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What is up with the Tour Name?

Obviously we have not had a consistent name for the annual Texas wide regional meet. After an exhaustive study, I figured out nothing. As of just after the 53rd one, the gathering has gone by at least seven different names:

Texas Model A Tour (14 times)
Texas Tour (16 times)
Texas Model A Ford Tour (9 times)
Model A Ford Texas Tour (8 times)
Model A Texas Tour (4 times)
Texas A Tour (1 time)
Texas Tour - Model A Ford  (1 time)

This is based on the wording on the radiator plaques that have been issued from the beginning. To be fair, some radiator badges that just used the words "Texas Tour" also clearly had other means of identifying it as a Model A Ford tour by including an image of a car or the name of the club.

So, just exactly what is the name of this gathering? In casual conversation with other people with Model A Fords, I call it the "Texas Tour." This is confusing to a very small minority who might think that it is the tour that allows in any car that is at least 25 years old. To clarify that this is a gathering for people interested in a particular car, I call it the "Annual Model A Ford Texas Tour." This tells people that it is 1)  yearly, 2) it is not Model Ts, 3) it is not Chevys, 4) it is not Kansas. Admittedly, this is not the most common name of the gathering, but it is one that clearly identifies the gathering.

By the way, we have a limited supply of Tex-As patches, badges and stickers for sale.

 

Created: November 20, 2008

RAJ


Last updated: June 23, 2017

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