Holy Cow, What A Day!

150208 Bear-1000 JT

The Southern Patrol arriving at the Washington, MO, rally point.  Photo by John Testrake.


For the record (and probably an event for the SLTOA record books): temps in the mid-60s, severe clear by mid-day, 43 participants from multiple clubs (predominately SLTOA and the MG Club of St Louis), 6 Spitfires, 1 Spit6, 2 TR7s, 2 GT6s, 4 TR6s, 2 MGBs, 1 Sprite, 1 MGA, 1 E-Type, 1 Saab 9-3 (!), 1 BMW Z3, 1 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 1 Miata, 1 Corvette, 1 Pontiac Solstice GXP…and one extremely rare Triumph-VW!

Full report in the March edition of “Exhaust Notes.”

The Bear Is Loose


0800 on a Sunday morning, temperature already at 55 (in February! You gotta love these Midwest winters…), looks like partly cloudy, guess I’d better head out the door with my Nikon in a few minutes and start looking for The Bear. Obviously, this year, there’s not much “Polar” involved!

If per chance anyone’s reading this early on a Sunday morning who has never participated in SLTOA’s annual season-opening Polar Bear Run, here’s your big chance to take advantage of the great conditions. Meet at 0930 at your choice of the commuter lot at MO 94 and I-64/US 40, or at the Dierberg’s in Wildwood, south side of MO 100, east of MO 109. Just look for all of the LBCs (and, knowing this crowd, probably a couple of BMWs!).

Expect another report this evening. Right now yr fthfl ed has to head out the door…