Happenings around New England and beyond...
Next Tour... Not the Cape Tour Skip & Steve
Next on our docket is the "Not the Cape" Tour August 11-13
Seacoast yet again! (This is a tough year for brass polishing!)
Mostly in th quiet town of Westport Ma with occasional visits to Rhode Island this is a tour designed to include our
slower moving members.. or rather members who want to drive their slower moving cars. The setup is an afternoon start on Friday
of about 30 miles so it will begin around noon giving you time to trailer to the hotel. Our Saturday takes us into New Bedford
to visit the Whaling museum (bring your National Senior Pass to save money) and lunch is on your own in town where there are several enjoyable venues all within walking distance.
Our Sunday tour will also be short (30 mi) so you can tour, then load up your car and head home!
I ask only that you let me know you are coming so I can have enough tour books available for everyone!
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Who or what is an Autoneer?
The first use of the term is found in the "Overland Monthly" from 1902.
It is a contraction of the words "automobile" and "pioneer" and was used to describe those indefatigable folks
who first took to the paths and byways of America in their new form of transportation.
Today, this anachronistic term is revived by an enthusiastic band of New Englanders who pay homage to those who
have gone before. The group that calls itself the Autoneers is a collection of car folks who enjoy driving their brass
cars and showing the world what automotive transport was like in the early days.
The Autoneers was first organized in 1980 and held our first tour in September of that year.
In 1990 we joined forces with the Horseless Carriage Club of America
by becoming their New England Regional group. We conduct at least 6 events (tours) each year and also host other
events for the HCCA. Our outings range from 1 day tours, weekend happenings and even week long events.
Our tours are limited to non-modified vehicles built in 1914 or before, and other vehicles through 1916
that retain the hallmark characteristics of the brass era such as Ford cars.
These tours offer a wonderful way to enjoy the back roads and country lanes of New England and share their love
of these antiquated vehicles with all the folks we encounter.
HCCA membership is required of all Autoneer touring members. Prospective members and guests are encouraged to attend.
Have a brass car and want to join us? Click Here
Running a Tour for the Autoneers (or others)?
Here are some printable documents that might be helpful if you need to pull a tour together.
Click One day tour for an essay on running a one day activity.
Click Multi day tour for a formal layout of a multi-day activity.
Click Participation for the essential list of attendees for our records.
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