The 2013 Eastwood Summer Classic Road Tour began in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, on Thursday evening, July 11. We joined local cruisers at the Sonic in Morgantown for a great evening of folks having fun with their cars.
The centerpiece inside the Boyertown Historic Vehicles Museum is this period-perfect diner
Friday morning was our first big drivers' meeting of the tour. Our first stop was at the 3Dog Garage in nearby Boyertown. We were greeted at the door by General Manager Chris Liebenberg. On display behind Chris was "First Love", the Detroit Autorama Ridler winner from 2007. Our tour through the museum gave us a look at many iconic hot rods and vintage race cars and then it was onto the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles just down the street from 3Dog Garage.
Our final stop of the day was at the Eastwood company headquarters in Pottstown. We were greeted by Brian Huck and Nick Capinski who gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the company that supplies so many people with tools that help make the car restoration process so much easier.
Our weeklong trip to the Syracuse Nationals again started with what has become a July tradition in Pottstown: The Eastwood Summer Classic, an event that brings out almost 300 special-interest vehicles from Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Our 1951 Ford Road Tour shoebox was on display in front of the Road Tour hospitality tent.
We made a quick stop at the racetrack at Watkins Glen. Located in the rolling hills of the
On our visit to Pottstown for the Eastwood Summer Classic show and tour we were once again invited to visit Blast From the Past Street Rods. Owner Bill Borneman and wife Kathy had welcomed us last year and we were excited to make a return visit.
On Sunday we headed toward Philadelphia to visit the Simeone Automotive Museum. Assembled by neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the 60 vehicles on display covered from the advent of the racing to recent competition machines. On the way back to Pottstown many of us made a stop at the Valley Forge National Historic Park and Monument.
The AMSOIL/STREET RODDER Road Tour once again made a stop in Port Jervis, New York, on Monday of the Eastwood Summer Classic Road Tour. We have visited Port Jervis a number of times over the past few years and we are always made to feel welcome. It was a great evening in Port Jervis.
The Eastwood Summer Classic Road Tour began in Pottstown, PA, the home of Eastwood. The fo
It is always fun to take a Road Tour group to the Museum at Bethel Woods, which stands on the iconic grounds of the site of the Woodstock Music Festival held in 1969. The museum tells the story of the 1960s and what was going on in America leading up to that historic weekend.
Cooperstown, New York, is a rather small town in the rolling hills of New York that is home to the symbol of America's pastime, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Inside the brick building on Main Street are treasures that tell the story and history of baseball with historical artifacts that have been brought together to form some amazing exhibits.
Wednesday morning we visited the Northeast Classic Car Museum in the town of Norwich, New York, with its 160 vehicles on exhibit. After our visit in Norwich we traveled west across the rolling hills of Central New York to Watkins Glen International Raceway where we watched some sports car action on the famous road course. After a few stops on the Wine Trail along the Finger Lakes we landed in Pen -Yan, New York, for the evening.
The participants on the 2013 Eastwood Summer Classic Road Tour had a great week of excitem
On Thursday we had a pleasant drive from the Finger Lakes Region to Syracuse. The Road Tourians headed to the headquarters hotel and then to Lake Oneida for the traditional Syracuse participants kickoff party. When the gates opened early Friday morning the cars and the people began to stream in and the grounds were quickly covered. The Syracuse Nationals is best described as a rod run on steroids. The New York State Fairgrounds is huge and it was covered with cars and participants and spectators each day of the event.
It was a great weekend at the Syracuse Nationals and a great week on the Eastwood Summer Classic Tour. For an in-depth look at all of the activities that took place during the Eastwood Summer Classic Road Tour, go to the Road Tour section of our website at streetrodder.com.
Sunday we drove to the Simeone Automotive Museum near Philadelphia. We saw an amazing coll
Everyone was excited to get a close look at the "69er" show car that has received so much
Inside the Museum at Bethel Woods, visitors find items that tell the story of the 1960s er
The Golden Shine Award went to John and Peggy Creveling. They took the time all week to ma
Dave and Sue Ralph were awarded the STREET RODDER pick at Cruisn’ Port. Their 1923 T-bucke
Marketing Manager Nick Capinski gave us a tour of the tech center where many of their “how