Classic cars cruise into Newcastle

Classic cars cruise into Newcastle Vintage drive: The fleet of Model T Fords attracted attention and crowds as they rolled into the Newcastle Museum. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
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Vintage drive: The fleet of Model T Fords attracted attention and crowds as they rolled into the Newcastle Museum. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Vintage drive: The fleet of Model T Fords attracted attention and crowds as they rolled into the Newcastle Museum. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Vintage drive: The fleet of Model T Fords attracted attention and crowds as they rolled into the Newcastle Museum. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Vintage drive: The fleet of Model T Fords attracted attention and crowds as they rolled into the Newcastle Museum. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Vintage drive: The fleet of Model T Fords attracted attention and crowds as they rolled into the Newcastle Museum. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

TweetFacebookWITH a name like Bob Hawke, it’s no surprise one Edgeworth car enthusiast is interested in history.

Mr Hawke, president of the NSW chapter of the Model T Ford Club of Australia, led a convoy of classic cars,including his1925 farm truck,from Kurri Kurri to Newcastle Museum on Tuesday.

The retiree bought the Model T, his second, around 20 years ago without even looking at it, after a friend told him it was for sale.

Then, he spent 8 years restoring it back to working condition – but says with a laugh that the restoration process never really ends.

‘‘Most of us start with a great pile of junk, and then just go through and buy stuff and make them,’’ he said.

‘‘You do have to get professional help with the painting and things like that, [but] some people can do it themselves.’’

All the time and money was worth it when the group pulled up to the museum, greeted by curious stares and a crowd who gathered to inspect the fleet.

Mr Hawke says the Sydney-based club try to go for a drive once every month, usually on a Sunday