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August 19-Sept 9  2017.  Simeone museum features a display of classic motorcycles.  Many airheads to be on display, and we know there are several airhead enthusiasts amongst us.

August 27, 2017. Lanco’s show at the Polo field outside of Lititz.  I’ve done this one the past two years.  Found some great roads for the drive over and back.  Seen a lot of very nice cars at this one, but never stayed long enough to watch the polo ponies at 2:00.  Could be a very fun day.

August 27, 2017,  Lotus Pals event at the Tilted Kilt on Lehigh St. 11 to 3.  Burgers, beers, lotuses, and kilts.

September 2, 2017, Duryea Day in Boyertown.  This yearly show is put on by the museum in town.  I recall going about 20 years ago, so its been going on a long time.  Might be fun to see whats up this year.

September 8, 2017, Watkins Glen GP festival.  This is the date for the Stone Bridge Driver’s event, this year featuring cars of the Autobahn.  Time for those grosser Benzes to strut their stuff.  Bill and I usually make a 4 day deal out of this, leaving Thursday afternoon with backroads up, enjoy the festival on Friday, the race track on saturday for the vintage races, and home on Sunday.  So far Bill, Garrett, Jeff, and I have signed up.  Cheap hotel in horseheads runs about $72. per nite.


September 8-10, 2017, Radnor Hunt Concours.  This year featuring Duesenbergs, Race cars of Roger Penske, Abarths, and others.  Friday and Saturday and barbecues, road rallies and black tie dinners for participants.  The show is Sunday the 10th.


September 23, 2017, Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix.  Described as Watkins Glen in the 50’s this event was inaugurated last year and attended by Dick Bogert who gave it a huge thumbs up.  On our tour of Markel’s garage, Mike indicated he would be bringing one of the race cars in that collection, most likely the Shelby GT350.  This is for pre 65 dedicated race cars.  Entries are reviewed and approved.  Its run in timed segments depending on number of cylinders, with entrants released at intervals like the Mille Miglia.  Sounds like a fun day, and a trip down will be organized. Stay tuned.


Oct 2.2017, Bonham’s auction at Simeone Museum.  A group of us have been going to this ever since Mike Space’s Lancia was sold here.  Always a great day, the museum to enjoy, as well as the typically Brit, low key auction of some fascinating auto stock.  This year, a 3 liter speed model Bentley, some veteran samplings from Rolls Royce, Cadillac, Stevens Duryea, a 63 fuelie vette, TC and TF MGs, and the usual assortment of unusual motor transport and memorabilia.


Oct. 4-7, 2017,  AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet.  Days and days and rows and rows of flea market, car corral, capped off by the judged show on Saturday.  Not to be missed.  Probably a group of us will head over on Thursday.  Jeff always has some spaces in the car corral.


October 7, Lotus Pals has a foliage drive through the poconos.  Meet in Tannersville at the Dunkin Donuts, 28 Ager Ave. 18372.  Lunch is planned at a tasty Barbecue joint, with an end of run debriefing at a brewpub.

October 14, 2017.  Brits at the Village.   Annual Brit show at Peddlar’s Village in Lahaska.  Put on by Philly MG club.  Always a nice selection of Brit Cars.

October 14,2017. Decisions, decisions.  Autumn Leaf festival by L.V. British car club on same day as Brits at the Village.  This is the show at the Moravian Upper School campus off Green Pond Rd.


November 5, 2017.  Riegelsville Fall Out Car show.  Get there EARLY, else you will be out on the street hunting for a place to park.  It fills up fast- first come get in to an anything and everything car show.  Lots of good stuff, and a flea market around the edges.  Rods, Imports, Classics, Antiques. Nothing newer than 91 tho.  9:00 was too late last year.  I’ll try to arrive at 8:00 this year.  Then probably drive down river to Ship Inn for lunch.