BBC Tour 2022 Day 0 - the swap meet / car show day

We decided to go on a HCCA tour this year. We had hoped to have the 1910 Model T touring ready but plans were changed at the last minute because it just was not ready for the trip.

The first day of the tour was Monday, but the first activity planeed was a combination car show / swap meet that happened yesterday. There were about a dozen vendors. I was there around 7:00 AM and got to see some of them setting up. While I don’t need many things to add to my already breathtaking stash, I did manage to buy a set of Kevlar band linings.

On the car show side of things, the group consisted of about 35 cars towards the end of the show. It started small. The top photo shows a large 1912 Maxwell (left) and a 1909 Buick (right.)

We brought the 1914 Touring. It’s a reliable tour car. You can see a 1911 and 1912 Hudson beyond my T.

Something you don’t see every day - a nicely restored 1912 REO touring. It was fabulous. The little 1912 Buick Model 33 runabout next to it was nice too.

Of course most of the cars on tour and in the car show are Model T Fords - just as it was when the cars were new. There were a host of 1914 Model T’s, a really cool 1912 open runabout, and a few 1912, 1911, 1910, 1909 etc. Of course there were several 1915 T’s as well.

I looked at this one from a distance. Could not identify it. As I got closer I realized it was a 1913 Velie. A fabulous car with sme really great ideas. They were made from the first decade of the century until about 1928, then the founders both died and it all stopped. Notice the electric cowl lamps built into the firewall.
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Good ideas abound on a Velie. Notice the radiator supplier.