For the safety of our members and to stay within the Covid 19 guidelines we have cancelled the National Tour for 2020. We have rescheduled our event for June 9-12th, 2021.
We are all set to meet in Toledo, Ohio for this year’s national tour. This will be our 8th tour and Pete Nathan
and Nancy Rosa have another exciting and fun 3 days of cruising around the Toledo area. The registration
form is located at the end of this article so fill it out and send it to Pete to reserve your spot on this not to be
Tuesday evening we will all meet in a
conference room at 7:00 pm for a
meet and greet period before we
hand out the drivers information
packet. This will be your opportunity
to meet your fellow tour participants
and renew the old friendships from
previous tours. There will be an over
view of the daily routes and venues
and a question an answer period.
Event shirts will be available and dash
plaques will be handed out. To make
sure you get your shirt and the right
sizes please email me with your
information. I will collect payment at
Wednesday morning kicks off at 8:30 am with a drive over to Snooks Dream Cars which features a recreated
1940’s Texaco Gas Station. Inside resides a collection
of cars ranging from the 1930’s to the 1960’s set in
period appropriate scenes from a grocery store to a
race track. Domestic and foreign vehicles guarantee
something for everyone!
Next stop is lunch! We will dine at LaRoe’s
Restaurant in Grand Rapids, Ohio. LaRoe’s features
traditional American food with a variety of
sandwiches, shrimp platters, chicken beef, and fish.
After filling up on a great meal it’s off to Kimbles
Landing for a lazy trip back in time. We will floatdown the Miami and Erie Canal on a boat drawn by
mules just like they did back in 1876. A visit to the Isaac
Ludwick Mill follows.
On the way to the Sandpiper Boat Cruise we will stop
by the Libby Glass Factory where bargains abound on
all that is glass. At The Sandpiper Pete has
arranged for special parking for our cars. We
will board the boat at 5:00 pm for our leisurely
cruise past Toledo’s active river front and feast
on delicious pizza. You are allowed to bring
your own beverages on board so if you
care to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer
you can bring it with you. Soft drinks are
provided with the meal. That ends the
first day of activities and its back to the
hotel. We will have a hospitality room
available so if you can rehash the days
fun or talk about the next day’s tour.
Thursday we leave the parking lot at 8:30
am for a private car collection located at
U.S. Trailer Sales a short drive into
Michigan. Pete tells me this is an
exceptional collection. We will have ample
time to roam about the facility and admire
this extensive private collection.
Lunch will be at Pete’s Garage. Not PeteNathans but a well know eating
establishment featuring several cars turned
into booths and a car and petroleum
themed décor. Pete’s Restaurant features
pizza, calzones, steaks and a wide variety of
Now that are stomachs are full it is off to the
Maumee Antique Mall with over 2.75 acres, yes
you read right 2.75 acres, under roof with over 200
vendors. It is one of the biggest antique malls in
America. You will have the afternoon to wander
the aisles searching for treasures.
Dinner Thursday night is at the Barn Restaurant.
Then back to the Radisson to recharge our
batteries for Friday.
Friday morning we hit the road at 8:15 am headed for
the Toledo Museum of Art, also housing the Glass
Pavilion. There we will see glass blowing demonstrations,
glass structures and historic glass items. Collections of
glass items dating back centuries are on display and the
glass blowing is reported to be mesmerizing.
Lunch will be at the famous Tony Packo’s
Restaurant made famous by the character
“Klinger” on the television show M*A*S*H*. We
will have a group menu to choice from featuring
several of Packo's popular meals.After lunch we will head for The Museum of the
Great Lakes. The museum tells the story of the Great
Lakes with over 300 artifacts, audiovisual displays and
hands on exhibits including the Col. James M.
Schoonmaker museum ship. From the fur traders of the
1600’s to the rum runners of the 1900’s the history of the
Great Lakes is show cased.
Our Banquet will be at 6:00 pm at the Radisson Hotel and features your choice of Bronzed Salmon, Beef
Tenderloin, or Roasted Chicken. Don’t forget to make your selection on the registration form!