Annual Meet

 

 

2015 HAWKEYE HERITAGE TOUR INFORMATION

JUNE 14-20, 2015 AMES, IOWA

 

Tour Director – Rick Hofmeyer, e-mail rhofmeyer@hotmail.com, 563-422-8090 (C) 563-425-4044 (H)

Registrar/Treasurer – Dick and Sandy Perry, e-mail rwppack@aol.com, 309-762-6563 (H)

 

Is this heaven? – No, it’s Iowa” Dialogue from “Field of Dreams” movie

 

IOWA, the “Land Between Two Rivers”, is the location for the 29th ANNUAL 2015 DODGE BROTHERS International Meet. Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University, is centrally located 30 miles north of Des Moines, IA, on the original Lincoln Highway (US 30) beside I-35. Picture yourself in the rolling Iowa countryside made famous by Grant Wood (meet logo painting is “Summer in Iowa”). Tours will be on rural and/or lower speed roads.

REGISTRATION FEE includes ice cream social, four lunches, closing banquet and all entrance fees.

 

We will explore central Iowa’s cultural, religious and agricultural heritage through our tours:

SUNDAY: Registration, meet and greet, evening ice cream social at the hotel

MONDAY: Bus tour to the Amana Colonies, a German religious communal settlement of 7 villages that preserves the heritage of the original settlers. Most buildings are now unique shops and restaurants. Family style lunch at the Ronneburg Restaurant. The Belle Plaine Area Museum Lincoln Highway exhibit and an original Lincoln Highway gas station, Preston Corner, will be explored on the return bus trip.

TUESDAY: Driving tour to Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State campus. Box lunch at nearby park. Drive to Boone, Iowa for a 90-minute train ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Total mileage: 43.

WEDNESDAY: Driving tour to Living History Farms, Urbandale, a 500-acre outdoor agricultural museum with three working farm sites covering 300 years. Lunch provided at The Machine Shed Restaurant. Proceed to Denny Albaugh Chevy Convertible Collection in Ankeny: one car of every model made. Total mileage: 94.

THURSDAY: Driving tour to Dows Historic Sites including a Burlington/Rock.Island Train Depot, Blacksmith and Wagon Museum, General store, school, home, antique mall. Catered lunch in Convention Center. Proceed to Williams to view the Hemken Auto Collection of mostly original convertibles in a historic restored building. Evening shopping excursion to downtown Ames. Total mileage: 102

FRIDAY: Tech session, ladies activities sponsored by Ames Main Street Cultural District, car show, voting, closing banquet and awards.

 

MEET HOTEL

Quality Inn and Suites

2601 E. 13th St.

Ames, IA 515-232-9260

www.discovermidwesthotels.com

Room rates: $89 + , Upgrade suites: $109 + tax

Complimentary hot breakfast, Full service restaurant & bar, Heated pool & whirlpool

Pets welcome ($20 1-time charge)

VEHICLE AND TRAILER PARKING Hotel premises

RV PARKING Limited RV parking on hotel premises (no hookups)

CAMPGROUND (11 mi. north) Whispering Oaks Campground

1011 Timberland Dr. Story City, IA 50248 515-733-4663

 

DES MOINES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

40 miles south of Ames – Car rentals or airport shuttle (not hotel shuttle) available. Shuttle information available at Executive Express 888-522-9899 or executiveexpress.biz. They will deliver to the meet hotel. Reservations must be premade and prepaid.