The Early Ford Registry is holding a "mini" tour in conjunction with the Dearborn to Lansing and Old Car Festival events this late summer. We begin Tuesday morning (after Labor Day) with a tour of Ford attractions in the Ann Arbor area. On Wednesday we have a bus tour lined up and will visit several early Ford related sites including the original location of the Mack Avenue plant, Ford Manufacturing, Aerocar Factory, Dodge Brothers Shop, and a tour of Piquette.
Any brass car enthusiasts are invited to attend. This is an opportunity to add a couple of days to the four day event (Dearborn Lansing and Old Car Festival) and should dovetail in nicely. If you are interested, or have additional questions, PM myself, or any Early Ford Registry member. Dan Walters and Rick Lindner are the tour organizers.
The Early Ford Registry tour site link:
A few pics from last years Early Ford Registry Tour:
Of course, a little "re branding" may occur when a non Ford joins our tour, but all in good fun.........
Rob Hello from Mid-Mo, I'm happy to see you back here. I miss your very informative artickles (sp) I'm sorry about Bill Smith but I also knew he was also having health problems.
Rob,Our invite to the OCF came today and we hope to see you this Sept!! Bud.
I've sent my registration in. See you in September. If it works out, join us on Tuesday and or Wednesday for the EFR gathering (and anyone else that is interested).
I meant to mention, hope your feeling better.
o.k. i'm stumped. What's the green runabout on the left with the yellow undercarriage?
I will stick my neck out a bit, because I do not know, but it looks like a Columbia to me?
I do wish I could get to the EFR and OCF meets!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wayne and John,
Yes Wayne, a Columbia. Wade and Jeanie Smith of TX joined us prior to the New London to New Brighton tour (on the Early Ford Registry Tour). We have attempted to plan tours that coincide with major events so as to make long trips worthwhile to far away members. As a result, we had participants on the Early Ford tour last year from a variety of places such as TX, NY, CT and MI to name a few.
We enjoy anyone who likes to bring a car and participate. As you can see, we also enjoy playing a joke or two during our get together s.
Wade sees his "re badged" Columbia for the first time:
Doesn't it say "Columbia" in script under the huge "Ford" script? kinda looks like it's there.
Rob you type faster!
I hope anyone attending the OCF who has time joins us. I believe every Early Ford Registry member I know has a T or two, and there will be a few Ts on the tour. If Tuesday doesn't work out, join us on Wednesday for the Detroit van/bus portion. We will visit several early Ford related sites, tell a lot of lies, and have a good time. We'll spend a major portion of that day at Piquette.
Also, we don't go for any "frills" so the only expense will be splitting up the bus ride on Wednesday (after all,we're Ford guys).
We also hold in depth seminars that, as you can see, hold everyone's attention:
We (Early Ford Registry) also are highly organized on tours. You can see that precision in the way we park at an unscheduled rest stop:
And, we have a "no glass is half full or half empty" philosophy:
Huh, i thought columbia only made electrics ...
They made both electric and gas automobiles. I don't know the years for each.....