Model T Restoration Program

Saratoga Automobile Museum Partners with Local Business and Auto Clubs to Present Hands-On Experience

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2018) –The Saratoga Automobile Museum, Tri-City T’s Club, and the Capital District Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America,have announced the start of their new Model T Restoration Program sponsored by Hoffman Car Wash and Jiffy Lube. The program will center on the history of the Model T; including the mechanics, ignition, electric and giving actual hands on experience restoring a 1923 Model TT.

The program will run from November 2018 to April 2019 culminating with their Annual Spring Auto show in May featuring Model T rides and the debut of the restored, Hoffman Car Wash Jiffy Lube 1923 Ford Model TT, a heavier bodied version of the Model T.

“We’re excited to offer this unique hands-on experience for adults and children to restore a piece of automotive history right here in Saratoga Springs,” said Carly Connors, executive director.

Registration for all six sessions will cost $50 for museum members and $75 for non-members. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and are open to adults and children 12 and up. Each session is limited to 30 participants in order to allow for a more hands on and personal experience, so early registration is strongly encouraged.

Program schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Nov. 17 — History of the Car

Saturday, Dec. 8 — Mechanics

Saturday, Jan. 12 — Ignition — Electric

Saturday, Feb. 9 — Snowmobiles in the park

Saturday, March 9 — Restoration Project

Saturday, April 13 — Drive a Model T (Licensed Drivers/Learners Permit)

May — Spring Auto Show — Model T Rides, display and debut of Model T Restoration Project

The Saratoga Automobile Museum offers a wide variety of programming with a focus on collector cars. Part of the museum’s mission is to captivate children, young adults, as well as “kids at heart” to the car hobby and provide them with both lifelong learning and community.