MTFCA Land of Enchantment Tour

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 07:11 pm:

The Land of Enchantment Tour will begin next Sunday June 26th with the closing banquet on Friday July 1st.

Monday we will tour ancient Pueblo Ruins South of Albuquerque.

Tuesday we will travel up the Turquoise Trail stopping in Santa Fe for a few hours and stay for 2 two nights at the below pictured Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque.



Wednesday will include a visit to Bandelier National Monument with lunch in Los Alamos.



Thursday we make our way back to Albuquerque via the Valle Caldera pictured below with lunch at Jemez Pueblo.

It should be cooler next week. We are looking forward to a great week.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David L Corman on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 07:48 pm:

Looking forward to being there


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 08:00 pm:

Wow. That's beautiful. Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:30 am:

I've done everything except shine the brass. Oh, but I haven't started it yet, but..it always starts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan McEachern on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:57 am:

We're loading the trailer tomorrow. See you in a few days Larry! (and the brass has been shined- at least on one of them.) Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn - Lincoln, NE on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 01:06 am:

Excited to be there!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry Kramer on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 09:37 am:

We are looking forward to seeing everyone!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Bohlen on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:21 am:

Dan, I would like to get a set of safety hubs ( 6 bolt pattern) Can you bring them a long to the tour? We see you there. thanks Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ALAN FAIRCLOUGH on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:21 am:

Oh so wish I could go. That caldera is one of my favorite places in the USA.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker, Ramona, CA on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 04:31 pm:

I polished the brass and fixed the broken top bows, just got to load it up....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 12:39 am:

We're leaving Dillon after running in Montana 500 and will trade cars in the trailer and after a 1 day turn around we'll be off to NM. See you all there!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Russ Furstnow on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 09:28 am:

We are looking forward to seeing our MTFCA friends! Russ Furstnow


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ivan Jorgensen on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 02:33 pm:

Cars are loaded up and on their way.

Helping grandpa load up cars:
trailer1
trailer2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Clary on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:36 am:

We are currently in Falstaff along with at least two more from California. But hey, I hear Californians don't like to tour?

Andy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 01:52 pm:

Andy, did you mean Flagstaff? :-)

Flagstaff:



Falstaff:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 02:08 pm:

Mark, perhaps he's having a Falstaff in Flagstaff.... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Clary on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 03:30 pm:

Darn autospell. You should see what it did to autospell.

Andy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 03:37 pm:

Then he'd better be driving a "Staff" car!
:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 03:45 pm:

BTW, is that second picture the motel accommodations for the tour?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 04:04 pm:

Dave D
Now that is funny


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:25 am:

This would be a great thread for people on the tour to post pictures on every day.... [hint, hint]


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm:

Probably so far out in the boondocks that there is no internet connection. Might have to wait till they come home!
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:12 pm:

Norm, there's a free internet connection wherever there's a McDonalds, which means almost everywhere. That's where I go to post on the forum or run my website when I'm on the road.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:47 pm:

Actually, neither Albuquerque nor the resort shown above is exactly the boondocks.... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:50 pm:

What's this McDonalds you speak of?
Livin' the rural life here!
:-)
(actually, it's getting less rural, Starbucks and Panda Express just opened downtown--but I'm 20 miles away, so it doesn't really effect me!
:-)
However, there is a Dollar General 4 miles away :-(


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 01:10 am:

Nobody came back to the hotel on the trouble truck today.
Cool day down along the Rio Grande and then back up to ABQ on the east side of the Manzano mountains on peaceful 2 lanes roads through old Spanish villages stopping to visit ancient ruins. A lot of the 157 miles cell service was a rarity as was wifi.
Tomorrow up to Santa Fe on the east side of the Sandias.
Pardon the run on sentences.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 07:40 pm:

First day was a fun run of about 160 plus miles with some high altitude driving and nice cool weather. Very interesting ruins of some ancient dwellers. The move to Santa Fe was highlighted with a stop at the end of the old Santa Fe Trail and a stop there at some interesting high end shops and of course the beautiful Cathedral there.

The Buffalo Thunder hotel is even nicer that the pictures. 4 Star with a Casino spa and up scale restaurants.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 07:07 pm:

Don Houseman of Watsonville CA welding up Ray Fioresi's radius rod on a driveway in south Santa Fe.



Don Houseman and Stan Gauna of Albuquerque in a front yard in South Santa Fe.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 07:27 pm:

Very nice tour today, with a stop at Bandolier National Monument, and then off to Los Alamos where they developed the atomic bomb for Japan. We had a great lunch stop there at a historic lodge, then back to the Buffalo Thunder for the rest of the day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 08:09 pm:



Buffalo Thunder parking lot


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Hylen- Central Minnesota on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:28 pm:

Boy, I used to think I was bold because I wasn't afraid to stick weld a crack in a tank full of diesel fuel. But, I'd never dare do any welding under a Model T. There always seems to be some gasoline leaking form the tank, carb or both. Don's definitely got bigger brass ones than I do.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 08:30 pm:

2 Jemez Pueblo Native Americans that help load George and Linda Jones, Santa Rosa CA, 15 Touring



Model Ts at Jemez Pueblo Red Rocks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 08:39 pm:

Jemez Pueblo youngsters perform the Butterfly dance at lunch for Tour Participants. The Pueblo members served us a traditional Indian Taco.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 08:42 pm:

I hope we can find Dons speedster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Clary on Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 10:40 pm:

Got back home from Albuquerque today. They did a great job with the tour and we had a great time.

Andy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 11:56 pm:

The Land of Enchantment Tour was wonderful! Many thanks to Larry and Lorna Azevedo, Mark Dominquez, Bernice Young and all the others who helped make this tour a reality.

Thanks, Again,

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 11:43 am:

I got home yesterday afternoon. Had a great trip. We traveled 432 miles in 4 days. Saw things I would not have seen otherwise. Thanks to the Albuquerque Tin Lizzies club. I wish the Elegante Hotel would clean their parking lot. I managed to get a nail in my rear tire after we returned the last day, and while walking around the parking lot, I found more nails and a screw! Nothing like changing a non demountable tire in the heat!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 09:42 am:

I spent the afternoon of the 4th driving my Model T with friends. El Presidente Dan Conder and his First Lady Pam stopped by Fayetteville on their way home from the MTFCA Tour. They had a hankering to drive some NW Arkansas roads in their T, so I obliged them with a 100-mile tour-ette. I didn't have time to take any pics while driving, but here we are stopped for lunch at Devil's Den State Park.

ddsp

That's Dan visiting with my friend JD. My '21 RPU in front, Dan's '25 Pickup in the center, and JD's '20 Coupe behind. We took my favorite Model T ride, which is a lot of fun and challenging for Model T's in places. Lots of windy, twisty roads with major hills and wonderful scenery. (I never get tired of driving it. :-) ) It was a great day! I hope Pam took some pics and will post them here when they get home to Indiana.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 10:34 am:

Mike, Ask Dan to show you his new "cowboy" hat that he bought at Albuquerque... :-)

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 09:44 am:

Keith -- Dan showed me a picture on his phone of himself and Mike Vaughn in those "noteworthy" hats. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 12:40 am:

I look at these wonderful pics! Even a fella skiing behind a T!
Then.... Is there some very good news about a certain speedster number 21? I thought I saw it just on the other side of number 45...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 01:15 am:

Duey C - I thought the same thing when I first saw that photo. However, after reading more carefully, it became evident that the photo showing #21 was taken just before the truck, trailer and speedster were stolen,.......harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 02:28 am:

Aha. Thank you Harold.
I missed that.
Urgh.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 04:11 am:

I am still looking in and hoping. Sure is a bad way to experience an otherwise incredible tour. Puts a damper on everybody's enjoyment.
Still hoping, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 01:37 pm:

Been checking also for some good news, maybe tomorrow


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 03:44 pm:

The sad thing is that between the speedster and the trailer, the real loss is of course, the speedster. The trailer is, well,....just a trailer, and insurance would probably cover that loss anyway. But the SPEEDSTER,.....it's one of a kind! Hand made for heaven's sake! And the REALLY sad thing is, that there's a pretty good chance that the speedster really isn't what the thief (or thieves) wanted at all! I'm guessing that what they thought they were stealing was a nice truck that could be stripped and/or parted out, and an empty trailer to be used for a "quickie" meth lab. And their attitude when they got the trailer open and found the speedster inside was probably something like,....."Oh s--t! What are we gonna' do with THAT THING?" And as someone already pointed out, that vehicle itself, or if stripped down, even the parts of it are so unique, that even the dummy(s) that stole it would realize that here was something that is just going to be a nuisance to get rid of. So may be some focus should be made on,.....where could the speedster be easily "disposed of?" Hopefully, just abandoned in some out of the way and secluded spot. I suppose, being the bright green color that it is, it's either hidden inside a building of some kind, or covered some way if outside, but almost certainly NOT still in the trailer. Wonder if there's been an effort to "get the word out", like on the evening news or something,....??? Sure hope it turns up soon,......harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 03:48 pm:

The sad thing is that between the speedster and the trailer, the real loss is of course, the speedster. The trailer is, well,....just a trailer, and insurance would probably cover that loss anyway. But the SPEEDSTER,.....it's one of a kind! Hand made for heaven's sake! And the REALLY sad thing is, that there's a pretty good chance that the speedster really isn't what the thief (or thieves) wanted at all! I'm guessing that what they thought they were stealing was a nice truck that could be stripped and/or parted out, and an empty trailer to be used for a "quickie" meth lab. And their attitude when they got the trailer open and found the speedster inside was probably something like,....."Oh s--t! What are we gonna' do with THAT THING?" And as someone already pointed out, that vehicle itself, or if stripped down, even the parts of it are so unique, that even the dummy(s) that stole it would realize that here was something that is just going to be a nuisance to get rid of. So may be some focus should be made on,.....where could the speedster be easily "disposed of?" Hopefully, just abandoned in some out of the way and secluded spot. I suppose, being the bright green color that it is, it's either hidden inside a building of some kind, or covered some way if outside, but almost certainly NOT still in the trailer. Wonder if there's been an effort to "get the word out", like on the evening news or something,....??? Sure hope it turns up soon,......harold


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