Gearheads ‘R Us – LeMay Museum Visit

The Gearheads - except for Larry Payeur who took the photo

The VRCBC hosted a day trip of both members and non-members to the fabulous LeMay Family Collection Foundation ( www.lemaymarymount.org/ ) in Tacoma on Saturday, October 29th. Many automotive collections have a few very high value cars displayed in what seems to be an art museum – you think you must speak softly. In contrast, the LeMay has endless numbers of ‘real’ cars displayed in ‘real’ conditions. There were rows of Model T’s and Model A’s, Chevrolets, Dodges, Buicks, countless Cadillacs, probably the largest collection of Packards anywhere, a Tucker, a Franklin, ‘Fire Truck Alley’, a DeLorean, a Bricklin, Studebakers, early ‘brass cars’ and farm tractors, a gas turbine powered kart, Pierce Arrows, aircraft engines, Lincoln Continentals, Rolls Royces, Kaisers, and on, and on, and on. And it seemed around every corner, there was also another collection of toys or dolls, or even hose nozzles!

There were constant comments like: ‘My dad had a car like that!’ – or even more frequently – ‘I tried to convince my dad to buy a car like that!’ It really was Gearhead Heaven! Highly recommended. A big thank you to the Lemay folks for the excellent tour and to our own Al Reid for pulling the trip together for us.

Tour organizer Al Reid is amazed by the brass hose nozzle collection.

VRCBC Pres. Stan Guy presents our lead tour guide (and VRCBC racer in 2012), Pierce Issacs with some BCHMR 'swag' as a thank you. Al Reid is still amazed.

And another big thank you to Larry Payeur, President of the Fraser Valley British Motor Club ( www.britishcarclub.ca/ ) for most of the photos you see here and below.

 

 

 

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