Report of the 2001 Texas to Alaska Model T Adventure

Last Revised: November 15, 2003


Thursday, June 21, 2001

Texas to Alaska

Model T Travel Report


Today's report

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Texas T Parts


Day 16 - June 21 - David Johnson, Bill and Sue Capps, and Jennifer and Ginger Hardeman, and Ross Lilleker drove up Highway 101 along the Oregon coast, stopping to visit a seal cave and driving through lots of small seaside towns. David began to be concerned about some strange sounds in his car and, by mid-morning, Bill Smith and his trailer headed out to pick them up and bring them to his garage to check them out. The Smiths had planned a large dinner for the Model T Tour and members of their local club, featuring grilled salmon. The men stopped working on Ts long enough to eat and it was a very pleasant evening. With Bill Smith's help and equipment and the assistance of many of his T-loving friends, the cars were put back together and planned to leave Friday morning.

621a - The Oregon coast. Makes you wish you were there, doesn't it? Makes me wish I had been there. Ginger Hardeman took this beautiful photo.


621c - Near the seal cave. Note the lovely lighthouse on the back island. The shore here is rocky and rugged and the Ts just chugged along. The stoplights in the little town gave them more trouble than the hills along the route. Ginger took this picture, too.

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