Monday, April 11, 2016



Two Santa Clara Model T Club members made the trek to Arizona this year to attend the Sun Country Speedster Run which was held in Tucson this year.  Meneelys and Fontaines formed up the expedition to the Sunshine State.  Click on any pic for a full size version.

Speedster Row outside the host hotel.

It was a good run, about 150 miles in, out and around Tucson.  The desert around Tucson was in bloom just for the occasion, the Palo Verde trees were brilliant yellow everywhere we went.

We had some city boulevard driving, climbed some mountains (went partway up 9000 foot Mt. Lemmon), explored lots of back roads and even had a few dirt stretches through the dry washes.

The roads are interesting, lots of up and down dips following the natural terrain, and rather than build bridges over all the dry washes, just warning signs to not enter if flooded.  And do you think the wind blows there?    Look for the clues in the picture below.

It actually rains there sometimes, but our weekend was blue sky, about 70 degrees, visibility unlimited.

Who said "Get a horse?"   Next time, for sure.

27 cars started, 23 cars finished.  Our own Ray and Linda Fontaine took home the 3rd place trophy.  Congratulations.  This was a first time exploring the Tucson area for us and I think we need to go back to explore all the things that we did not have time for this trip.  Pima Air Museum, Colossal Cave, Kartchner Caverns, Titan Missile Museum, Copper Mine Tour, Saguaro National Park,  the top of Mt. Lemmon, and a little farther out the town of Tombstone.

Sunburned, wind-blown, bug spattered, would you do it again?    YES!!

Good trip, although my trailer and contents took a beating on the CA roads.  I think I need an air ride trailer.   Bob m

PS:   We got to visit with Bob and Jane in Phoenix both ways.  Hows this for a selfie?