Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

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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

Clara is almost ready to hit the road

Thanks to the hard work of several friends, Clara is almost ready to hit the road again. She has a new wooden frame, the sheet metal has a fresh coat of glossy black paint, the hogs head was rebuilt (the wreck broke it!), and she is even sporting a new interior. Dan would be proud of his friends. He was able to complete so much of the restoration, then his illness took most of his energy. His last weekend, Dan was out in the garage with friends and family working on Clara. He loved working…


Added by Gail A. Shafer Crane on August 2, 2012 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Meadville Tour Photos are finally here!

Sorry I have been so late in posting these pix of the Meadville Tour, but I continued on to the Rutland, VT. MTFCI Tour in which many O-2-O members participated. Enjoy! And many thanks to Ken and David for their efforts in putting together a GREAT tour!

Added by Willard Revaz on August 2, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Sad news - Dan Crane - rescue trailer driver for race passed away 3-22-12

Dear friends

Dan Crane, my husband, mechanic and best friend died last Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. We had such a wonderful time on the "race" and he really enjoyed rescuing all of us along the way. He died at home with friends and family at his side.

The weekend before his passing, he was able to direct the continued restoration of our Coupe "Clara" that was damaged on the tour at Rawlins, Wyoming. We have a number of friends, including fellow Ocean to Ocean…


Added by Gail A. Shafer Crane on March 26, 2012 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

The Limey gets a new Model T

While at Hershey this year (2011), Larry bought a 1913 model T Touring car in like new condition (restored 90%). The car is now in New York at my house having a little upgrades done; Carbide lights cahnged to 12V, disc brakes added to the rear etc. This car will be shipped to larry's home in the UK after St. Patrick's day 2012.  Larry will be joing a tour with his 1923 Touring ( The O2O car), from Virginia where is about to be shipped from new York. Larry…


Added by Gary Foerster on January 12, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

flat in vermont

i had a flat tire on the vermont tour, and was greated by dave morgan in his truck, and he gave me a t driver tire to put on. we changed the flat and i had spent several months trying to find his address, and i finally did. then lost it and now found it again. a lot can be said for my paper work syatem. anyway, i have finally sent dave a brand new tire and thank him so much for his help the day of the tour, and can't help but wonder what he must think of me for taking 5 months to send him…


Added by douglas hauge on November 18, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Change on email address

Hello everyone,

Gary and I have changed our email address from kebbert@silverlink.net TO:


Happy Model T'ing!

Gary and Kathleen Ebbert

Added by Gary and Kathleen Ebbert on October 19, 2011 at 7:54am — No Comments

A trip up North to Vermont from Long Island in the 23 Model T with the LIMEY

Dear fellow T travelers; June 2011

in Vermont




As you know  we all braved the weather and drove, not pushed the T’s north to Vermont. As we all know now, Vermont was a wonderful place to spend, rain or shine! Good friend’s always make a journey fun. Larry…


Added by Gary Foerster on June 24, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Vermont reunion

OK, looks like all the wheels are turning towards Vermont.  Some of us have a little Spring car clean up and some nuts to turn but the trip looks great, thanks to the planners and scouts who helped plan it out.  I will again be with Larry the LIMEY and the car is running great, had it out in early February for a day and after driving around a few of my grand kids, the car felt like it wanted to get out on the road again....Really looking forward to this trip.  There is an outside chance that… Continue

Added by Gary Foerster on March 29, 2011 at 4:13pm — No Comments

June reunion Drive in Vermont

Can someone post the O2O reunion Drive infortmation for the run in Vermont in June of 2011....Thanks, just want to get the dates right for the book, and maybe some hotel info...

Added by Gary Foerster on December 21, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

Larry the Limey's car getting set to move from Virginia (on a trailer) to Long Island

We are hoping the weather cooperates for us to move the 23 touring car...THELIMEY from it's current storage with Cassel and Peral Adamson to Gary Foerster's house on Long Island.  Getting it in the shop for the Winter and closer to the Spring drive to Vermont. Will be driving down to Virginia on January 5th.

Added by Gary Foerster on December 21, 2010 at 11:45am — No Comments

Clara gets a new body

The 1922 Coupe wrecked on I80 outside Rawlins, Wy is finally going to get a new body. The first half of the body kit arrived today - the rest of the kit will arrive later this week. We have rebuilt the chassis. The hogshead was broken and the frame bent from the impact - and just about every piece of the body was broken or split. So this is pretty exciting! Gail Crane

Added by Gail A. Shafer Crane on October 5, 2010 at 10:09pm — 2 Comments

2010 Hershey Reunion Dinner

The second annual 020 Hershey reunion dinner will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Cross Roads Cafe at 9147 Allentown Boulevard, Grantville, Pennsylvania 17028, telephone: 717-469-1377. We willl meet there at 6 p.m. It is about seven miles from Hershey. It is midway between Routes 39 and 743 on U.S. 22. According to Google from Hershey take Hershey Park Drive heading southwest and turn right onto PA-39 West. Go 4.5 miles and turn right onto US-22 East (Allentown Boulevard). Go 2.5… Continue

Added by Kenneth Hummel on September 17, 2010 at 9:15am — No Comments

MTFCI Black Hills, South Dakota

Hello everyone,

We had a wonderful time in the Black Hills with 250 Model T;s driving around on the very steep, twisty, turny roads of the Black Hills. We did not have any problems at all. It was so good to see many friends from the Ocean to Ocean Tour and catch up with them. We are now continuing West and will be joining in the MTFCA Glacier Park Tour based in Whitefish, Montana August 1-6 and then we will be heading for home.

It has been a terrific experience doing…


Added by Gary and Kathleen Ebbert on July 25, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Gary and Kathleen Leave New York to head West

Hello everyone,

Gad to hear the 020 Reunion Tour was such a success and sorry again to have missed it - but we have had a wonderful time driving our 1915 Model T to New York. Tomorrow morning we will be starting our 'treck' west back to Port Orchard, Washington We will be attending the MTFCI Tour in the Black Hills of South Dakota based in Rapid City. Then we will also be participating in the MTFCA Tour in Glacier Park, Montana based in Whitefish. Then we will head for Home - Port Orchard,… Continue

Added by Gary and Kathleen Ebbert on July 12, 2010 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Happy 4th July you guys!

Just a quick blog to say Happy 4th July to all our American cousins! I know you have to day off as a holiday because the actual 4 July fell on the week end, so maybe one or two are still reading the 020 and will see this! I also want to say a very BIG thank-you to all those fair souls who made the 020 Reunion in Harrisonburg VA last week or 2 ago. Kate and I enjoyed ourselves so much we want to come and live there! Thank -you especially to Dom Denio for allowing us to share his experiences of… Continue

Added by Jeremy R Wilkinson on July 5, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Ebberts return to New York in their T

Hello Ocean to Ocean friends,

We are sorry we are not able to join you on the reunion tour and meet, as we are driving our 1915 T back to New York to pick up our truck and trailer that has been 'lodging' with friends in Hannibal, NY since last summer when we trailered our car to New York to start the Ocean to Ocean Race.

We are currently in eastern Montana trying to dodge tornados We are returning by a northern route this time, but have already run into two tornado warnings -… Continue

Added by Gary and Kathleen Ebbert on June 21, 2010 at 12:59am — 1 Comment

Mad dogs and Englishmen!

Hi Guys

Not sure how many are still watching the Ocean to Ocean site, but thought I should add a little content, my "The Limey" is now in Joplin MO and tomorrow, if Delta Airlines find the lost bags we will set off to cover about 1250 Miles to Richmond VA, so the car is in place ready for the June reunion tour and meet. I was pleased to see lots of the guys at chickasha last month, we are indeed a "band of brothers", possibly certifiable, but linked with a love of the Model T.…


Added by Larry "The Limey" Riches on April 26, 2010 at 7:50am — No Comments

Who is going to Harrisonburg for the reunion?

Who is going to Harrisonburg for the reunion? Continue

Added by Edna R. Cross on April 22, 2010 at 9:32am — No Comments

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