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My Six Cylinder Tour Journal… Verona NY, 2014 #317808
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It's that time of year again! This year we are off to Verona New York with the Eastern Six Cylinder group. There are big changes this year personally for the way this is going go! First of all, I'm bringing along a couple of "Tour Newbies" with me. Jane and Abigail are going to be providing the navigating and singing (screaming!) for the ride down there. I guess that means that the stop at "Hooters" is cancelled. Don't tune out just yet, we've still got a few other photo ops up our sleeves! Secondly, we're going to be riding in style on the way down there, as we break in the new-to-us 2008 GMC Sierra pick up, and the brand new open car hauler by "Big Tex Trailers". A big "Thank You" to my friend Barry Staples, and you guys on Chat, for all of the advise on getting the whole set-up right. If there are any failures, I blame you guys! nanana Thirdly, We are bringing our 1950 Convertible along for the ride. All I can say is, thank God we've got the trailer there! Unfortunately, my wife had that whole "I don't push old cars" vow squeezed into our wedding ceremony, so at some time I may need a few of you guys on the tour to push this bucket!

I also want to apologize in advance. In the past, I have tried to enjoy the tour during the day, then spend time in the evening at the hotel updating the Journal for all of you guys and gals that couldn't make it. This year I'll be travelling with my family, and as you know, family comes first. If there are gaps or late entries in the journal, I will be sure to update it as soon as I can. Otherwise, I'll finish it when we get home. I do prefer to do these in "real time" for you guys, but I do not want to miss out on anything with Jane & Abby as well.

Today I spent the day washing vehicles, and getting the trunk of the '50 sorted out. I was storing the trunk mat of the '51 in it as well, so I took it out and loaded up the Coke cooler of spares and tools. Tomorrow it gets loaded on the trailer, and we will be ready for a Sunday 5:45am departure for Burlington.


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Re: My Six Cylinder Tour Journal… Verona NY, 2014 [Re: brewster] #317814
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I'll be looking for your reports as I will be absent this year.


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Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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we have been looking forward to seeing all of you and hope everyone enjoys the tours that we have planned.
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The '50 is all loaded up, my suit case is packed. I've got soooo much room in this truck that maybe we'll make a few extra stops at flea markets, the Hobby Lobby, or some other place that I can find toys for the garage. I took the truck and trailer for a 15km run just to make sure it was all tied up nice. Everything checks out good.



Now, to decide what to do with all of this extra room??!! (muffled shouting) Just a sec… that's Jane calling me… WHAT THE H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS IS THIS MESS IN THE KITCHEN???!!!

Jane: "I have all of Abby's stuff ready for the back of the truck.."



"POOF!" Sound of my dreams of treasure hunting disappearing!

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Re: My Six Cylinder Tour Journal… Verona NY, 2014 [Re: brewster] #317953
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Sunday...

I did not sleep last night! Two hours, tops. I heard Jane get up with Abby both times, and lay there thinking about today the rest of the time. It was a 5:00 alarm with a 5:45 departure time. We almost made that time, until Jane decided to dump her morning breakfast shake all over the front seat of the truck. Ten minutes late, we hit the highway. We met Paul and Maggie (1931Roadster, here on Chat) in their '53 and Dave & Vermayle in their modern car in Burlington Ontario at 6:45am, and headed to the border.



The truck handled perfectly. I've always been a "drive 'em" type of guy, but with the baby, and the crappier of my two cars in tow, it was reassuring to know I was going to get us all there in one piece. Abby slept and coo-ed most of the way there, and when she started getting fussy Jane would jump to the back seat and have her smiling again in no time. A lot of nursery rhymes were sung! Abby did the right amount of screaming at the border… just enough to get us in because he didn't want to listen to her any more! If us Canadians ever do decide to invade, expect an army of screaming children. Seems to work every time! A stop for Paul to load up on cheap gas (I put $50 US into the truck and the convertible combined), a stop for breakfast at McDonalds, and we were away. So far Paul is beating me on unforced errors that result in a U-turn, 2-1!! Our lunch was terrific. Some really cheap Greek food restaurant with great food and service. I have no clue what town it was in, but have complete faith in Paul's Garmin since he figured out how to get it to direct in English! We arrived at LaQuinta Suites at 3:30pm, and mingled with the crowd. It's going to be a great week. All of the members are giving our kid the rock star treatment, and she's right into all of the attention with her smiles and giggles! Barry Staples came and helped me unload the convertible, then it was off to dinner. What a great spread that was! Mmmmmm, pulled pork!! Lots more socializing, then back to the hotel.
At dinner we were introduced to a special guest that is with us for the entire week. A warm Six Cylinder Welcome goes out to Kate Sullivan, our new G&D editor! Kate has gone the extra mile in her new job, and recruited her parents to join the club as well! They have borrowed a suitable six cylinder car for the week and have joined us as well. After dinner all of the people riding around alone have come up with a plan to pass Kate around like a hot potato from car to car, so she gets to do some on-the-job research from several different passenger seats. I think she has my dream job…
And now the part you've been waiting for… let's see some Chevys!!









Look familiar Gene??



And one for Charlie…


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Re: My Six Cylinder Tour Journal… Verona NY, 2014 [Re: brewster] #317991
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I followed that 1939 green Chevrolet for about an hour today. What a great car.

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Good. Keep an eye on it as he hasn't paid me for it please bananabang


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Ha ha... Now THAT's funny!!!!

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Monday…

It was an early rise this morning… 6am, for a 6:45 breakfast, then a drivers meeting at 7:30am. I gave my child away about 10 seconds after my arrival to the lobby. Apparently we have a lot of Grandma's with us that would love to look after her! We had a 64 mile run to Cooperstown, so everyone started early. Jane & I decided we need to start earlier, as we were one of the last few cars to leave. No problem though, with Paul & Maggie running the navigating in their '53, followed by myself in the '50 and then Jane and Abby in the pickup, we headed out. Paul is all about making time back up, so we blew through the two planned rest/fuel stops that were full of the early departures, and were one of the first cars to the Farm Museum in Cooperstown. We ran for about 10 miles down one side of one of the Finger Lakes. It was beautiful. The trees canopied over the road, and the entire left side of the road was waterfront scenery. The '50 ran well, and was able to keep up to Paul, even on some of the long grades.



The Farm Museum was great. The property was originally owned by the heirs to the Singer Sewing Machines family. There was a mansion on far side of the road which is now an art museum, and the original stone barn was the only structure from that farm to remain on the Farm Museum property. A small village was trucked in during the 1940's and 1950's of historically significant buildings from the local area. The barn was beautiful. I'd trade my house for it! Here it is…



Our group was split in half, and the other half went through the Baseball Hall of Fame while we were on the farm. This parking lot photo is half of our total group…




When we were done on the farm we headed across the road to the nicest resort I've ever seen for some lunch. It was fantastic! We sat on the Veranda overlooking the lake…



Then it was on to the Baseball Hall of Fame. We took over most of the down town area…







We even managed to pawn our child off on Dave Minor for a while. She had a great time with him, and was all smiles!



We headed in to see our own baseball hero's plaque in the Hall of Honour. Roberto Alomar from the Toronto Blue Jays was elected to the hall in 2012.



Abby! That's not a smile! Show them the nice smile you have… That's better!


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Re: My Six Cylinder Tour Journal… Verona NY, 2014 [Re: brewster] #318011
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Really nice write-up and great pictures!! Makes me feel like I'm there. Oh wait---I am! :-)

If only the '48 had made it all way... :-(


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Dale, Is your 48 developing a pattern. I think I have heard this story before.


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Probably driving over the prescribed 57 MPH.


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We are having a ball this week, fixing 1950 Chevy convertibles!

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Honestly, Barry… I expect comments like that from Paul!! bigl


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Tuesday…


This morning was a little more relaxing, as the driver meeting was at 8:45, with departure at 9:00 am. It was onto the street outside of the hotel, and into the morning rush hour traffic!



Our first stop was at Phaeton Motors, a private car collection owned by Mr. Rosenblum. He is rather private gentleman that only shows his collection by appointment, and prefers it not to be photographed for public consumption. I was given permission to use these few photos on our site, but his collection was so much more spectacular. A Duesenberg, a couple Auburn Speedsters, Maserati's, Cadillac's, Kaisser Darrin, 1957 Bel air convertible (near perfect!), a Flxible bus and on and on…! Maybe 40-50 cars in total, and tons of memorabilia in a beautiful shop! Even a project 1931 Chevrolet sedan…





Our group helped pretty up his parking lot…





Our next stop was at the Meyda lamp factory They manufacture custom made to order Tiffany style lamps for customers all over the world. Everything from small night lights to 20 foot diameter store display lamps. Many chandeliers as well.



Once again we filled a parking lot with a makeshift car show. The media was there for interviews, and some of the public even brought out their old cars to have a look.

Chuck Gibson's 1952 Wagon...





A big thank you to Al Gerisch, (a3alf on Chat), who is going to be running tomorrow's tour. Al's daughter was the one that suggested we go to the light factory, and stopped in for the tour today. Here's Al, Maryann & family in front of their 1953.



And now for the problems with my car mad!! I have a turn signal arm that wants to let the roller roll off of the end of it and jam on. Always on the right turn. I feel like an old man, driving down the road with my signal on! We stopped on the side of the road while I put it back together yesterday, and it happened again today as we were turning into the hotel lot at the end of the day. Barry Staples and Paul Rozon helped fabricate a bracket out of a washer that keeps the arm from travelling far enough to allow the roller to run off the end. If it fails tomorrow, Paul will hear about it! Barry is still on my good side, so Paul will take the blame! bigl While we were fixing it, Doug Archer stopped by with his '50 hard top which is the same colour as my convertible. We compared cars, and stopped for a photo shoot. His '50 is beautiful…




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Are there any Early Chevrolets on the Early Six Cylinder Chevrolet Tour?


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Years ago there were a lot of the 1929-1932 models.


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Jim, you know I'll catch them for you! Tomorrow's post will be "Early Cars" day. I'll get pictures of them tomorrow.


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I don't want to hijack Bruce's great thread on the tour, but since you asked, about 100 miles from home on Sunday the engine started knocking and smoke coming out of the road draft tube. Had AAA tow it home and we started all over on our drive to Verona, NY. When Cousin Dave and I start tearing it down, I'll start a thread in the 46-48 forum. For now, Janice & I are having a great time riding in other cars!


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Smoke coming out of breather indicates a piston problem.

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That's what Bill Kohley told me last night!!! :-)


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Bill is very smart. You can tell by the 1939 he is driving.
Did you use iron pistons?


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And when I was following that 1939 Chevy down the highway, it looked like it has the optional fresh air vent on the passenger side cowl area.

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