Saturday, October 13, 2012

Model T's Convene in Frederick

Ford Model T at the Tillman County Courthouse harkens back to the 1922 structure's earliest years.
Antique cars exhibited at courthouse
     Frederick hosted a special group of visitors on Friday, October 12.
Members of a Ford Model T Club brought their cars to Frederick during a tour of southwest Oklahoma and spent the day viewing local attractions and visiting with local citizens. And… While they toured the town, their cars attracted plenty of attention!
The 11 Ford Model T’s parked in a row at the north edge of the Tillman County Courthouse parking lot drew a steady stream of visitors throughout the day.
The cars’ owners were from locations throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri. They spent the day touring the Pioneer Townsite Museum, The Crawford Collection, the Ramona Theatre, Hotel Frederick and the Grand Coffee Shop, and the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team’s headquarters.
The Frederick Arts and Humanities Council hosted lunch for them at the Lois Long Center.
At the museum they were fascinated by the story of the Abernathy boys and as old car enthusiasts, the historical society’s 1910 Brush Runabout was a particular point of interest.
They seemed to enjoy their day in Frederick and departed with a standing invitation to return soon.