Most distant member car?

  • 02 Dec 2013 4:14 PM
    Message # 1449978
    Anonymous

    Susie and I have maintained our CCBCC membership even though it's been almost 8 years since we left Marion.  I've wondered if living along the shores of Lake Michigan qualified our cars as the most distant set of wheels in the club, but we've now moved the roadster to Tucson to serve as a second car there (think no more rain, salt or rust).  At 2,645 miles from Sandwich, does this win the "furthest car" award?

     

    Steve

  • 03 Dec 2013 1:41 PM
    Reply # 1450904 on 1449978
    Deleted user
    Steve,

    Interesting question.   I sorted the membership by zip code to get the loosely defined northeastern residents grouped together and looked at the rest.   We have one Michigan member (besides yourself). Two members are in Florida, one in Kansas, and two in England.  London wins at  3,282 miles from Sandwich MA (where monthly meetings are held).   You can have the distinction of North American Garaged Roadster Champion.

    -Web Tsar Bob
    Last modified: 03 Dec 2013 1:44 PM | Deleted user
  • 03 Dec 2013 2:04 PM
    Reply # 1450910 on 1449978
    Anonymous
    Hard to argue with London Bob.  Who and where is the other Michigan member?  We're lonely out here; too many straight roads.  :)
  • 09 Dec 2013 5:35 AM
    Reply # 1454448 on 1449978
    Deleted user

    Hi Bob/Steve,

    Interesting to hear about the geographical spread of CCBCC membership.  Unfortunately being this far away means I never get to buy you a beer or attend a meeting.

    I took a look at the members directory and was surprised how many people have an active interest in British cars.  Sitting in the UK it strikes me as amazing. 

    Cheers, Paul Kennedy    

  • 09 Dec 2013 6:38 AM
    Reply # 1454465 on 1449978
    Anonymous

    Hi Paul,

    I enjoyed viewing your Goodwood photos.  That's on my list of events to see some day.  And beyond the cars, some nice airplanes, especially the C54/DC3 and the USAF Catalina PBY.  Just wonderful!

    If you're going to continue to come over here to tour car places of interest, may I suggest two?  The Road America Vintage Car Races in Wisconsin (July each year) are terrific.  Not nearly as British as Goodwood, but very good racing, and yes, there are lots of British cars there as well, to go with older Can Am cars and such (http://www.roadamerica.com/).  There are many other events there as well, including another vintage weekend in May.

    The other place that's a must see here in the midwest is the Gilmore Car Museum here in Michigan (http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/).  It's one of the premier car museums in the U.S., specializing in the brass era.  Well over 500 cars if I recall, and a wonderful campus in the country.  There's a big British car show in June each year.

    I'm the outgoing president of the West Michigan Old Speckled Hens MG Club.  If you do manage to come through here, please get in contact and I'll introduce you to the British car community here and you can buy me that beer.

    Cheers!

    Steve

  • 23 Dec 2013 4:54 AM
    Reply # 1462633 on 1449978
    Deleted user

    Hi Steve,

    Sorry for the slow response to your reply, been busy in the lead up to Xmas.

    Thanks for the great suggestions.  The states are our favourite holiday destination mainly because the people are friendly and welcoming.  In contrast, across Europe the British are generally disliked particularly by the French.  If you have a problem you feel like you would be on your own.

    Our next US tour we are planning will be in 2015, so some time away I'm afraid.  But we are touring South Africa in late Jan and Feb 2014, which will be a great trip.

    For 2015 we have are talking about doing Idaho, Wyoming, S & N Dakota, Utah and Montana.  Probably a 3 week break.  Chicago is high on our list of destinations so we may be nearer you some time soon!

    Anyway, have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2014.

    Cheers, Paul 

  • 23 Dec 2013 10:32 AM
    Reply # 1462707 on 1449978
    Anonymous

    Good Morning Paul,

    Chicago would be good jumping off point for your midwest itinerary, and also put you less than 3 hours from the Gilmore museum.  Road America would be on the road west to the Dakotas, etc.

    We're in Tucson, dodging the ice and winter weather up north.  Christmas at 70F will take some getting used to but we can handle it.  Merry Christmas!

    Steve

  • 18 Jan 2014 1:33 PM
    Reply # 1477814 on 1449978
    Deleted user
    Hi Guys,

    I am the Kansas member.  I plan on moving back to New England at some point.  Here in Lawrence, Kansas there is a fairly active British auto group. 

    Lawrence All British Car Club (see link below)  it is made up of of retired college professors, British motor heads and various other professionals in this college town of about 140,000.  Lawrence All British C.C.

    I try to fly into Logan  each fall to attend the British Invasion at Stowe, VT  in September.

    That's a little bit of a summery from the middle of the country. 

    I have  photos of some my East Coast /Great Plains events on a website:   Photo By Hut      Http://photos-by-hut.smugmug.com

    If passing through Lawrence or Kansas City,  feel free to drop me an e-mail.  I'll buy you a Beer or Stout!!

    Cheers Rich
    Last modified: 19 Jan 2014 11:10 AM | Deleted user
  • 24 Jan 2014 3:18 PM
    Reply # 1482520 on 1449978
    Charles Frink (Administrator)
    Guess you forgot to include pix of the TR7 and TR8 cars attending Stowe.  ???

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