Charge of the Model Ts is a 1977 American comedy spy film directed by Jim McCullough Sr. with the screenplay by Jim McCullough Jr. based upon the novel of the same name by Lee Somerville. Starring John David Carson, Carol Bagdasarian, Louis Nye, Herb Edelman, and Arte Johnson.
The final film of vaudevillian and actor George Mann, the project was shot on locations in Texas and in the Wichita Mountains region of Oklahoma near Lawton and Cache, and was distributed by MGM.
The film had both theatrical and television airings and, paired with The Switch, was released on DVD by VCI Entertainment on March 13, 2007.
During World War I, the Germans try to disrupt American war efforts by encouraging Mexican guerrillas to destabilize the Texas border with Mexico. Masterminding the German plot is spy Friedrich Schmidt (Louis Nye). As the border become disrupted, Friedrich drives into the United States at the wheel of the high-speed secret weapon... the "RX4", a Model T ford equipped with armor and weaponry and tricked out with a powerful motor. US Army Lieutenant Matthew Jones (John David Carson) pursues Schmidt with a fleet of special trackers.
The Evening Independent panned the film, making note that as the film was a "dull contrivance", G-rated did not stand for "good".