June 2007
FRONT SEAT NEWS
MODEL T FORD CLUB  NORTHWEST OHIO, INC.
Jim Cook, Pres/Ed; Bob Hollister, V-Pres.; Jack Putnam, Treas; Bob Torbet, Sec
NEXT MEETING: June 6th 2007 7:30 at Jack Putnam's shop 1215 Hancock Rd 28; Bluffton, (4th house east of Anderson Tractor Supply), Phone (419) 358-6313
The May 2007 meeting was held at Jack Putnam's palatial estate garage. The treasurer's report was given by Jack Putnam.  The club now has 22 paid up members.  We had a total of 17 members and guest attending the meeting

Bob Hollister has renewed our Not For Profit papers with the state, so the law will not be knocking at our door.

The next tour event will be on Sunday, May 20th with the annual Shakedown Tour at Indian Lake.

Sunday June 10th is the 50th Anniversary of the Lima Ford plant from Noon to 5 PM. Details will be given at the June meeting for those who want to attend.

Friday, June 15th is the Bluffton Festival of Wheels Cruise In.  The cruise in begins at 5 PM on Main Street.  For those who want to attend, it is wise to get there early for a good parking spot.  More details at the June meeting.

The meeting was adjourned for grazing and in depth discussions by the members.

                                                                       Bob Torbet, Secretary
In Memory of Rodney LaFollette
Rodney LaFollette, a long time member of the Northwest Ohio Model T Club died May 21, 2007.  His spouse, Marge survives.  If you wish to send a card, her address may be obtained at the meeting or by calling Jack or Jim.  A card has been sent on behalf of our group by Bob Torbet.  The Family has requested that no flowers be sent.
Rodney looks happy as he sits through a well attended January 2004 meeting
I believe that's Rodney in the striped shirt. We were trying to figure out why Bob Hollister's roadster kept running out of power.
June Updates
The June meeting will have strawberries and ice cream as the meeting treat

Saturday, June 9th from 10 AM - 1:30 PM - Show and Tell at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  We will crise for ice cream afterwards.  We can buy lunch at the home if you are interested, but Jack needs a head count before hand.  They want reservations if you want to eat lunch at the home.

Sunday, June 10th from Noon - 4PM - Ford Motor, Lima plant 50th anniversary static display.  This is a FORD only display. (wonder why?) Youw will be able to tour the Ford Motor Company engine assembly plant. The new assembly line is mostly computer controlled and uses fewer workers. I am told in the event of bad weather we will be moved inside.

Friday, June 15th 5PM to Dark - Cruise in at Bluffton, Park on Main Street. Best to be in line by 3:30 - 4:00.  Always a crowd pleasing event.  $7 pre-registration, $9 that evening.  Lots of door prizes. Free drive in movie at 9:30.  Paraded at 8:30 if you want to participate.
Indian Lake Shakedown Tour
We started to assemble at the state park on the northwest corner of the lake at around 9:30.  Those in attendance were Dave Benny, Bob and Ann Torbet, Jack and Marilyn Putnam, Bob and Pat Hollister, and Jim and Sue Cook.  We had a great trip around the lake and saw some great stuff in the process.



Bob Hollister just could not resist the urge to climb under his car to tinker with the electrical system.  Hey, it was a shakedown tour!!!

Next month's photos will show the real thrills of this particular stop.
You just can't have a tour through a covered bridge without someone taking a few pictures.  This one shows Jim and Sue exiting the covered bridge on the southeast corner of the Indian Lake.
A trip to Indian Lake is not complete without lunch at the Titlton Hilton.  (see last year's tour pictures for an outside shot).  The level of Pat's tea gives you some idea of the slope of the table.
Upcoming Events
The 19th Annual Ohio Model T Jamboree will be held August 31 - September 3, 2007.  The tour will run out of Mount Vernon, Ohio.  Mount Vernon is just south of Mansfield.  Packets will be sent out to all previous participants and all Model T clubs in the state.  Registration will once again be with Sue Cook, representing the:

Tickin' T's of Central Ohio, 103 East Fourth Street, Sycamore, Ohio 44882