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Hugh Hemphill

San Antonio

1924 Ford Model TT C Cab 1 Ton truck
1925 Ford Model T Touring Car

Hugh Hemphill looks after a 1924 C cab TT on behalf of the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio, which also hosts the annual "San Antonio Ford Model T Show. He became involved with the club following a chance meeting with former San Antonio T club president Daniel Bratcher in 2007. Hugh is also the author of two books about local transportation history, "The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas," published in 2006 and "San Antonio On Wheels," published in 2009. When he mentioned that the museum owned a C Cab 1 ton Model T truck, Daniel was quick to ask to be able to see it. His verdict was that even though it had not been started in over 25 years, getting it running probably would be relatively simple. And indeed it was. Daniel and fellow T club member Mike Mackechney were able to get the engine running within two hours. It was during subsequent work that the idea of holding a Model T show at the grounds of the museum came up. This was swiftly organized, sixteen Model Ts were present. Since then the annual celebration of Model Ts became a regular event. He acquired a 1925 Touring car in November 2017.

1924 Ford Model TT Cab 1 ton truck
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, in the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, loading hay in the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, at the Alamo in the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, with the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum
Noting that 2008 was the 100th anniversary of the Model T's introduction, Hugh asked museum supporter Red McCombs to sponsor the show. Red went one better. He contacted the Ford Motor Company and the show became one of the few Model T shows officially supported by the company. Both Hugh and the club pulled out every stop and gathered 45 Ts of all types for the event. Hugh volunteered to create a club newsletter and create web pages for the club on the museum's site. He contacted the media and organized a publicity generating downtown cruise, that ended up on televisions across the country. He found that he really enjoyed working with TFOT members and vice versa.

Hugh with other Ford Model Ts
Hugh Hemphill driving Ford Model T show visitors in the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to Donna Wilhelms
Hugh Hemphill giving rides in Deanna Roetter's 1919 Ford Model T touring car during the 2013 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill driving a 1921 Ford Model T during the 2013 Wilson County tour
1924 Ford Model T belonging to the Pioneer Flight Museum driven by Hugh Hemphill at the 2014 Spring Fly-In, Kingsbury Aerodrome
1927 Ford Model T Tudor belonging to Homer Holland driven by Hugh Hemphill, May 2014
Hugh Hemphill with Gary Bethke's 1924 Ford Model T runabout at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, San Antonio on the night of the "Swingin' With Sinatra" concert, August 2014
Hugh Hemphill during the 2014 Texas T Party in San Angelo
Hugh Hemphill, on the left, catching a ride in a "soped-up" 1924 TT during the 2014 Texas T Party in San Angelo
Hugh Hemphill with Homer Hollaand's 1926 Ford Model T Tudor at the 2015 Castroville 4th of July parade
Hugh Hemphill giving visitors rides in Ronnie Bitterly's 1917 Ford Model T touring car during the 2015 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill at the Alamo in Daniel Bratcher's 1926 Ford Model T touring car during the 2015 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill with Broderick Thompson of Houston, who was kind enough to give Hugh a ride in his 1925 Ford Model T during the 2015 Texas T party based in Uvalde
Hugh Hemphill with a 1923 Ford Model T runabout at Woodlawn Lake during a tour, February 2016
Hugh Hemphill with Steve and Esther Campa during the 2016 Missions tour
Hugh Hemphill with Dave Barret and his Ford Model T during the 2017 Texas T Party
Hugh Hemphill taking a nap in a broken down Model T during a club tour, Noveber 2017
Meanwhile, the museums 1924 truck gained the nickname "Diva" for its habit of running well in private and acting up in public. Nonetheless, it has gone from being almost ignored at the museum to being a centerpiece. It is one of its most frequently driven vehicles. Hugh has this to say about the "T Fords of Texas" : "I visit with many organizations including other car clubs. While I appreciate what they do, none has drawn me in so completely as TFOT. The group has a unique sense of no-judgemental camaraderie that is pretty rare at any time." Hugh continues to be club newsletter editor and now webmaster of this independent web site.
More images of the 1924 Ford Model TT Cab 1 ton truck
Hugh Hemphill, hauling brush in the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum
Hugh Hemphill with Red McCombs and the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum
Hugh Hemphill with the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum at a movie shoot near Carrizo Springs, Texas
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, with the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum during the Ford Model T Show sponsored by the Red McCombs Automotive Group
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, helping his wife, Therese, out of the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum at the theatrical premiere of the PBS documentary, "Texas Olive Trails."
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, with the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum in a St. Patrick's day parade in San Antonio
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, with the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum at the San Antonio Christmas tree on Alamo Plaza, January 1, 2012
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, with the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum, March 2012
Hugh Hemphill, TFOT Vice-president, drriving the 1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum during the 2012 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
1924 Ford Model T C Cab 1 ton truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum prior to a KENS % television shoot, January 2013
Hugh Hemphill with TFOT Ford Model Ts at a low budget documentary shoot, February 2013
Hugh Hemphill on Alamo Plaza in the 1924 Ford Model T C cab belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum during the 2013 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill chugging along Broadway in the 1924 Ford Model T C cab belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum during the 2013 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
1924 Ford Model TT driven by Hugh Hemphill at Mission Concepcion, during the August 2013 TFOT Missions Tour
1924 Ford Model TT driven by Hugh Hemphill at a Southside "castle" during the August 2013 TFOT Missions Tour
1924 Ford Model TT as a Christmas prop, December 2013
1924 Ford Model T driven by Hugh Hemphill at a club visit to the SAS Shoe Factory in San Antonio, December 2013
1924 Ford Model T driven by Hugh Hemphill at the San Antonio Police Officers Association "Memorial Car Show," March 2014
1924 Ford Model T driven by Hugh Hemphill at the 8th Annual San Antonio Ford Model T Show, March 2014
Hugh Hemphill with the 1924 Ford Model TT truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum at the 2014 Shriner Car Show
Hugh Hemphill accepting a prize for the 1924 Ford Model TT truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum at the 2014 Shriner Car Show
Hugh Hemphill in TTM's 1924 Ford Model TT truck in Brackenridge Park, November 2014
Hugh Hemphill with the 1924 Ford Model TT truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum during the 2015 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill with James Wilder, journalist with "Motor Texas" in the 1924 Ford Model TT truck belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum during the 2015 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill with TTM's 1924 C cab TT, December 2015
TTM's 1924 C cab TT on a TT tour in Seguin, March 2016
Hugh Hemphill with TTM's 1924 C cab TT on a TT tour in Seguin, March 2016
TTM's 1924 Ford Model TT C cab TT during the 2016 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill with TTM's 1924 C cab TT at the 2016 Shriner car show
Hugh Hemphill accepting an award for TTM's 1924 C cab TT at the 2016 Shriner car show
Hugh Hemphill with an award for TTM's 1924 C cab TT at the 2016 Shriner car show
Hugh Hemphill driving TTM's 1924 Ford Model TT C cab truck around the museum's grounds.
Hugh Hemphill driving TTM's 1924 Ford Model TT C cab truck with a resident at a retirement community Father's Day event, 2016
Hugh Hemphill with TTM's 1924 Ford Model TT C cab truck with a resident at a retirement community Father's Day event, 2016
Hugh Hemphill with TTM's 1924 Ford Model TT C cab truck during the 2016 Missions tour
Hugh Hemphill with Austin T club president Robert Norberg during the 2016 Missions tour
Hugh Hemphill with the TTM 1924 Ford Model T truck during the 2017 Battle of Flowers parade
1924 Ford Model TT all dressed up for Halloween 2017
Hugh Hemphill with his own 1925 Ford Model T touring car and the 1924 Ford Model TT belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum, April 2018
Hugh Hemphill giving rides to visitors in the 1924 Ford Model TT belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum during the 2018 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill with the 1924 Ford Model TT belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum during the March 2019 Hill Country TT tour
1925 Ford Model T Touring Car
In November 2017, Hugh acquired a 1925 Ford Model T touring car. Here are a few snaps.
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
Roof flaw deatil on a 1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car acquired by Hugh Hemphill in November 2017
1925 Ford Model T touring car out and about
1925 Ford Model T touring car out and about, November 2017
Daniel Bratcher test driving this 1925 Ford Model T touring car, November 2017
Texas Transportation Museum visitors in this 1925 Ford Model T, November 2017
Couple getting their picture made in ths 1925 Ford Model T touring car during a 50 mile tour, November 2017
Daniel Bratcher driving this 1925 Ford Model T touring car on a 50 mile tour, November 2017
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T touring car during a brief snow event in San Antonio, December 2017
Hugh Hemphill and Therese Fleming in their 1925 Ford Model T touring car at a San Antonio T club gathering, December 2017
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T touring car in the rain, February 2018
Daniel Bratcher and Mike Mackechney with Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T touring car, February 2018
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T touring car with a 1925 steam locomotive at the Texas Transportation Museum, February 2018
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T with a tank at Fort Sam Houston, March 2018
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T touring car with a 1955 Chevy at the Texas Transportation Museum, March 2018
Hugh Hemphill with his 1925 Ford Model T touring car during the Victoria Tour, March 2018
Hugh Hemphill with his 1925 Ford Model T touring car during the Victoria Tour, March 2018
Hugh Hemphill with his 1925 Ford Model T touring car and another very similar T at the :Wings & Wheels" Show at Kingsbury Aerodrome, April 2018
Hugh Hemphill giving rides to visitors in his own 1925 Ford Model T touring car during the 2018 San Antonio Ford Model T Show
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T touring car at the SP 704 at Sunset Station, San Antonio, June 2018
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T touring car at the SP 704 at Sunset Station, San Antonio, June 2018
Hugh Hemphill's with the tour leader of an all female Jeep club during the 2018 Missions Tour
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T on a successful run after considerable repairs, October 2018
Hugh Hemphill and Therese Fleming with their 1925 Ford Model T during the 2018 wine tour
Hugh Hemphill and Therese Fleming in their 1925 Ford Model T during the 2018 wine tour
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T wth a 1980s Citroen 2CV on San Antonio, spring 2019
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T at Mission Espada in San Antonio, summer 2019
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T at Medina Lake, summer 2019
Hugh Hemphill drying off his 1925 Ford Model T during the 2019 Texas T Party
Hugh Hemphill with his 1925 Ford Model T during the 2019 Texas T Party
Hugh Hemphill with his 1925 Ford Model T, Halloween season, 2019
Hugh Hemphill with his 1925 Ford Model T at the Fall Shriner Car Show, Halloween season, 2019
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T at a fundraising event at the Hot Wells Hotel & Spa ruins, October 2019
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T with the Union Pacific 4014 "Big Boy and Southern Pacific 794 steam locomtives at Sunset Station, November 2019
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T with an M-48 Patton tank at Forst Sam Houston, Veteran's Day, November 2019
Hugh Hemphill and Therese Fleming in their 1925 Ford Model T during the Fall Foliage Tour, November 2019
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T during the Big Bend tour, February 2020
Hugh Hemphill driving his 1925 Ford Model T during the Big Bend tour, February 2020. Picture by Tim McKenna.
Hugh Hemphill in his 1925 Ford Model T during the Hill Country tour, February 2021
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T at the soon to be restored depot in Rockport, March 2021
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T during the February 2022 Mission's Tour
Hugh Hemphill's 1925 Ford Model T during the February 2022 Mission's Tour. Carey Bratusek is driving.

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