Last Friday morning Troubadour and I headed out for a 3 day/2 night road trip in the Fiat. A few months ago we heard that the EuroMoto Show was taking place in Seattle at the Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle) instead of further north where it is usually held. The original plan was to drive to Seattle Saturday morning, have lunch, go to the show, stay the night, then head home Sunday. We booked a hotel room just a block or two from the Space Needle. Same hotel we usually stay in when attending shows.
Then a few weeks ago we read online that the LeMay America's Car Museum in Tacoma currently had a display of vintage Vespas and other scooters. Hmmm, we thought, why not drive to Tacoma Friday and go to the LeMay then on to Seattle Saturday as planned. Alrighty. Another hotel room booked. The LeMay is located right beside the Tacoma Dome venue and there is a Best Western Hotel right there as well so it is very convenient. We actually stayed there one other time in 2012 when we attended The Ace Cafe sponsored Meet at the Ace Summer Shakedown with Roland and Sonja.
We had a good weekend. We ate entirely too much food, but at least traffic wasn't too bad. Worst part was going through Portland each way. While we really enjoyed the LeMay, we were disappointed in the EuroMoto show.
Here are some random pictures from the trip. I'll do a few follow up posts with more LeMay and Seattle pictures when I have more time.
|(1953 Ford F-100 Panel Truck)|
|( 1923 Lincoln Touring Car, Model 124A - owned by one family since delivery in 1923 and never been licensed. |
Also the first car to drive over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940)
|(1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight 2-door Coupe)|
|(1930 Packard Standard Eight - 4 dr Sedan)|
|(Motorcycle trio - 1951 Moto Guzzi, 1965 Ducati & 1959 Ducati)|
|(1937 Fiat Topolino 500 Convertible)|
|(A gas station display in the Route 66, station wagon area)|
|(1949 Buick Super Estate Wagon)|
|(1961 Matchless G3C - single cylinder, 350 cc)|
|(1940 Indian 440B with original sidecar, more pics to come)|
|(The view of Tacoma from our hotel room Saturday morning)|
|(A view above the EuroMoto Show)|
|(Space Needle through the budding trees)|
As I mentioned earlier in this post I'll post up a follow-up post with the motorcycles from the LeMay and also some of the other cool car pictures. I'll throw in a few of Seattle pics for good measure. I know everyone will be so disappointed (yeah right) but no selfies were taken the whole trip.
- Au Revoir
" Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures." - Lovelle Drachman