This past Sunday, my wife Jannelle and I had the fun of once again riding in the lap of luxury on this year's Horseless Carriage Club tour, which begins at the Puyallup Elks Clubhouse after a yummy breakfast.
Our friend's Don and Joan Andersen of Kent have us along as ballast in the back of their 1948 Cadillac limousine and what a great ride it is! Don found the car in Rhode Island and he and Joan flew back several years ago and drove it cross country, only breaking down once. It is the most comfortable ride you will ever experience and quiet as a proverbial mouse. The weather could not have been nicer, or the company.
By the way, I'm told by those who prepare it at the Elks Club, they are there cooking up their delights every weekend of the year for anyone who is hungry enough for the buffet line.
After filling our tanks, we waddled out to the parking lot to admire all the assembled 'tired iron' and hear the stories. Here's one: My friend Mark Kaifer owns the 1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe and I was admiring his floor shifter, which was not factory installed. He said the shifter ball came from a botched hip replacement. HIS hip!
Okay, I 've heard everything now! I guess the car is now part of him, right? This is like the movie "Christine"... well, almost.
Here's a 1935 DeSoto Airflow and that's something you don't see every day!
Or Mark and Margaret in their '51 Studebaker!
Maybe next year, which will be the 60th year for this tour, I will have my project Avanti in the line-up... and a fire extinguisher in the back seat!