The American MGB Association’s annual car show, Meet 2014 was held in Stowe, Vermont. This meant a another long drive by the officers to bring out the club items to the show. This includes the table, chairs, tent, membership items and club regalia.
There were stops in getting to the show including Westlake, Ohio outside of Cleveland for lunch at the B Spot and Syracuse, New York where we visited the Syracuse University and ate at Varsity Pizza near the campus.
The car show itself was held in Stowe, Vermont and called The British Invasion and is near Burlington, Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain, which was the site of many early naval battles in our countries history. We celebrated my birthday at the Ice House e in Burlington, Vermont on the shoreline.
More that 700 British cars were at the show with many fine examples of MGBs. The American MGB Association was kept buy on car show day signing up many new members. We also took the tour of the original Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Plant nearby.
On the way back we went through Canada and stopped in Montreal, Quebec and took a Gray Line tour to see the city which was delayed by an environmental protest march. We also went to Reubens and had Smoked Meat and Poutine. Smoked Meat is a Montreal area specialty and tastes a little like a Pastrami and Salami mixture. Poutine is sold everywhere including McDonalds and consists of French Fries with brown gravy and cheese chunks.
Leaving Montreal, we stopped in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada which is the capital of the Canada and saw the parliament building which dominate the downtown area.
Then on to Toronto with the great skyline and Times Square area at the corners of Yonge and Dundas Streets.
We then came back to the states through Windsor and Detroit where we met with a difficult border crossing guard questioning the items in the car.
A stop was then made in Ann Arbor, Michigan the home of the University of Michigan and ate near the campus at the Cottage Inn.
On the way back home we stopped at both the Studebaker Museum and University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
In all it was about 2300 miles of driving and I am looking forward to the next year’s adventure!