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A big thank-you to Chapter VP Whitney Richard, and to Charla Roth for hosting today's outing along the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

 

After most drove US-90 from Houma, LA, we started with breakfast at the Iron Gate in Luling and went to the German Coast Farmers Market at Ormond Plantation. From there we travelled the River Road to the Bonne Carre Spillway. Then lunch at Farm Truck Tavern. Followed by dessert at the West Bank Bridge Park.

 

Thank you Whitney and Charla, for planning, and for leading today's mini-tour of St. Charles Parish. The breakfast stop was very good with the best cup of coffee (and the biggest mugs) we've enjoyed, other than my home brew. After crossing the Hale Boggs Bridge over the Muddy Mississippi, everyone seemed to really enjoy  the "German Coast Farmers Market" on the East Bank, but the highlight of the day was the drive up-river to Norco to view the now-opened Bonne' Carre Spillway - 1-1/2 miles wide and 6 miles in length, 180 of the 350 bays open - carrying water from the flooded Mississippi to Lake Pontchartrain, and on to the Gulf of Mexico. Lunch at the Tavern was very, very good, as were the atmosphere and the company. Returning to the West Bank as the sun finally broke through, dessert of brownies, cookies, cuties, drinks and snacks on the levee, watching shipping navigate the currents, as well as a chance to offer farewell wishes to those who attended - this was the perfect ending to a lovely day.

 
Thank you again for your efforts, and for a really nice day to enjoy our antiques and our friends.
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Please check the above link to see more photos of our adventure

 

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That looks like a typical tour with my local club.... one old car and everyone else drives modern. I suppose we now usually have two old cars on local tours, as my family grows I need my dads model A station wagon that he got and restored to be able to take his grandkids on tours, so he gets “stuck” in his T torpedo with only one of them!

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9 hours ago, gossp said:

That looks like a typical tour with my local club.... one old car and everyone else drives modern. I suppose we now usually have two old cars on local tours, as my family grows I need my dads model A station wagon that he got and restored to be able to take his grandkids on tours, so he gets “stuck” in his T torpedo with only one of them!

 

gossp,

 

Actually there were 9 vintage cars driven - pretty good for an extremely small local chapter

especially for our MORE THAN 100 MILE DRIVE

 

Actually there were several antique cars driven - more obvious if you click on the imbedded link here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/LNd64qJA4Bzn2HnG8

 

In addition to our

1930 Packard 733 Export Model Dual Windshield 7-passenger,

other vintage drivers included:

1961 Cadillac Series 62 convertible

1988 BMW 528e extreme low mileage unrestored original

El Camino Conestoga

Buick Wildcat 2-door hardtop 

Oldsmobile Cutlass Royale Convertible

Avanti convertible

1946 MG-TC joined us along the way

Jaguar sedan (not pictured) also joined in en-route 

And we had a couple of modern drivers whose antiques are "IN-PROCESS"

 

Thanks also to VP Whitney Richard for some excellent photography,

as well as to Charla Roth for carrying and serving all of the refreshments for the final stop in the trunk of the 1988 BMW 528e.

 

 

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Marty Roth,  

Thank you for posting photos of your beautiful 1930 Packard on tour.  For those of us who haven't had the chance to drive a high-end car of that era, but are tempted by them, can you talk a little about what it is like to drive the car in modern traffic?  Were you on any high-speed four lane highways ("freeways" out here)?  Does the car have its original mechanical brakes, or have they been changed to hydraulic?  Thanks.  

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Erska,

 

Sorry for the delayed response,

The Packard is entirely original as far as brakes, engine, etc - mechanical 4-wheel brakes, which in my opinion work just as well as hydraulic brakes so long as they are properly adjusted.

Much of the drive , perhaps 60-65 miles, was on Freeway-type roads. Modern traffic generally respects the vintage cars and tends to be tolerant of our somewhat lower speeds. Golks wave, smsile, and try to take photos. We don't mind their passengers playing photographer, but the drivers are a different story. We drive all of our vintage cars (noted below) cross-country withthe exception of the 1915 Hudson, and even that is driven on long-distance national, Divisional, and local week-long tours several hundreds of miles.

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