Day one of the Hagerty Fall Classic is in the books, and wow am I exhausted!
We started the day at “Club Auto Tacoma”, located in the LeMay Classic Car Museum. Hagerty Collector Car Insurance hosted us for a morning registration with pastries, coffee and priceless collector cars. It was tough to decide whether to walk through the cars inside, or check out the entrants cars outside! Soon the driver’s meeting began, however, and all the attention was on the roads ahead.
…and wow, those roads.
On a typical CCA event we try and change up the road style during the day. You’ll experience tight twisties, flowing touring roads and back-woods B-highways. Today, though, once we left Tacoma the steering wheels never stopped moving. Driver’s were ecstatic with the constant left-right-left-hairpin into left-right-left-right. and so forth. We looked for the twistiest roads Washington had to offer, and boy did we find them!
Highlights of the day included visiting the blast-zone of Mount St. Helens, the excellent weather and the adventurous route book. One thing we noticed today was how much fun we all had together as a group. Throughout the day it seemed like we enjoyed a section of road with every single car on the event. And when we’d stop for breaks, each car was telling us how they had driven with every other car on the event. It was fantastic! Whether glued to the back bumper of a 2002 in the switchbacks, getting passed by a ’36 Ford Business Coupe or being swarmed by a pack of Mexican Minis…the variety was endless.
Tomorrow we hit some of Oregon’s best touring and b-roads, but for now here’s a selection of images from Andrew Snucins Photography: