Tuesday kicked off with a special drivers’ meeting at the fairgrounds. Many of the Road Tour participants are camping at the fairgrounds all week. We thought it would be fun to have a drivers’ meeting there one morning and Tuesday The Right Coast Association bought doughnuts and coffee for all of us. Rob O’Conner from The Right Coast greeted us and spoke about the special events happening this year at the Syracuse Nationals. It was also announced that we will be organizing a Syracuse Nationals Week Road Tour again next year when the event celebrates its 20th anniversary. After our get-together we drove to the location where our Road Tour hospitality tent and special parking will be located during the weekend.
It was then off to the city of Cortland, New York, and the CNY Living History Center. It was a 45-minute drive and we were greeted at the museum by members of the 7 Valley Street Rods and 15 of their vehicles. They had doughnuts and coffee ready when we arrived. Many thanks to club member David Miller for spearheading the welcoming committee. We were also greeted by the museum’s executive director Luke Biondi. Luke gave us an overview of the three areas of the museum. The Homeville Museum is dedicated to preserving military, railroad, and local history. The Brockway Truck Museum focuses on this famous truck brand that was manufactured in Cortland. The Tractors of Yesteryear features antique tractors and farm equipment that played such a large part of the area’s agricultural history. Everyone enjoyed all three areas and we were all impressed with the efforts that have gone into making the CNY Living History Center such a gem for Cortland and the surrounding area.
After lunch in Cortland it was a beautiful drive around Lake Skaneateles. We visited Anyela’s Vineyard and the quaint village of Skaneateles. It was then time to get back to Syracuse. Some of the Road Tourians had plans to attend the Cheap Trick-Foreigner concert at the Lakeview Amphitheater near the fairgrounds. It was another fun day on the Syracuse Nationals Week Road Tour.
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