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2017 DBC California Dreamin’ Tour
31st Annual International Dodge Brothers Club Meet
Fallbrook, Southern CALIFORNIA
Sunday, June 18 – Thursday, June 22, 2017
Beautiful Fallbrook, in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country, is the location for the 31st Annual 2017 DODGE BROTHERS International Meet.
Fallbrook is nestled in the rolling Foothills of North County San Diego. Nearby Temecula Valley shares the southern border of Riverside County. This territory is rich in Native American history long before the Gold Rush and California Statehood in 1850.
Now known for its rich agricultural lands, Fallbrook is known for its avocado groves, native Live Oak trees, Olive trees, and plant nurseries, and claims the title of "Avocado Capital of the World." Temecula Valley is renown for its award winning wine vineyards.
Come and join us and visit the hidden treasures as we explore sunny Southern California!
Our Tours include:
Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. This is their Spring Engine Steam Up. You will see working live steam and gas engines, old tractors, along with weaving looms, quilting bees, clock shop, blacksmith and wheelwright demonstrations, and more. We will drive our DB cars in the Tractor Parade at 1:00 pm.
Visit a working Elephant Farm. Get up close and personal with the world’s largest land animal. Learn what it takes to raise and care for elephants. You might even get to ride one, if you dare.
Visit Orange Empire Railway Museum where we will get to ride the old trollies around the railway grounds, and visit the trains in their barns and around the large property.
Ride a steam locomotive at Bobby Babcock’s Fallbrook Estate. Tour his private antique car collection, wagon barn, western theme buildings, and train memorabilia.
Visit the Mission San Antonio de Pala. This is an active Native American Mission Church and Museum that will celebrate its 200th Anniversary during our Tour. This is the only Mission to have remained in continuous service as was originally established ministering a native population.
A local Award Winning Winery Tour of the vineyards, wine making operation, and wine tasting for those who wish to whet their palate.
Western Science Center and Dinosaur Museum. Home to a large collection of Native American artifacts and Ice Age fossils that were unearthed at Diamond Valley Lake, including "Max", the largest mastodon found in the western United States, and "Xena", a Columbian mammoth.
And More to follow!!
Host Hotel and Meet Headquarters
Pala Mesa Resort
2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028
For Reservations (800) 722-4700
Room Rates: $109 + Tax (state you are with Dodge Bros. of America to get these Special Rates)
18 Hole Golf Course
Swimming Pool and Spa
Tennis Courts and Fitness Center
(If you plan on arriving early, you may book Saturday night separately, if rooms are available. Room rate will be higher)
Pala Mesa Resort, our Host Hotel, will allow our RV’s and Trailers to park on-site in a designated area. (No Hook ups)
International airports near Fallbrook, CA (with distances from Fallbrook, CA)
San Diego International Airport (SAN ) San Diego, CA 52 miles
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT ) Ontario, CA 65 miles
John Wayne Airport (SNA ) Santa Ana, CA 71 miles
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX ) Los Angeles, CA 106 miles:
Registration and Contacts
REGISTRATION FEE – Includes Sunday ice cream social, four breakfasts, 3 lunches, closing Banquet dinner on Thursday night, and tour entrance fees. Book your hotel room early, as we expect our room block to fill quickly.
Early Registration closes on May 19, 2017.
Note that Registration will start at 4:00 pm Sunday in our Hospitality Room, after the Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum Tour. Vehicles and trailers are permitted to park before the Sunday morning Tour takes off to Vista. We will provide directions to Vista before the 10 am Tour Convoy takes off from Pala Mesa Resort.
Meet Hosts / General Information
Tour Hosts: Bill Leuer, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org cell (951) 941-1942 (Home) (951) 682-2053 or Debby Leuer, e-mail email@example.com cell (951)346-6578
Registrar: Theresa Jensen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer: John Ekman