BABE Run 2012

The fourth annual Bring A Buddy Event (BABE) was held on July 8 in South Surrey once again.   The weather was hot and sunny, and a very scenic 40 mile drive was enjoyed by about 80 people in 20+ cars.   After the drive, Ken and Chris hosted a tasty BBQ lunch and it was really nice to see and meet some new people.

It was first time out for Dan with the 1911 Stanley formerly owned by Vern Wellburn.  To help celebrate the occasion, Pat and Merrily brought their 1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon up from Washington State.  Many people enjoyed the chance to ride in this great vehicle.  To follow Dan's progress "getting to know" the Stanley, check out his blog at
SteamCrazy.com

Thanks go to Ken, Chris, and Dan for planning and hosting the event and also to all the "buddies" who came along to make the day interesting.  Many of us can hardly wait to do it again next year!

The photos below are courtesy of my buddy, Rich Tench.  Thanks for sharing a "buddies' eye view!"



01 The day started at Peter's brother Ken's
                    place in Surrey.jpg
01 The day started at Peter's brother Ken's place in Surrey
02 Peter's 1911 Cadillac Model 30.jpg
02 Peter's 1911 Cadillac Model 30
03 Before we
                    go.jpg
03 Before we go
04 A beautiful day for a ride.jpg
04 A beautiful day for a ride
05 Stanley
                    Steamer.jpg
05 Stanley Steamer
06 Model T.jpg
06 Model T
07 Peter preps the Cadillac.jpg
07 Peter preps the Cadillac
08 The
                    Steamer steams.jpg
08 The Steamer steams
09
                    Getting up to speed.jpg
09 Getting up to speed
10 Stanley Mountain Wagon. That's H2O
                    exhaust.jpg
10 Stanley Mountain Wagon. That's H2O exhaust
12 On the
                    road!.jpg
12 On the road!
14 1912 Overland, built by Willys Overland
                    Co..jpg
14 1912 Overland, built by Willys Overland Co.
15 1910
                    Russell.jpg
15 1910 Russell
16 The Russell was made in Canada by CCM
                    (Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd.), now better
                    known for bicycles..jpg
16 The Russell was made in Canada by CCM (Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd.), now better known for bicycles.
17 Close up of manufacturer inscription.jpg
17 Close up of manufacturer inscription
18 Russell
                    detail.jpg
18 Russell detail
19 Russell.jpg
19 Russell
20 The
                    Stanley Steamer.jpg
20 The Stanley Steamer
21 Beautiful instruments on the Steamer.jpg
21 Beautiful instruments on the Steamer
22 Valve handles on the Steamer.jpg
22 Valve handles on the Steamer
23 Horn and torch on the Steamer.jpg
23 Horn and torch on the Steamer
25 Stanley Mountain Wagon. As with the Steamer,
                    there is only one gear, same as a railway steam
                    engine.jpg
25 Stanley Mountain Wagon. As with the Steamer, there is only one gear, same as a railway steam engine
26
                    1915 Ford Model T.jpg
26 1915 Ford Model T
27 Spring suspension on the Cadillac.jpg
27 Spring suspension on the Cadillac
28 Sue and Teresa in the back.jpg
28 Sue and Teresa in the back
29 The Russell broke down on this trip. It's
                    not uncommon to have several breakdowns on events
                    such as this..jpg
29 The Russell broke down on this trip. It's not uncommon to have several breakdowns on events such as this.
31 Peter & Teresa aside the Cadillac.jpg
31 Peter & Teresa aside the Cadillac
33 The trip ended at Peter's brother's place
                    for an excellent barbecue..jpg
33 The trip ended at Peter's brother's place for an excellent barbecue.
34 Parked at end of trip.jpg
34 Parked at end of trip
35 Five different models of Model T.jpg
35 Five different models of Model T
36 Two more at the end of the trip.jpg
36 Two more at the end of the trip
37 Peter's mom & dad arrive in their 1912
                    REO.jpg
37 Peter's mom & dad arrive in their 1912 REO
38 Peter & Lorne took the REO across Canada
                    in 1997.jpg
38 Peter & Lorne took the REO across Canada in 1997
39 The Stanley Mountain Wagon from the
                    front.jpg
39 The Stanley Mountain Wagon from the front
40 Stanley Mountain Wagon detail.jpg
40 Stanley Mountain Wagon detail