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2022 Metz Gathering - Waltham, MA


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A two day event for the 2022 "Metz Gathering" is being put together for this fall and we hope to build off of the 2021 gathering at the Gore Place. The plan is to have a Waltham Transportation History Seminar on Saturday, September 24 starting at 1:00 in the restored carriage house at the Gore Place, the former Metz Company corporate offices and home for C.H. Metz and his family. There will be a lecture by George King about the rescue and restoration of a 1901 Orient. A display of Waltham built vehicles will be on display and an open question and answer discussion will take place. Discussion to include automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, steam cars and patents that came from people like Abner Doble, Charles Metz, George Tinker, John Piper, Leonard Gaylord and others. Please feel free to bring memorabilia to display. 

$20 per person will include a tour of the Gore Place at the conclusion of the lecture. 

 

Sunday, September 25 will be the Metz/Waltham Vehicle Reunion in conjunction with the Motorheads Car Show on the Gore Estate grounds. We hope to get many vehicles built in Waltham to participate in this reunion. More information will be coming as the dates get closer. For additional information call 508-320-8876. If you are on Facebook, please join the Metz/Waltham Automobiles - Motorcycle - Orient Bicycle group.

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Just a reminder that this weekend is the double header at the Gore Place on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th. See details below.

 

Come One, Come All. If you have a Metz related machine, bicycle, motorcycle, airplane, automobile, please bring it out to share. If you can come out on Friday the 23rd, the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation at 154 Moody Street will be open for the day. Trailers may be left at the Gore Place, there is a resident on site, and the Waltham police will be patrolling. Please enter the Gore Place grounds from Gore Street

 

On Saturday the 24th, if you want to display your Metz related machine during the lecture and seminar, please come to the Gore Place early for set up - 7 to 8:00 am. If you can't get there by then, please call Gregg at 508-320-8876 and he will instruct you with what to do. Saturday the 24th the Waltham Museum at 25 Lexington Street will be open for tours at 10:00 am. There is parking across the street, just be sure to pay for parking. Then at 1:00 pm a lecture will take place at the Gore Carriage House, please be there by no later than 12:30 if you plan to display your machine by the Carriage House. At 1:00 the lecture and seminar will be held in the Carriage House. After loading vehicles back on their trailers there will be a meet and greet across the street at John Brewer's Tavern.

 

On Sunday the 25th for the car show we will start to move display vehicles into our prime location starting at 6:00 am. The car show has asked that vehicles be in place by 8:00 am. All pre-World War II vehicles will be parked together with the Waltham Museum and Waltham Historical Society displays. The show ends at 2:30 pm.1207402047_2022Motorheadsflier1.jpg.c677ced2f81aba0a75510ef24516c469.jpg346207253_2022Motorheadsflier2.jpg.873defb6e495874d308b1f214b6fed0d.jpg

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Realized tonight that I hadn't put any pictures of the Metz days in Waltham. We had really good weather both days and there was much interest in our cars from the car show attendees. I had a great time and met and talked with many people. We were even able to reproduce (as best as we could) a 1912 photo of the Gore Place. The star of the meeting was George King's 1901 Orient, he won the Metz trophy for the show.

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