I thought Rob was going to keep us posted with pictures all week. I wish I could have gone, but my weekend to work, so it was a no go. I guess I will just have to wait until he gets home and can download a bunch.
Thank you in advance, Rob, or whomever else was there and took some shots.
Here are some good photos:
Where and when were the pictures of the 1929-30 Model A Fords taken? On the pre-run or at New Brighton? I would have liked to drive my 1931 roadster. Was it a TCMAFC event?
Thanks for the link Dave. Buicks and REOs are my favorite.
WOW! What A great event! and 355 photos no less! Many thanks for sharing with us! Great photography!!
One of the cars is a 1907 2-cylinder REO with wooden fenders. Last month it was on the HCCA Eastern National 1-& 2-cylinder tour in Hamilton, NY. It was driven by Kelly and Sally Bledsoe of Oregon. The car was previously owned by Sally's mother, Edie McNair. I've just received a picture of Edie and her husband leaving the church in that car on her wedding day in 1949. They went on to honeymoon on Nantucket - on a tandem bicycle!
Ok, a few pics. It was a great tour. Both our N and K made the 120 mile Saturday trip successfully for the second year in a row. Tim Kelly and wife Joan also made the trip in their Model K.
Dean Yoder driving with Stan Howe at the finish line.
Tim Kelly finishes with his K.
Carl and Ann Pate finish with their newly restored Model F Ford.
Our Model N, finishing it's 5th consecutive run.
A portion of the Early Ford Registry cars that made the Early Ford and New London to New Brighton tours.
The Model As were at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, the termination point of the run.
You can bring an antique car and display it in segregated parking at the the park. The Model A Ford Club usually very well represented.
I've driven a Model T there in the past.
Rob, it was an honor to finally meet you at the stop in Kingston. I wanted to introduce myself last year in Kingston, then again at Chickashaw and finally got the chance this year in Kingston. I apologize for interrupting your videoing of the Model K but I knew your time there was limited and I wouldn't get much of a chance. Once again I enjoyed seeing the cars and hope someday I'll be able to make the run with you folks. My problem of course is that I'm lacking a very important commodity necessary to make the trip. And of course that's the lack of a vehicle. I've hinted to Jim and Nancy Laumeyer the idea of adopting me. I'm nearly house broke and I don't eat too much. But as of yet they haven't gone for it. Of course there's always Walter and Dorothy Burton. Hmmmm!
Nice meeting you too. Yes, the stops are usually hectic. One time, in Kingston no less, I returned from a pitstop and found about a five year old boy sitting in the drivers seat of our N honking the horn (more like trying to tear the bulb off) and moving the throttle and spark levers at will. His father was taking pictures......
When I suggested to dad that sonny should not be on, in or touching the car, he was "miffed" and huffed off, fortunately with sonny in tow.
Other than that, Kingston is a great stop. We come around a curve, and into town, with the T club cars lined up and we park beside them in a real county fair type atmosphere. Great place and always a great time (although short, we check fluids, quick grease and adjust, and we're off into the beautiful Minnesota countryside).