Message from TFOT
President Daniel Bratcher
Welcome to the "T Fords of Texas" web site. The club was formed in the mid 1970s to keep the Model T alive in San Antonio and surrounding region. Almost 50 years later, the club has over 50 members, and our register of existing Model Ts in our area lists over 100 Ts of all kinds, including two seat runabouts, four seat tourers, heavy duty trucks and other more specialised versions, such as single seat race cars, depot hacks and ambulances.
The club welcomes new members. It seems like everywhere we go we find more Model Ts and owners. They seem so surprised to find there are so many more Ts out there. One moment they are struggling alone and the next they are enjoying the company and support of some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet in the old car hobby. The Model T seems to bring out the best in us or they simply attract the best in the first place. It takes real dedication to keep these old vehicles, some now over 100 years old, in running condition. Just driving them requires a set of skills quite different from modern vehicles but the rewards they give, in terms of driving experience and fellowship with such great people is worth all the effort.
The "T Fords of Texas" is a busy club. Though based in San Antonio, we have members in Boerne, New Braunfels, Seguin, Uvalde, Corpus Christi and even San Angelo. We try to do something special every month. Our activities include cruises around San Antonio and other towns in the region, car shows, parades and some charity events, plus technical sessions on subjects as diverse as basic maintenance to how to change transmission bands. You never stop learning when you have a Model T.
San Antonio Ford Model T Show
The biggest club event of the year is our annual Model T show held on the first weekend of May. 2012 will be our 6th annual show. The two day event is held at the Texas Transportation Museum. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Red McCombs Automotive Group the event, and admission to the museum, including full sized train rides, is free for both participants and the public.
National Club Affiliations
"T Fords of Texas" is proud to be affiliated with both national Ford Model T clubs. Click the logos below to visit their web sites.
The Model T Ford Club of America is based in Centerville, Indiana. Membership includes their "Vintage Ford" magazine.
The Model T Ford Club International is based in Centerville, Indiana. Membership includes their "Model T Times" magazine.
T Fords of Texas
See "Events Calender" page on the right for details about upcoming events, and "Activities" pages for images from club activities.
Group picture taken at the club's 2010 tour of San Antonio's historic missions.
San Antonio Ford Model T Show
- FREE for participants and public !
Click "Model T Show" links on the right for more information, and pictures of previous T shows.
The "San Antonio Ford Model T Show" is the club's biggest annual event. This year's show will be held on Sat. & Sun. April 13 & 14, with rain dates of Sat. & Sun. May 4 & 5 if needed. The show runs from 10 AM to 5 PM both days. There will be around 30 and 40 Model Ts of all kinds, from single seat race cars to ambulances and one ton trucks. The Ts come from across Texas, from San Angelo to Schulenburg. 2013 will be our 7th annual event. The two day show is held at the Texas Transportation Museum, 11731 Wetmore Road, San Antonio TX 78247. Thanks to the continuing sponsorship of the Red McCombs Automotive Group, admission to the two day event, and the entire museum, including train rides, is ABSOLUTELY FREE !!!
Car shows and parades are great but what the "T Fords of Texas" really likes to do is simply drive our cars! We choose destinations within San Antonio, such as Brackenridge Park or the historic missions. We also take our cars by trailers out of the city and go on scenic back roads tours. We have been to Medina, Guadalupe and Caldwell Counties. These tours bring out the best in our club. Great cars, great company and great food that we either bring ourselves or at wonderful local restaurants.
You will find a Model T owned by a TFOT member at most open car shows in our area. We take part as a group and individually. If possible, like the Shriner Charity Show pictured above, we try to get there early and claim a group section, or you may find us spread out among the other collector cars.