Day 8 (October 7, 2021): Remain in Manitou Springs, Colorado, approximately 25 miles. Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, we drove a short distance to the new Olympic/Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs. We were a little early, so we all took photos of the parked cars and the front of the museum: Exhibits included simulated sports … Continue reading How High Can We Go?
Day 6 (October 5, 2021): Alamosa to Buena Vista, Colorado, approximately 101 miles. This morning we drove north toward the Rocky Mountains and climbed Poncha Pass with mountains of 9,000 feet in elevation on both sides of us. Several tour members have shared photos of scenery along the way: You can see that as we gained altitude … Continue reading Rocky Mountain High
We interrupt our normal, light chatter about our “Ole Southwest Tour” to give you a first person report of the traffic incident involving two Model A’s and an 18-wheeler. (It’s OK – thankfully, our members and their cars are safe and uninjured.) Janet Christensen reports: She and Mack were coming down the north side of Poncha … Continue reading SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE FROM DAY #6 (October 5, 2021)￼
Day 5 (October 4, 2021): Albuquerque, NM, to Alamosa, CO, approx. 215 mi. This was NOT a good day for the mechanics or for the tow truck driver! The morning started with one vehicle requiring a water pump replacement. Tim had just begun the day’s drive when he was called back to the hotel. Fortunately, Tim had Jay’s tools and spare parts with him, … Continue reading Back to Colorado
Day 3 (October 2, 2021): Durango to Albuquerque, NM; approximately 215 miles This tour is really getting exciting, but our fearless leader Marcus keeps reminding us to “GET GAS!” At times, there are long stretches between gas stations; most of our cars hold only 10 gallons of gas; and you really don’t want to run out of … Continue reading Up, Up, and Away!
DAY 0 (September 29, 2021) Members of the Model A Touring Club (MATC) met in Kanab, UT today, having arrived from all over North America. Representatives came from Washington State, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Florida – and even one couple from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Unfortunately, due to the status of the US/Canadian … Continue reading On the Road Again
I forgot to show you last night’s luxurious hotel in Sheboygan: Today is our last day of touring the Great Lakes, and by the end of the day we will have come full circle. We had a morning tour of the Kohler Manufacturing plant in the town of Kohler. No photos were allowed inside the … Continue reading We’ve Come Full Circle
The Great Lakes Model A Tour is approaching it’s end. This is the 20th day of the tour, and we started driving south. We have had relatively good weather… At first, we had pretty warm weather, then we had periods of rain, but still not too cold. Then, suddenly, the temps dropped. On the first … Continue reading Snow and Football
This is our 19th day of the Great Lakes Tour (Sat., October 12). We started the day with an early morning 4-hour car ferry crossing of Lake Michigan. We departed from Ludington, MI, and landed in Manitowac, WI. Some passengers didn’t enjoy the motion of the waves at the beginning of the sail, and although … Continue reading Ferry Crossing and Unusual Food
Today we drove about 17 miles to Hickory Corners, MI, to visit the Gilmore Car Museum. The docents arranged special parking for our Model As on the lawn of the facility. We had a tour of the Model A Museum (the largest in the world), a vintage diner, various period displays, and over 300 vintage … Continue reading One of Our FAVORITE Museums