mtn
mtn UltimaDork
6/28/13 11:22 a.m.

Looks like about a 93 Sea Ray Seville?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
6/29/13 9:19 a.m.

It's an 89 Sea Ray, actually.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
6/29/13 9:40 a.m.

Here are some more pictures from yesterday/ the day before:

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
6/29/13 9:41 a.m.

Oh, and we went to a dirt track.

shadetree30
shadetree30 Reader
6/29/13 10:43 a.m.
Datsun310Guy wrote: My son just graduated this past December from Hope College - I "hope" I never have to drive to Holland ever again.

Didn't you get swamped crossing the Atlantic?

mtn
mtn UltimaDork
6/29/13 4:28 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: It's an 89 Sea Ray, actually.

Looks exactly like my grandpas old boat, right down to the interior pattern. Although now that I trace back the years, his would have been an 88 or 89.

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT HalfDork
6/29/13 9:49 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: Here are some more pictures from yesterday/ the day before:

This is at Hagerty's?!? I thought they were an insurance company. 8-0 How does this fit into their business?

David

Woody
Woody MegaDork
6/29/13 9:56 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: Here are some more pictures from yesterday/ the day before:

That's probably one of a small handful of classic cars that will tolerate a... um...full size guy leaning on an open door like that.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/1/13 8:08 a.m.

It's Monday morning, and we're finally on the road again!

Here are yesterday's adventures:

We started off by leaving Carl's lake house.

We visited a lighthouse (yours are much shorter than ours).

Then we piled back into the car and headed towards the Traverse City Cherry festival.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/1/13 8:11 a.m.

Stop number one was the car show:

Then, we drove through a cherry orchard.

Finally, we arrived at Carl's house in Holland, MI. We tried out his Fiat 500:

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/1/13 8:13 a.m.

After that, we piled into Carl's wagon: Parked next to a "normal" wagon.

There was a tailgunner's seat! And saw more of his cars.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/1/13 8:17 a.m.

Here's a 1906 Ford Model N

And a Miata-powered... something. The first person to tell me what this is gets a free GRM beanie!

Sonic
Sonic SuperDork
7/1/13 8:21 a.m.

Looks like an MGB

RossD
RossD PowerDork
7/1/13 8:21 a.m.

MGB?

EDIT:OHH come on! Missed it.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
7/1/13 8:22 a.m.

MGB GT?

oldsaw
oldsaw PowerDork
7/1/13 8:24 a.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard:

MGB...

Woody
Woody MegaDork
7/1/13 8:37 a.m.
Woody wrote: MGB GT?

Specifically, this one:

Woody
Woody MegaDork
7/1/13 8:45 a.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: Finally, we arrived at Carl's house in Holland, MI. We tried out his Fiat 500:

A friend of mine has one the same color. Nifty little car.

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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/1/13 9:22 a.m.

Sonic wins!

Please send me your mailing address; my email is Tom@GrassrootsMotorsports.com

Do you need anything else from the GRM Store while I'm in there? I can't give anything else away, but if you need a new T-Shirt, now is the time to order.

Carl Heideman
Carl Heideman
7/1/13 10:41 a.m.

Tim and Tom wanted to know if a Fiat 500 is like a Mini...their rides confirmed it's like a slightly smaller, significantly less powerful Mini. Very fun around town in a moped sort of way.

I think the Suddards have seen why people live in Michigan (a question I've been asked many times). Spring, summer, and fall make the snow worthwhile. And the bugs aren't as bad as Florida.

--Carl

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UberDork
7/1/13 10:57 a.m.
Carl Heideman wrote: I think the Suddards have seen why people live in Michigan (a question I've been asked many times). Spring, summer, and fall make the snow worthwhile..........

My son spent the past 4 years in Holland, including summers. He had a chance to go to Univ of Michigan for grad school and decided that Univ of California; Irvine sounds a lot warmer.

Of course his goal is to teach at a small college LIKE Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Go figure.

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter PowerDork
7/1/13 11:08 a.m.

Tom, you gave it to Sonic too easy. Woody knew that.

Carl, I can't remember and can't tell from the pics... is that Black Tulip or Aconite?

Sonic
Sonic SuperDork
7/1/13 12:00 p.m.

Woo hoo!

Just because I'm on my phone and couldn't search for an old pic of when Carl was posting about doing the swap, doesn't mean I didn't remember it...it made me think hard about doing the same thing to my MGA.

Carl Heideman
Carl Heideman
7/1/13 12:15 p.m.

Tim,

Black Tulip. I used to have a companion GT in Aconite. The engine/gearbox from the Black Tulip car was in the Aconite car for about 10 years while I drove it in the winter. Eventually, it was too much winter and I parted it out. So Michigan isn't perfect for cars.

--Carl

Woody
Woody MegaDork
7/1/13 12:18 p.m.

Sonic wins, fair and square. Beat me by a minute...

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