||Hello Model T'ers,
The 45 Annual Fall Meeting of the Montana Cross Country Model T Association
was held at the 10,000 Dollar Restaurant near Haugen
Montana. The meeting began at 10:30 am.
Past President, Tom Carnegie opened the meeting and called for nominations
of the next two-year president.
.Rick Carnegie was nominated by Mike Robison, 2nd by Gary Ebbert
.Scott Stubbert was nominated by Tony Cerovski, 2nd by Nan Robison
oWritten Ballot voting was counted by Tom Carnegie and Doug Langel
.Rick Carnegie was elected President by majority vote.
Rick took the helm and called for nominations of vice presidents:
.Scott Stubbert was nominated by George Nickol, 2nd by Janet Cerovski
.Mike Robison was nominated by Tom Carnegie, 2nd by Nan Robison
oWritten Ballot voting was counted by Rick Carnegie and Doug Langel
·Scott Stubbert was elected Vice President by majority vote.
Then asked for nominations of Treasure's:
·Janet Cerovski was nominated by Tony Cerovski, 2nd by Tom Carnegie
·Janet Cerovski was elected Treasurer by a unanimous ballot of yeas.
Then called for nominations of Secretaries:
·Tony Cerovski was nominated by Scott Stubbert, 2nd by Janet Cerovski
·Tony Cerovski was elected Secretary by a unanimous ballot of yeas.
A discussion of existing Director's terms occurred and it was determined
that we had seven directors and need to elect two 1-year term
·Tony Cerovski was nominated by Scott Stubbert, 2nd by George Nickol.
·Dave Thompson was nominated by Rob Flesiner, 2nd by Tom Carnegie
.Mark Hutchinson was nominated by Kathleen Ebbert, 2nd by Dave Huson
·Mike Robison was nominated by Tom Carnegie, 2nd by Jillian Caples
Written Ballot voting was counted by Rick Carnegie and Doug Langel
·Tony Cerovski and Mark Hutchinson were elected to 1-year Director
The List of the 2005-2006 Officers and multi year
Directors are as follows:
Copies of the Treasurer's report
was passed around and discussed. There was $3112.3 in the checking
account as of October 31,
2004 and all bills are paid for to this date. Tony Cerovski asked
if the Association owed Tom Carnegie any monies for printing
expenses or what ever and Tom replied that he was owed no monies to date.
Tony Cerovski motioned to accept the 2004 Treasure's
Report, 2nd by George. All yeas, no nays.
Old Business was called for and Mike Cuff stated that the City of Eureka
and surrounding area enjoyed our Association and event. We are welcome
to come back to Eureka anytime.
New Business was called for.
Dave Huson motioned to increase the annual dues. A discussion reveled
that the membership liked the news portion of the letters, but did not
care to have the stories continue. Also, it was decided that we would
The not pay for color printing because of the expense and because
most everyone has no trouble downloading the pictures from Tom Carnegie's
"Montana 500" link on the Antique Auto Ranch web site, http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/montana500/index.html.
Dave with drew his motion and membership dues will remain at $10.00 per
year for now.
Gary Ebbert motioned to allow the driver-owner of the "teardown"
cars be allowed to participate in the tear down, but still be eluded from
the inspection. A discussion resulted. Steve Coniff added that
he would like to have the option of using rubber hose on the rod
bolts so that the crank journals will not become nicked. Gary Ebbert
stated that the rod shims might be lost or misplaced during the removal
and replacement of the stock rod assembly. Rick Carnegie suggested
that we wire the head bolts separately to the pan bolts
and separately wire the carburetor bolts. Gary's motion was passed
and will be added to the teardown rules as follows. "Drivers
or the even the owners may disassemble and reassemble their own cars during
Race Route: AT 11:30
am, President Rick called for race routs.
·Helena was nominated by Scott Stubbert, 2nd by Tony Cerovski
·Shelby was nominated by Mike Robison, 2nd by Tom Carnegie
·Lewistown was nominated by Steve Coniff, 2nd by Janet Cerovski
·Great Falls was nominated by Mike Cuff, 2nd by Kathleen Ebbert
oShelby was voted out after a discussion on road construction, Great Falls
was voted out, and a show of hand between Helena and Lewistown selected
Lewistown as the site.
·Scott Stubbert nominated July 10-14, 2005, 2nd by Dave Huson
·Doug Langel nominated June 26-30, 2005, 2nd by George Nickol
·Tom Carnegie nominated June 19-23, 2005, 2nd by Mike Robison
oDave Huson and Kathleen Ebbert provided the dates of the National Tour
and other events and further discussion occurred.
By majority hand vote, June 19-23 was selected for the 2005 race dates.
Rule Changes: Restrictor Plates.
·Doug Langel motioned for restrictor plates on all cars, 2nd by
oMark Hutcheson commented on the legality of the power boosting fuel additives
being used by some. George Nickol commented on the increased speeds
available going downhill without the plate and the added ability to catch
a ride or tailgate on semi
trucks. A hand vote was called for and the motion failed.
·Mike Robison motioned to not use restrictor plates in any car,
2nd by Steve Coniff. Tony Cerovski asked if we would be willing to
return to using o stock intake manifolds and not allow the use of the non-Ford-Script
Chaffen products if the restrictor plates were not used. The
oSimilar discussion occurred and the motion carried 12 in favor, 8 against.
Rule 33 will be stricken.
President Rick called for a 15-minute recess.
·George Nickol motioned for an amendment to the previous rule change
and asked one year-race trial period on the rescinding of Rule 33.
Motion failed by majority hand vote.
·Steve Coniff motioned for adding a new rule stating "Modification
of timer interior allowed." Steve's main point is that the current
stock New Day brush holders break, the brush material is a substandard
material and that many veteran racers have made modifications to the brush,
holder, and covers.
oThe motion was put to a vote and was passed.
·Tony Cerovski asked that the above new timer rule statement be
changed to "Modification to timer materials and components allowed."
Discussion included allowing the use of aluminum or steel ring be allowed
with the Crystal Timer instead of the fragile potash. Most members
agreed that what ever that was modified on the inside could extend to the
oMotion failed 12-4.
·Tom Carnegie motioned that the following words be added to the
MCCTA BY-LAWS. "Officers and Directors will comply with the
MTFCA requirements for obtaining Chapter status and event insurance."
Discussion includes that if the MCCTA
would like to remain a Chapter of the MTFCA and or obtain the event insurance
that we should place the above verbiage in to the BYLAWS. A hand
vote occurred and we will add the above verbiage to the BYLAWS. I
suppose that we will allow a month or so grace period for new and existing
directors to become MTFCA members. It is known that the insurance
must be purchased by about April.
The Meeting was adjourned at 1:08 pm, Sunday, November 14, 2004
The Following Members and guests attended.
Montana Residents M/G
Doug Langel m
George Nickol m
Scott Stubbert m
Mike Cuff m
Janet Cerovski m
Tony Cerovski m
Washington Residents M/G
Rick Carnegie m
Carla Carnegie m
Tom Carnegie m
Suzie Carnegie m
Nan Robison m
Dave Robison m
Mike Robison m
Jillian Caples m
Mark Hutcheson m
Eugene Kicha m
Lee Bergus m
Gary Ebbert m
Kathleen Ebbert m
Rob Flesner m
Dave Thompson m
Mike Thompson guest
Colorado Residents M/G
Dave Huson m
Marilyn Huson m
Steve Coniff m
I will be sending out the rule changes in the near future. Please
supply me with your email addresses as soon as you can. Don't' be
left out of the communication circle. Happy Racing, Tony Cerovski,