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Club History

The Model T Ford was built for model years 1909 through 1927. More than 15 million Model T’s rolled off the assembly lines and put the world on wheels. Their durability, the availability of parts, and their simplicity make them a practical car for a hobbyist. There are many Model T’s still on the roads today being driven and enjoyed all over the world.

Our club was chartered on January 10, 1976 as the Ontario Region chapter of the Model T Ford Club International. MTFCI was formed in 1953 as an umbrella organization for Model T clubs all over the world. They handle administration, organize events, and publish the award winning Model T Times magazine bi-monthly keeping us informed about the hobby and related activities. The objective of the club is to develop and promote the history, restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of the Model T Ford automobiles, accessories, lore, literature, and anything else that is related. Our chapter publishes The Commutator newsletter to keep our members informed about the club, its activities, and its members.

The Model T Ford Club International maintains a strong base of senior members who have owned their Model T Fords for many years. Many members have multiple Model T Fords in their collection. From this solid base, the Club is growing faster than most antique automobile clubs because family-oriented events have always promoted youth involvement in club activities. New generations have taken a serious interest in the Model T hobby and have been acquiring cars of their own at reasonable prices or making use of their family’s Model T. Ontario Region has followed a similar path, encouraging youth participation in tours - either driving their own Model T's or riding with family and friends. Because of our active chapter, enthusiastic Board of Directors, and skillful planning of local activities, the Ontario Region chapter has grown to be one of the largest and most active chapters of MTFCI.

Membership is open to everyone and it is not necessary to own a Model T Ford to participate. See our Join Us page for more information about how to get involved with our club. You can read our club's privacy policy here.

Club Activities

Our club focuses on planning and managing Model T related events that provide our members opportunities to socialize and enjoy their Model T's. Our primary activities are arranging and conducting driving tours. All are family-oriented events. We usually hold 5 tours each year between May and October. Each Ontario Region tour is organized by volunteers within the club. The May is our CanAm tour and done jointly with the Casual T’s of Michigan. The clubs alternate hosting the tour. Tours typically run from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Some members camp during the tour and some stay in rented rooms, so tours are based near a campground and a hotel or motel. The essence of each tour is an opportunity to drive our cars, see some interesting sights, and socialize along the way. For obvious reasons our routes avoid busy roads and highways so we see lots of small towns and rural countryside. Apart from the planned stops there are lots of opportunities for those that like yard sales or interesting shops. A typical turnout for a tour is 20 to 35 cars. Participants are of all ages. The youth in the club often start driving Model T’s on tours in their teenage years.

We don't intentionally travel as a group on the roads but we're all going to the same places so you encounter other T's all day long during a tour. If you are new to Model T ownership this is a great opportunity to learn more about your car.

Apart from these Ontario Region weekend tours, the MTFCI holds a very popular week-long tour annually in July. In addition, there are numerous other tours and events organized by MTFCI chapters across North America and worldwide that are available to our members.

The club's Annual Meeting is held in April.

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This article was updated on May 2, 2021