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Model T Club tour

Ten or so Model T Fords left Spokane and make a big loop through Elk, Washington, Spirit Lake and Bayview, Idaho before returning to Spokane. The weather was cool and sometimes rainy, testing the mettle of those with open cars. The Inland Empire chapter of the Model T Ford Owners of America stopped for lunch in Spirit Lake and ate a variety of foods cooked in metal containers riding on the exhaust manifolds of the engines.


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Tom Carnegie winds up a portable 78 rpm record player to entertain members of the Model T Ford club who stopped for lunch Monday in Spirit Lake, Idaho.


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Rick Carnegie dips a warmed hotdog out of a metal pan mounted on the engine of his Model T Ford Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in the park in Spirit Lake, Idaho. The group stopped in Spirit Lake for lunch, dipping heated hotdogs, chili and other dishes out of metal boxes that ride on the cars’ exhaust manifolds on the trip.


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Members of the Inland Empire Model T Club roll into Spirit Lake Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 during their annual Labor Day tour.


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Some drivers with the Model T Ford club drove unrestored, nearly century-old cars up to 120 miles Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 on their Labor Day tour from Spokane.


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Meghan Carnegie, center, warms herself against the radiator of her dad’s Model T Ford Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in the park in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Model T Fords do not have heaters, though some owners have installed aftermarket heaters.


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Automobiles are lined up by the Model T Ford club Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in the park in Spirit Lake, Idaho. The Inland Empire chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America held their Labor Day tour from Spokane, through Elk, Washington, over to Spirit Lake and Bayview, Idaho, then back to Spokane.


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A restored Model T Ford sits at Spirit Lake park Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 during a stop on the Inland Empire Model T Club’s Labor Day tour.


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A driver pulled this cooking container, filled with the fixings of chicken chili, off the exhaust manifold of his Model T Ford Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in the park in Spirit Lake, Idaho. The Model T club stopped in Spirit Lake for lunch, dipping heated hotdogs, chili and other dishes out of metal boxes that ride on the cars’ exhaust manifolds on the trip.

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