David Smith arranged a viewing for the Georgia Z Club of the Cofer Collection in Tucker. This collection is not open to the public, so it was a special treat. There were forty cars on site including a Duesenberg SJ. The curator has been with the Cofer Collection for 30 years, and he told use each car is driven 50 miles every 3 months. The cars are also taken to concours all over the Southeast.
We had 22 Z cars show up and enjoyed the opportunity to wander around looking at fine classic automobiles. Afterward, most headed over to Main Street in Tucker to enjoy the monthly Cruise In…except for yours truly, who experienced a driveshaft failure on the way.
Anyway, Chet Wittel and Bob Breitweiser took home awards from the Cruise In for a wonderful 240Z and sharp 370Z.
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A few of us got together on the 19th to take a drive up into the North Georgia mountains and eat a late lunch. Chet blazed the trail for us, leading the group on some nice back roads. The route went from Canton, up to Chatsworth, and back down to Jasper. A good time was had by all.
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We gathered at the McDonalds in Canton at the appointed time, 24 strong. El PreZidente led us along back roads north of Rome and into Alabama.
Once in Alabama, we turned north toward Ft Payne, stopping at Little River Canyon. After that, it was a quick jaunt over to Ft Payne for lunch and on to Huntsville.
That evening, most of the gang headed over to the Old Greenbrier restaurant for barbeque. While Steve knew the location by heart, the rest of the crew wondered why they were going out to the middle of nowhere. Once everybody found the restaurant, they gorged themselves on hushpuppies and barbeque. Then it was back to the hotel to enjoy some libations.
Braving the cold the next morning, the gang gathered to head over to the Alabama Space and Rocket Center. Steve led the group over and was doing great until he realized the sign that he formerly used as a landmark was no longer there. The group did a quick turn around and got to the museum parking lot safely. Hurrying in to escape the frigid air, we managed to avoid any group photos, though Gina took several photos of Uranus. Martin arranged for the group discount at the ticket desk. We got our armbands and milled about the museum and rocket park. After taking in the history of America’s space program, we headed back to our cars and made our way back to Georgia.
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What do you get when you have around 40 Z car enthusiasts driving around the backroads of North Georgia with poor directions, looking for obscure clues? A great afternoon.
We gathered together in Canton to receive directions from Robert. He was expecting 7 or 8 cars, and we more than doubled that amount. Fortunately, he had plenty of extra copies.
After getting the directions, we set off one car at a time until Robert remained in the parking lot.
Some people were carefully documenting the answers to the clues, driving back to find what Robert was talking about. Others were doubling back because they took a wrong turn when they followed the directions. And the rest of us would follow the directions as we wanted but didn’t mind breaking off to find the destination at Charlie’s Italian Restaurant in Elijay. All but Matthew managed to find the end point. Never fear, though. Even Matthew found his way back to civilization.
After we finished eating a late lunch and laughed about our drive, some of us made our way back home while others gathered at a local watering hole in Elijay.
Good job, Robert. We were all entertained. Maybe we can get 60 cars out there next year.
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Robert briefs the Gumball Rally participants.
Hitting the road with dubious directions.
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