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Model T Ford marks its century in style

Miriam Vale Vintage and classic cars show - Gordon Whittaker with his 1914 T Model Ford. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
Miriam Vale Vintage and classic cars show - Gordon Whittaker with his 1914 T Model Ford. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards

A FORD Model T owned by Gordon Whittaker is turning 100.

Gladstone Vintage Car Club is tuning up to celebrate the occasion with a massive event on Saturday.

To honour the rare occasion of a vehicle hitting the century, the club has a number of pit stops planned for the day, which begin with a meeting of around 50 vintage cars at Reef City Ford.

On board because they are proud to see a Ford so old in such good condition, Reef City Ford staff members can't wait to get a look at Whittaker's machine in the flesh.

Principal dealer Chris Zagami will be on hand to welcome the Vintage Car Club

members and peruse the awesome vehicles before they continue along the journey.

"From what I understand, it is very well restored," Mr Zagami said.

"They are going to arrive at 10am; we are expecting up to 50 attendees all in vintage

vehicles.

"There is a show and shine barbecue here, and once they have done that there is a street drive and that evening there is also a celebratory dinner at The Club Hotel."

When Mr Zagami heard about a potential celebration of Whittaker's car's milestone, he was straight on board to offer to host the arrival of the vintage cars for the occasion.

He can't wait to see the car and be a part of the special moment, and thinks everyone in Gladstone should try to take the opportunity to see the Model T.

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