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As I write this message, Andra and I are driving home to Michigan from the annual tour in Brenham, TX. Our 1926 Touring is in the trailer behind us taking a well deserved rest after performing admirably during the past week. This meet was billed as the "Tour d'Elegance" and elegant it was! From outstanding sit down meals, fascinating historical sites, spectacular wild flowers and an unforgettable closing banquet! We drove along some of the nicest back roads through the most beautiful scenery in Texas.
At one stop we had a history lesson about how Texas battled for independence, became a republic and eventually the 28th state in the Union. We visited the Burton cotton gin and saw a demonstration of how cotton was processed from the field to a 500 pound bale on the oldest (1914) operating cotton gin in America. We took a bus trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The word "awesome" is frequently overused but it doesn't begin to describe what it feels like to stand next to a Saturn V rocket. Have you ever seen a Texas Longhorn? We saw hundreds grazing in the fields and then had an opportunity to sit on one. Of course no auto tour would be complete without an ice cream stop and we had the ultimate -- a tour of Blue Bell Creamery which concluded with a generous sample of their product. During the week we also had two technical sessions: a nice presentation on body work and painting and an informal lesson on emergency brakes by Dan Kerr. ( Ask Dan for details.)
All week long we were treated to friendly, warm, genuine hospitality and perfect spring weather. On behalf of all of us who attended, a huge THANK YOU to Lois and Gary Ross and their capable assistants Janice and Dan Kerr and Carolyn and Gary Gray.
One final note. If you ever need entertainment for an event, I highly recommend the comedy team of 'Reding and Ross'!