Very, Very Antique Cars Rallying Around County

Very, Very Antique Cars

Rallying Around County

Janet and David Campbell of Pittsburgh pose alongside their 1912 Rolls Royce in downtown Cooperstown a few minutes ago, but their not alone. The Campbells are among 57 people driving 27 cars in the Friends of Ancient Road Transportation (figure out the acronym) who are using The Otesaga as a base of operations through Saturday. Today, they visited the Northeast Classic Cars Museum in Norwich. Tomorrow, they drive to Hamilton (home of Colgate University) and Saturday to Utica, according to Bob Williams, one of the organizers. The club was founded in 1980, and is unusual in that only cars that are older than 1915 can participate. This is the Spring Tour, Williams said; the Fall Tour will be in Virginia this year. Inset is Tom Whitlock, who works for Off Brothers, Richland, Mich., discussing panel instruments on a 1913 Fiat with a passerby outside The Otesaga. Most of the cars were delivered her by truck. Classic cars are loved by many and the market for them is very high, some car enthusiasts will buy used cars and build one up from the parts that are spare from sites such as, doing this means that they get their own unique car without the high cost of buying straight from vintage. (Jim Kevlin/

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