Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Model T Ford Back after 100 Years

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Model T Ford Back after 100 Years

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A piece of car racing history is back on Tyneside to be showcased at the place it was built over 100 years ago.

The 1911 Model T Ford Racer - known as the Golden Ford due to its narrow body made of polished brass - is one of only a few genuine pre-First World War cars still around that were raced at Brooklands, the world's first purposebuilt racing circuit. The car has been returned to its Newcastle roots on the city's Stephenson Quarter after being restored by agricultural engineers and Model T Ford specialists, The Tuckett Brothers.

It will be on display in the atrium at Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Stephenson Quarter until January 2017.

The Golden Ford was originally built in Newcastle by George and Jobling who in 1904, took over the premises previously used by Robert Stephenson & Co to build the revolutionary Rocket steam engine. The historic building is now the popular music and events venue, Boiler Shop.

The car was originally raced by Newcastle motor agent and pioneer aviator AE George, who won the 1912 All-Ford race at Brooklands with Henry Ford watching from the stands. …

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