The Road Less Travelled

June 23 - 26, 2019
Enderby, B.C.

The 2019 June Tour was well named, as it did indeed find some less travelled roads.  About 18 cars and 50 people gathered in the small town of Enderby for the three days and everyone had a great time.  The tour covered about 250 miles with a lot of ups and downs and twists and turns.

Sunday was arrival day and included a short run to "The Crystal Man" gallery.  All sorts of rocks, minerals, and gems were available there and the drive was just about right for a warmup run.

Monday's drive headed south toward Vernon with a lunch and tour stop at Davison Orchards.  This was a most interesting stop as the tour guide described the history and details of the family run operation.  After lunch the group toured past Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake before heading north toward Enderby.  The afternoon stop was at The Village Cheese Factory in Armstrong, where we learned about cheese production and enjoyed apple pie and ice cream.

Monday evening a few cars came out for a short gaslight run.  It was quite fun to cruise the back road behind the hotel with the gas lamps lit up.

Tuesday's drive headed north to Salmon Arm, with a morning stop at Haney Heritage Park.  There the cars were lined up on the main street of the restored town and everyone had time to explore the site.  After that it was on to a short tour north of the city and a huge lunch at Yan's Restaurant.  The afternoon drive went through the scenic Salmon River valley with a stop at the tiny community of Silver Creek.  Dinner was at the Farmstrong Cidery, where we were treated to a great meal and a tour of the facility.  Dinner was served in the carefully restored 1890s barn.

Wednesday morning's drive headed east, then looped around back toward Armstrong for a stop at a terrific private collection.  All kinds of vehicles and machines kept everyone interested.  In the shop was a 1919 Millburn electric begin restored.  From there the group headed to Falkland for lunch at the Falkland Pub.  After lunch we headed to the rodeo grounds for some crazy car games including:  The NBA Challenge (Bean Bag Toss), What's all That Racket? (Tennis Racket / Ball Balance), Show Me the Way (Blindfold Race) and Let's Stop For a Cone (Backing Up Race).   It was a lot of fun.

Wednesday night was the final banquet and a short program.  The 1913 Ford Firetruck was awarded The People's Choice Award and, amazingly, there was really no candidate for The Hard Luck Award.  Not one car ended up on the trouble trailer on this tour.  In a light hearted move, the award went to the 1916 Ford Roadster for a seat pin that popped and tore a hole in the seat of the driver's pants.

By all accounts it was an interesting and enjoyable tour, hosted by Peter and Teresa Findlay, with help from Neil Dorey.

VIDEOS: 

Gaslight Drive:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz5wl5NLH_8&feature=youtu.be

VCCC / HCCA On the Road:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ZDaHG1ILI&feature=youtu.be

Car Games:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxKSEQ1Ycrw&feature=youtu.be


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