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 President Award include:

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 & Joan Ogden 2003 -  Karl Abe
2004 -  Kent & Vickie Gilbane 2005 -  Tom & Butch Taylor
2006 -  Steve & Mary Ellen Stevenson 2007 -  Ron & Shannon Olson
2008-  Joe & Diana Trewhella 2009 -  Ron & Shannon Olson
2010 - Ruthie Olson 2011- Sam Atkinson
2012 - Dave and Kathy Groerich 2013- Jackie Allen
2014 - Keith and Jenny Sanders 2015- Steve and Sherry Williams
2016 - Daniel Mullis 2017- Don Spaeth



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.

Past recipients of The Hard Luck Award include:

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
2011 - Walter Kleinhans possessed by demons
2012 - George Paugh Cracked low gear drum
2013 - Barry Tanner Timer problem
2014 - Kent Gilbane Lost carburetor parts
2015 - Keith Sanders Clogged muffler
2016 - Was a good year No recipient

2017 - Jerry Ellerbeck Jr. Broken oil line