Model T Restoration Program 2018/2019
Sponsored by Hoffman Car Wash and Jiffy Lube
Operated by the Saratoga Automobile Museum and the Tri-City T’s, a chapter of the Model T Ford Club International, Inc. and the Capital District Chapter, a chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America.
Class size limited to 30
Open to Adults and Children age 12 and up
$50 fee for members for all six sessions | $75 fee for non-members for all six sessions
$10 at the door per session for members
$15 at the door per session for non-members
Dates for the Model T Restoration Program All times are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
All times are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17 - History of the Car/assessment of Vehicle Condition
Saturday, Dec. 8 – Mechanics/Component Disassembly/Evaluation
Saturday, Jan. 12 – Mechanics/Component Sub-Disassembly/Evaluation
Saturday, Feb. 9 – Model T Ford Snowmobiles in the park/Mechanics/Restoration Skills
Saturday, March 9 - Restoration Skills
Saturday, April 13 – Component Assembly/ 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 (“SAM”) presents the Model T Restoration Program running from November 2018 to April 2019 culminating with the Annual Spring Auto show in May with Model T rides and debut of the Hoffman Car Wash Jiffy Lube restored 1923 Ford Model TT, a heavier bodied version of the Model T.
SAM offers a wide variety of programming with a focus on collector cars. Part of the museum’s mission is to attract children, young adults, as well as “kids” at heart to the car hobby and provide them with lifelong learning. The Model T Restoration program is an opportunity to learn about the history of the Model T; the mechanics, ignition, electric and actual hands on experience restoring a 1923 Model TT with members of the Tri-City T’s Club.
The classes will run from 9 a.m. to noon, open to ages 12 and up. Each session is limited to 30, so early registration is strongly encouraged.
The Tri-City T’s, a chapter of the Model T Ford Club International, Inc. (MTFCI) and Capitol District Chapter, a chapter of the Model T-Ford Club of America (MTFCA) are partnering with the Saratoga Automobile Museum to present the Model T school and restoration program.
The purpose of the club is to promote fellowship, preservation and education of the Model T Ford by providing support to individuals interested in restoration, automotive history, and folklore of its use in the early twentieth century. Ownership of a Model T Ford is not a requirement to become a member of the MTFCI, MTFCA or Tri-City T’s/Capital District Chapter.
More information on the club and Model T Ford hobby may be found on the web at www.modelt.org and www.mtfca.com.