Even with all the morning rain, the Honk, Rattle and Roll tour on February 17th proved to be another successful outing. Before leaving Loafers Glory, we recognized our Webmaster Matt Wilson for receiving the AACA 2017 Master Webmaster award. This distinction is for superior achievements in improving relationships with members and automotive hobbyists through internet communications.
The excursion did prove to be a slight challenge due to the rain. Many temporary streams and bodies of water were visible along our route. The rain did distract from viewing the scenery, but no significant driving problems were encountered.
Once arriving at the Lane Motor Museum, we all gathered for lunch in their conference room. After lunch and a few announcements, everyone was free to view the large array of vehicles assembled on the first floor of the museum. About one hour later, we assembled together for a guided tour of the lower level. This tour included vehicles being repaired and restored, vehicles ready to be cycled into the upper level museum, and just some unique specimens. The Nissan Heritage Collection that is stored in the lower level was also explored; this collection is not available to the general public.
After the guided tour, members were free to return to the upper level of the museum and continue viewing the collection or check out the gift shop. In total, we had 29 members and guests attend the event with 22 taking part in the drive.