This morning Don had another surprise for the guys in our little group. He did not tell us where we were going but to be ready to roll at 7:45. He took us over to the house of one of the Corvette owners who was here last night to see his collection of antique cars. He has several cars, including one of only three Maxwell's from the early 1900's. We spent a couple of hours inspecting his collection and listening to him tell us the story behind each and every one. One of the cars was especially fascinating. His parents had purchased it new and drove it for many years. Later his older brother got it and kept it for about 20 years but then he sold it without telling his little brother. Some 19 years later, while searching for parts for another vehicle, he came upon the same car at the place where he was buying the parts. Turns out this new "owner" had never licensed it in his name during all that time. With a little talking the guy was able to buy it back and now has it in his collection. Although technically he is the fourth owner of the car he is actually only the third registered owner and the car has never been titled outside the family. The picture to the right is of an early Ford. The one to the left is a Willy's Knight, a very rare car. He also had an antique John Deere tractor that he has fully restored. He related that over the years he had restored and sold several cars but the ones he has now are for his personal pleasure.
This will be the last night out on this adventure. One of the couples here left this morning and the other two plan to leave tomorrow morning. We had originally had planned to stay until Thursday but have decided to head home in the morning. This will give Don & Vicki a much needed rest. After serving as Rally Masters at last weeks Monaco rally in North Little Rock and then hosting all of us here this week they deserve a time to relax. Tomorrow then it is homeward bound and an end to our latest adventure.