a jaunt

November 09, 2017

A bush jaunt for Model T Fords and other historic models from the Victorian Model T Ford Club took place at Katamatite.

Rally members toured Mulwala, Tungamah, Katamatite and Yarrawonga.

On the road: Rally members toured Mulwala, Tungamah, Katamatite and Yarrawonga. Cup weekend.

A rally last weekend saw a collection of historic, 100-year-old Model T Fords, broadly celebrated as being the world’s first affordable motor car, coast through the region.

Katamatite-based Victorian Model T Ford Club member Don McPherson, an organiser of the rally, described the weekend as ‘‘unbelievably good’’.

Running from Friday through to Tuesday, the club member said the region had been asked to host the event this year, which Mr McPherson described as requiring ‘‘lots of hard work’’.

The renowned car model was manufactured from 1908 to 1927 during which time more than 15million of them were made.

‘‘It was basically the first car the general public could afford,’’ Mr McPherson said.

The weekend saw the club tour Mulwala, visit paddle steamers, Tungamah, Katamatite and Yarrawonga, experience plenty of history, and the odd pub meal.

In a rally booklet accompanying the event, an introduction from Mr McPherson and fellow club members thanks members for having ‘‘joined us in our neck of the woods to make this rally a reality’’.

‘‘Without your support, it would really be a non-event. I am sure the Model T Ford Club of Victoria will do itself proud showcasing, in our region, the car that put the world on wheels.

‘‘It’s up to us to keep them turning,’’ it concluded.

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