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Event Dates: June 7, 2014 - June 7, 2014
Location: Maryland Line, Maryland
Explore beautiful Harford County, Maryland in your "orphan" vehicle*! We will trace the paths of creeks and streams as they wander eastward through the county to join the Susquehanna River. Explore historic Eden Mill, Rocks State Park, and the beautiful old town of Abingdon. View the river from Susquehannock State Park, where you can also visit the Steppingstone Farm Museum (, the Rock Run grist mill, and the Carter Archer mansion. The Susquehanna joins the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, Md. Peek through the shops and antique mall there, take in the Marina, the Maritime museum, or the Decoy museum. Then it’s off to dinner.

As usual, there will be diabolical questions to test your observation skills along the route! Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the most observant. (Okay, maybe the prizes aren’t fabulous, but we will find out who is the sharpest lookout!)

The choice of eligible orphans is larger than ever before, so tune one up, enlist a congenial navigator, and come on out for a fun day in seldom-seen country. Cars assemble at noon in the parking lot of the Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company, 21631 York Rd., Maryland Line, Md. — right off Interstate 83, just south of the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line. We’ll start to release cars onto the tour — one by one — at 12:30 (and for the next half hour). Dinner will be a pit barbecue served at the American Legion in Havre de Grace, in an open pavilion with a view of the waterfront!

As always, the Tour will be held “rain or shine”. If it rains, bring an umbrella (and if necessary, drive a modern car). We’ll still have a great time and see some beautiful scenery, and a number of attractions that we’ll see are inside.

Sixty or more vehicles have run the tour in recent years. Join the fun! Bring your friends, family and camera!

This year the Orphan Car Tour is sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Packards (a region of The Packard Club), the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club, the Potomac Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club, the Potomac Ramblers chapter of the AMC Rambler Club, and the Keystone Region Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club

* -- The Tour is open to antique “orphans”-- vehicles at least 25 years old which were produced either by now-defunct manufacturers or the discontinued divisions of still-existing companies.
Coordinator Details
Email: Jon Battle
Phone: (540) 364-1770
Web Site: Event Web Site
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