I was able to at least visit, and participate in a couple portions of the Michigan Jamboree tour in Petoskey this weekend. They toured in pretty much every direction over the course of 3 days, and were pretty much a rolling car show, everywhere they went. I helped one 22 coup's owners a bit when they broke down. I guess it's true .. you CAN re-plug a blown freeze plug with a nickle! You just need to round one edge a bit, then 'dome' it, so when you insert it, flattening it back out again makes a good seal. I got to see one of the infamous 'road fixes' actually work! I followed them back to their trailer in Petoskey, to make sure they made it.
All in all, I put on almost 110 miles this weekend. A record for me ... chump change to those on the tour. I think they must have averaged 108 or so miles per day, Thurs, Fri and Sat.
It's the first time I've come that close to a tour :-) ... and that many T's all in one place! Even my wife enjoyed the Thursday night get-together! I don't have a trailer, so I likely won't be able to participate in many of these .. but it was fun while I could!
I don't have a trailer either, so I have to borrow one or drive to the tour. Mike Zahorik and son drove from the south side of Milwaukee to Petosky in his Tudor. If he can drive that far there is no reason why you cannot participate in any tour in Michigan. Maybe even come over on the ferry and join us for a tour now and then.
Yep, it's true.
Wow ... The Milwaulkee-Petoskey run is long enough by itself, let along in a T! I'd love to do it, mind you ... I just don't have the confidence on the ol' girl yet. 30 miles at a crack, maybe. :-)
I hope to get her to that point, though.
Steve .... I'm going to have to bust out my buffalo head nickle collection I did as a kid, and put them to real use! At least put a few in my tool box, for good luck! :-)
I had to do the nickel plug trick on my car one time on the way home from a car show 40 miles from home. It did work and is still in place today.
I was on the Petoskey tour too. I had my 26 Fordor there. A great tour! Glad you could make it.
Hi, Jerry ...
Good to have almost met you! :-) If I would have known I was going to be there, I would have put a shout out, and try and put some faces.... and cars ... with names!
I was only at the Independance Village get together, and in Indian River. I stopped on the way back and helped Charles Versteeg and his friend (dang .. forgot his name ... I remember Charles' name cuz he gave me a card! :-) ).... Mine was the '24 with a light, long, home brew pickup bed.
I used nickles for freeze plugs too
Dennis, admit it. You would have remembered Charlie had he not given you a card. I sure wish he would get a computer, and join the forum. He would be an asset here.
That was the Versteeg brothers; Charles & George.
Ed ... Yes, you are right! He's one I won't forget! He passed on a band adjusting wrench for giving them a hand. I was flattered. He certainly was knowledgeable! I wondered why no email address :-)
George said his name and we talked about me knowing a little German, but I quickly forgot it. I don't do well with names.
I hope to see both again!