The Arkansas Tin Lizzies 2014 Summer Tour will be based in Grove, OK, July 17, 18, and 19. The host hotel is Best Western Timberridge Inn. Their phone number is 918-786-6900. Call them directly (not via internet) to reserve your room, and mention the Model T Club tour to get our special rate of $84.59 + taxes per night. Make your reservation early. Grove is a fairly small town near a very large lake, so the local hotels will surely fill up for July. The host hotel also has some RV hookups for $30/night.
Some points of interest which we will visit are Har-Ber Village, Darryl Starbird's National Hot Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame, Afton Station Packard Museum, and Lendonwood Gardens. One day we will tour to Miami, OK to see the Coleman Theater, Dobson Museum, and the Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum. Information about all of these sites is available online.
So join us for three days of Model T Fun touring northeast Oklahoma. As always, Arkansas Tin Lizzies tours are FREE! Contact: Mike Walker, 479-790-4229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I sent the above message to Jay today, for inclusion in the VF magazine. Y'all Forum Folks get a head start on things. The host hotel didn't have a lot of rooms left when I was there a week ago, so don't tarry. In case they're sold out by the time you make up your mind to join us, there are a couple of other hotels in town which you can find thru a search for "Grove, OK lodging."
I think it'll be a great tour, and the price is right -- even for the "Mr. Thrifty's" among us.
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Made our reservation Monday. Bump, Bump
Sounds like a good one.
I hope I can make it this year. Sounds great!
Egad, I am slow, but I hope to have a car ready for touring by summer.
Mike, i am thinking about coming but have a question, is the terrain very hilly and steep as it is here, or is it reasonably flat. My 26 has a K.C. Warford,Z head and 250 cam, my 24 Fordor has a Z head, 250 cam, ten tooth pinion, scat crank, it does OK on some hills but some are too much and low is needed.
Rick -- Since this tour will be in NE Oklahoma, it's not as hilly as it is where you live or where I live. I just drove most of the routes today, trying to decide which roads to take from one point of interest to the next. There are a few "Ruckstell" hills, but not much in the way of a "low pedal" hill. Maybe one or two will require some T's to go to low pedal near the top, but there aren't any long low pedal hills. And the significant hills I just mentioned will all be on the first day of the tour, and that's a short day of touring with more time spent viewing attractions. The other two days' touring routes are mostly pretty flat. C'mon over and join us! It'll be a good tour.
Mike Do you have a map of the area and routes. If we were to stay at Siolem Springs Ark with my aunt and uncle how far from the tour. I was thinking about dropping the T off at Grove and then do the tour and drive back to Siolem Springs Ark. to my truck and trailer. A map would help me decide ...... Thanks ...
Donnie -- I just did an internet search and found that from Siloam to Grove, OK is 43 miles, about 56 minutes' drive.
Or in a Model T, a couple of hours.
Thanks Mike .... I would still like to see a route map if you can make one. Boy, all the things Us Model T'ers want want want .!!!
Donnie -- I am still finalizing each day's tour routes. I'm writing descriptions of the routes giving distances and turns but won't be making maps of them. All the routes are around Grove, Afton, and Miami, OK. None of them go toward Siloam Springs.
BTW, I'm glad to see some interest developing in this tour. I think it'll be a fun one. Our club's tours typically have anywhere from 8 to 15 cars. But the one which we advertised in the VF magazine 2 years ago had 40 cars! This one will be in the magazine, so I'm expecting to have a pretty good group. The tours are always more interesting and fun with more cars and more Model T folks in them.
Sounds good, Mike. Will see "yall" there. Thanks for doing this. Ron