DLOC-NA Annual Meeting July 31-August 2, 2015

The North American Daimler & Lanchester owners club (DLOC-NA) gathers annually in an event called “Rally” It is a 3-day weekend affair, and usually held east of the Mississippi. This year Rally 2015 was held in the vicinity of Skippack, PA with  the host hotel located in Lansdale, PA. Recent years have seen Rally incorporate another British car club’s car show, and this time it was the Pennypacker Mills car show in Schwenksville, PA.

Our Daimlers at the car show

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Some of the other car show cars

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Most of us gathered in the Marriott Friday evening for drinks, dinner, and a lot of catch-up conversation. Then Saturday morning, we headed to Skippack for a fantastic day touring SIX garages, owned by Dave Markel, containing historic & classic cars and motorcycles. Dave has bought and restored/replaced more than half of the commercial buildings along the Skippack main street, and in the process created a lovely small village atmosphere geared to tourists. We had lunch in one of his restaurants and later dinner in another.

Club member cars parked in Skippack

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Dave Markel’s collection contains American, British, Italian& German cars and motorcycles, many once owned/driven by famous people.

                     Some of the cars in the German garage.

some of the cars in the German garage.

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                The American garage

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Important race/rally cars and motorcycles

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The British garage

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The host club for the Pennypacker show is the Delaware Valley Classic MG Club; Steph & I were members for a number of years and very much enjoyed being involved with  them. I suspect they breathed a sigh of relief when we didn’t renew our membership, since we were the only people on the club drives who did not own an MG.

Our final event of a Rally weekend is our awards dinner and annual meeting. Dinner was at the Trolley Stop Hotel in Skippack and the meeting back at the hotel.

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