While beginning this message, I was watching and pulling for my horse California Chrome. So the chrome fits right in with part of our Interregional trip to Salado, TX. And because we had our eyes feasting on a few rare beauties, like a brand new 1931 V12 Cadillac Series 370 A convertible coupe owned by our new NTXCLC members, William (Bill) and Jeannie Clark who join us all the way from San Antonio.

The Interregional tour with North Texas Region being the host region and our guest, the Gulf Coast Region gathered in Salado, Texas for a superb week-end of socializing, car-barn flying, and touring of the Central Texas area, South of Temple. Twenty-four members and family brought thirteen Cadillacs and LaSalles of various years and models to participate in the tour. And for the first time we had the presence of our Region Vice President, Tim Coy, all the way from Colorado.

The 17th annual Interregional meet on May 19, 30, 31 and June 1 was headquartered at the old historic STAGECOACH Inn in Salado, Texas. The North Texas Region Cadillac & LaSalle Club had the privilege of hosting this tour – and that also gained it the honors of being selected as a NATIONAL DRIVING TOUR for points earned toward the CLC National Grill Badge.

Our driving tour began for some NTX members meeting in Cleburne and visiting CliftonClassic Chassis Museum at Clifton, TX. This was a beauti-ful, 20,000 square foot remodeled museum containing @35 classic cars. It was a very enjoyable visit. Some shiny cars, lots of chrome, and many bullets to view along with the memorabilia belonging to Dr. Terry Watson. Royce Graham was very gracious overseer and curator. Afterwards We passed by the ClifTex theater. It is Texas oldest continuously operating movie theater since 1917. we stopped at the Su-lak’s Cech Bakery and Meats in Clifton where we enjoyed a nice lunch of Czech sausage kolaches.

Our tour of 169 miles took us through many small Texas communities, such as Cleburne Johnson Co Courthouse. All along the way ,we view many scenic sights, hills and many historical markers one being the Chisholm Trail known as the famous cattle drive that played a major role in Texas his-tory and the Livestock Auction. Then we had a stunning view of passing many more com-munities such as Morgan, Merid-ian the home of the quaint Bosque Co Court house that was built in 1886. Mountain, Gatesville home of the last drive-in picture show and some of the correctional housing for female prisoners. In Flat we crossed over a great view of the Leon River, and in Belton we passed by the home of Mary Hardin Baylor University. History and beautiful scenery, all in one nice package. Plus a great picture of the cars parked on the hill and peeringdown into the LHoist Limestone quarry.

Rubye Musser, Activities Director, wrote the article.

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