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The "SHAFT" award was created in 1970 as the President's Trophy, awarded to an outstanding member of the St. Louis "Model T" Ford Club. This recognition is for a member's outstanding efforts, dedication and loyalty to our CLUB.
Mr. & Mrs. Walt Gaertner and Mr. & Mrs. Earl Horton, Jr. presented this trophy to the St. Louis Model T Ford Club.
This trophy may be awarded each year at our Annual Meeting (Holiday Party) in December.
It may be awarded to an individual club member or to a family.

Past recipients of the "SHAFT" awards are:

1970 -  Bob Mc Kelvie                    1971 -  Gerald Rhomberg

1972 -  Charlotte Brown                 1973 -  Vic LaBantschnig

1974 -  Marlet Ort                          1975 -  Hugo Pries

1976 -  Martin Luepker                   1977 -  Sam Atkinson

1978 -  Fred Weber                         1979 -  Adolph Rhomberg

1980 -  Don Scoville                        1981 -  Marty Luepker

1982 -  Bill Tabor                            1983 -  Aaron Ford

1984 -  Adolph Rhomberg               1985 -  Art Hodgson

1986  -  Sue Luepker                        1987 -  Frank Puttmann

1988 -  Jan Moses                           1989 -  C. Ray Kruse

1990 -  Pat & Helen Timme             1991 -  Tom & Ann Brown

1992 -  Jack & Grace Mulligan        1993 -  Dick & Ruthie Olson

1994 -  Flo Reichardt                       1995 -  Charles & Mitzi Pedroley

1996 -  Don & Joan Hoelscher         1997 -  Pat & Nelson Itterly

1998 -  Richard W. Lodge                1999 -  Earl & Mary Lou Zimmer

2000 -  Phil Reichardt                      2001 -  Gary Micanek

2002 -  Nancy Eckenroth                 2003 -  Karl Abe

& Joan Ogden 

2004 -  Kent & Vickie Gilbane         2005 -  Tom & Butch Taylor

2006-  Steve Stevenson                   2007 -  Ron & Shannon Olson

2009-  Joe Trewhella                       2009 -  Ron & Shannon Olson

2010   Ruth Olson

 

THE PHIL REICHARDT MEMORIAL "HARD LUCK AWARD"

The PHIL REICHARDT MEMORIAL "HARD LUCK AWARD" was created in 2002. This is an annual award for the person who endured the most hardship while on one of our "Annual Tours" in a Model T. It is named after Phil Reichardt who was one of the club's longest-running Presidents. Phil was known for his generosity and his love of giving out more trophies than anyone else, which is being carried on by his widow Flo, who is helping with club functions and having a good spirit.

Donations for this trophy were mostly original Model T parts. A cracked crankshaft from Vic LaBantschnig; Kwik Poly and Piston from Harold Bowden; Connecting Rod from Marlet Ort; Piston Rings, Valve and Timing Gear from Karl Abe. The Design and creation was by Karl Abe.

Note that all of the parts are marked with the original name, even the third piston ring. Karl Abe removed the unbelievably worn camshaft gear from a running engine.

This award is awarded annually at our Annual Meeting (Holiday Party) in December.

2002  - Harold Yahnke  -  Changed more flat tires (11) on his 1915 Depot Hack
on the Jerseyville, Illinois Tour. His Model T had non-demountable wheels,
which made for more fun.
2003  - Les Flautt  -  Windshield and Steering Wheel problems while driving to Detroit.
2004  - Grant Gilbane  -  Tore out the rear end while driving to the starting point for
our overnight tour.
2005  - Sam Atkinson  -  Stuck Exhaust Valve
2006  - Steve Thum  -  Overheating Problems
2007  - Dan Benjey  -  Under Hood Fire
 2008  - Nelson Jones  -  Broken Crankshaft
 2009  - Joe Duever  -  Timer Failure
 2010  - Don Spaeth - Timer Problems

Last Update: 01/22/2009