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29th Annual Antique Car Run begins Saturday in New London

The 29th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1921733","attributes":{"alt":"A 1912 Maxwell. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE","...

That vintage look
This antique Ford will make Saturday's 120-mile trek from New London to New Brighton. This year's event is the 29th of its kind. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE

The 29th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London.
Spectators will see close to 70 veteran cars from 1908 and earlier, and one- and two-cylinder cars through 1915. They will be touring more than 120 miles, recreating the prestigious London to Brighton, annual 57-mile commemorative run in England. The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is considered a premiere brass-era car tour in the United States. It is often on the bucket list of many car enthusiasts. There are 12 first-timer drivers participating this year. Three days of pre-tours leading up to the run began Wednesday. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1921737","attributes":{"alt":"A 1914 Ford. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"","width":"480"}}]]The oldest and slowest cars will leave first at 7 a.m. Saturday from Peace Lutheran Church in New London. After hospitality stops in Grove City, Litchfield, Kingston, Buffalo and Crystal, drivers and vehicles will head to the finish line in New Brighton for an awards ceremony at Long Lake Regional Park, site of the city’s Stockyard Days Festival. There will be some special vehicles to pique the interest of vintage car enthusiasts. Three 1910 Stanley Steamers will be part of the tour. They silently glide on steam and then blow whistles resembling those of locomotives. They are coming from Wisconsin, Michigan and South Dakota. There will be two Franklins, two Stevens-Duryeas, and two Auburns, a rare occurrence. George P. Dorris III of St. Louis will be driving a 1903 St. Louis. His grandfather worked for the St. Louis Motor Car Company and helped design the first St. Louis. Alan and Mary Travis from Arizona will be driving their 1904 two-cylinder Mitchell, the oldest Mitchell in the world, and the only air-cooled vehicle of its kind.The 29th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1921733","attributes":{"alt":"A 1912 Maxwell. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE","class":"media-image","height":"347","title":"","width":"480"}}]]Spectators will see close to 70 veteran cars from 1908 and earlier, and one- and two-cylinder cars through 1915. They will be touring more than 120 miles, recreating the prestigious London to Brighton, annual 57-mile commemorative run in England. The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is considered a premiere brass-era car tour in the United States. It is often on the bucket list of many car enthusiasts. There are 12 first-timer drivers participating this year. Three days of pre-tours leading up to the run began Wednesday.
The oldest and slowest cars will leave first at 7 a.m. Saturday from Peace Lutheran Church in New London. After hospitality stops in Grove City, Litchfield, Kingston, Buffalo and Crystal, drivers and vehicles will head to the finish line in New Brighton for an awards ceremony at Long Lake Regional Park, site of the city’s Stockyard Days Festival. There will be some special vehicles to pique the interest of vintage car enthusiasts. Three 1910 Stanley Steamers will be part of the tour. They silently glide on steam and then blow whistles resembling those of locomotives. They are coming from Wisconsin, Michigan and South Dakota. There will be two Franklins, two Stevens-Duryeas, and two Auburns, a rare occurrence. George P. Dorris III of St. Louis will be driving a 1903 St. Louis. His grandfather worked for the St. Louis Motor Car Company and helped design the first St. Louis. Alan and Mary Travis from Arizona will be driving their 1904 two-cylinder Mitchell, the oldest Mitchell in the world, and the only air-cooled vehicle of its kind.The 29th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London.
Spectators will see close to 70 veteran cars from 1908 and earlier, and one- and two-cylinder cars through 1915. They will be touring more than 120 miles, recreating the prestigious London to Brighton, annual 57-mile commemorative run in England.The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is considered a premiere brass-era car tour in the United States. It is often on the bucket list of many car enthusiasts. There are 12 first-timer drivers participating this year.Three days of pre-tours leading up to the run began Wednesday.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1921737","attributes":{"alt":"A 1914 Ford. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"","width":"480"}}]]The oldest and slowest cars will leave first at 7 a.m. Saturday from Peace Lutheran Church in New London. After hospitality stops in Grove City, Litchfield, Kingston, Buffalo and Crystal, drivers and vehicles will head to the finish line in New Brighton for an awards ceremony at Long Lake Regional Park, site of the city’s Stockyard Days Festival.There will be some special vehicles to pique the interest of vintage car enthusiasts.Three 1910 Stanley Steamers will be part of the tour. They silently glide on steam and then blow whistles resembling those of locomotives. They are coming from Wisconsin, Michigan and South Dakota.There will be two Franklins, two Stevens-Duryeas, and two Auburns, a rare occurrence.George P. Dorris III of St. Louis will be driving a 1903 St. Louis. His grandfather worked for the St. Louis Motor Car Company and helped design the first St. Louis.Alan and Mary Travis from Arizona will be driving their 1904 two-cylinder Mitchell, the oldest Mitchell in the world, and the only air-cooled vehicle of its kind.The 29th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1921733","attributes":{"alt":"A 1912 Maxwell. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE","class":"media-image","height":"347","title":"","width":"480"}}]]Spectators will see close to 70 veteran cars from 1908 and earlier, and one- and two-cylinder cars through 1915. They will be touring more than 120 miles, recreating the prestigious London to Brighton, annual 57-mile commemorative run in England.The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is considered a premiere brass-era car tour in the United States. It is often on the bucket list of many car enthusiasts. There are 12 first-timer drivers participating this year.Three days of pre-tours leading up to the run began Wednesday.
The oldest and slowest cars will leave first at 7 a.m. Saturday from Peace Lutheran Church in New London. After hospitality stops in Grove City, Litchfield, Kingston, Buffalo and Crystal, drivers and vehicles will head to the finish line in New Brighton for an awards ceremony at Long Lake Regional Park, site of the city’s Stockyard Days Festival.There will be some special vehicles to pique the interest of vintage car enthusiasts.Three 1910 Stanley Steamers will be part of the tour. They silently glide on steam and then blow whistles resembling those of locomotives. They are coming from Wisconsin, Michigan and South Dakota.There will be two Franklins, two Stevens-Duryeas, and two Auburns, a rare occurrence.George P. Dorris III of St. Louis will be driving a 1903 St. Louis. His grandfather worked for the St. Louis Motor Car Company and helped design the first St. Louis.Alan and Mary Travis from Arizona will be driving their 1904 two-cylinder Mitchell, the oldest Mitchell in the world, and the only air-cooled vehicle of its kind.

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