It's time for the Downeast Chapter's Mainely T Tour! Just to give you a taste of what It's like touring in a Model T. OHTM has been very supportive of our club. These photo's are a glimpse of a past tour. Each year on the weekend after Labor Day we head to a different area of Maine. This one was Skowhegan in 2012.
The Downeast Chapter of the Model T Ford club of America heads off this week for our annual tour. This year we hub out of Brunswick, Maine heading from Freeport to Lewiston to Orr's Island to Yarmouth! Many chapter members are regulars at OHTM, who have supported us in many ways! Rumor has it that you really haven't lived untill you've toured in a Model T. 55 Model T's of all years will infest Brunswick and if you want to follow along..... just find the oil trail. We'll be up there somewhere! Club mottos.... "Don't let the truth stand in the way of a good time.", "If you were in a hurry, you wouldn't be driving a Model T." and "Touring in a Model T is all about breaking down in beautiful places".
We had our best Vintage Motorcycle Meet in many years yesterday and we're looking forward to doing it again today! We had approximately 500 bikes throughout the day including more than 200 antiques representing many, many marques from all over the world. We couldn't believe our eyes! Among the highlights of the day were not one, but TWO Vincent Black Shadows, two original 1920s Hendersons, an ultra-rare 1954 BMW 500cc Rennsport sidecar, tons of fantastic early Harley-Davidsons, Indians and more.
Great vendors will be on site selling everything from art and jewelry to motorcycles, gear and parts. We've already got bikes rolling in and we're expecting another exciting day! Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the show runs until 3 p.m. and the museum is open until 5:00 p.m.
All pre-1994 motorcycles (and cars, too!) are admitted free as exhibitors. Standard admission is $16 and youth under 18 as well as retired and active duty military are admitted free.
Beautiful vintage motorcycles of all sorts began rolling in early on Saturday, August 30 and continued to arrive throughout the day. We had a fantastic turnout and some truly extraordinary bikes! We're looking forward to doing it again tomorrow!