Antique Model T’s will be seen throughout Southeast Kansas during the week of September 7-11, 2022. The 39th Annual Hillbilly Tour will be based in Pittsburg, with participants exploring scenic roads, including Route 66, and the rich history of coal and lead mining, and bootlegging that the area has to offer.
The Hillbilly Tour is hosted by the Heart of the Ozarks Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America.
Drivers will travel on their own schedule – no caravans – but they are provided routes each day.
Highlights for Wednesday, September 7 are the PSU Veterans Memorial, the Champions Plaza Gorilla Sculpture at Carnie Smith Stadium, and the Crawford County Historical Museum. That evening, the public can come see and learn about these antiques at the Pittsburg Farmers Market Pavilion at the north end of Downtown Pittsburg.
Highlights for Thursday, September 8 are the Corona Train Depot, Big Brutus, Baxter Springs Heritage Museum, the old Marsh Arch Rainbow Bridge on Route 66, and Route 66 through Downtown Galena.
On Friday, September 9, the tour will take Route 66 to visit Carthage, including the Phelps House, the Carthage Square, and Christine’s Vineyard.
On Saturday, September 10, the tour will trave along old Jefferson Highway from Pittsburg to the Fort Scott National Historic Site.
To learn more about the tour and the club, follow them on Facebook at Model T Ford Club – Heart of the Ozarks Chapter.