Some recent emails among us contributors generated conversation about a Midwest gathering for 2018. Thus we would like to invite you to a fun-filled gathering in the St. Louis area on September 14 and 15.
I will be there driving my awe-inspiring Ford van. If ever there was a vehicle that could make an otherwise stoic person swoon with lustful exuberance, this is it.
A number of other contributors will be there, but I’ll let them speak up in the comments. Sadly, due to a number of conflicts, Paul won’t be able to make it.
The tentative agenda is as follows:
September 14 will take us to Staunton, Illinois, to visit Country Classic Cars.
Their address is 2149 East Frontage Road, Staunton, Illinois, and they are located on Old US 66. Let’s aim for 11:30; I’ll be driving over that morning as will a couple of other contributors. We can meet out in the parking lot.
For those who heard about Country Classic Cars having experienced a really bad fire, that much is true. It occurred in August 2017 and they lost 150 cars. However, they have rebounded mightily as they currently have 645 in inventory, ranging from a King Midget to a Rolls Royce as of this typing. They are quite visible from I-55.
September 15 will take us to the National Museum of Transportation at 2933 Barrett Station Road in St. Louis. Let’s meet by the caboose near the front door at 9:30.
The museum has a bigger focus on trains than on automobiles, however the cars they have are quite impressive. For instance, they have a Chrysler Turbine car, reported to be the only publicly displayed Turbine to still be operational.
Our base of operations will be at the Pear Tree Inn near the St. Louis International / Lambert Field airport.
That’s the plan. If you have more questions, please contact me at jason(dot)shafer(at)ymail(dot)com. We hope to see you there!