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2017 NCRS National Road Tour Previews

San Antonio, Texas - Travelling in your favorite car with your friends - what could be better? Plan now to head to the Convention with a Road Tour!

The 2017 National Road Tours are now set. The road tour leaders are busy planning each leg and promise to make it a memorable ride to San Antonio. Tenative plans, places of interest and stops are described below. Make sure you register early and pick the tour you want to travel with. As usual, Scott and Kay have planned a great last night out celebration in Kerrville, TX. Some of the thoughts and highlights of each tour appear below.

Detailed information for routes and lodging will be provided to each member after you have registered for the Road Tour.

Tour Name Leader Phone Email Address Departs From
Canadian Tour Kay Sinclair 905-857-1463 Bolton, ON on July 1st
Central PA Tour Gary Dukeman 951-310-6069 Carlisle, PA, on July 1st
Northwest Mike Doty 509-480-0790 Yakima, WA on July 5th
Mid-Atlantic Road Tour Steve Gansky 215-579-7113 Philadelphia, PA on July 1st
Rocky Mountain Road Tour Tom DiRito 720-937-6716 Hightlands Ranch, CO July 2nd
Southeast Road Tour Don Warmuth 864-634-0260 Chattanooga, TN July 2nd
Southern California Road Tour Jerry & Pat Louer 951-734-9818 Ontario, CA July 5th
Texas Road Tour Ken Robb 817-304-0935 Amarillo, TX on July 6th

Canadian Road Tour: Led by Kay Sinclair
Kay and Scott Sinclair will leave Bolton, ON, on Saturday July 1 and will head south and cross into the US at Fort Erie/Buffalo, south into Western New York, and travel to Meadville, PA for the first night. From there they head west to Fort Wayne, IN, then over to Pontiac, IL, to join Route 66. Night 2 in Bloomington, IL, then Route 66 (or parts) through St. Louis to Sullivan, MO. Short day to Branson, MO, where they can take in its many attractions. Then south through Arkansas, overnighting in Texarkana, TX. They will explore east Texas en route to Waco, TX, and then on to Kerrville, TX for the last night out. It’s going to be hard to top this planned tour! Get in early!

Central Pennsylvania Road Tour: Led by Gary and Andrea Dukeman
Gary and Andrea have planned a fantastic tour which will leave Carlisle, PA on July 1. Stops will include Bluefield, VA, Knoxville, TN, Talledega, AL via Chattanooga, TN, Meridan, MS, Shreveport, LA, Waco, TX, and last but not least, Kerrville, TX and the last night out. They have numerous interesting stops along the route, including, but not limited to, driving the “back of the dragon” in VA, the lower end of Skyline Drive & the Great Smokey mountains, with stops at Pigeon Forge, Cherokee and Gatlinburg to name a few. Then it’s on to Talledega with a stop at Coker Tire and a tour of Talledega Super Speedway. Next day highlights include the Tuskeegee Air Museum, the Coca Cola museum, a Civil War battlefield and more. We also have a special stop planned for the ladies when in Waco, the HGTV stars, Magnolia Markets at the Silos and The Harp Design Co. Shop & Showroom. Make sure you reserve your spot early for this tour!

Northwest Road Tour: Led by Mike Doty and Tammy Shirley
We will be leaving Yakima WA, early on July 5, with lunch near Boise, Idaho and an overnight stay at Provo, Utah. We should travel on a section of Route 66 as we enter New Mexico on our way to Albuquerque, NM on July, 6. We plan on meeting up with the Texas chapter the night of July, 7, and on to the last night out.

Mid-Atlantic Road Tour: Led by Steve Gansky and Janet Klug
Steve & Janice have planned an eight-day tour that will leave suburban Philadelphia, PA, July 1, at 8 AM. Estimated to be about 2000 miles the route will take us through Chantilly, VA, Staunton, VA, Bristol, TN, Huntsville, AL, Birmingham, AL, New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, Austin, TX and the last night out in Kerrville, TX. Some of the highlights include Air & Space, Udar-Hazy, US Space & Rocket (Von Braun), Space Center Houston, & Southern Museum of Flight. Woodrow Wilson & LBJ Presidential Libraries. Automotive includes Bristol & Talladega Motor Speedways. Bruce Elder Museum & Barber Motor Sports. Military highlights along the way include The National WWII Museum, Battleship Texas, and National Museum of the Pacific War. Bristol Caverns, Rudy Caverns, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. New Orleans 9/11 Memorial, Holocaust Museum, and Industrial Heritage Museum. Plus two nights in New Orleans and more.

Southeast Road Tour: Led by Don and Ann Warmuth
The Southeast Road Tour, again hosted by Ann & Don Warmuth, will depart Chattanooga, TN on July 2, 2017. The tour will wind through the beautiful Tennessee countryside, down the magnificent Natchez Trace Parkway, through the center of Louisiana, into Texas above the Golden Triangle, and on to Kerrville. There will be a “bonus day” for any who want to arrive in Chattanooga early, with visits to places like the Coker Museum. Approximate miles 1112.

The first day on the road will cover parts of western TN and end up in the birthplace of the KING, Tupelo, MS. Visits to Elvis’s birthplace, his early home, his favorite Drive-in diner, and of course, the museum are planned. Approximate miles 245.

The second day we follow a large portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway. We will divert off to Vicksburg to spend two nights. In order to practice for next year’s convention we will stay in one of the casinos. There are numerous attractions in the area, including the Civil War Battlefield. Approximate miles 233. The fourth day will wind back to the Natchez Trace Parkway and into Natchez, MS, for a short visit. And then on to eastern Louisiana. Approximate miles 146.

The fourth day will wind back to the Natchez Trace Parkway and into Natchez, MS, for a short visit. And then on to eastern Louisiana. Approximate miles 146.

The fifth day will wind through the beautiful scenery of Louisiana and into east Texas. Approximate miles 159.

The fifth day will wind through the beautiful scenery of Louisiana and into east Texas. Approximate miles 159.

Southern California Road Tour led by Jerry and Pat Louer:
We will leave Ontario, CA on July 5 and travel through the desert scenery of California and Arizona (approximately 403 miles). We will spend the night near Casa Grande, Arizona. The tour will then travel on through more of the southwest desert, stopping often for rest, food, and fuel, ending the day near Las Cruces, New Mexico (approximately 343 miles). The next morning, after breakfast, we will cruise to Canutillo, Texas where we will tour the Al Knoch Interior facility or, for those that might prefer, the antique shops nearby. Our stop for the night will be in Fort Stockton, Texas (approximately 284 miles). If time permits the next day prior to heading to the Last Night Out hotel, we can tour the historic Fort Stockton. It will be approximately 253 miles to Kerrville, TX

Rocky Mountain Road Tour led by Tom and Diane DiRito:
Dianne and Tom will host a barbeque at their home on Saturday, July 1st and have reserved a block of rooms at a local hotel. Those wishing to attend can stay as the road tour will leave Highland Ranch, CO on Sunday, July 2nd. Stops along the way will include Santa Fe, NM via Buena Vista, CO and Alamosa, CO, then on to Albequerque, NM and Carslbad, NM and Midland, TX. We will then head to Kerrville and the last night out gathering.

Tom advises because we are traveling over the 4th of July holiday, some hotels will only guarantee our hotel room blocks thru May 15, 2017. Please make your reservations early because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Texas Road Tour: Led by Ken and Vicki Robb:
Ken and Vicki have promised to do 500 miles so anyone who is doing the requirement for the Founders Award will be covered. It’s going to be a short trip this year so we will start in Amarillo, TX on Friday, July 6th. We will be visiting a few museums along the way, one of which will be Bill’s Backyard Classis Car Museum. Our travel will include almost all back roads for our overnight stop in Abilene, TX. Saturday will see us head south to Kerrville with a stop in Fredericksburg before heading to Kerrville for the last night out. 

Questions? Comments? 2015 National Road Tour Leaders- Kay and Scott Sinclair. Call or email them at (905) 857-1463 (EST) or

Registration forms received in the Bolton office after June 1 will not be processed and will be returned to the sender. Register online through the Convention Registration page. You can also use the paper form and postal mail. Be sure to use the correct postage to send to Canada.

NCRS Road Tour, Scott and Kay Sinclair
153 Old King Road
Caledon, ON L7E 4B6

All NCRS Road Tours will travel to the “Last Night Out” event. Details to be provided as they are finalized.

Questions? Contact Road Tour Chairman Scott Sinclair 905-857-1463 EST

You must be an NCRS member to register and participate in these Road Tours. Proof of liability insurance must be sent with your registration showing insurance in effect during the tour dates. All cars must be properly registered, licensed and insured to operate on public highways. Hotel and general route information will be sent upon registration. You will receive Road Tour Hotel information in response to your Road Tour registration and payment. You will receive the detailed route information when you join your Road Tour.

Information on the tours will be posted here as it is received. Check back often!

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