Monday, July 14, 2008

2008 Centennial Model T-Party

Henry Ford and his Model T

HEY! There is a BIG event coming to my "neck of the woods" at the end of July. The Model T Ford Club of America is hosting a HUGE 6 day event in and around Richmond, Indiana. I've listed the information that I've found available below. Sounds like there is "something for everyone"!
The Model T Ford Club of America and Ford Motor Company with support from Ford Motor Company Fund present the
2008 Centennial Model T-Party
July 21 to 26, 2008
Event Headquarters: Wayne County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center 861 N. Salisbury Road Richmond, IN 47374
GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION
$5.00 daily gate fee, adults & seniors; children 5 and under free
Free parking; general admission parking is on the west side of Salisbury Road across from the Wayne County Fairgrounds
Gates open to public
8am to 8pm — Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25
8am to 4pm — Saturday, July 26
Activities located at Wayne County Fairgrounds, unless noted otherwise
$ = extra fee charged by local community organization

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Current as of July 9, 2008. Subject to change and current weather conditions.

DAILY
8:00am – 8:00pm
Ford Village
On the Ford Village grounds, experience how the Model T’s innovations have influenced and inspired Ford’s products and technologies of today. Also see the Ford Racing Performance Tour, highlighting the excitement of racing with a NASCAR Fusion race car, and other racing properties for speed-enthusiasts, and Ford’s traveling store for all of your Blue-Oval needs. Book signing opportunities — see daily schedules below.
8:00am – 6:00pm
Ford Village Museum
Opening at 2:00pm on Tuesday, July 22 This miniature museum houses an assortment of exclusive vehicles and technologies from Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford Museum, including the Model 999 Race Car, the Bluebird Model T — the first steel-bodied school bus, and Henry Ford's first car — the quadricycle, along with rare historic images representing 100 years of Model T history. The Ford Verve and Explorer America concept cars as well as the land speed record-breaking Fusion 999 hydrogen fuel cell race car will also be on display.

8:00am – 8:00pm
Food vendors open
8:00am – 8:00pm
Gasoline Alley open
9:00am – 6:00pm
Centennial Store Open
9:00am – 6:00pm
Vintage Clothing Show & Sale
11:00am – 11:00pm
Beer Garden Open; evening entertainment

Monday ─ July 21, 2008
8:00am – 1:00pm
Breakfast, lunch, and apple dumplings served at Centerville Historic Church {Community-sponsored event}
8:00m – 2:00pm
U.S. Post Office Model T Centennial T-Party Branch open
9:00am – 4:00pm
Centerville Olde Thyme Garden Tour {Community-sponsored event} $ Tickets and maps available at Warm Glow Candle Outlet (next to the Model T Museum) and Centerville Farmers Market & Country Store (Morton Avenue, 1 block north of Main)
9:00am – 3:00pm
Welcome to Cambridge City Hospitality Center {Community-sponsored event}
11:00am – 5:00pm
Model T Car Timed Assembly Competition Practice Sessions
11:00am
Ceremony Presenting the ―Key to Centerville to the Model T Ford Club of America Maplewood Park Bandshell {Community-sponsored event}
11:00am – 4:00pm
Antique Vehicles Cruise-in {Community-sponsored event} at Centerville Maplewood Park
12:00, 2:00, 4:00pm
Original Wayne County Courthouse re-enactments {Community-sponsored event} Main Street, Centerville
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cambridge City Haunts & History Tour {Community-sponsored event)
Book Signing in Ford Village by Mr. Robert Kreipke, Ford's corporate historian and author of The Model T — A Pictorial Chronology of the Most Famous Car in the World

Tuesday ─ July 22, 2008
8:00am – 12:00pm
Car Show and Judging (MTFCI)
8:00am – 12:00pm
Car Show and Judging (Speedsters & Racers)
8:00am – 1:00pm
Breakfast, lunch, and apple dumplings served at Centerville Historic Church $ {Community-sponsored event)

9:00am – 8:00pm
HAGERSTOWN Vintage Fly-In Community Activities
 Parking at Hagerstown Airport $5 per car
 10am-10pm continuous shuttle service from Airport to remote parking (at High School) and downtown.
 Local restaurants and food vendors available in town & at the airfield for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Stroll through charming Hagerstown antique shops and museum. See the old planes ―up close and talk to the Fly Boys! Enjoy music and relaxing at the airport throughout the day.
 Aircraft will be arriving throughout the day
 Note that Model Ts will be allowed to exit the airport first following the fly-in
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Model T Games
Book Signing in Ford Village by Mr. Robert Kreipke, Ford's corporate historian and author of The Model T — A Pictorial Chronology of the Most Famous Car in the World
4:00pm – 8:00pm
HAGERSTOWN Vintage Aircraft Fly-In Featuring rare WWI and stunt planes, replica of the Wright B Flyer. See these daredevil pilots take off and land on the longest grass airfield in the US!
Wednesday ─ July 23, 2008
8:00am – 2:00pm
U.S. Post Office Model T Centennial T-Party Branch open
8:00am – 1:00pm
Breakfast, lunch, and apple dumplings served at Centerville Historic Church $ {Community-sponsored event}
9:00am – 5:00pm
Model T Speedster and Racer Activities at Historic Winchester Speedway
Book Signing at Ford Village with Mr. Robert Casey, Automotive Historian and Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, and author of The Model T, A Centennial History
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Model T Car Timed Assembly Competition and Model T Games
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Vintage Baseball Game, historic McBride Stadium, Main Street & NW 13th Street, Richmond Step back in time to 1860’s baseball! Tickets $5 adults & seniors. Kids in uniform free with a paying adult.
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Live production by Richmond Civic Theatre of ―Oh! Henry! and the Tin Lizzie $ (A Fabulous Fable of Henry Ford and the Making of His Model T) Historic Murray Theatre, North 10th & Main Street, Richmond Tickets $10 at the door, call 765-962-1816, or online at http://www.richmondcivictheatre.org/

Thursday ─ July 24, 2008
8:00am – 8:00pm
Swap meet open
8:00am – 1:00pm
Breakfast, lunch, and apple dumplings served at Centerville Historic Church $
11:00am – 2:00pm
Centerville Lions Club Fish Fry, Centerville City Building {Community-sponsored event} $
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Model T Car Timed Assembly Competition and Model T Games
3:00pm – 9:00pm
Parade of Cars from Fairgrounds followed by an Evening in the Historic Depot District Watch the parade at any location from West Main Street & Salisbury Road to North 12th Street to Fort Wayne Ave.

Historic Depot District Activities
 Modern car parking and shuttle bus service to the district available from parking garage at North 7th off Main
 Live music at Richmond Furniture Gallery, Little Sheba’s, Joe’s Pizza, and 4th Floor Blues Club
 Vintage clothing fashion shows, 5-5:30pm and 6:30-7pm at 4th Floor Blues Club
 Guided Walking Tours of the Historic Depot District Meet in front of the Depot at 4, 5, 6, or 7pm to learn some fun & risqué facts about the Depot District!
 Fabulous train display and train rides for kids on the 3rd floor of Richmond Furniture Gallery
 Original jazz recordings and old time music at Starr Gennett Foundation
 Great food and cold drinks, outside grilling, Beer & Wine Garden
 Foster’s E Street Gallery for antiques and unique jewelry
 Richmond Old Fashioned Hardware Store and a step back in time at Maria Mitrione’s Italian Market
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Live production by Richmond Civic Theatre of ―Oh! Henry! and the Tin Lizzie $ (A Fabulous Fable of Henry Ford and the Making of His Model T) Historic Murray Theatre, North 10th & Main Street, Richmond; Tickets $10 at the door

Friday ─ July 25, 2008
8:00am – 8:00pm
Swap meet open
8:00am – 2:00pm
U.S. Post Office Model T Centennial T-Party Branch open
11:00am – 8:00pm
Centerville Lions Club Fish Fry, Centerville City Building {Community-sponsored event} $
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Model T Car Timed Assembly Competition and Model T Games FINALS
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Live production by Richmond Civic Theatre of ―Oh! Henry! and the Tin Lizzie $ (A Fabulous Fable of Henry Ford and the Making of His Model T) Historic Murray Theatre, North 10th & Main Street, Richmond Tickets $10 at the door, call 765-962-1816, or online at http://www.richmondcivictheatre.org/
Saturday ─ July 26, 2008
8:00am – 4:00pm
Swap meet open
8:00am – 4:00pm
Food vendors open
8:00am – 12:00pm
Gasoline Alley open
10:00am – 5:00pm
Uptown Richmond BBQ Cook-off and Music Festival {Community-sponsored event} Uptown Richmond on East Main between 6th & 10th Streets
11:00am – 8:00pm
Centerville Lions Club Fish Fry, Centerville City Building {Community-sponsored event} $
Parade starts 1:00pm
54th Annual Hamilton/Fairfield (Ohio) Antique and Classic Car Parade
See website for further info: www.antiquecars.org
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Jazz in the Gorge hosted by the Starr Gennett Foundation $ Tickets available for purchase on site Whitewater Gorge Main & S. 1st Street or at the Starr-Gennett Foundation on Fort Wayne Avenue in the historic Depot District