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Old 06-30-2020, 07:42 AM   #1
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The MTFCA have banned discussion of this, and, being outside the US, I can't access the Boulder newspaper report. Can someone tell me what happened?
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:33 AM   #2
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This may answer some questions.
https://www.boulder-monitor.com/news...e1b9f4a6e.html
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:58 AM   #4
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Thanks gents, but neither of those links help much 'cos they go to the Boulder Monitor which I am not allowed to read here in Europe. Just wanted to find out if any one was hurt.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:41 PM   #5
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Hi Jem- Hope you are well.

Based on what I have heard, I believe one person has died. It appears the car, a 1927 roadster, took a turn too sharp and it rolled over. Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the car. There were no other cars or people involved. The Montana 500 website only talks about the winner and the times achieved by the different entrants. It does not mention or acknowledge the accident at all. The website is run by the winner of this year's race.

Here is the complete text and the only photo from the Boulder article.

Two men, ages 51 and 77, competing in a 500 mile “Model T” race, rolled their 1927 “Model T” at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday while turning north onto I-15 at the Boulder interchange according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

One man, believed to be the driver, was life-flighted to Butte’s St. James Healthcare with significant head injuries and later transported to Missoula’s Providence St. Patrick Hospital. The passenger was transported to the hospital with broken ribs and minor lacerations, according to Villa.

Th driver was not from Boulder, according to Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle. The Highway Patrol declined to release the names of the two men.

The men had been participating in the 60th annual Montana 500-mile endurance run since Friday, and the Model T competition was expected to end today.

Villa said that highway patrol believes the vehicle turned too sharp and rolled. Both men were not wearing seatbelts because the car is unequipped with them, and no criminal action is being investigated at the moment.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:34 PM   #6
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This is not a sanctioned event by the Model T Ford Club of America. Here is a link to the 2019 rules;
http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/mont.../2019rules.pdf
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Thanks Guy, obviously it's being kept low profile out of respect for the families
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I am thinking the same thing.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:12 PM   #9
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Statement of Directors:

In the final leg of the Montana 500, a tragic accident occurred involving the father and son team, Sonny Bishop and Dwayne Lukowski. The single car accident on June 24, 2020 sent both driver and passenger to the hospital. Sonny was treated and released the same day. Sadly, Dwayne was placed on life support. Out of respect for Sonny, Dwayne, and their family, we chose not to post about the accident and requested the same of the MTFCA directors and web administrators.

Dwayne Lukowski passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2020. There are no words to express the tremendous loss we have incurred. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bishop-Lukowski family. The continued sensitivity and respect from all fellow Model T owners and enthusiasts during this extremely difficult time is appreciated. Services for Dwayne will be announced as information becomes available.

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