Can anyone tell me when and where the tour will be? Not the one in Lincoln but the one that is probably in the Chicago Area. Steve
Try the Stier family.
Scott and Sheryl, Huntley, IL
They put on the 2012 tour
The Stiers are doing next year's tour.
"See you next year in Galena, IL - Save the date - 6/11 - 6/13/15
Scott & Sheryl Stier"
I talked to them in Sept, Going to Galena. I hope this'll be the shakedown tour for my speedster.
Two weeks before Nebraska.
Maybe I can switch weekends at work, and then I can get to both tours.
these tour for speedsters, do they require turn signals?
No, they do not require turn signals. They usually only require that you're driving a speedster. Model A speedsters are welcome also. There's usually 4 or 5 A's that show up.
Good on A speedster since thats what I have. Thanks Jerry
Is a speedster tour like a conventional tour with sight seeing and lunch stops accept non original bodied racing cars, or is there speedster type challenges( time trial, hill climb, poker run, prerun route with various check points to test navigational skills)?
Around here (Califunny), Speedster tours and endurance runs vary quite a bit. The SCVMTFC annual Endurance Run is close to a full day run with usually major hills, lots of back roads, and usually some good places to open them up (you are, however, expected to obey speed limits). The SCVMTFC Run is considered a two day event with tech inspections, lots of tire kicking, and a barbecue on Saturday before the Sunday Run.
There is a Southern Califunny run usually near San Diego (it may have been in Arizona before??). I have never been to it, but several people I know like it a lot. I understand they also cover some good distances.
There are several other smaller runs, some called "Endurance Run Just For Fun". They tend to be somewhat less than a hundred miles, often have a scheduled stop, and are generally less strenuous than the bigger runs.
I would say that the main difference between the speedster tours (including the endurance runs) and the usual antique automobile tours is that the speedster tours do tend to run somewhat higher speeds and sometimes on back highways that are usually avoided by the regular tours. They also do tend to do little in the way of museums and other group tours, but sometimes they are included. They often get into some incredible scenery for a "day tour" because of the higher speeds and greater distances they can cover.
Rules vary a lot by the various hosting clubs. So you should check with them to make sure the car you have or are building will qualify. The SCVMTFC, which I belong to, has some of the strictest rules.
Speedsters are fun!!!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2