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Event Dates: January 1, 2015 - January 1, 2015 Location: Marin County, California
25th Annual Anti-Football Drive Selected as
One of Top Ten January 1 Historical Events
The August Automotive Advisory Committee* has selected the Bay Area’s
semi-celebrated Anti-Football drive as one of the Top Ten January 1
Historical Events of All Time, David Swig co-director announced today. The
drive, now possibly in its 25th year will bring more than 150 “interesting”
older cars to Marin County to re-discover the lore of the open road while
simultaneously decrying the New Year’s Day tradition of “watching dumb
college football games on TV”, said Swig.
What is interesting? “It’s easier define what isn’t,” said Swig. “
David Swig plans to drive a La Carrera Panamericana 1951 Chrysler
Saratoga, a car his father Martin loved dearly. "Interesting," he says,
"because Martin only drove it while wearing his sombrero." Co-director
Howard Swig will be driving the even more outrageous El Caballo de Hierro
or "Iron Horse", another Mexican road race warrior that might have
influenced the Johnny Cash classic "One Piece at a Time".
Owners of 1989 vintage or older cars will be advised to meet at a secret
departure point in Marin County on Thursday, January 1, at 8 AM for coffee
and rolls before departing at 9 AM for a half-day tour of Highway 1 coastal
towns and a camaraderie and cheese stop at the Petaluma Creamery. A
no-host lunch at Poggio Restaurant in Sausalito 3will follow the tour.
“We have nothing against the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Cotton Bowl,
or the Rose Bowl,” revealed Swig. “But I must point out that not one
was listed among the Top Ten January 1 Events of All Time as was
our Anti-Football Drive.” The Top Ten January1 list follows:
45 BC The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time.
1573 Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem.
1758 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature established
1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln to free slaves in confederate states.
1894 Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic.
1896 Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays.
1898 Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of San Francisco Bay.
1906 Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory.
1907 President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands
in 1 day.
1989 First Anti-Football Drive held in Marin County, USA.
Route maps will be made available only
to those who pay the $40 fee by December 10.
*The August Automotive Advisory Committee consists of
David and Howard Swig, co-directors of the Anti-Football Drive and
the California Mille and several lickspittle lackeys.