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Old 05-19-2017
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Default Friends In Sunbeams Itenerary and Update

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While this is not an Invasion, I'm posting here in order to "spread the word".

This is essentially a driving event and will be held in Greensburg, Indiana.

Event calendar of events:

Monday, June 19, arrive at the Quality Inn. Supper at your choice of downtown restaurants. Very good food at "everyday low price".

Tuesday, June 20, early lunch at Stories restaurant, followed by a back road drive to Madison, an old river town that is very much alive. Visit a saddle tree factory museum. Supper at the Key West Shrimp House.

Wednesday, June 21, back road journey to Connersville. Eat lunch at Kunkels, a genyouwine '50's drive-in that has been in operation since 1954 (second owner). Visit the Connersville Museum, which contains several one of a kind automotive gems. Stop at Metamora, a historical 1840's canal town featuring the canal, a 50 hp water wheel and a covered bridge aquaduct. Stop at a very picturesque canal feeder dam. Supper in downtown Greensburg.

Thursday, June 22, boring (relatively) drive to Columbus, with its renowned architecture. Visit the Cummins Engine company museum, featuring their famed Indy Diesel racer. Lunch at the Columbus Bar (claimed to have the best tenderloin in Indiana), dessert at a 100 year-old soda bar with home made ice cream. Return route to Milhousen over very Alpine friendly roads that feature two (2) covered bridges. Supper will be at Stones Family Restaurant.

Friday, June 23, Farewells.

Come and enjoy great food, relaxed driving over hilly, narrow, crooked roads and investigate interesting stuff you cannot find anyplace else. By the way, the term "back roads" includes roads (paved) that you will not believe.

Our motel is the Greensburg Quality Inn & Suites $60/night plus tax. As the manager put it "It isn't the Marriot, then again, its not the Marriot price". A block of rooms is being held under the name "Sunbeam".

Phone # (812) 663-9998

Registration is free, but send me an email. weblue(at)comcast.net

Bill

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This event was designed to accommodate a maximum of 12 cars. At this time, there are only two cars enrolled. In order to minimize participant disappointment due to low turnout, one week prior to the event, we will notify everyone of the number of participants and everyone should feel free to cancel. While we are willing to continue with only one other car, it is possible the event will disappear due to "popular demand". Or lack there of.
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Old 05-23-2017
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Bill, Greggers was able to get the lijnk from the LOGO to your POST..

Give it a try,

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Old 05-25-2017
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Good, this what I had decided would be best. Been on the road 'puter handy.

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Bill, How much interest so far?

I talked with Allan B and after the trip back from Yellowstone He is tired out but wants to make the trip up your way.

Eric is coming too.

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If Allan attends, that will bring our total cars to 5, including ours.

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Default Just imagine you in your Sunbeam driving along....

These nice curving, crooked roads with cornfields and all sorts of other peaceful sights.....

Here is some comments Ken Ellis posted on another link I wish to share:

The lure of Indiana is strong, but I currently have work commitments that week...
My son and I went to the first Indiana Invasion, and the driving there was fantastic. Zipping through corn fields on great roads with no one else around, with each mile or so punctuated by a nice quick banked s-curve where (evidently) the surveyors decided things shouldn't quite match. Bad for commuters, great for Sunbeamers. (There's a reason Bill's car is "quickest from 20 to 80", as he can probably drive all day out there without shifting gears...)

Anyone passing thru Columbus on the way there, let me know...Ken

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We are still working out details. Yesterday, we were on a road that we decided was simply too dangerous. Narrow (very), crooked, hilly, rough. All that is okay. But the lack of shoulder made us reject it. The shoulder is not only non existent, that fact is camouflaged by vegetation and if you happened to be forced off the pavement you'd likely end up in the river. We do have our standards!

On the plus side, we now have the world's largest cookie jar collection and another covered bridge on Wednesday's itinerary.

Checked with the motel, there are still seven slots available. Come join the fun.

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Thanks for the update Bill. I see that the Triumph club is having their annual gathering in nearby Columbus, Indiana and it overlaps with your event.
http://triumphregister.com/tra-national-meet/
So there will be quite a few British cars cruising on the backroads!
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It's only a short back roads 30 miles from Greensburg to Columbus, IN

And about 60 miles to Norwood, OH
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of your intent to attend, please give me a call. Received a phone call from Bob Sharkey, wondering why we had not acknowledged his intent to attend. The simple answer is, we never received the email. This is the third email in the past few months that has not been received.

So if you have not received an acknowledgement, please give me a call.

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