The Indiana Region of the Classic Car Club of America is hosting the 100th Anniversary of the Hoosier Tour, a promotional tour for the development of the Lincoln Highway, on Monday, July 1.
The reenactment of the first 40 miles of the 1913 Hoosier Tour will begin at the Rathskeller at 11:30 am. There will be vintage cars, costumed drivers, actor Jeff Kuehl will be on hand doing his first person interpretation of Carl Fisher. Author and Fisher relative, Jerry M. Fisher will be there as well. You'll even see Carl Fisher's original 1914 Packard Custom Roadster which will be on display. Following lunch, the Hoosier Tour reenactment will leave Indy and take the classic cars 40 miles to Brazil where they will stop for photos at the Clay County Courthouse. They will continue to the Lake House Restaurant, Staunton, where the tour will conclude at approximately 5:15 pm.
The 1913 Hoosier Tour, sponsored by the Indianapolis Automobile Manufacturer's Association and the Hoosier Motor Club, was led by Greensburg native and Indianapolis entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher. His dream of a Coast to Coast Highway was greatly bolstered by this promotional tour consisting of Indiana-made cars, a tire truck and an equipment truck. The trip from Indianapolis to San Francisco took 34 grueling days. As a result of this adventure the Lincoln Highway was dedicated in October 1913. Another of Fisher's projects made an indelible imprint on Indianapolis---the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 100th Anniversary of the Hoosier Tour is one of two events that is scheduled. There is also a fundraiser on Sunday, June 30 in Greensburg which many of the Tour participants will attend. This fundraiser is set to raise monies for a Carl Fisher Memorial in Greensburg.
For additional information please call Decatur County Tourism at 877.883.5447.
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