Annual Fall Classic, October, 2008

For several years, Bill and Jane Van Nortwick have hosted a fall picnic for the club at their home in Geneva.  For 2008, in his new capacity as our Events Chairman, Bill took the event to a new level.  With help from Charlie Presta, he secured an invitation for the club to visit the classic car collection at Rich Harvest Farms in nearby Sugar Grove on the morning of the picnic day.  This is an eclectic collection, running the gamut from a Duesenberg Model J to an Amphicar to a stable of Ferraris and Lamborghinis.  And yes, it does include one Porsche, a 356 Speedster.  Remarkably, every car in the collection is kept in running order and exercised regularly, and the mechanics entrusted with that job were on hand to show us the cars and to graciously answer all our questions about them.

After our morning with the cars, we caravanned to Bill's house, where Jane had a delicious German lunch waiting for us.  All told, it was a wonderful day, and we look forward to doing it again next year.

To see the photo galleries from the 2008 Fall Classic, click on either of the pictures below:

In addition to the photos on this site, club member Rick Gurolnick has posted a gallery of 57 photos from these two events on .  Be sure to check it out.