Bob Clendenin Old Cars


190SL Convention

Traverse City, Michigan

  We always knew we were going to the International 190SL Convention, always wanted to take the car, but never enthusiastic about driving it several thousand miles.  Plan A wasn't going to work, so we went with Plan B, towing to Michigan.  Fortunately, we didn't have to resort to Plan C or D.  Leaving home Monday afternoon, September 13, 2010, we drive as far as Lake City, Florida.  Thank you Greg.  


  Tuesday is a long day, driving through parts of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky without time for sightseeing.  We land in Lexington for the night.  


  Equally long is the Wednesday drive, arriving in Traverse City well after six o'clock to welcomes from 190SL members, with drinks and dinner at the hotel.  


  Breakfast Thursday is at Hagerty Insurance, followed by a Leelanau Tour, including Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the Maritime Museum at Glen Haven.  


  A drive North along Grand Traverse Bay, with a touch of wine tasting, starts Friday with shopping and lunch at Firehouse Pub in Suttons Bay.  Back at the hotel we enjoy dinner and a bonfire on the beach.  


  Saturday is all about the cars with Concours d'Elegance, People's Choice and a special a Ladies Choice judging.  


  Following the convention on Sunday we drive North on Michigan 31, with other 190SL's, to Charlevoix where we find unique stone houses by Earl Young and continue to Petoskey for lunch.  After crossing the Big Mac Bridge to Saint Ignace we find dinner and a room for the night.  


  As members of the 190SL Group travel various paths, we leave the Upper Peninsula for Florida.  Most of the trip will be on Interstate 75, exiting about four miles from home.  


Bob Clendenin Old Cars