Pilgrim Grand Classic and Mini CARavan
2022 Pilgrim Grand Classic and Mini CARavan
June 15 - 18, 2022
The New England Region is pleased to announce a Grand Classic & Mini CARavan to be held on Cape Cod, in the town of Sandwich, Massachusetts. After a slow restart in the late summer and fall of 2021 for car activities, we can now look forward to this exciting spring event. The arrival date is Wednesday June 15th at our host hotel, the Sandwich Lodge and Resort where our hospitality & registration room will be ready and waiting for you. Trailer parking will be at Heritage Museums & Gardens, which is 1 mile away. Dinner that evening will be on your own and a list of local restaurants will be provided.
Thursday June 16th we will be driving our Classics to Plymouth, to enjoy the morning at Plimoth Patuxet Museum. It is an exciting recreation of 1627 life with costumed interpreters immersed in life of that time period. Then we will be driving over to view a working reconstruction of a 1636 Grist Mill. From the Mill we will drive into downtown Plymouth where there are a number of restaurants to choose from for lunch, a list will be provided. In the afternoon you can tour the Mayflower and of course Plimoth Rock. There will also be time for Ice Cream and browsing the local shops. Dinner that evening will be a banquet at the Sagamore Inn, in Sandwich.
Friday June 17th we will leave our Classics and travel by motor coach to Newport, RI. Our first stop is the Newport Auto Museum, opened in 2017 with 85 cars on exhibit. Our lunch stop will be in Newport for a buffet lunch near the Audrain Museum. After lunch we will walk over to the Audrain Museum which is housed in a beautifully restored Florentine Renaissance building. Inside, their current exhibit is “125 years of Electric cars & Beyond”. What would be a trip to Newport without a stop at one of the “cottages”. We have chosen for you “Marble House”, our favorite one. Finished in 1892 by William K. Vanderbilt with a reported 7 million dollars spent on the marble used. With the day finished we will board our coach for a trip back to Sandwich and a leisurely dinner on your own.
Saturday June 18th our Grand Classic will take place on the grounds of Heritage Museums & Gardens. Heritage is known for its spectacular gardens, in fact, the type known as Dexter rhododendrons was created there and should be in bloom during our visit. Judges' breakfast and car placement will start things off. During the day we will be entertained by live music with boxed lunches provided to the participants. The awards banquet will follow that evening in the Heritage Round Barn with live music and cocktails.
Please plan on joining us for this memorable fun event.
Hosted by Jon & Diane Elmendorf
Note: The hotel has extended the window to book the group rate through May 14th.
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