Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

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 was great, then my buddy Ralph from the UK drove the car to Leesburg VA, approx 900 miles, I then collected the car and drive to Hershey for the Fall meet.

After a great week meeting friends old and new in Hershey, we set off on Friday last.

Christine and I set off for Long Island NY , staying overnight near Jersey city due to a major storm, road works, then early Saturday the 10 th October we drove though the city, Holland tunnel (scary), over the Brooklyn bridge into NY city and then through the parkways to East setauket long island , home for the winter with Gary and Val.

I estimate the car has covered around 2500 since March, only issues, steering linkages changed, 4 new tyres at Coker tyre in Chattanooga, water, gas and oil changes, the electric starter failed yesterday in NYC, but will be repaired soon, the New York State inspection was also passed yesterday in Long Island .

What a car, what a model T , around 15,000 miles since she left NYC on the 020 tour in 2009,

Looking forward to meeting everyone again in 2016,

Larry the Limey, Christine Limey and all who helped keep her running and looked after her over the past 6 years.

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Comment by Steven D Boyd on July 25, 2016 at 10:38am

Larry - I have confirmed my attendance in the 2019 O2O with Peter Bernhardt.  See you there if not before on other tours.  Joyce and I will be on next the Winter Tour in Florida.

Comment by Larry "The Limey" Riches on July 25, 2016 at 9:54am
Hi Steve, great to catch up on the tour, and the VFW, pleased life is still good, keep on rolling along! Larry the Limey Riches
Comment by Steven D Boyd on July 22, 2016 at 3:08pm

Larry - Nice to see you yesterday at the VFW in Auburn, NY for the O2O reunion dinner.  It was a surprise to see on this list of posts you were at the tour in Ocala.  So were Joyce and I!  Sorry I missed you there (at a really nice tour).  I will watch this site to learn of your future activities.  Steve Boyd 

Comment by Larry "The Limey" Riches on October 26, 2015 at 5:00pm
Hi Willard and Barbara, the more we look back at the Holland Tunnel, the more we think maybe not again!

Hope to see both soon,

Larry and Christine
Comment by Willard Revaz on October 26, 2015 at 9:22am
Larry and Christine,
Your travels in Limey are a true testament to the reliability and durability of the Model-T! Going through the Holland Tunnel is challenging in a modern car, none the less in a 95 year old vehicle. Be careful, NYC drivers could easily run you over, but wait, we were in the midst of them 6 years ago with no problems. Take care, be well, and see you both soon,

Willard & Barbara

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