Another bucket list destination for Model A adventure seekers. Dates are Sept 30, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023.
Pacific Northwest Tour Memories
The Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon were amazing hosts for the 12 Model A’s that participated in MATC’s latest tour May 9 to 26. The 15 days of touring provided beauty, interest, and adventure for 24 ambitious travelers.The tour began and ended in the quaint community of Coupeville which sits on Washington’s Whidbey … Continue reading Pacific Northwest Tour Memories
From Yakima to Leavenworth
On May 23rd, we left Yakima, WA: first stop was a group tour of the Central Washington Agricultural Museum. There had been some TV and newspaper publicity about our arrival, so we were met by a crowd of people curious about our cars. Then we were taken on a tractor-drawn tour of the museum's outdoor space. Next, we … Continue reading From Yakima to Leavenworth
From Hood River, OR, to Yakima, WA
Again, our route options were limited by snow as we crossed back into Washington on Saturday, May 21st. One of the first stops was an historic steam locomotive in Wishram, just over the border in Washington: Next, we visited the Stonehenge WWI Memorial in Goldendale, WA. It was the first monument in our nation to military personnel … Continue reading From Hood River, OR, to Yakima, WA
From Madras to Hood River
First thing May 19th, we had a tour of the Erickson Aircraft Collection located at the Madras Municipal Airport, Oregon: This baby was one of Jay’s favorites: And this sign pertains to Model A touring as well as flying: Beautiful scenery on the way to our hotel in Hood River. Our hotel even had its own … Continue reading From Madras to Hood River
Crater Lake to Bend to Madras
The highway circumnavigating Crater Lake was closed due to snow, so our views of the lake were limited as were our route options for Tuesday, May 17th. Sand Creek turned out to offer a good gas stop as well as space for the mechanics to gather again: One highlight of the day was the High Desert … Continue reading Crater Lake to Bend to Madras
Roseburg to Crater Lake
May 16th we left Roseburg to head to Crater Lake – and saw many beautiful sights along the way. One of the first was Colliding Rivers ion Glide, on Hwy. 128: Toketee Falls was a big hit for us; the wooden culvert had significant leaks which provided entertainment in the parking lot: Then there was a pretty good … Continue reading Roseburg to Crater Lake
More Pacific Northwest Tour Videos
The photo you see is from the fabulous drive along the beach in Seaside, Oregon that was part of the Pacific Northwest tour on May 14. It is one of thousands of pictures taken on the tour from both tour participants and onlookers. Our Model A's and the backdrop of the amazing Washington and Oregon … Continue reading More Pacific Northwest Tour Videos
From Quinault Lake, WA, to Seaside, Or.
It DID finally stop raining in Quinault, and here’s the proof: Leaving the park, someone caught sight of this herd of elk: On Friday the 13th, we navigated to Seaside, OR. Saturday morning, we all stopped at Billy’s for breakfast. Nearby we found a restored gas station, and of course we couldn’t resist photos with the … Continue reading From Quinault Lake, WA, to Seaside, Or.
From Seaside to Yachats
Saturday morning, we had an incredible experience with the Sons of Beaches! They are an amazing non-profit group that rescues cars who drive on the beach and get stuck in the sand. So they met us and we spent almost 4 hours playing on the sand. One of the highlights was the shipwreck of the Peterdale Iredale … Continue reading From Seaside to Yachats