The Model A Touring Club left our hotel in West Allis, Wisconsin, this morning to take a ‘Steel Toe Tour” of the Harley-Davidson Factory in Menomonee Falls, WI. Our MATC tour group got split into 4 smaller groups for an up-close view of the assembly lines, powder coating, and machining. And, Harley-Davidson was serious about … Continue reading CAN YOU HEAR THE HARLEYS?
Day 2 of the Great Lakes Tour started with a morning tour of the Miller Brewing Company Headquarters and Brewery. Here in the “Miller Valley” they define hospitality in a whole new way. Our personal tour guide (with the assistance of Frederick Miller’s ghost) explained over 160 years of brewing history with a modern-day twist: … Continue reading Fred Miller’s Ghost?
Model A Touring Club members from all over the US and Canada congregated today (Sept. 24, 2019) in Milwaukee, WI, for the start of the Great Lakes Tour. This first day was relaxed and people who didn’t come in the night before gradually joined us. Check out the cars in the hotel parking lot: By … Continue reading IF IT’S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE MILWAUKEE
Sometimes getting to the start of a tour is almost as much fun as the actual tour. Here are shots from the Hulstroms and the Krills as they worked their way from California to Wisconsin: And here are shots from Padgett and Burbank, also working their way from California to Wisconsin: But the fun really … Continue reading WISCONSIN, HERE WE COME!
Like many of you, we have been looking forward to the Model A Touring Club's Great Lakes Tour. Club member Marcus Cunnick (along with wife Mary) has been preparing to lead this tour for over a year and it's about to become a reality. This is what we're looking forward to seeing: And, I'm sure … Continue reading GREAT LAKES, HERE WE COME!
Registration is now open for the 2019 Great Lakes tour. The tour includes 21 days, 2175 miles, 3 Great Lakes (Michigan, Superior and Huron), 4 boat rides, 2 people ferries, and one car/passenger ship. It will be a fantastic Model A driving tour. Dates are September 23 to Oct 14, a perfect time to view … Continue reading Great Lakes Fall 2019 – Registration Now Open
Today we had a short last day of driving. Our final destination was back to the Holiday Inn Express in Spearfish. But before that, we had one more world class South Dakota marvel to enjoy: The Badlands National Park. It's striking geologic deposits contain one of the world's richest fossil beds, buttes and pinnacles, along … Continue reading Final Day – Wall to Spearfish and farewell
Today was a travel day. There was quite a distance from Mitchell to our next destination of Wall, and the weather forecast predicted a hot day. We expected boring. Not so. Instead of heat, we got fog. And instead of dull, we got delightful. The country roads in the light fog are perfect for Model … Continue reading Day 12 Mitchell to Wall
On day 11 we traveled south from Watertown to Mitchell. The distance was approximately 136 miles. The morning was a bit overcast and we experienced some light rain in the morning. Our path took us through quaint communities with lakes, ponds, farms, and plenty of nice people. Some of the group made a slight detour … Continue reading Day 11 Watertown to Mitchell
We'll get back to our tour journal with days 11, 12, and the conclusion of the MATC South Dakota Black Hills Tour in the coming days when we have a consistent internet connection. For now, here's a reprint from an article about our tour from Watertown's newspaper , the Public Opinion. It's always nice for … Continue reading Day 10 Part 2 (Newspaper Article)