We just wrapped up the fall tour, what a great time! Although the last day was a bit chilly, 27 degrees when we started, the sun came out and made it bearable. We met many great people, the tours were very well put together and went to Branson for the first time. Thanks to all who made this possible and hope to see everyone in Richmond at the Homecoming next June. Jerry
Sounds great. PHOTOS PLEASE.
Sounds like a Great Tour. If y'all ever pass through Jonesboro or Black Oak say Hi to my Kin Folk. Mark
Yes, it was a great tour -- one of the best I've ever been on, and I've been on quite a few.
Two of our club members organized this tour, and it was one of the best-organized tours you could ask for. This was a "Let's just drive" tour, rather than one with lots of points of interest to stop and see. We drove Thursday and Saturday, on some of the best Model T roads anywhere. On Friday, just to break it up a bit, we bummed around the square in Harrison (one block from our hotel) in the morning, then loaded a big chartered bus at 1:00 for a drive to Branson, MO. We took in a music/comedy show that afternoon called "Pierce Arrow" (even Royce would have liked it ), had dinner, then rode the bus back to Harrison. It was something different, and the break from driving was a pleasant diversion.
This tour was mentioned in the Calendar of Events in the VF magazine, so we had a good number of folks attending. We had 29 cars, many from Arkansas, several couples from MO and TX, and one couple each from KS, OK, MS, and IN. Thursday's tour was 100 miles, and it was outstanding. There was an optional loop of 30 miles which many of the drivers took as well. Saturday's tour was 120 miles and included a ferry ride across Bull Shoals Lake. The roads took us around northern AR and southern MO, and they were fantastic Model T roads. All in all, it was one of the best tours I've ever been on. (Is there an echo in here?)
I'm sorry I don't have a bunch of pictures to show, but I was driving alone and I can't drive and take pictures at the same time. Several other folks were taking pictures, so I'm hoping they'll post some here.
We were near a cabin in the woods which is owned by a friend of one of our tourists, so we stopped by to see it.
This is the view from the cabin's front yard:
I couldn't pass up this photo-op, so I turned around and went back to it. It's a gas station which was built in 1949. The owner lives next door and came running to see the cars.
With that many cars on the tour, we traveled in groups of 3 to 6 cars so we could keep track of each other. Thursday's weather was perfect, and Saturday's was cold, as Jerry mentioned. Most folks (the smart ones) brought their closed cars, but I about froze my face off Saturday in my Runabout. When I ordered all the interior and top kits for it from Elizabeth, I forgot about side curtains. So I figured that since I didn't have curtains, there wasn't any sense in putting up the top. Brrrrrr!!!!! I'll have curtains before the next tour, for sure!
My experience is that the top helps, even without side curtains.
Classtique made my side curtains with extra large clear areas, they did a great job:
Last picture is Mike Walker 2014 Arkansas Tin Lizzies Club President riding the Ferry across Bull Shoals Lake yesterday.
More fall color at Harrison
Loading on the Peer Ferry
Dean and Betty Dockery, Sugarland, TX
John and Jeanette Dempsey, Texarkana, AR
Roy and Tommie Mathis, Van Buren, AR
Looks like it was a good tour. Wish I could have made it. Hope everyone had a great time and no "Vulture Wagon" issues .. That grove of Maple trees at the cemetery is one of the most photographed areas of Arkansas during fall foliage drives. I can not remember its name but I think it is at Harrison Ark. ???
I didn't mean to stutter. The door on the sedan above says "Arkansaw Rec Hall." It came from Arkansaw Wisconsin and yes that is the correct spelling of Arkansaw.
Nice pictures Roy! Thanks for posting.