MOUNT VERNON — Have you ever seen a 1911 Knox touring car? Probably not, since only three exist, but you may have seen one cruising around Knox County this week.
The Knox (made in Springfield, Mass.) was one of 34 vintage cars in town this week with the Michigan Brass and Gas Club, a chapter of the Great Lakes Region of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. Established in the 1950s, it is one of the oldest touring clubs in the country.
Club Spokesman Harold Carter said the cars have to be from 1912 or before and they do three trips each year: Three-day tours in the spring and fall and a week in the summer. Members will trailer their cars to the area they are going to visit, then they take driving tours each day.
“We travel about 100 miles per day on average,” Carter said. “We just have a lot of fun. That’s the number one rule: Have fun.
“It’s like going on a vacation and taking all your friends with you.”
They came to the Mount Vernon area because, Carter said, “You have exactly the kind of roads we want — crooked, hilly and with no traffic.”