All The Awards On This Page Are Given Out At The Annual Christmas Party in December.
They may be awarded to an individual club member or to a family

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


Past Recipients Of The "SHAFT" Awards Are As Follows:

1970 -  Bob Mc Kelvie 2010   Ruth Olson
1972 -  Charlotte Brown  1971 -  Gerald Rhomberg
1974 -  Marlet Ort 1973 -  Vic LaBantschnig
1976 -  Martin Luepker 1975 -  Hugo Pries
1978 -  Fred Weber 1977 -  Sam Atkinson
1980 -  Don Scoville 1979 -  Adolph Rhomberg
1982 -  Bill Tabor 1981 -  Marty Luepker
1984 -  Adolph Rhomberg 1983 -  Aaron Ford
1986  -  Sue Luepker 1985 -  Art Hodgson
1988 -  Jan Moses 1987 -  Frank Puttmann
1990 -  Pat & Helen Timme 1989 -  C. Ray Kruse
1992 -  Jack & Grace Mulligan 1991 -  Tom & Ann Brown
1994 -  Flo Reichardt 1993 -  Dick & Ruthie Olson
1996 -  Don & Joan Hoelscher 1995 -  Charles & Mitzi Pedroley
1998 -  Richard W. Lodge 1997 -  Pat & Nelson Itterly
2000 -  Phil Reichardt 1999 -  Earl & Mary Lou Zimmer
2002 -  Nancy Eckenroth & Joan Ogden 2001 -  Gary Micanek
2004 -  Kent & Vickie Gilbane 2003 -  Karl Abe
2006-  Steve Stevenson 2005 -  Tom & Butch Taylor
2009-  Joe Trewhella 2007 -  Ron & Shannon Olson
  2009 -  Ron & Shannon 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.


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