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Drive-In Movie Tour

Stephens City, VA - August 21, 2004

Drive-In Movie Retrospective

by Patty Girman

It rained, it was cold and the movies were, at best, only fair and we still had a great time!  When Bill Simon responded to an email going over preliminary plans in the event of rain with “Liz and I and the 34 Tudor are in, rain or shine!! A little rain will cool things down and our V-8s will purr!” it was clear that this would be a good tour.  With an attitude like that, how can you miss? Liz and Bill Simon (‘34 Tudor), Larrie and Frankie Martin (‘51 Tudor), Jim McDaniel (‘51 Sheriff’s Special), Patty and John Girman (‘53 Victoria) and Cindy and Hank Dubois, Norma and Dave Blum, Helen and Ken Burns drove in and out of drizzle to Stephens City. 

They were joined at the motel by Butch Myrick and Frances (‘46 Sedan Delivery) and Bob and Jane Helms .  After checking in, the crew loaded up and drove over to the New Town Tavern for dinner, where Wendy and Steve Pieper, with their ‘57 Chevy Nomad, joined them.  After dinner, Butch and Frances surprised everyone with an invitation to their newly purchased home just a mile down the road and promised all the guys a surprise and a goody bag.  The surprise was Butch’s “new”‘59 Chevy Impala hardtop parked inside his nice big garage.  After aahing and oohing, everyone loaded up and drove over to the drive-theater with their goody bags filled with cans of carb and brake cleaner.

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