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Speedster Endurance Run & Lowland Tour

June 8 - June 9


We just finalized hotel arrangements with Motel 6 Sunnyvale – North. The hotel is conveniently located in Sunnyvale halfway between Bertolotti’s Garage in Santa Clara and the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto. (About 8 miles each way.) A quick drive down Central Expressway easily takes you to each location without having to use the Freeway. In addition to having a large parking lot, street parking is also available on the weekend. A number of restaurants are within walking distance of the motel and even more are located in downtown Sunnyvale, just 1 mile up the road.

We can’t wait to see all the speedsters congregate in the parking lot before our big event! And, as Tom Bodett says, “We’ll leave the light on.”

We are excited to announce that Registration for the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club 53rd Annual Speedster Endurance Run & Lowland Tour is now OPEN!

There’s never been a better time to dust off your time machine and show off your driving skills. This year’s endurance run is open to ALL speedsters of the era from 1900 through 1927. And, if you’re wondering if you and your speedster have the “Right Stuff,” you do! While we encourage all participants to present their speedsters as they would have appeared during the era represented, components like hydraulic brakes, all types of carburation, alternators and the like are accepted. All speedsters, of course, will be required to meet all safety requirements as listed on the Self Check Inspection Form.

This year’s event is on track to be truly spectacular! The route through the Santa Cruz Mountain Range will take you on some of the most beautiful roads in the world. Imagine motoring up winding roads amongst the giant redwoods and heading down to the coast for breathtaking ocean views. You’ll even pass through historic towns and villages on roads older than your speedsters.

The day before the main event is our Tech Inspection at Bertolotti’s Garage, where you can catch up with old friends, make new friends, enjoy a delicious barbecue and tour Bertolotti’s amazing collection of vintage automobiles.

Sunday morning, we gather at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, for the main event. U.S. veterans, families, friends, and Lowland Tour participants will all be there to cheer on the speedster drivers and riding mechanics. Our opening ceremony will include the presentation of the American flag by a fully uniformed color guard in period dress and a guest singer to lead us in our National Anthem. Then we will hear the words we’ve all been waiting for: “Drivers, start you engines!” Can you hear it? That’s the roar of all those mighty speedsters as they eagerly await the drop of the green flag!

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate our 53rd year of this truly amazing event! Don’t keep it a secret. Tell your family and friends where you’ll be in June and bring them along to be a part of history in motion. See you there!

Chris Bhirdo
Chairperson, SCVMTFC 53rd Annual Speedster Endurance Run & Lowland Tour
(408) 505-0153


June 8
June 9
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