Happenings around New England and beyond...
Next Up - Blackstone Valley - MA/RI line - Dave Loving - October 4
Details AND a sign-up for your lunch choice - Click Here
Last Run - Cranberries & Cannon Balls - Carver Ma. - Kirby & Carolyn Gilmore - September 14
The day started out on the chilly side but soon came around to just about
perfect and remained so for the entire trip. While we never did see a cannonball, we did see a whole lot of cranberries!
We were treated to a stop where Ocean Spray films all it charming commercials. We travelled some quite rural roads through
Carver, Middleboro, Plymouth, Wareham, Rochester and Marion. We even were on roads that aren't on maps or GPS machines.
All in attendance learned much about cranberries and the harvesting thereof. We had lunch under the last remaining Marconi
tower that was built in 1914 for ship to shore and even trans-Atlantic wireless communication.
A wonderful romp complete with a history lesson. Thank you Kirby & Carolyn.
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.
Show your Colors proudly!
Available to our membership only for the unbelievable price of only $10 is this solid brass personalized name badge.
This custom product is NOT available in stores!!!
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