Well, Peter Eastwood, what are you going to do about this?
The HME as traditionally been on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year, and it will be on the 26th this year.
Since Christmas and New Year are on Sunday next year, when will HME be? People on this Forum are already planning for it.
Eastwood Bros. at HME 2005
It starts in Pasadena, and tours the area.
So.....Mr.Ricks,it is 26th this year,and whats the "drill"??? I have never been..You join the H.C.C of A. your in right?? Where do you gather and is there room for trailers ? Is it rain er' Shine ??...Lots of questions HUH ?? Thanks,,,maybe we can get some cars from the San Bernardino,Redlands area to make it this year...Carl
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For 54 years, the Horseless Carriage Club of Southern California has staged this event.
Last year there were over 150 vehicles at the tour starting point.
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Sunday, December 26th, Gates open at 8AM
3035 E Foothill Blvd. Pasadena CA 91107
Notice to All
This years Holiday Motor Excursion will take place Sunday, December 26th come rain or shine!
gates open at 8 AM, admission is $5 per car, there is truck and trailer parking on site.
Weather is supposed to be 65 and sunny, come out and join the fun, it's the best antique car show and tour in SoCal!
and this is last year, 2009
Sun N Steam......
Here's a link to my photo gallery from last year's event:
It all started when the twin brothers Doug and Warwick Eastwood took their children over to each other's houses to see their gifts the Sunday after Christmas. Both of the brothers had two cylinder Buicks and they used them for the transportation because it was a fun time.
After a while other folks in the HCC of So Cal joined in. It has been going on for years and enjoyed by many for many a time. Peter was just a little boy back then but he understood the pleasure it brought and has continued the tradition for which we are all pleased.
Below is a picture of a part of the morning traffic jam with R. D. causing most of the problems as usual. Mary and I joined the HCCA in 1958 and have enjoyed the excursion many times as have our children.
Uhh, Frank, that's Gene Carrothers crowding in ahead of me, holding me up...
RD, thanks for "starting this", it was not my intent to get anybody in trouble....LOL. Frank, as a big time past participant can you recall what has been done when Christmas is on Sunday like it will be in 2011? I would like to come next year but because I still work I will have to know when it is.
Jerome, I don't remember but I would suspect that they would hold it in January because it has always been on the next Sunday after Christmas.
In the olden days we received an invitation on a penny post card so they would know how many donuts and how much coffee to make. But that was long long ago.
I seem to remember it was held on a Saturday one year. It gets crazier in Pasadena, the closer you get to New Year's and that silly parade and game, so New Year's eve for next year is not a good prospect.
It's good to sit home on New Year morning and watch the parade on CH. 5, without ads. That afternoon, and a day or two following, you can go see the floats up close at your leisure.
I think I was seven the first time I went to the parade. I remember three things about it. When we got there before sunup it was freezing cold. One of the floats was Abraham Lincoln sitting in a chair, Lincoln Memorial style, and every few yards the float would stop and Lincoln would stand up, then sit down. The most memorable thing was having to go, and not seeing any toilets around.
I just checked back on my Palm Pilot calendar history. The HME was held on Saturday December 30,2000. It was held Saturday December 31,2005. 2006 It was on Saturday December 30th. It isn't always on a Sunday per my records.
The weatherman doesn't look too nice for Sunday. I hope we have better weather than we had in 2005. By the looks of Ralphs pic we'll need our slickers. Good thing about Pasadena is it always clears up for a parade.
Ralph, Are we planning on leaving around 6:00 again? You and I have lots of brass to polish but if it's wet that'll be a good excuse not to. Hee hee
I'll need to start from Arrowhead area about 5:00am but if there's no snow I'll be there...Your right, The weather forcast isn't lookin' real good.....We went to the parade back in the 60's....A friends Dad would "borrow" something that would hold 10 or 12 kids and take us.....A fun time roastin' hotdogs on a side street in front of someones house over an open fire.......Could you do that today ???? I don't think so...One year we took a 1947 Ford school-bus with an Olds engine...Up and down Colorado Blvd......Tnhe next mornin',,,,I slept through the parade,,and watched when I got Home.....AH youth,,,,Too bad they waist it on the kids......Hope to meet more of you down there...... CARL
Carl, Will you be driving your Hack? Hope to see you there!
Today's weather report says Sunday, the 26th, partly cloudy, 62 degrees and only a 10 per chance of rain!
C'mon guys, think positive! leave the top down....
Frank B. Any idea of what make that is pictured?? Bud.
It is a '09 KisselKar.
ready to tour!
Weather permitting, the Harris family will be in the family's '24 Studebaker Touring (with the top up). Come by & say hi
A note form Frank H. and not Frank B.
It looks a lot like a Locomobile. I believe that Locomobile family cars had diamond tufted upholstery while their sport models such as Roadsters and Phaetons had flat panels in the seats. The fenders, shifting and brake levers, and cowl to hood attachment lines appear to be Locomobile.
Here's a 1910 Loco, as seen at the HME last year or before:
Frank H, you can think it's a Locomobile, but it is a Kisselkar. I know, here is our '10 on last years HME..
Hey.. I like those yellow pipes coming out of the headlights!
The red 1910 Locomobile is a small model which used to be owned by Ed Saville and is now owned by Bob Walter of Orange, CA who restored it into the condition it is in today. It has rounded or hooded or lipped front fenders The picture I have posted below is of a larger model 1910 Locomobile and has the same lines as the picture posted above by Frank B we now know to be a Kissel Car as Frank B has proved. I didn't have a picture of an early Kissel Car and all of the pictures I have in my collection are of 1912 and later. My pictures and those on the internet under Kissel Car have rounded front fenders, so I jumped at Locomobile.
Well, we're getting ready for tomorrow morning "rain or shine" to drive up to Pasadena for the 2010 HCCA SoCal Holiday Motor Excursion. Photos to follow...
Gene and I will leave at about 0630, in tandem. I put RainX on the upper windshield, so am ready. I'll put some RainX on my shades in the morning.
Since I run a 180 thermostat, I haven't seen red in the motometer in years, so tested it today in hot water, and it's ok.
I bet I'm not makin'it in the AM as planned.....Just got home tonight @ 10:00pm and the fog was so thick I had have the window down on the car to see the center line.....Take lots of photos Guys..... I am done with this rain deal......Donuts & Coffee might pry me out of the house,,,,,,Carl
5:00am Surf City. Stars in the sky. We're going...
See you there
Enjoy, guys! Post pictures...
Carl, that takes me back to a foggy night in Torrance about 1955. My dad had the window rolled down so he could follow the white line until we saw oncoming headlights and realized the white line he was following was the curb on the other side of the street.
Just got a phone call from son Bill in the 24 Studebaker Touring. Jay Lenno arrived in his White Steamer making quite a show in the cold air.
Since you brought up the parade.
GO WISCONSIN BEAT TCU 70-7
Wish I could be there.
Instead I will have to work on one of the T's to keep this T related.
Missed the tour this year, we had Christmas over at our house. Please post pictures... Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, mine was superb…
We had a great time today. I'm exhausted
Will post photos later. Here's a sneek preview...
Here is a link to my photo gallery from the 2010 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion.
Great photos Bill - what a huge variety of automobiles (& the early motor bikes) !
Ralph: Where are your pictures? Here's proof that you took some yesterday...
Great photo's Bill, I ran mosquito abatement on my Scout. Which was smoking plenty, but cleared up abit at speed of which we did very little. Hope I did not annoy anyone with the smoke screen. Tell ya one thing I had a blast, it was mighty close to perfect I thought. I was like a kid at a candy store, smiling all day long. Great view's and riding. Such a thrill to see those awesome machines going down the road.
It was fun meeting some of you folks whom I only knew through these forums. Also quite fun mingling with famous and rich folks every once in a while. It is I think my favorite one day event, Hat's off to all who took part and the folks who put it on, thanks much!
Tom: Your Indian Scout was the hit of the day! We got a very short video (by mistake as the camera was set on "movie") as you were leaving with Jay Leno & our Studebaker right behind. Here's a Youtube link...
Loved the pictures and video Bill. I put about 20 of those cars on my "must have before I die" list! I don't think I'll make it...
Bill, that is a great collection of pictures! Thanks for posting them.
By the way, you say that Jay Leno is in a white steamer, but in your pictures, it looks red...
Dick: What's funny... there is a small portion of white paint on Jay's White. See below
Here's a better shot. By the way, we followed him to the first "Donut" stop. He only went about 15MPH the whole way.
I heard on a television (really, they are terrible things) news break that that car had burned to the ground on the side of Hollywood Blvd. Jay's shop must be really fast at restoration. Actually, that evening's News said he had minor car trouble and was on his way in less than an hour. But the news break said the car was destroyed!
Maybe, before I die I can make it down to one of those runs.
Happy New Year! And drive carefully, W2
I'm hoping to make it next year as it's on my "bucket list"