Although summer temps had been hot in previous weeks, this day started out with a chilly 55 degrees, and partly cloudy skies. Ten members total, along with their ten first-generation Firebirds participated in the September Cruise in the Country. Our members traveled from around the Chicago area and rendezvoused in Huntley to start the cruise. A threat of rain couldn’t keep the cruising fun away, as the group meandered through winding back roads set among rural Illinois farm fields of corn, soy beans, cows and horses. With stops at Getz’ Hot Rod Shop, Wild West Town, and McHenry County’s Most Beautiful Farm (filled with great vintage cars), the full day event was so packed we’re breaking our recap into two parts. Here’s the first part which includes photo galleries of the members meeting up and on the road.
Nothing beats fresh hot coffee and donughts on a chilly early fall day!
It’s always a great sight to see so many first generation Firebirds together, and ten was the perfect size for this cruise!
Member Chet K., with his beautiful, Verdoro Green ’68 400 Ram Air coupe, organized this event, and led the way on the road.
Both old and new members joined in on this cruise, including Hank and Tony and their spouses from Green Bay Wisconsin, with their two beautiful ’69 convertibles.
First stop, Getz Hot Rod Shop – home of some beautiful vintage cars with the most awesome paint jobs you’ve ever seen! We also enjoyed all the great automotive memorabelia, including vintage gas pumps, pedal cars and scooters. This is where we’ll pick up the next post on this fantastic Country Cruise with the Midwest Firebirds, stay tuned…
(Story by Ken Pitcher. pictures by Ken Pitcher, Paul Gundberg and Mike Mac.)
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