Ford Model T party rolls to Whitefish Mountain Resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 21, 2010 1:35 pm

A party of 175 Ford Model T’s will roll into Whitefish, Montana and ascend the road to Whitefish Mountain Resort on Sunday, Aug. 1 for the Montana Majestic Mountain T Tour.

The Rocky Mountain Model T Club is hosting the event, which is the the Model T Ford Club of America’s only National Tour planned for 2010. The tour has 175 classic cars and more than 370 guests registered, and event organizers expect it to inject hundreds of thousands of dollars into Montana’s economy.

Visiting Model T owners are bringing cars from exotic locations as far away as New Zealand, Hawaii, and Alaska.

Whitefish Mountain Resort was chosen as an ideal location to anchor this year’s tour because of its scenery, breadth of summer activities for participants such as Zip Line Tours and Scenic Lift Rides, and affordable on-mountain lodging options.

The group will tour different parts of Montana in their vintage automobiles each day from Aug. 2 – 7, including Glacier National Park, the Tobacco Valley, Flathead Lake, and Lake Koocanusa.

Ford Motor Company produced more than 16 million Model T cars and trucks between 1908 and 1927. Known as “the perfect car for the common man”, most came with a 20 horsepower, four-cylinder engine. Just under $1000 when introduced in 1908, improvements in production efficiency drove prices below $300 before the Model T was discontinued in 1927.