Hope you are enjoying the nice weather and looking forward to our June meeting. At last months meeting the entertainment was great and thanks to everyone for bringing the wonderful food and lots of it. At this months meeting we have another treat our speaker will be our own Harold Coker, to tell us about “How things Develop”.
I hope you have had a chance to review your member information on our web-site, now updated to match the member directory we received this year. Our web-host Frank Poland will be at our June meeting by around 6:00 to take updated as requested and or a photo for members who don’t currently have one.
With the Glidden Tour getting closer I thought you might enjoy the following History of the tour put together for me by Jim Brown: Early on the Glidden Tour ran from 1902 through 1913. The tour was named for Charles J. Glidden, an auto enthusiast and big investor in the event. At the turn of the century auto travel was very difficult. Road conditions made travel for the horseless carriage almost impossible. To promote awareness, AAA announced that the Glidden Tour would be a reliability and endurance race. This attracted automobile manufacturers who competed to test their vehicles. The advertising dollars rolled in and the Glidden Tour was off and running.
The tours were grueling events, cars broke down and many were damaged in accidents along the near impassable roads. For eleven years, the Glidden Tour showcased the advancement of the automobile and the need for better roads across America. History does not give all the reasons but in 1913, the race stopped! Revived in 1946 by VMCCA, Veterans Motor Car Club of America, today the AACA and the VMCCA continue this great event. It is designed for people who love to hit the open road in their time machines.
Vehicles registered for the tour will be vehicles manufactured on or before 1942. No modified or hotrods. Signup sheet will be at our June meeting for members not already involved who are interested in volunteering during the tour starting September 8.
Hope to see you at our meeting on June 8.