BRINGING CHEAP CARS TO THE WORLD
The Ford Model T was first produced on 1st October 1908 and continued until 26 May 1927. I that 19 year period Ford produced well over 14, 900, 000 Mofel T’s. There are claims that they produced 15,000, 000 and still others who set the figure as high as 16,200,000.Jaffles Stalletjie
The exact numbers are not really that important when you look at the impact the age of mass production had, not only on the industry itself, but in the lives of ordinary people around the world. Henry Ford is quoted in his autobiography as once having said
“I will build a motor car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces”
The Ford Model T, along with the Citroën 2CV, The Volkswagen Beetle and the BMC Mini have all significantly impacted on the world of the motor car in ways that Motoring would never be the same as it was prior to those cars arrival on the scene.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION FOR THESE FORD MODEL T CARS.
If you click on the links below you get a full screen image – in most cases.
1909 Ford Model T – Jackdude101 [CC BY-SA 4.0
1915 Ford Model T Runabout – I Lglswe [CC BY-SA 3.0
1920 Ford Model T Touring – I Lglswe [CC BY-SA 3.0
1924 Ford Model T Touring – I Lglswe [CC BY-SA 3.0
1925 Ford Model T Touring – I Lglswe [CC BY-SA 3.0
1926 Ford Model T Runabout – I Lglswe [CC BY-SA 3.0