Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

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Car sorted

Hi Guys

Just to let you know I have organised for The Limey Model T to be at the reunion, well with luck I am attempting to drive the old lady from Joplin MO to Richmond starting the 27th April, so if you see a lone Limey between these two points you know I started the drive and hope to finish in Richmond on 6th May, thnaks to everyone who offered help and a car for the reunion tour - look forewward to seeing you all in June

Larry the Limey

Added by Larry "The Limey" Riches on April 4, 2010 at 4:41pm — No Comments

DVD set of Photos are ready!

The photograph DVDs are finished! They were delivered to me tonight, so I'll be sending them out via UPS and USPS over the next few days. All Ocean to Ocean paid participants will receive one set. Additional sets [5DVDs] may be ordered from me for $100.00 US each. Thank you for waiting… Continue

Added by Kathryn L. Koch on March 15, 2010 at 6:36pm — 15 Comments

Garage for a Model T near San Fransisco

Hi guys

I am planning to start driving my t back from seattle and am looking for a garage space in the San Fransisco area from about May 8th, anyone out there can help appreciated.

Larry the Limey


Added by Larry "The Limey" Riches on February 14, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Anyone with a spare model T for the reunion?

Hi Everyone, I would really love to join you guys on the reunion tour, but my car is still out west and do not have the time to drive it or transport the car to VA for the tour, anyone out there with a car in Virginia who would be happy for the Limey to borrow the car for a week, would be more than grateful, even bringing english tea bags! Another Boston tea Party?

Contact me on larryriches@aol.com or through this…


Added by Larry "The Limey" Riches on February 14, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

MIkc Kemp Snr

Dear 2009' ers

It is with some sadness I have to tell everyone that Mick Kemp Senior who joined his son Mick in the Crusty Loaf Model T Van at Fort Collins on our epic trip across the US passed away on thursday this past week, he had been ill since returning to the UK with cancer and I afarid he lost his hard fought battle this week. I am sure we will remmeber him and the great time he had with the group on the final push to Seattle.

Larry "the…


Added by Larry "The Limey" Riches on February 13, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

reunion tour late june 2010

Hi Everyone

If it is possible I still have my T in the USA and would like to support the VA reunion tour in late June 2010, keep me posted on support and then will try and move the car eastwards in readiness for meeting you guys again! Larry the Limey

Added by Larry "The Limey" Riches on January 7, 2010 at 12:03am — No Comments

Message from the UK

Hi folks. I have just returned from the AGM of the Model 'T' Ford Register of Great Britain. I was very pleased to witness the Brooklands Award (a huge old silver cup) go to Peter MacAlister for his undeterred and concentrated involvement in the 020. Peter, as many of you will know, got immersed in the pure mechanics of keeping many 'T' vehicles (and owners!) going; right from day one, to the very end! As one who received hours of his very patient and skilled help, I could only applaud the… Continue

Added by Jeremy R Wilkinson on November 23, 2009 at 5:54am — No Comments

Seattle to Florida

Peter Macalister and Ian Evans returned from England to Seattle in early Sept, having persuaded me to let them drive my Lizzy all the way to Florida! The car had been in Evergreen Ford's showroom since our finish in July, right next to a Shelby. Meanwhile, our old friend Lynn Rehn had learned to drive a T, and is a T convert, now looking to buy one!

The Florida trip is, quite obviously, even longer than our summer cross country tour. The boys went down to LA, over to Vegas and the… Continue

Added by Dolph Cramer on October 29, 2009 at 9:54am — No Comments

magnetic sign and pin

We are looking for the US magnetic sign with the map on it for our car since we only have one left (other stolen). Also we would like to get an extra map pin that the ladies received. Any of these things left??????

Added by Warren & Betty Mortensen on October 28, 2009 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Thursday October 8 invite

Jim and I have been so busy trying to catch up with the farm and work that we will not be able to visit with our Ocean to Ocean friends on Thurs. evening but sure hope to see everyone soon. God Bless and keep all well. Edna

Added by Edna R. Cross on October 8, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

banner wanted

Does anyone know where I can get another cross country banner? One of ours got stolen at the Ford dealer in Washington. It is the banner with the map on it


Added by Warren & Betty Mortensen on September 30, 2009 at 8:09am — No Comments


I hear there will be a get together at hershey on Thursday? Does anyone have info...please send to Gary Foerster at dutch582@aol.com......Thanks

Added by Gary Foerster on September 27, 2009 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

Histeria at Hesperia!

At last I have had contact with Peter and Ian. I received this Email from Ian this morning. "Hi folks! At last a chance to get on t'internet. At the home of a friend of Peter's in a town called Hesperia, just north of Los Angeles. Initially this was not on my anticipated route but it seems to be working well as we have covered well over 1,000 miles now. Car is running well - thanks entirely to Peter - I just do the map reading etc...as there is no way I am going to drive the kind of terrain… Continue

Added by Jeremy R Wilkinson on September 20, 2009 at 7:47am — No Comments

9/13/09 sunday

hi to all the wonderful model t family out there. wow, pete and ian, i wish i was up there in seattle to drive down to florida with you. my life has been a roller coaster ride rather than a T ride. i am now in birmingham alabama. my brother scott, (jono's father) was air lifted here on tuesday 9/8/09 and i flew down that day to be with him. we are in the university of alabama hosp. it is huge, and the largest employer in the state and also the 3rd best hosp in the USA. he has been through a lot… Continue

Added by douglas hauge on September 13, 2009 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Two Brits have returned to USA - the 'T' bug has bitten!

We are all sorry to hear about your brother, Doug, and we hope all goes well for you and your family.

Peter MacAlister and Ian Evans have flown from the UK to Seattle and have kidnapped the 'T' of Dolph Cramer (it was parked in the showroom of Evergreen Ford!) and with Dolph's blessing, are going to drive it all the way to Florida.

With any luck, and if there is enough interest, I can update the blog with their progress or lack of it! They do not have a fixed route or itinerary, and I… Continue

Added by Jeremy R Wilkinson on September 11, 2009 at 9:41am — 3 Comments

labor day

i want to thank everyone for their phone calls and posting, and e mails. i am heading to florida within the next few days. scott is still in the hospital and now my dad is having some medical issues. so i have to go down to florida to help my mother. i will post when i get a chance. thanks for all the concern you Ters have shown and keep my family in your prayers. doug

Added by douglas hauge on September 7, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

friday sept 4/09

well, where to start. i have left my car at barry fowlers home in anchorage AK. it is running great and barry has taken her out and stretched her legs a bit to keep her charged up. i am in Stittville NY at my home. i flew here from anchorage. my brother scott that flew to seattle and was with me at the banquet, its jonos father, is in the hospitial in florida. he is holding his own and has had a very rough time. i am now in a holding pattern here, i talk with him daily and my parents go to the… Continue

Added by douglas hauge on September 4, 2009 at 1:20pm — 1 Comment

8/28/09 friday

haven't had a chance to post in a while. all is well and life is great and full of changes, but i… Continue

Added by douglas hauge on August 28, 2009 at 8:52am — 3 Comments

Shawmut Descendant's names??

Bob and I are getting many requests to do a program of our O-2-O trip and am putting a slide and video show of about an hours worth of video and pictures. I have a picture of the closing banquet with the Scotts as well as the descendants of the Shawmut driver, but don't seem to have their names. Anyone out there remember. It was a woman and her daughter and son. Believe their surname started with a "P". They ceremoniously shook hands at the banquet. Getting anxious to see some at Hershey in a… Continue

Added by Willard Revaz on August 17, 2009 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

8/17/09 monday


Added by douglas hauge on August 17, 2009 at 6:25pm — No Comments

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