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Our Story


We are both a Region in the AACA and in the Horseless Carriage Club.  Our mission is to have fun driving our Brass era cars (pre-1915).  Typically we have four tours a year...a one day spring garage tour (April), a spring three day tour (May or June), a fall three day tour (September) and a one day fall color tour (October). Our annual dinner meeting is in February. 

Our members are from Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin, with a few outliers.

Our group survives on volunteerism.  We take turns putting on tours and hosting events here in the Midwest.  We all jump in to help each other with the events...a group of friends helping each other have fun. 

We all look forward to meeting you on a tour and enjoying your company.  Remember these cars were built to be driven, so let's get out and drive them.  Let's share our passion for the old cars.

This website is for posting pictures from our tours and about our Brass era cars.

Let's have fun. See you down the road...


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Spring 2020 Tours

CoVid-19 2020

Due to current circumstances, we are just playing it all by ear.  The cars are ready, essential ice cream runs have started...but the great camaraderie of our tours will just have to wait a while.  Miss you all, and hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and well.

Fall 2020 3-day Tour

September 9 - 11, 2020

Based out of Winona, Minnesota

Host:  Sue Dickson

Fall 2020 Color Tour

Late October/Early November - after the Hershey Swapmeet

Naperville,  Garage & Hangar tour

Hosts: Peter and Marykate Bayer


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2021 Annual Meeting and Dinner

February 2021

Hosts: Tim and Lisa Dickson

Spring 2021 Garage Tour

April 2021

Visit with Joliet Jr College and Joliet Airport

Host: Beth Ervin

Spring 2021 3-day Tour

May 30 - June 3, 2021

Based out of "The Shack" in White Cloud, Michigan

Hosts: Roger & Judy Gill, Dave & Becky Wright

Fall 2021 3-day Tour

September 2021

Hosts: Rod and Kris Snell

Fall 2021 Color Tour

October/November 2021, one day

Host: Ron Ehrenhofer

2022 Annual Meeting/Dinner

Volunteer needed

Spring 2022 Garage Tour

April 2022

Hosts: Sheryl and Scott Stier

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Past Events

Spring 2020 Garage Tour

April 26, 2020

Hosts; Tom Kleinschmidt and Jim Manz. 


2020 Annual Meeting and Banquet

February 9, 2020

Hosted by Frank & Barbara  Smith and

  Scott & Sheryl Stier

Was at The Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood, Illinois.  Good Food and Good Friends.

Fall 2019 Color Tour

October 6, 2019

Based out of Beloit, we visited forest preserves, several collections and had lunch in Brodhead.  Lovely fall day for driving and some great roads.  Thank you to our hosts; Mike and Nancy Roach.

Fall 2019 3-Day Tour

September 9 - 13, 2019

"From Dairy Air to Kitchen Sinks" ...based out of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. 

Visited the EAA Air Museum in Oshkosh,  the Kohler Design Center, a massive tractor collection, museums, driving those great Wisconsin roads, and of course, ice cream to die for!!   And we even survived the torrential rains!

Hosts: Jim & Kathy Bloomstrand .  

Spring 2019 4-Day Tour

June 2 - 7, 2019

Hosts: Tom and Joyce Edfors

A FOUR day Tour in conjunction with the Southern Wisconsin Regional of HCCA and Snappers Brass & Gas Touring Region of AACA.  Thanks to our hosts for an awesome week.  Who knew there were so many great roads in Wisconsin. You would never have known that our hosts had quite a time remapping routes around flooding.  With all their trials, it was one great driving tour.  It was so much fun to have multiple chapters come together; make new friends and enjoy a real variety of Brass Era cars.  I even got to drive a Stanley Steamer - wahoo!!

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Spring 2019 Garage Tour

April 20, 2019

Hosts: Mike and Jane McIntire

We started the day at Earl D. Schoeffner Farm Museum in Momence Illinois...a must see.  And then we traveled through the country side visiting friends and collections; ending up in Lowell Indiana for a visit to the McIntire's collection.  Good fun and good roadsThanks Mike.

2019 Annual Meeting and Banquet

February 17, 2019

Chessie's Restaurant in Barrington, IL. 

Hosts; Kris and Rod Snell

Fall 2018 3-day Tour

Sept 26 - 29, 2018

Hosts: Marykate Bayer, Sue Dickson and Kris Snell

So Beloit, Illinois area.  Had a great time racing around the Blackhawk Raceway Track with the Porsche Club of America - Chicago and seeing the Jenny Project at Wings and Wheels Museum in Poplar Grove.  Thanks

Spring 2018 3-day Tour

May 23 - 26, 2018

Host:  John and Jeanette Tornquist

Bloomington area. 

What a great time we had.  And congrats to Art for 50 years with his car.  Loved the southern fish boil spread out on paper.  So glad we stayed for the food pantry tour..their logistics were amazing. 

Big thanks to John and Jeanette.

Spring 2018 Garage Tour

April 15, 2018

Host: Howard and Janice Johnson

Steam in the Works. 9:30am

Got to see how the boilers and made for Steam Cars, as well as great collections.  And the steam car toys were well run by Simon and Sophie - much to the delight of the all "big" kids.  Great day - thank you Johnson's

2018 Annual Meeting and Banquet

Feb 11, 2018

Lighthouse Inn, Cedar Lake IN.

Despite 9 continuance days snow we had a wonderful turnout. 

Thanks to our hosts - Roger and Judy Gill and Dave and Becky Wright.

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Thankyou for your interest

Hentschel Distributors

Tim Dickson is now taking orders for Hentschel Distributors.  Contact him at:

Dickson Auto Restoration

11638 S. Turtle Town Hall Rd.

Beloit, WI   53511


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