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25th Annual NCM Caravan and Beyond   Page1

Tuesday August 25th -Saturday September 7th

Thanks to all who participated on this journey:

            David & Becky Clark

            Sam & Linda DeNeault

            Vince & Cindy Dumas

            Robert & Cydnie Geyer

            Ron & Connie McCrary

            Bob & Linda Rocket

            Ron Spurlock & Leslie Mello

            Of course, Bill Tichy who did the heavy lifting in planning.

SPECIAL THANKS to Larry Dyer for all the commentary and to David, Becky, Robert, Cyndie, Fred, and Margaret for all the pictures

Tuesday August 27. Our trip started out at the ungodly hour of 5:15 Note: for those who don’t know me, I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON. When I left my home it was still dark, and cool, driving with the window down. I was heading north towards Texas Motor Speedway because I was meeting up with the first group at the QT gas station across from the speedway. Halfway there the sky opened and poured down rain in buckets.

Met up with the Cowtown Club members and headed North to Denton to meet the Legends members. (Just to let you know, originally Shawn was to leave Winstar at 9:00, but then realized he wouldn’t get us to Little Rock in time, so he moved the depart time to 8:00). Got together then back onto 35 heading to Winstar Casino to meet up with the North Texas Caravan. About a mile on 35 I looked in the rearview mirror to see the taillights of Vince Dumas’ car, I thought ‘oh s**t that’s not good’. I pulled over to see if they were OK. A little shaken up but they were alright.  Vince suggested we go ahead, and he’ll catch up. We got to Winstar meeting up with the caravan.

We drove to Little Rock arriving at Bale Chevrolet for snacks and social gathering, along with a few hundred more Corvettes. Vince and Cindy Dumas met up with us at the hotel we had booked many months ago. The problem was this hotel, even though recommend by the NCM was not where we stayed. Everyone had some sort of complaint about their room and we had to find other accommodations.

Wednesday August 28th. We gathered at Bale Chevrolet again for coffee and donuts. At 9:00 we began our exit with the Little Rock Police blocking traffic all the way to the highway. After a few stops for potty breaks and lunch we arrived in Nashville a little after the museum closed so we just found our hotel and settled in for the night

Friday August 30th. Still Bill hadn’t been to the museum, so he and I went back and walked around to a less crowded Museum. Took forever to get back to hotel because of a bad truck accident which had occurred around 2:00 a.m.


Saturday August 31st. Headed out of Nashville towards Mammoth Caves National Park. Met up with Sam and Linda DeNeault along with Bob and Linda Rocket. We did a small tour before leaving and heading to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Sunday September 1st. Arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the self-guided tour of the museum, then the “Kiss the Bricks” tour. This was riding around the track with a guide pointing out points of interest and stopping at the yard of bricks. We had our picture taken kissing the bricks. Note: we were originally going to do the tour of the garage area but because NASCAR was going to be racing there the following weekend we couldn’t.



Monday September 2nd. Arrived at the Gilmore Museum, what a fantastic place! The only thing more beautiful than the grounds were the cars on display. The staff there was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. We ate lunch in an old diner type structure originally from Median, CT. They allowed us to drive our cars onto the grounds for some picture taking in front of an old-style Shell gas station. Not everyone wanted to leave because we had not seen everything there, but we did head out and arrive in Ludington, MI.


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