100 year anniversary coming up....Columbia River Gorge scenic highway.
I love driving my T on this bit of historic road in some of the most majestic parts of the country. Nice to have it in my back yard. Can't wait to see what is done on the 100 year mark. Hope I get to drive my T in the festivities.
Beautiful. Looks very inviting!
May require a T made in 1916 or before I bet.
Participating ON THE Oregon HCCA regional tour earlier this year, we were offered the opportunity to drive through the restored auto tunnels along this historic highway.
One of our club members, Robert Ulrich, actually owned the property that these tunnels were on. He donated the property back to the State of Oregon with the understanding the road and tunnels would be restored and available to the public.
After many years and much effort and money this section is now open to hikers, walkers and bikers. As part of Bob's donation he had reserved the right to use the road and tunnels for his antique cars.
As he has now sold all his cars, he requested he be able to tour this part of the road for the last time. We toured the nearly 5 miles of restored highway and the 2 tunnels with views of the Columbia beyond out expectations. The photographic beauty can be seen on the Portland regional group web site.
Candy and I were able to tour this highway in our barn fresh 1912 Ford, the weather was clear and spectacular. It was the highlight of the entire tour. We count ourselves very lucky to be able to drive along this road in period cars, old and slow.
That's a beautiful area. we have been there several times. I have a picture of my grandfather taken at a gorge. I think the name is Oneonta, or something like that. Near Multnoma falls. The picture was taken sometime in the 1920's when they drove there from Los Angeles in a Model T. Unfortunately, the car is not in the picture.