Pre-event . Getting there.
Sunday, May 21st:
still trying to get there.
Monday, May 22nd:
A start... & a finish?
Tuesday, May 23rd:
Back in the saddle again!
Wednesday, May 24th:
Rain, rain go away...
Thursday, May 25th:
Finish... 1 second or 121?
Friday, May 26th:
Flotsam that I forgot.
Rich & Jean Taylor's
Vintage Rallies website. Color
10:15 CDT, Chicago:
Truly Bizarre. I'm back on the very same DC-9 I was on last night.
I could have slept in a first class seat and been far better off.
There was no shampoo in the hotel shower... thankfully I recently
had my hair cut real short. To add insult to injury this flight
has been designated the screaming baby, yelling child express.
I encountered a true oddity in O'Hare... I'll have to save it
for my weirdness pages.
I wish I had known how long I'd be at the airport last night.
If so I'd have gone over to Terminal 2 to see the Butch O'Hare
memorial. Apparently there is a fully restored Grumman F-4F there.
My boys would have loved to seen it, or at least pictures of it.
Butch O'Hare earned a Medal of Honor for single-handedly shooting
down 6 Japanese bombers and damaged another, in under 10 minutes
over the Solomons in 1942. He flew an F-4F 'Wildcat' which was
the primary Navy fighter before the Hellcat and Corsairs started
showing up in 1943. He was later killed and had the airport named
From the air rural western Michigan looks like England, had the
English posessed the technology and the knowledge of how to draw
a straight line. Fields surrounded by hedges... interesting.
4:07pm EDT, Lennox, MA:
I finally arrive in Albany, 32 hours after I left home. If I had
the Jag I could have been here on I-90 about as fast. =) My folks
meet me at the airport, we pick up a friend of my folks, Norm
Koglin, who has just flown in from Chicago. My folks have rallyed
with Norm and his Ferrari on the Copperstae 1000 in Arizona. We
drive a rental car over into western Mass. and arrive at the rally
starting point, The Cranwell resort. Nice old eastern hotel, designed
by the Olmsteads. I like the fact that my room has a desk and
a data port, so I can upload these pages tonight. The rally crowd
is having their pictures taken in front of the hotel's main building...
we've arrived too late to have the jag in the pics. We meet up
with several folks from past rallies, such as Keith and Adine
Kretchmer, David Fisher, and a few others. I see that Clark Nicholls
and Frank Filangeri are here when I park the jag next to Frank's.
I call Sue and she's OK. Feeling banged up, and sore, but hanging
in there. Great timing for me to be gone eh? Oh well. I'm going
to nap, shower and get ready for my first real meal since Friday
whoo hoo, I'm here!
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