Joe Abbin led a wonderful tour to Chimayo, New Mexico on October 27th, 2012.    The tour included Art and Betty's '39, Joe's Merc, Bob Agnew's 1951, Ron and Marilyn Gigger's pretty 1950,  and Jay and Helen's late model Thunderbird, and the obligatory truck and trailer provided by Jeff and Beth- which again luckily was not needed.  In addition to the owners, several guests accompanied the group including Kathleen with Joe; Michael and Frank Corey rode with Bob; while Jo Loring rode with Ron and Marilyn.

The Chimayo tour was a blast.  Beautiful weather, beautiful cars, lots of colorful (actually all yellow) leaves and several excellent "rides around the block" (planned and otherwise). Marco and Pat Oviedo were great hosts. Lunch at the Rancho de Chimayo was outstanding.

Joe's Mercury ran like a champ and averaged 17 mpg for the 227 mile mountain tour.  Bob Agnew claimed the record with 20+ mpg.

 Pat and Marco Oviedo lunching at Rancho de Chimayo

Pat and Marco Oviedo lunching at Rancho de Chimayo

 Michael, Bob Agnew, Frank Corey, Betty and Art Leupold shared a table at Rancho de Chimayo

Michael, Bob Agnew, Frank Corey, Betty and Art Leupold shared a table at Rancho de Chimayo

 Marilyn, Helen, Jay, Ron, and Jo at Rancho de Chimayo

Marilyn, Helen, Jay, Ron, and Jo at Rancho de Chimayo

 Marco and one of his bronze sculptures.   This saint is in the entry way to Rancho de Chimayo

Marco and one of his bronze sculptures.   This saint is in the entry way to Rancho de Chimayo

 Kathleen and Beth with another of Marco's sculptures in front of Rancho de Chimayo

Kathleen and Beth with another of Marco's sculptures in front of Rancho de Chimayo

 Art relaxes at Marco's ranch after the drive from Albuquerque.

Art relaxes at Marco's ranch after the drive from Albuquerque.

 We did actually also look at some leaves

We did actually also look at some leaves

 From a trailing position in the vulture truck you can see the entire crew ahead.   Here we were led on the 7 mile "tour around the block' by Marco in his yellow Model A.

From a trailing position in the vulture truck you can see the entire crew ahead.   Here we were led on the 7 mile "tour around the block' by Marco in his yellow Model A.