Well I am to get picked up in a few minutes by Gene to head up there. Just wanted to be the first to post......Jerry
Gene and RD just dropped me off at the motel. I have around 150 photos and will need to go thru them before posting. Many are of interest to me only and are of details many will not care to look at. I'll be able to get several good ones up loaded. If I meet anyone that I did not get there contact info, just send me a pm. Jerry
Great tour! I had my '13 roadster out for it's first tour in 60 years. The weather was absolutely perfect. I really miss the donut stop, but I guess we can't always expect things to always be the same. I had a great lunch when it was mostly over with my friend Peter Eastwood. It's always great to see him, and he knows almost everyone on the tour! I can't wait until next year, maybe I'll have the fenders painted!
Larry,don't know if I got your car.....there were soo....many. Got 152 pics down to 63, and there re-sized. Will post some tonight and more tomorrow.
Some more photos of cars other than Ford T.
Jay Leno at the start, followed by some misc shots of the car he was driving, a Red and Gray Doble Roadster.
Justice Brothers Inc. Museum and world Headquarters
A snack stop at Lorin Sable's house/shop.
Thanks Jerry for posting all the neat pictures!
The HME is always such a fun event because of the many types of cars that show up. I don't remember any steamers this year or electrics?
I'm glad you were able to attend and sorry you didn't get to ride with me but then you had some nice rides with Eric and Jack Smith.
Wonderful pictures of great old cars--some of which I did not know existed. Thanks for posting. Joe
Pictures are great, it sure would be nice to have some captions to identify who/what they are for us that don't know. Dave
David, without talking with each owner and keeping a notebook, there were just too many. Not all the T's are even posted here.
The steam powered Doble that Leno was driving was originally owned by Howard Hughes, and he was clocked at 132 mph on a Texas highway in it.
Larry, what happened to the donut stop??
Stan: I talked with one of the guys that helped put this on, and he informed me there would be no donut stop this year. Too bad. I always enjoyed that. But on the other hand, they need a lot of helpers to put that on, plus it probably costs another $200 bucks, so they saved some money. BTW, my new '13 roadster is pictured above. It's breaking in nicely, but with a bad shoulder, it's a bitch to crank!
The Dobel Mr Leno was driving was parked outside the restaurant for lunch and it was a great shot without any people in it, but these damn digital cameras the poto came out fuzzy and I did check right after taking the shot but could not see it because it was to small on the back of the camera. The Dusenberg at the last stop is a 1921 and what I over heard was is the earliest passenger car, not race car yet found to have to survived. Lots of cool stuff.
Did you guys visit the home of "Beckys Yellow Speedster'? I followed the build on the forum during the year and have been waiting for an update of its test run or completion. It appears the build has slowed? Hopefully we will see it completed early in the new year. Did anyone get a still picture of the Town car in Bills Video? I'm sure Don would like to see a picture of and so would I as they are so rare.
Happy New Year to all. It was great to meet Bill H and Gene during the 2013 Warwick. Have a good one guys!
Is this thread still open to posting?
I second the motion for an update on Becky's speedster, that is one sweet car project!
The beige and green '13 roadster is my current project. I don't plan to tear this car down to restore it, rather I'm going to do it one piece at a time until it is finished. As far as I can tell this is the first event this car has been a part of in over 60 years. When that photo was taken, it only had 40 miles on the rebuilt engine. It now has 105, and appears to be breaking in nicely. I made a top for it last year from the original, and it was such a nice day, I decided to leave it down. The original upholstery is going to hell real fast. It doesn't like me sitting on it!
You all in Califunny know what HMC is but the rest of us don't know or is a secrete?
The event is Holiday Motor Excursion.
It was a flatlander that started this thread; what can I say?
All along, I thought Becky lived in Houston or somewhere. She introduced herself to me, and I should have grabbed a hug, if you know what I mean. Even going by her car two minutes later, I didn't make the connection. Guys were studying the disc brakes with speedo drive, and it still didn't click.
Guess I was in overwhelm from all the neat cars and people.. Jay Leno was like the Energizer bunny, showing everybody the wireless turn signals on his Doble. He has well camouflaged front brakes on that thing, like he said is needed for a 5,000 pound car going 80 on the freeways. Gene showed him the front brakes on his '12 Torpedo, but I'm not sure Jay was impressed.
That would be me. I'm back to Colorado for a day. People complain how flat Kansas is, well let me tell you there is plenty of that going on in AZ and MM too. In between some hills. Jerry
Here are some additional photos taken by Jerry, good friend of mine. I am always amazed at scope of cars that show up when the weather is nice.
Greg, Some really Nice pictures! Thanks for posting
I was in California at the time and happened to stumble on the event. It was great! There were so many interesting cars there, not to mention a lot of Ts! I even got a very nice picture out of all of that. That's me on the right.
Cameron, Ya I recognized you and your buddy but the guy in the middle with the dirty hands must be another car guy, Hee hee
Sorry I did get a chance to say "Hi" to you guys with so many cars and people there.