RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS & ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
For Missoula- Sidney Cross Country 575 mile race, September 13-16 1961
1. All participants must be stock Model T Fords in accordance with the following requirements and permitted modifications:
2. All cars must have an original model T Ford body (any age or type including sawed off tourings) four fenders, running boards and complete windshield.
3. Wheels and tires must be of standard model T Ford passenger car sizes.
4. Rear axle ratios must be stock model T Ford. 3-7/11 to 1 or 4 to 1
5. AuxilIary transmissions and Ruxtell axles must be disconnected or locked in high range.
6. Aluminum pistons permitted but they must be of model T Ford design and type and not more than .060 oversize.
7. The size of the valve ports is not to be altered to accommodate oversize valves.
8. The crankshaft must be of stock model T without any counterweights.
9. Genuine Ford cylinder heads may be planed or milled but not altered otherwise.
10. Any type timer permitted but the Ford magneto-coils-timer ignition system must be in working order.
11. Water pumps and auxillary oil lines permitted.
12. All transmission bands must be in working order.
13. Emergency brakes must be in working order for safety purposes.
14. Cars allowed to carry one passenger besides driver but not allowed to receive any assistance from as accompanying vehicle.
15. 12 volt battery not permitted.
Any contestant may challenge any winner as to the legality and authenticity of the winner's model T Ford and the winner must accordingly submit his car to an inspection. The Challenger will be required to post sufficient funds to cover the cost of the inspection, which amount will be forfeited should his challenge be unfounded, and if the car does not meet the above specifications the cost of the inspection shall be borne by the owner of the model T which is challenged. The inspections to be made immediately after the race at the Ford garage In Sidney, Montana with the decision obtained by the majority vote of the contestants in the race.
The sponsors of this race will not be responsible for any accidents or losses.
RULES & REGULATIONS FOR The
Missoula- Sidney Cross Country model T race, Sept. 13-16, 1961
Across Mont. Hwy. No. 20 From Missoula, Mont. to the Montana-North Dakota State Line
Total Distance 575 Miles
1. Race to start at Missoula, Montana on September 13, 1961 at 8:00 A.M. at the east edge of the city.
2. All entries will be started at one minute intervals from Missoula.
3. There will be a thirty minute time-out coffee stop at Lincoln, a distance of 79 miles.
4. All cars will be checked in at the west end of Great Falls where free lodging and meals will be furnished to all the drivers with the compliments of the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce. Total distance covered on 1st day, 165 miles.
5. All cars will be started the 2nd morning from the east edge of Great Falls at one minute intervals and in the same sequence they finished the day before.
6. There will be a 30 minute time-out coffee stop at Stanford, a distance of 62 miles.
7. All cars will be checked in the west edge of Lewistown where free lodging and meals will be furnished to all drivers and assistants with the compliments of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce. Total distance on the 2nd day, 108 miles
8. All cars will be started the 3rd morning from the east edge of Lewistown at one minute intervals and in the reverse sequence they finished the day before.
9. There will be a 30 minute time-out coffee stop at Jordan, a distance of 130 miles.
10. All cars will be checked in the west edge of Circle where free lodging and meals will be furnished to all drivers and assistants with the compliments of the Circle Chamber of Commerce. Total distance on the 3rd day, 197 miles.
11. All cars will be started the 4th morning from the east edge of Circle at one minute intervals in proper sequence with the car having the best overall time so far the race starting first.
12. All cars will run to the finish line which is the Montana-North Dakota State Line, about 11 miles north os Sidney, Montana, where the running time will be checked. Total distance traveled on the 4th day, 86 miles.
13. All drivers will be offered free coffee and lunch at the end of the race by the Fairview Chamber of Commerce.
14. The winner will lead all cars back to Sidney, a distance of 11 miles, in the order of their placement in the race, where they will be honered and awarded their prizes, and trophies in the presence of the large anticipated crowd which will attend the festivities in connection with the big free barbeque and the dedication cerimonies dedicating Central Montana Highway No. 20.
15. Humble Oil Co. has offered to furnish free gasoline and oil for all cars participating in this race.
16. Many of the cities and towns along the route are planning celebrations and festivities to coincide with the passing of the model T Fords through their cities and towns.
Large prizes, awards and trophies will be announced very shortly.
(end of rules)
These rules differ slightly from the version on the 1961 flyer.