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Model T's gather in West Plains

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Show Me T's, Model T car club, got a chance from to enjoy the scenery and people around south central Missouri and north central Arkansas, during its 12th Annual Show Me Tour, May 31 to June 2.

This year's tour, which was based in West Plains, Mo., attracted Model T enthusiasts, from Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. They enjoyed three full days of touring in the hills of the Ozarks, in one of the first assembly line cars that still turn heads decades later.

Thursday, club members drove their classic Model T's on a tour through south central Missouri's foot hills, which are dotted with historic grist mills. The group pulled in for lunch at Rockbridge Trout Farm, and made stops at Dawt Mill and Hodgins Mill.

Friday, these classic gems, could be seen heading south into Arkansas. The T's made a stop at Mammoth Spring before going on to Hardy. A drive through the twisting turns and rolling hills in Cherokee Village and back across the south fork river on 289 at Saddle, to the Missouri border where some car's and drivers pulled in for ice cream at the Thayer Dairy Queen, where they drew a crowd of curious onlookers.

The club's classic Model T's were on display at the hotel and civic center in West Plains,Friday night, before heading out on Saturday, to tour the Fire Truck Museum of Missouri in Willow Springs.

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