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Alice Ramsey Centennial Drive


Rich Anderson
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The 100th anniversary of the first woman to drive a car across the US will be celebrated starting June 9, 2009. The Alice Ramsey Centennial Celebration is in the planning. A new (work in progress) web site is available at aliceramsey.org. Check it out. We welcome your participation, support, and help in generating sponsorships. Come drive part of the trip with us......Alice was 21 years old and drove a 1909 Model DA Maxwell. The 2009 "Alice" is named Emily and she too will be driving a restored 1909 Model DA Maxwell. Everything will stick as close to authentic as possible.

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From what I've heard there are two different tours traveling east to west this summer. Both are leaving June 9 from NYC and traveling in early cars to San Francisco.

Emily Anderson, as indicated above is part of one group. Another group of three women, piloting their early vehicles (1911 Regal, 1907 Cadillac and ?), passengers (including a 10 year old daughter!!) & chase vehicles will be traveling also. Sounds like a great time.

Follow their adventure on Twitter: AliceRamsey09

or their Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/Alice09

We'll be there to cheer them on as they tour through the Toledo Ohio area.

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They should have a great time!

I drove my 1930 Chrysler 70 roadster on the 1908-2008 Great Race celebration tour last fall. We started in Times Square and ended at the Ferry Building in SF (see www.longestautoracecent.com).

We followed the original 1908 race route as close as possible envolving mostly all back roads and even some dirt/gravel roads in Utah and Nevada. Some great scenery!! The route they are taking appears to be close to the same route we took.

Making this drive with todays roads was tough and made you really think about what a difficult time it was for the cars and drivers in 1908

It was a great 3 weeks...I hated to see it end!!

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We are on our way. A couple of days of problems, think they are solved now, see www.aliceramsey.org for details. Thanks to all the AACA and HCCA people who have hosted us so far. Meeting you is a highlight of this journey. On the road west from Buffalo tomorrow. Great day today with great photo ops at Niagara Falls. I'm only a passenger but we are such a team that everyday calls forth more cooperation and mutual support. I can't push the car into the trailer but I am becoming a great wheel chocker. It takes all of us. So far we are all enthusiastic, optimistic and having a great time. Thanks to AACA and HCCA for the gear. I love my 2 AACA shirts and my jacket. The jacket has great pockets but is only water repellant not waterproof, but great against wind. Looking forward to meeting more friendly AACA members down the road.

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OOPS! forgot the question I was answering. Don't know future of DVD or about Discovery Channel but Bengt Anderson and crew are making a documentary. Check out www.aliceramsey.org for purchase details or meet us on the road and we will take your preorder. It would make a great program for your region. Depending on where you are I might even come talk about this great journey and I'm already getting hints about doing a program at the annual meeting next year, maybe for the L&RC

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We have made it to Cedar Rapids. As Alice said in 1909 "We are in the West". We were met in Clinton IA by members of the AACA Cedar Rapids Region who escorted us to Cedar Rapids. I spent the morning in a 1911 American Austin and the afternoon in a 1915 Model T. Many Thanks to the Cedar Rapids Region for great hospitality, a good meal and wonderful fellowship. I got to tell Alice's story and we all had a grand time. Hope other Regions and Chapters will meet us along the way. Library Lady

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