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Young Model T enthusiast living lifelong dream in his '26

June 14, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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From left, Cathy Glasgow, owner of the Butler County Ford dealership on Main Street in Butler, where Model Ts were sold 100 years ago, and her husband Dennis, ride in Simon Neubert's restored 1924 Model T. Neubert and his wife will travel cross country with other Model Ts in the Ocean to Ocean tour.

This is an article excerpt — read more about Neubert's love of Model T's and how the trip went in Sunday's Butler Eagle.

It has been Simon Neubert's dream to participate in the exclusive Ocean to Ocean Model T tour since he was 15 years old.

On Saturday, Neubert, 25, of Jefferson Township, packed up his bride, Katie, hopped into his newly restored 1924 Ford Model T touring car, and took off for Seattle with an “ooooogah” of the horn.

The event saw 35 Model Ts leave New York City to make the 4,800 mile, 28-day trek to Seattle, Washington.

The trip commemorates the 110th anniversary of the first Ocean to Ocean event, which was a race across the country entered by automobile companies worldwide.

The route taken by the current group, which is touring and not racing one another, will remain as close to the one taken by winner Henry Ford in 1909.

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