75°FFairFull Forecast

Reagan museum Model T getting rehabbed in Illinois

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT

SOUTH ELGIN (AP) — Members of a Fox Valley vehicle club are restoring a 1919 Model T Coupe for the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon.

Steve Angvick and Bob Stauffer are members of the Fox Valley chapter of the Model T Ford Club International. The Courier-News reports (http://bit.ly/Ysmo5h) the men saw the vehicle when they toured the Reagan museum. It is similar to the one Reagan learned to drive, but a tour guide told them it wasn't drivable.

Club member Maurice Dyer says members decided to get the car in running condition. The club drove the vehicle to South Elgin in a trailer to be rehabbed. The engine was sent to be rebuilt in Ohio.

When they're done members will form an antique-vehicle caravan to drive the Model T back to Dixon.

National video

Reader Poll

CNN will host the first debate of Democratic candidates for president on Oct. 13. Do you plan to watch it?
Not sure
No opinion