The Model T Ford is a safe and reliable vehicle, but it is different to conventional cars.
If you are a new comer to the "T" or you would like to learn best practice in Driving and Maintenance from a professional, then Tuckett Brothers run a number of courses which can help you, all held at our workshops in North Marston.
Following much demand - we've released some new dates for our driving course! As a consequence of the COVID pandemic, we have modified the course format and have a strict limit on numbers for your best protection. For now, we will only be offering our driving course but check back here for updates about our maintenance courses in the future.
"I attended the course on June 7 this year . Overall the course is excellent for anyone venturing into Model T or even just interested in veteran motoring. I went along as a Model T was on my shortlist of cars to look at more seriously and so this was a very wise investment. The first part concentrated on the mechanics and general servicing of the car and this was very insightful. Model T's are by no means complicated, but nonetheless you do need to know where to look. Going through this also allowed us to pose questions and become more aware of what to look out for when purchasing or owning a car. The second part was the driving bit. Neil demonstrated it all very well and then it was our turn. After a first drive it was back to the yard to jump into one of several cars that were available. The chance to drive both RHD and LHD was also useful and proved that there was little difference, except the controls get reversed. There are also lots of cars and parts to have a look at so as to wet your appetite for the Model T world. I could not finish without mention of the huge packed lunch, which was lovely and lasted into the following day! In conclusion if you are thinking about getting into veteran motoring then this is a very worthwhile investment. I thought it was going to be good, but it was even better than I imagined. Neil also gives you a booklet with all the information, so no need to take notes." Steve N., Driving Course Attendee, June 2021
Model T Driving Course
The new format course will invite you to join Neil for an intensive 3hr driving course with a maximum of three other people. The course will be a single half day course (9.30am meet, for 10am start, until 1pm), with pre-booking and pre-payment essential. We will be offering a 'picnic' lunch included in the price, supplied by The Bell Hotel, Winslow.
The Model Ts are mainly open to the elements [effectively outside] and current guidance is that a face covering / masks should be worn at your own discretion whilst in the car(s). Depending on government advice at the time of the course, we will issue details of our latest policies in the pre-attendance contact. Please also dress appropriately for the British weather, and our rural yard! A boiler suit is ideal, if you have one!
We will initially be offering these driving course dates:
- Monday 7th June 2021 (max 3 people + Neil instructing)
- Thursday 15th July 2021 (max 3 people + Neil instructing)
- Tuesday 17th August 2021 (max 3 people + Neil instructing)
- Thursday 16th September 2021 (max 3 people + Neil instructing)
This course is designed to teach anyone from the first time driver to the person requiring confidence and practice in a quiet rural surrounding. By the end of the course it is our hope that you will be able to drive a Model T independently, have knowledge of basic everyday maintenance of your Model T, as well as helping you feel more confident navigating your T.
Model T Maintenance Course
The course covers everyday maintenance including oil levels, cleaning timers and goes on to include more detailed work – repair of coils, carburettors, band changing and adjustment. We will ensure you have hands on practice of the most common maintenance and repairs, as well as plenty of opportunities to ask questions. All course notes will be provided to you on the day. We are offering the following course dates:
- Wednesday 27th October 2021 (max 6 people)
- Wednesday 2nd February 2022 (max 6 people)
The course cost (driving or maintenance) is £120 per person, and your place is only reserved once payment is received. For 2022, the course cost will be £150pp reflective of a slightly longer course time; we've learnt people want more time to tinker, practice their driving even more, or ask more questions!
Payment details will be sent to you on receipt of your booking email. For the driving course, you must hold a valid UK driving license in order to join the course. All Model Ts used in the course are supplied by us (you don't need to have, or bring your own Model T).
To book your place, please email Neil (click the link), with:
The course you would like to join (driving or maintenance)
The date you would like to join
Your experience with Model Ts (optional)
Any dietary requirements
"Neil was very generous with his time, knowledge and his cars. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. As well as learning about the mechanics of the Model T and how to look after one, there was plenty of opportunity to drive Model Ts of varying ages and design. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn more about the Model T as a potential buyer, enthusiast or just out of curiosity." Thomas S., Driving Course Attendee, July 2021
“Having booked last year, the excitement got magnified over the long wait of COVID, until at last, the day arrived! [...] WAY beyond my expectations! You are a great ambassador for the Marque. Full of knowledge and enthusiasm. An informative, gentle and interesting teacher, which made it easy to grasp what you were saying. Trusting with a capital T!
I could go on and on but will leave it at that and say, Neil Tuckett, Gentleman, out and out enthusiast, wonderful teacher. . . . Thank You! : )” Paul & Nigel G., Driving Course Attendees, August 2021