MTFCI Annual Tours have several awards presented each year to tour participants, in addition to the car judging awards. Below is a list of awards to be presented:

Participant Awards

Jimmy Walker Award (Donor: Midwest Chapter)

Awarded to all of the young (19 or under) licensed and insured drivers on the Annual Tour who drive a Model T for at least half the mileage of any single day tour. No individual can win this award twice. Candidates are validated by the Awards Committee.

Frank Fitzpatrick Memorial Award

Awarded to the person on the tour who is most congenial and most helpful mechanically. This award is selected by the Awards Committee.

President’s Cup Award

Awarded to the participant generating the greatest tour spirit. Selected by the past presidents on the tour and the Awards Committee.

Snyder’s Old Timers Award

Awarded to the person who has been on the most tours. (No individual can win twice.) If a tie occurs, it will be award-ed to the person who was on the earliest tour. In case of another tie, it will be awarded to the oldest person.

Special Car Awards

Youth Choice Award

This award is determined by a vote of the youth (through age 19) on the tour. They vote for the car they would most like to own. If a car receives this award, it will not receive another Special Tour Award. Awards Committee decision will be final in the case of a tie.

Mens’ Choice Award

This award is determined by popular ballot of the men on the tour. Vote for the car you would most like to take home. If a car receives this award, it will not receive another Special Tour Award. The Awards Committee decision will be final in the case of a tie.

Ladies’ Choice Award

This award is determined by a vote of the ladies on the tour. Vote for the car you would most like to own. If a car receives this award, it will not receive another Special Tour Award. The Awards Committee decision will be final in the case of a tie.

Special Commercial Award

Awarded to the best commercial Model T. Selected by the Awards Committee, not point judging.

Bonnevier Memorial Award

Awarded to the best Speedster. Selected by the Awards Committee, not point judging.

Judged Car Awards

Stynoski Trophy

Awarded annually for the best restoration of the year, as selected by the MTFCI Judging Team. This car does not have to be driven on the tour; however, it must have a valid safety inspection checklist and be driven into the designated judging area. You may also have to drive the car when it is being judged, to prove its mechanical restoration. The car will not be eligible to fall back into class judging if it does not win the Stynoski Award.

  • Must be a full-bodied Model T as it came from the factory

  • MTFCI approved judging form must be used

  • Award can be won only once by a particular car

  • Winner is automatically removed from all class judging and Special Tour Awards consideration

  • If minimum specifications set by the MTFCI Judging Team and Board of Directors are not met by any car entered, the award will not be presented for that year

Class Judging

This category is non-competitive in nature. Cars do not compete against one another, but are judged against the "standards" found in the MTFCI Judging Guidelines. Cars are judged for authenticity and condition, and points are deducted for items found conflicting with the Guidelines. An award is presented based upon the final total of points. The classes for judging are:

  • T-1: 1909-1912 Open Cars

  • T-2: 1909-1912 Closed Cars

  • T-3: 1913-1916 Open and Closed Cars

  • T-4: 1917-1922 Open Cars

  • T-5: 1923-1925 Open Cars

  • T-6: 1917-1925 Closed Cars

  • T-7: 1926-1927 Open Cars

  • T-8: 1926-1927 Closed Cars

  • T-9: 1909-1927 Speedster

  • T-10: 1909-1927 Highly Modified Racer/Speedster

  • T-11: 1917-1927 Commercial with Ford Factory Body

  • T-12: 1909-1927 Commercial with Non-Factory Body

The Speedster Class is judged by adding points for special/speed related items found on the car. The car with the highest total accumulated points on the judging scoresheet will determine the "standard" for points at 100%, and the remainder of the other speedster awards will be determined based upon this standard. The same percentages found in class judging are used to determine the award.

Preservation Class

This category is established to judge cars that have not been restored, and are in original condition. Judging follows the rules found in Class Judging, with the exception that only the authenticity of the car is evaluated.

Youth Class

This class is for individuals 21 years or younger. The cars in this class follow the same rules found in Class Judging.