The Model T Ford Club was founded in December of 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, and was subsequently registered as a nonprofit historical corporation in the State of Illinois. When the Club began to charter chapters, the name was modified to The Model T Ford Club International. The official magazine of the Club is Model T Times and it is published bi-monthly (six issues annually). The Model T Club hosts annual and regional tours and meetings to support the Model T hobby. A number of MTFCI local chapters host a variety of events including tours, meetings, dinners, and other social events. MTFCI members are encouraged to belong to a local chapter, yet if no local chapter is available, a chapter can be formed by contacting the MTFCI office.