Tour Procedures & Safety

Tour Procedures and Guidelines

  1. A Model T Tour will be held quarterly, in conjunction with the quarterly meeting of members.  Regular Tours typically will last from one to three days.  Longer Special Tours may also be sponsored by the club and made available to Club members.

  1. The Tours will alternate among the four Regions of the state as far as is practicable. 

  1. The President, the Director from the region, and others the President may appoint will plan the Tours.

  1. Tour itineraries are to be prepared by the Tour’s planners and distributed to all Tour participants at or before the beginning of the Tours.

  1. Guests may be invited to participate in the Tours, and may ride with members or drive their own cars, even if they are not Model T’s.

Tour Safety Considerations

  1. The vehicle owner and/or driver are responsible for the safety of their vehicle. The host chapter will not be responsible for inspecting or certifying any vehicle as roadworthy.

  1. All participating car owners/drivers are encouraged to perform a safety check of their cars prior to the Tour.  The Safety Checklist will be included annually in the Newsletter, and will be given to new members and new tour participants.

  1. A drivers meeting will be conducted each day to advise of last minute road conditions or route changes. This is the time for reminders of driving procedures such as distance between cars, gas availability and such.

  1. If a day’s drive involves areas of relatively high risk, such as very steep hills, dangerous curves, crossings of major highways, narrow roads, etc., every driver is to be made aware of them. Stress the limitations of the Model T brakes and to use extreme caution. If possible, provide alternate routes for those who do not wish to travel on those routes. Such information should also be shown on the daily tour route maps.

Tour drivers must obey all applicable highway laws. Unsafe conditions and actions will not be tolerated. It is important to stress to all drivers the necessity of allowing modern cars to pass by keeping to the right and/or pulling off the road if safe to do so.