September 2006
Jim Cook, Pres/Ed; Bob Hollister, V-Pres.; Jack Putnam, Treas; Bob Torbet, Sec
NEXT MEETING: September 6th 2006 7:30 at Jack Putnam's shop 1215 Hancock Rd 28; Bluffton, (4th house east of Anderson Tractor Supply), Phone (419) 358-6313
The August meeting was a potluck and tour centered at Jack Putnam's shop. The club furnished the meat and the attendees furnished the rest. The pies were just great! After lunch we took off for Columbus Grove via the backroads of Northwest Ohio. There was, of course, an ice cream stop where everyone got a chance ot cool down.

Don't forget the Old Car Festival, Dearborn, Michigan, free by invitation. The public is welcome to view the cars.  This is by far the best car show in the world.  The cars don't just sit in one spot all day.  They participate in pass and review, car games, and liesurely trips around Greenfield Village.

The Ohio Model T Jamboree was as fun as ever this year and promises to be the same next year.  Another club is planning on hosting the 2008 Jamboree; so, 2009 is open for any club to step up.  Now would be a good time to start looking at some tours between 80 and 100 miles that would include coffee breaks, lunch, and a couple of stops at points of interest.  We've covered a lot of the area from Grand Rapids to Defiance on the north and Saint Marys  and Wapakanetta on the South.  Maybe we can head for the Indiana boarder or east toward Marion or Tiffin.  In the meantime, we can have some fun doing the tours ourselves.

Model T Jamboree
Our club was well represented by Ken Stucky, Bruce Kleplinger, Bill Seiberg, Brent Mize, Bob Torbet, Dave Nolting, Ben Nolting, and Jim Cook at the Ohio Model T Jamboree. We all had a great time and look forward to seeing even more of you at next years Jamboree in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The Country Roads T&A group did a great job this year!!  Bob Torbet furnished these photos.  Others will follow in future editions.
Bruce checks the rigging on his 09 - 27 Model T Speedster/Roadster Pickup/Touring while Uncle Bill minds the kids.
10 T's at a time ride across the Ohio River on this car ferry
Jim spins a tire as he walks up the hill pulling out of the morning coffee stop. That's Dave's Tudor just over the truck bed and bruce up by the road.
We won't even get into what Bill is doing next to his truck in this picture.
The covered bridge is always a great place to get a picture of the T's. We wouldn't want to let anyone down.
Come to the Meetings
The activity at the September meeting will be changing tires. Ralph Wyatt has developed a fast leak in his right rear tire on the 1916.  We will attempt to take off the Wards Riversides and replace the tube in under 1 hour.  Wish us luck.  If you have a pet tire changing technique, please bring it along prepared to demonstrate.  We could also use a little more soda pop for the stash at our meeting place.  Everyone come and join in on the fun!  See you there.