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VMCCA Heritage Tour-southeastern Mass. & RI-June 3-8, 2018


Gary_Ash

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Come to southern New England in early June and tour Plimoth Plantation and the center of Plymouth, home to Plymouth Rock.  Yes, Plymouth Rock is just a rock, but in 1620 the Pilgrims stepped on that rock, or at least that’s the story we have all been told.   We’ll also give you a taste of Cape Cod with a visit to Sandwich, the oldest settled town on the Cape, where we'll visit the Heritage Museum and Gardens and its current exhibit of vintage Indy cars. 

 

Where did the Pilgrims go to when the next generation needed more land for homes and farms?  They went west from Plymouth, for a few miles.  They settled in Olde Dartmouth in 1650, and we’re going to visit the towns that comprised Olde Dartmouth:  Dartmouth, Westport, New Bedford, Fairhaven, and Acushnet.  In those early days of European settlement, Massachusetts included parts of eastern Rhode Island, so we’ll take the road to Rhode Island and drive through Little Compton and Tiverton on our way to Bristol.   Along the way each day, you'll see rural farms, tidal rivers, Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay, the Cape Cod Canal, the fishing fleet in New Bedford harbor, and a little of the urban scene. 

 

We’re not going to Newport, because traffic and parking aren’t conducive to taking 50 antique cars there as a group, so we’ll visit Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI for a mansion with easy parking.  You can get your mansion tour without having to go to Newport.  The view of Narragansett Bay from the sloping lawns and formal gardens of Blithewold is breathtaking.  Come visit these places in southeastern New England you’ve heard of but haven’t yet seen, and find Pilgrims, Presidents, and even King Philip, on this tour celebrating our heritage. 

 

Cars permitted have been expanded to 1960 and earlier.  We have spaces for 50 cars, currently have 35 registered.  There will be 60-100 miles a day of driving, returning to the host hotel each afternoon.

 

Time for registration is short, so send in your application form. 

 

VMCCA is the Vintage Motor Car Club of America, formerly known as the Veteran Motor Car Club of America.  The club offers many tours each year all over the country.  Many AACA members have also joined VMCCA.

 

General tour info here:  http://www.vmcca.org/2018-heritage-tour-westport-mass/

 

Hotel info, prices and registration form here:  http://www.vmcca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Heritage18F2.pdf.  Repeat, you can now bring cars 1960 and earlier.

 

If you have questions that aren't answered by the above links, contact Jane Ash via email at jane@studegarage.com. 

 

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