Marty Roth

SENTIMENTAL TOUR 2018 - A TALE OF TWO CITIES

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How Chance and Circumstance Changed The South:

 

November 5-9, 2018, the 10th Sentimental Tour, with a focus on the Antebellum South, featuring Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

For vehicles 1928 through 1958.

Natchez, Vicksburg, Vidalia,

The Natchez Trace, Native American Sites, Settler and Explorer Sites, Battlefields, MORE!

 

For details, Contact Tour Chairman Charlie Froehlich at (601) 749-9935

 

www.aaca.org

www.visitnatchez.org 

www.visitvicksburg.com

 

 

Early Handout.pdf

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This is a tour full of very exciting sites.  I have volunteered to work with this tour in any way I can to help the Chairman, Charlie Froehlich.  I'm really looking forward this tour.  Everybody get your 1928-1958 cars spruced up and mechanically sound, because you won't want to miss this one.  Charlie and Ardie Froehlich are one of the four couples who have made every one of the AACA Sentimental Tours, along with Stu & Clarice Allen (VA), Dave Kontor (PA) and Judy and myself (FL).  Ya'll come!!

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I've promised to come to Philadelphia (one more time) to man the Sentimental Tour table, as Chairman Charlie Froehlich cannot come.  We will have beautiful flyers to hand out there....I've seen them.  This is a place I heard a lot about in 10th Grade American History class.    Yep, I'm that old!  They actually taught American History in high schools back in the day.  I came away thinking it was a place I'd always want to visit.  Ya'll come.

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Susan and I are already discussing this.   If all goes well, I may be retired so won't have to worry about using up all my annual vacation time for Hershey.  It'll be a great way to celebrate my birthday and it's part of the country we've always wanted to visit.   I think our 48 MGTC will be there!

Terry

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Paul, I'm going to take the '39 Buick convertible sedan.  After this tour, I may sell it since I am thinking now I will sell my closed trailer.  I'll be 80 next October.  That said, I saw a well-known collector pulling his closed trailer home from Bettendorf, IA.  He was driving when we passed, and he is over 90.  Hmmmm. 

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Earl,  I sol my enclosed trailer at age 70, not because of my age but the open aluminum car trailer is so much easier to tow.  As you know, I don;t show our cars and washing it just before a Tour is easy & fun.  That darn enclosed trailer was like towing a sail boat with the sail up and nobody got a car show in the highway.  

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On 8/28/2017 at 8:26 PM, Paul Dobbin said:

Earl,  I sol my enclosed trailer at age 70, not because of my age but the open aluminum car trailer is so much easier to tow.  As you know, I don;t show our cars and washing it just before a Tour is easy & fun.  That darn enclosed trailer was like towing a sail boat with the sail up and nobody got a car show in the highway.  

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You should pull my 30 footer Paul, the worse pulling trailer I have ever had. It really requires a dual tired pulling vehicle or a third axle on the trailer. On the other hand since I only pull about 4-5 times a year, I will put up with it.

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Marty, I've been to all those places, of course, my mother was from Natchez and spent more time there than should be allowed.  In the old days, the paper mill had the whole town stinking, no longer the case.

 

In spite of that, I'd love to do this tour, and will try to do so.

 

Ah, the hills of Vicksburg...ya might warn people about that!!  Natchez is flat land, though....

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13 hours ago, trimacar said:

Marty, I've been to all those places, of course, my mother was from Natchez and spent more time there than should be allowed.  In the old days, the paper mill had the whole town stinking, no longer the case.

 

In spite of that, I'd love to do this tour, and will try to do so.

 

Ah, the hills of Vicksburg...ya might warn people about that!!  Natchez is flat land, though....

Trimacar: Were you on the first Sentimental Tour, in White Stone, Virginia driving a green Pierce Arrow?

 

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On 8/31/2017 at 4:05 PM, trimacar said:

 Ah, the hills of Vicksburg...ya might warn people about that!!  Natchez is flat land, though....

 

The 1928-1958 cars SHOULD not have a problem with Vicksburg's hills.

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Here is a preliminary idea of what we'll be doing on the 2018 Sentimental Tour:

 

Sunday, November 4 – Registration, Early Bird Tours around Natchez, Opening Function – Natchez, MS. Night at Natchez.

Monday, November 5 – Tour Natchez, lunch included. Night at Natchez.

Tuesday, November 6 – Visit Louisiana, Frogmore and Delta Music Museum in Ferriday, lunch included, return to Mississippi. Night at Natchez.

Wednesday, November 7 – Drive the Natchez Trace and other roads to Vicksburg, MS. Site seeing on the Trace, picnic lunch included. Night at Vicksburg.

Thursday, November 8 – Tour Vicksburg, The Battlefield and the various museums downtown. Lunch will not be provided. Night at Vicksburg.

Friday, November 9 – Drive US Highway 61 and other roads to Natchez. Tour Grand Gulf, Windsor Ruins, lunch provided, closing banquet at Natchez. Night at Natchez.

 

The above pretty well summarizes what we will be doing. Of course plans are subject to change, but Louisiana Region hospitality, as always, will be very much in evidence, and we hope you will bring a smile and take home great memories.

Due to limitations on our facilities this will be a fairly small tour of about 60 registered vehicles and 130 people.

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Man, lots of memories of Natchez.  I had relatives who owned antebellum homes, they were the Whittingtons from Natchez.  My grandfather was mayor of Natchez for 20 years during the 30's and 40's., and his home on Union Street was designed by Stanford White's architectural firm.

 

Frogmore Plantation is owned by Buddy Tanner, a good friend of my brother....

 

And the list goes on....

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23 hours ago, trimacar said:

I don't recall being there, although interestingly I did have a green Pierce Arrow a while back.....

I was the tour chairman in White Stone, and the man with the Pierce Arrow was from Winchester.  I think it was a two-door sedan.  All my records are in Florida.

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25 minutes ago, trimacar said:

Oh, that was Bruce Dawson, he had a 1932 brougham....since sold..........

10-4 on that.  I'm up in Virginia and my book is down at my house.  The car was sort of a pale green.  Long time ago now. Used this tiny little town to get the ball rolling............since then the motel on the Rappahannock River has been torn down and can't be rebuilt because of the Chesapeake Bay Act.  The main building where the banquet was is still there and functioning.

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Glad we could go to White Stone while it still existed.  Even got stuck in the sand parking lot (Of which you remind me regularly)

These memories are part of the fun of AACA Tours as is seeing small towns and the back roads way of life.  We love it.

Natchez and the Trace will be a revisit, but Vicksburg will be new to us.   Last time on the Trace went to Tupelo  and were so

impressed with Elvis's childhood home we immediately drove to Memphis to see Graceland.  (Outstanding home tour)

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On 9/3/2017 at 3:12 PM, Paul Dobbin said:

Glad we could go to White Stone while it still existed.  Even got stuck in the sand parking lot (Of which you remind me regularly)

These memories are part of the fun of AACA Tours as is seeing small towns and the back roads way of life.  We love it.

Natchez and the Trace will be a revisit, but Vicksburg will be new to us.   Last time on the Trace went to Tupelo  and were so

impressed with Elvis's childhood home we immediately drove to Memphis to see Graceland.  (Outstanding home tour)

Well White Stone the town is the same as always; and the Marina and Condo's is still there at or near the beach.  The sand beach has been reopened to the public now.  It's just the motel complex that is gone.  The peninsula is still a great place for a tour, but banquet and motel facilities just aren't there.  We filled the motel in 2001 and a number of people used alternate motels and a few had their own beach houses.  All told we had 109 cars on that first prototype Sentimental Tour from 21 states, as far away as Colorado. 

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On 8/28/2017 at 8:26 PM, Paul Dobbin said:

Earl,  I sol my enclosed trailer at age 70, not because of my age but the open aluminum car trailer is so much easier to tow.  As you know, I don;t show our cars and washing it just before a Tour is easy & fun.  That darn enclosed trailer was like towing a sail boat with the sail up and nobody got a car show in the highway.  

Paul, do you tow a convertible on an open trailer?  You just have a 4dr that you bring now, isn't that correct?  I'm thinking of going the same way after 2018, but also selling my '39 convertible sedan.  I guess I could keep it for local stuff.  I love that car and have owned it twice.  I plan to take it to Natchez instead of the sedan.

Our 1939 Buick 41-C convertible sedan.JPG

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I towed the 34 Ford Phaeton to several tours on my open trailer, but towed with the top down.  I had a full tonneau cover made to cover the whole interior and top boot.  The week of rain and 43 degrees on the Michigan UP Glidden Tour in 2001 convinced us that a closed car was a better choice for all weather touring, hence the 34 Ford Fordor.

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