September 15th is barely a month and a half away and Sheila and Myself are looking forward to hosting the Midwest Steam Car Tour this year
The tour will be based at the Baymont Inn in Marietta from Sunday, September 15, to Saturday, September 21, 2019. The block of rooms under “Steam car tour” has been expanded and the hotel can be reached at (740) 374-9660
The daily routes will vary between 60 and 100 miles over pleasantly hilly terrain on mainly good quality roads with light traffic
The registration form is attached. Please return it as soon as possible to help us with the planning of the events
Although payment would be nice at the time of registration, it can be sent separately
The tentative itinerary is as follows:
Sunday, Sept 15:
Welcome to Marietta…
A short trip around the first official settlement between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to get the trailer gremlins out of the car
The Fire-up banquet will be held on the Valley Gem Paddle boat as we go up the Ohio River
What goes up, must come down…
The town of Ava was the site where the USS Shenandoah, A massive Airship in the 1920’s broke up in three sections when it entered a squall line. We’ll be checking out a private collection of memorabilia and there will be an option for the diehards to take some extremely challenging roads to the site where the control module crashed
Country roads, take me home…
We venture into West Virginia to visit the town of Harrisville to visit Cliff's Museum of Car Memorabilia as well as the oldest “five and Dime” still in existence
There will be an Icecream Social at the hotel pool in the evening sponsored by Marietta
Meet the Blannerhassets…
Downtown Parkersburg has the oil and gas museum but also offers a unique opportunity to visit the Blannerhasset mansion, which was originally built by an extremely colorful couple on their own private island in the middle of the Ohio River and is only accessible by boat
In the evening, the city of Marietta is inviting us to the armory downtown for a pizza party and to explore a couple of wonderfully eclectic collections. The Armory lawn has been reserved till after dark when you are encouraged to fire up your gas lights as the Marietta Police department will escort us back to the hotel
I dig it…
We will be going towards old coal country to visit the Muskie Bucket, the last remaining part of the largest mobile earthmover ever built
A stroll through the forest…
Our last day on the road will lead us through the Wayne National Forest to see some covered bridges
The Blow Down Banquet will be held at the Country club behind the hotel
If you would like to get a flavor of Marietta’s early history before the tour, please consider reading David McCollough’s current bestseller “the Pioneers”
Hope to see you there
Herb de la Porte
640 Cleveland Street
Elyria, Oh 44035
Club Expo 2019 is fast approaching. The event is to be held at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon on 26 January 2019.
Our very own David Whale will welcome you and open the event. The many speakers and their topics of discussion are (in no particular order) as follows:
• Apprenticeships by Karl Carter
• PR & Social Media for Car Clubs by Wayne Scott & Hannah Thomas
• DVLA Question Time by Ian Edmunds & Geoff Lancaster
• Planning for the Future – Preparing Classic Motor Clubs for the Next 40 Years by Bruce Kelsey, Director of Development, Morris Minor Owners Club
• GDPR by Nettitude
• Risky Business – Helping Clubs Avoid the Pitfalls of Liability by Peter James Insurance
• Cost of Ownership Survey by Paul Chasney
If you have not already confirmed your attendance, please forward me the name of your Club or Association, name and contact details as soon as possible to guarantee your place. (No more than two representatives per organisation is preferred). The event is free to attend.
Why not give it a go? Afterall you may learn something valuable to assist you and your fellow members.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Wishing you all the very best
Secretary, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Ltd.
PO Box 295
Tel: 01708 223111
Sunday May 19th
The Chiltern Hills Rally is now taking bookings for our 25th anniversary Rally.
If you wish to attend or have a club stand you are more than welcome.
Booking online is simple, please visit www.chilternhillsrally.org.uk and you click “get Tickets here”, which will redirect you to Car Festival Booking . its free to sign up with CFB and then you can choose and book your event.
If you are wishing to be part of a club stand , you MUST PRE BOOK and YOU MUST STATE THE name of your club at the bottom of the form.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Dampf in Melle
1st-5th May 2019
Automuseum Melle gem. GmbH
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Call 0049-541-48207.
6th-10th July 2019
For many years Heiner Rössler has organised the Schnauferl Meeting and the
Wander Fahrt. Heiner has decided to entrust the next generation of enthusiasts with
the organisation of the tour: Jan Dirk Elstermann, Heiner Placke, Jan Placke and
Moritz Schindhelm have taken over the planning since the 2017 event. We would be
delighted to see you back in Melle in July or if you have not been yet, join us and
experience the friendly atmosphere of our tour!
The event is for cars built before 1919 and all historic Steam and Electric Cars
Automuseum Melle gem. GmbH
Harvestehuder Weg 81
August 10th-11th 2019
Tel: 01964 542260 or visit http://www.driffieldvintagerally.co.uk/.
14th September 2019
The West Wilts Society of Model Engineers are holding our 6th annual "Wiltshire Model Steam Gala" on 14th September in Westbury, Wiltshire. We are looking to increase our outdoor exhibits, which currently include stationary and traction engines of various sizes, along with vintage vehicles. We are looking to see if anyone who has a steam vehicle may be based close enough to us to consider showing their vehicle. We provide a light lunch and free teas/coffees during the day. Would you be able to put the request in your site at all? I can be contacted via our Facebook page or Michelle Richardson directly at email@example.com.
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