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The 2013 HCCA New England Gas and Brass Tour

A Model “T” Ford, Model 18 Packard, Model 30 Locomobile and a Model “K” Ford.

Although the weather was less than perfect, drivers of around 125 pre-1916 cars recently participated in this year’s Horseless Carriage Club of America’s New England Gas and Brass Tour sponsored by the Autoneers chapter. Held every two years in the region, the schedule of this popular event included four days of touring that covered between 50 and 125 miles each day most of which were in Vermont but with some forays into New York State. A short mid-week mystery tour kept things interesting.

Vehicles come from all over the country and typically run the gamut from a one cylinder Cadillacs to the largest six cylinder luxury cars of the era. Various routes include many back roads that are not so very different from the time when these venerable cars were brand new. The accompanying photos sent to us by Roberto Rodriguez are but a small sample of this year’s group. You can find out more about the HCCA here.


 L to R (Above) : A Reo touring car and a Hudson, a handsome Model 30 Packard dashboard and a Model 30 Cadillac  Below, (L to R) : A Model “K” Ford, an E-M-F Model 30, and a Hudson roadster converted into a pickup truck .


4 responses to “The 2013 HCCA New England Gas and Brass Tour

  1. Weather more threatening than bad. We had a wonderful drive from Rutland to the UVM Morgan horse farm. Rolling hills and lots of brass cars, sunny weather and a private lunch under a tent. Touring in a brass car with a group of drivers who know their stuff … This is glorious. The Brass and Gas is just a great tour for purists who have the stamina to really drive their hundred-year-old cars.

    • Alex, Glad you had a great tour, as usual the reports from tourists that we have heard from have all been excellent. We have been on many of the tours in the past and hope to make the next one in two years.

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