Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday July 9, 2011-Addison Oaks County park

We got up on our last full day here at the county park to more cool weather. We had agreed to meet Ted and Donna in Rochester for breakfast at the Gold Star Family Restaurant. We had plenty of good food here and when we left, Donna went to get her hair done, Ted went to shoot skeet and Stella and I decided to go to the Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills.

Below you will see some of the photos that I took at the museum.

The grand entrance to the museum at One Chrysler Rd. in Auburn Hills Michigan.

One of the original Dodge Chargers was parked out front. It appears that this vehicle originally came from Texas and is now being used as a daily driver here now. The car is not restored but is in pretty good condition.

A short history of Walter Chrysler's company.

1902 Rambler Runabout

1902 Rambler Runabout, 1900 era bicycle

1924 Chrysler B-70 Phaeton

1939 Plymouth PB Deluxe convertible

1941 Chrysler Town & Country station wagon

Interior of 1941 Chrysler Town & Country station wagon. Check out the red upholstery and steering wheel!

1943 Willis-Overland Jeep MB

Dodge 4 X 4

This is a Chrysler tank motor that consists of five-6 cylinder engines that are bundled together to form one motor. Each of the engines are connected by gears to a central driveshaft .

1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible

1951 Chrysler New Yorker convertible

1953 Hudson Hornet

1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer D-500

1957 Plymouth Fury

1960 Chrysler 300

Obviously this 1960 model had some of the biggest fins ever!

1963 Chrysler turbine-powered prototype
Never went into production

Check out the interior of the prototype. Very space-age, don't you think?

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

1983 Dodge Shelby Charger

1929 Dodge Merchant half-ton pickup truck

1934 Dodge KC Commercial Express half-ton pickup truck

1937 Dodge half-ton bubble top panel delivery truck

1940 Dodge half ton pickup

1949 Dodge half ton pickup

1957 Dodge Sweptside half ton pickup

Dodge hemi engine street racer

Prototype of V-10 powered 4 wheeled motorcycle
Never produced

Dodge Viper race car

After finishing up at the Chrysler museum, Stella and I returned home to rest for awhile. We later met Ted and Donna and their daughter Kara and her family at a restaurant called Miguel's. They served very good mexican food that we all enjoyed very much. We haven't had good mexican food since we left Texas in May, and were glad to find this place.

After finishing up our meal and after hugs and handshakes were exchanged, we left Ted and Donna and their family to go back home. We stopped off at the Valero station near the park and got fuel. I carefully checked the big tank for leaks and found none. We are now all fueled up and ready to go to our next destination tomorrow. We'll have to wait and see what kind of new adventures tomorrow and the rest of our time in Michigan will bring.

So long.

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