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Texas T Party 2020
Temple, Texas
September 30 - October 3


Page last updated on July 2, 2020


Welcome to the 2020 Texas T Party web page. The 4 day event will be held in Temple Texas. Scroll down for the tour application, the Model T safety form and information about the main hotel where the tour will be based.

Like all good T parties there will be plenty of tours and activities. We look forward to providing all the details including an overview of daily activities in due course. One thing we are definitely planning to do is attend the Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Show on Saturday October 3.

TOUR INFORMATION

2020 Texas T Party Tour Application

Click the "2020 Texas T Party Registration Form" link below for the tour application. You can fill it it on your computer, then print it out to mail it to the dress supplied at the bottom of the form along with your payment :

CLICK : 2020 Texas T Party Registration Form

Please note that some computer systems may not open the "pdf" form directly. It may show up as a download link on the bottom of your screen that you then click to open. If you cannot open the form, please send a message using the "Contact Us" tab in the column on the right to request that the application form be e-mailed to you.

FORD MODEL T SAFETY INSPECTION FORM - Required

Please click the "MTFCA Model T Safety Inspection Form" linked below for the mandatory inspection form you must submit in order to participate on this tour in your Model T.

DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM with your tour application and payment. Please print it out and complete it and then bring it with you when you register in person at the tour

CLICK : MTFCA Model T Safety Inspection Form

Please note that some computer systems may not open the "pdf" form directly. It may show up as a download link on the bottom of your screen that you then click to open. If you cannot open the form, please send a message using the "Contact Us" tab in the column on the right to request that the "Model T Safety Inspection Form" be e-mailed to you.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The 2020 Texas T party will be based at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in the medical center area of the Temple Medical Center area. A special "T Party Tour Rate" of $100 per night has been negotiated for tour participants. The hotel is committed to providing 80 of their 130 rooms at this rate. It may go over this quota depending on demand from other customers, so act quickly. The hotel is pet friendly but does require a $50 non-refundable deposit.


Hilton Garden Inn
1749 Scott Blvd
Temple, TX 76504

PH. (254) 773 0200


Please Note that the hotel parking lot only has room for our Model Ts and modern cars but not trucks and trailers. We are working diligently to obtain permission to use space close to the hotel. Information on this topic will be provided as soon as possible.

No secondary hotel has been reserved a this time. Information on this subject may be added at a later date, depending on the need.

Information about places to park an RV will be provided soon.

2020 Texas T Party - TOUR OUTLINE

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Short afternoon tour around the city of Temple and surrounding area, ending at the "Dead Fish Grill" restaurant on Belton Lake, about 10 miles from the base hotel. Planned arrival time around 5 PM. Meal included in tour package. Drinks from the bar at your own expense.

Thursday October 1, 2020

Official tour picture day. 45 mile drive to the Heritage Farm in Waco, Texas. We will be served coffee and donuts upon arrival. Cars to line up near old time water mill building for the official tour picture. After that, tour participants can wander the facility where there are all kinds of craft activities, such as a blacksmith, a pottery complete with kilns, wood-working, fiber-crafts - knitting, weaving, sewing, a full wood working shop where they make everything from canoes to fine furniture. Lunch (included in the tour package) to be served at tables in the open air. Just about all the activities at the Heritage Farm use materials found, grown or raised on the own property, including the wood, the wool and the food that they will be serving. After lunch, people can stay on at the farm - there is a lot more to see including a magnificent scenic overlook - or go into Waco to see Magnolia Silo shopping facility made famous by the "Fixer-Upper" HGTV show hosted by Chip and Joanna Gaines and also the nearby Dr. Pepper museum, or folks can simply head back to Temple.

Friday October 2, 2020

The goal of this day's touring is to reach Rosebud, Texas, about 35 miles to the east of Temple. Of course, we won't be taking the direct road, but rather more attractive and T suitable back roads. There will be a number of stops in some charming locations along the way. Lunch will be provided as part of the tour package. There is no planned group activity in the evening.

Saturday October 3, 2020

This day will be especially good for visiting family members. Our first port of call will be a two visit to the Temple Railroad Museum, which is having a day of family oriented events. A select few of our Ts will be allowed to park immediately in front of the historic station. The rest will be on the street which will be closed to regular traffic during our stay. With any luck - it's in the balance because of COVOD-19 - we will then go over to the well known annual "Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Show." If the show gets canceled, we will try to find another destination - such as Mother Neff State Park - providing it too has not been closed to the public. Also up in the air is how to hold an appropriate socially distanced gathering of around 120 people during these times of COVID-19 related restrictions. It can be done, but it may not be the traditional set-up.

Sunday October 4, 2020

A light breakfast will be provided as part of the tour, then everyone should head on home. There are no formal tour related activities on this day.

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