Are any of you guys going to participate in the Poor Boy Tour in east Tennessee in June?
Never heard of it. Im in Georgia. Is there a website for it?
Love the name !!..has a down home welcome sound to it. also I own a Tennessee "poor boy" rifle, a lefty, special order from Dixie gun works 1978...almost as much fun as the model T !!! seriously though, I,m in NC and would like to know about the tour also
Hobart Akin and Brent Terry are the organizers of this tour, I think it is the Greenville,Tn area this year.
Poor boy tour is on facebook. It is during the week of June 18, and will be in the Greenville Tenn. area . I am near Boone N. C. and planning to be there, since it is nearby.
A NOT to Miss Tour
Will be there. Definitely a fun tour.
I sent Brent Terry a request for more information about a week ago.
He usually provides prompt responses, but he has not responded yet.
Perhaps he is just too busy or wants to keep the tour local to only the Tennessee club.
One of our club members is in a union that requests 3 months advance notice for vacation time.
He wants to go, but he is just about past the deadline for getting the time off.
Thanks for asking about this Lenney, and for the ones who have never heard of our little tour, ...well I do apologize. I am pretty sure it has been written up in the club magazines in the past however I purposely choose not to advertise it in the magazine at this time for reasons that will likely become obvious after reading this below.
To "fill in the blanks" on this, the Poor Boy Tour is a small 'intimate' tour held the 3rd full week of June each year with an emphasis on family & affordability. It is a tour where there is not a Registration fee for the Driver nor for any of their passengers to attend. It is a 'pay as you go' 4½-day hub tour that I started about 4 years ago. We try to focus on being able to tour small factories that might be of interest, -or places where an average tourist off the street could likely never be able to visit. Often times, those are small exotic farms, private automobile collections, or an industry or museum. The dates this year are June 18-22, and yes it is in Greeneville, TN.
I appreciate the responses above, and we generally have participants attending from as far as Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Florida, Texas, ...and in-between, -so it really isn't a tour reserved for locals however we have grown each year to the point where it is almost overwhelming. The downside of this is we are presently limiting the car count this year to 60 cars, ...and we are almost there. For those that want to contact me personally, I will see what is available, and if we are full, I will gladly put your name on a waiting list in hopes that something becomes available. I realize this stinks for someone wanting to attend this year. Maybe in the future I can try to find a larger town that can host & support a larger venue where more cars could attend. For those who have hosted a tour, the logistics of finding hotels large enough, and enough parking for tow vehicles is a logistical nightmare. Especially when there is not a tour fee charged to offset costs such as that. Again, I do appreciate your interest, and I will post updates here on the Forum in the future.
I just called to make a Greeneville motel Reservation. The Hampton Inn is full and the Quality Inn next door has some smoking rooms available yet.
Unfortunately, tobacco smoke gives me a migraine headache, with very little exposure. They last for 10 days to 2 weeks and I have not found any remedy or cure yet.
I can't go this year. But it sounds like a tour I'd enjoy. Since I live in NJ, I like to put two distant tours together so my long slog out and back does double duty. Brent, if you do it again next year, please let me know where and when as soon as you can, so I can try to get there.
Gil Fitzhugh the Elder