Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

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Ocala to Long Island via a tour in Gainesville and chattanooga

Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know that the 1923 Model T known as the Limey, has arrived back in Long Island, it had been shipped to Ocala in January 2015, it then took part in the Winter Tour in Florida , then onto Jacksonville to visit Amelia Island and friends, before being stored in Jacksonville until until July, we then collected the car, she started immediately and we drive from Jacksonville to Chattanooga, 520 miles in two and a half days, then did the 020 reunion tour, which… Continue

Added by Larry "The Limey" Riches on October 11, 2015 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

r. scott hauge

dear fellow model Ters. my brother scott has gone to the other side. he loved all of you and had such a great time with his model T family. thank you for all the great times! god speed to you scott.

Added by douglas hauge on September 1, 2015 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

Robert from England stopped by

Robert from England stopped by my shop Saturday to do some minor repairs king pin and tie rod.  They made it fine from Chattanooga to Roanoke, Virginia on their way up north on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Happy Ting to all but boy these guys from England sure use the car and have fun!

Added by Jon Griesenbeck on June 30, 2015 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

The 6th O-2-O Reunion Tour was GREAT!

Thanks to you Dom, your tour will be most memorable for many reasons. You made it both fun and interesting in the driving tours and seeing the sights in and around Chattanooga. I had no idea that Coker Tire and Honest Charlie's were both located in Chattanooga. It was also nice to meet your daughter and son-in-law.
Once again, many thanks for your efforts and we look forward to our next meeting. Will keep you posted on next year's tour in New York.

Willard and Barbara Revaz

Added by Willard Revaz on June 25, 2015 at 5:07pm — No Comments

still hot in florida!

dom, thank you for making the O2O reunion tour very special for my dad. he really wanted to attend but was discouraged on he stamina and not able to keep up with the pace. allowing him to ride with you was the best! he is still talking about what a great time he had. I can't thank you enough. my brother also loved the tour. something about being in a T has wonderful therapeutic benefits. I want to thank you for all the hard work and time you spent making the tour such a wonderful success.…


Added by douglas hauge on June 24, 2015 at 9:27pm — 1 Comment

2015 Chattanooga

Dom my wife and my family that attended the tour want to thank you for your hard work.  We had a great time catching up with family and friends.  Chattanooga has a lot to offer.  Its been a while since I have been able to go touring and it felt wonderful to be Ting again.  Thanks again Dom and thanks to all who attended make it such a great time.  God bless, Jon Griesenbeck 

Added by Jon Griesenbeck on June 24, 2015 at 8:59am — No Comments

2015 O2O Reunion Tour Photos Now Posted

Dear 2015 O2O Reunion Participants -

First, a sincere thanks to Dom for hosting the event this year!  He put a lot of hard work and time into the tour.

Second, I took a lot of photos while on the tour.  You may view and download the photos that you like.

Here is a link to the website: www.sshotwell.com/chattanooga/

If you wish to download any photo to your computer, follow these…


Added by Steve Shotwell on June 22, 2015 at 9:57am — 1 Comment

Chattanooga here we come ! June 2015

Hard to think that it has been 6 years since that big drive across America.  We have attended each of the yearly reunions runs except the Virginia run in 2013.  We expect to arrive in the afternoon of the 14th (driving the modern car from Long Island,NY).  Larry & Christine arrived in New York early today and we met them and had dinner near JFK airport.  They leave tomorrow for Florida and will be driving the T up to Chattanooga, expecting to arrive on…


Added by Gary Foerster on June 8, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments




JUNE 14-20, 2015




Hello to all of our Ocean to Ocean Family members from the “HILLS OF TENESSEE”.


WELCOME TO CHATTANOOGA TENNESSEE AREA: We are one week away from the reunion. I pray that the weather is good for our day…


Added by Dom Denio on June 7, 2015 at 1:23pm — 6 Comments

Tennessee Trip

Well, it's less than two weeks away now, I'm sure more and more time is being spent on thinking about packing or already getting it done.  The cars are getting a once over and getting set for another meeting of our O2O club. I must say that so many of our best touring days have been spent with O2O and I bought my Model T 30 years ago ( it is now in England enjoying a second life in Lincolnshire at Larry's Mum's home where we visit each year in August).…


Added by Gary Foerster on June 2, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

2019 O2O reunion run

I hope we have time to get in on the 209 run, the first trip was a great experience and we will be ready to do it again. Gary & Valerie Foerster

Added by Gary Foerster on April 1, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Steve Ross

Not sure how to contact someone to let them know I am planning

on this trip in June and also the trip in 2019.   Could someone

contact Steve or wife at waldoross@aol.com and so he can confirm

both trips...thank you, Brenda Ross

Added by Stephen W. Ross on March 6, 2015 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

Newsletter #2 - 2015 0-2-0 Reunion Tour June 14-20, 2015- Southern Tennessee



JUNE 14-20, 2015




Hello to all of our Ocean to Ocean Family members from the “HILLS OF TENESSEE”.


HOSPITALITY ROOM: Driver/Registration Meeting - Pizza Party beginning 5:30 PM, Sunday Evening, 6/14 at Hampton Inn Meeting Room.…


Added by Dom Denio on February 16, 2015 at 1:21pm — No Comments

2015 Tour

Dom;  As of now (Jan 25th 2015), my wife and I will be attending the tour God willing.  Larry Riches has also recieved the info that is so far available and he is still in the organization stage of his years activities and will conatct Dom when he can. Our friends and O2O past participants, Jerry and Jodi Roberts, also hope to attend after they work out details and have all of the tours info, they will make contact. We look forward to seeing our old…


Added by Gary Foerster on January 25, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments

2015 0-2-0 Reunion Tour June 14-20, 2015- Southern Tennessee


JUNE 14-20, 2015…


Added by Dom Denio on January 19, 2015 at 6:37pm — 6 Comments

2015 Reunion Tour Chattanooga, Tenn

Just spoke with Dom Denio.  Dom's mother past away October 7th so he's been backed up.  We all give prayers to him and his family, God Bless.  Dom informed me he will have all the information up in 60 days.  The tour will take place around the same time of year as the other tours and will be in Chattanooga, Tenn.  Beautiful hill country of Tennessee.  He has alot of things for us to see and do.  Any questions at this point can be directed to me at…


Added by Jon Griesenbeck on October 13, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

5th Reunion Connecticut Tour Details

While I haven't gotten around yet to posting pictures and notes about the Reunion Tour in CT, one participant, Vladimir Kagan, has published the first installment of his detailed memoirs of the event. It can be viewed on his page: vladimirkagan.typepad.com/. Be sure to check back later for the second installment of more pictures and narrative.

In summation, we had 12 cars participate and 25 or so Model-Ters. The Foxwoods Casino and Resort were most accommodating with rooms, good food, and… Continue

Added by Willard Revaz on July 7, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Model T trip FromLisbon Portugal to Lincoln England

In late May 2014, a few O2O members, Larry Riches and Gary Foerster with friend's Richard Barett, Ralph Kemp and Pete Smith left from Cascais Portugal on a 1000 mile journey in a 1914 Model T Touring car to raise money for Prostrate Cancer. The team headed North along the coast in Portugal and visited several historic places and places.  The weather was less than we had hoped for, chill mornings and light to heavy rain followed us most of the trip. Our back up vehicle had a second 1914 Model…


Added by Gary Foerster on June 10, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Very sad news about our fellow Model T traveler, Karen Johnson, who was killed recently in a Model T

Yesterday, I had an e-mail from Larry Riches who is in Portugal and had news there that one of our fellow trafvelers in 2009 was killed in an accident when in thier Model T near Zion National Park.  She was with 3 others in the Model T when they pulled to the side of the road and the tire gave out and the can rolled down the hill and flipped over, her husband saw it happen from the car following Karen's car.  I remember them during our month…


Added by Gary Foerster on July 28, 2013 at 4:59am — No Comments

another Ocean to Ocean run

Hi Everyone

I was talking to a lady in the UK who is planning to try and raise £20,000 ( $30,000) for cancer research driving a 1904  single cylinder curved dash olds from LA to Florida in April/May 2013, she needs back-up and help anyone out there from our group will to help, you can check the route on the web site which is http://joy-across-america.com/,  she is a very inspirational lady, can we help?

Sorry I…


Added by Larry "The Limey" Riches on November 6, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

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