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    This past week I went to tour with the central model a club of Iowa, what a wonderful bunch of people make you feel right at home We left Altoona Iowa(desmoines) on our way to Davenport Ia. On the way we visited the amana colonies and drove thru rural areas with fields of corn and beautiful farms. We then spent the next 3 nights in davenport on the mississippi river. There is so much to see there and visited Wild Bill's wild west show museum and a beautiful river road drive. We visited the Dahl car collection and this man takes one out and drives them they do not just sit in a building. We also had on wednesday evening a seminar put on by Craig Beek(hope I got that right) he has every model of brass era ford from the very beginning he does not have a 1908 2 pedal 2 lever model T only a few were made. I know a lot about model t fords and learned a great deal I did not know. The next day he hosted everyone from the group at his shop and collection, it is decorated and built to resemble a ford dealership in the era. Lunch was enjoyed here after touring his shop and collection. The afternoon you were on your own to tour and shop the area. Thursday I went home (been sick the whole week but still participated as much as I could. Thursday the folks were headed to coralville Iowa 80 miles away to visit the herbert hoover presidential library, John Waynes birth place is in desoto ia. They spent the night in coralville ia. and returned to Altoona on friday. I will add some photos later that I down loaded from my wifes I-phone since they are too big.
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    Cars on the gamarai tour, There were about 4 slant window four doors coupes, roadsters, tudors and 2 cabriolets Enjoy them.
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      Good pics Chief! Thanks for sharing.

      The 20,000,000th Model A Ford drove on some of these same roads that the cars drove on last week. It also made a stop at Herbert Hoover's birthplace in West Branch, Iowa.

      I've been to the Dahl Ford collection over on Grand Ave. in Davenport,,, they have some pretty nice antique cars and the storage building is cool too like a 1930's Ford dealership kinda similar to Craig's! Dahl Ford has been in business since 1937 if I recall their ad.


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        Thanks Jeff glad you enjoyed them, wish i had the oppurtunity to meet both you amd Marshall Dault as he lives in the Davenport area, These guys do this every year but in 19 it will be a regional meet.

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        No problem I was hoping maybe Marshall met up with you guys at the Dahl Ford old car garage in Davenport, it's only maybe three miles from his house. He probably didn't know about it or else something came up and he couldn't hook up with you guys. Super knowledgeable guy on Model A Fords the local AACA chapter members, Mississippi Valley Chapter, run to him for Model A help!!

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