This page last updated 1 Feb 2017

We now have 15 Borgwards and 31 people taking part in this fantastic event.

 

International Borgward Tour – 2017 United States Borgward Meeting California


In September/October 2017, the UK Borgward Drivers Club and the Borgward Club Belie have planed a big Borgward road trip through the United States. Over a period of over a month, we will drive our Borgward's from New York City to the start of the Route 66 in Chicago then follow Route 66 finishing at the 2017 US Borgward Owners Club meeting in Santa Barbara California.

At this moment people from Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands have registered.

 
 
 
 
 
Our Itinerary

Our cars will be shipped Rohr from Europe to New York early September, and then we will drive north side along the Hudson river, through the Catskills, pass the Finger lakes to the Niagara Falls. This is where we will have our first rendezvous with Borgward owners from Canada and the North of the US. From here on, we will drive alongside Lake Erie via Cleveland to Chicago.


From Chicago we will try to follow the legendary Route 66 as much as possible to Arizona where the California members of the US Borgward Owners Club will meet us. We will drive towards Los Angeles, and then via the Pacific Coastal Highway to Santa Barbara where the actual Borgward meeting will take place. During our Route 66 journey, more US club members from the Eastern and Northern States will join us.

We will visit several famous Landmarks, National Parks and Cities, which are not always directly on the the Route but are definitely worth the detour. (New York, Chicago Phoenix, Las Vegas, Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Anti lope Canyons, Las Vegas and many mo re...)

There are several possible departure dates, but all participants must be in New York on or before September 17. We will collect our cars Monday 18 September 2017, and our grand tour starts the following morning, Tuesday the 19th September 2017 ..

The total distance that we cover is about 8000 km. That is a very great distance in a relatively short time, but it is definitely a unique experience, with lots of sights along the way, far too many to mention them all. It promises to be a fantastic once in a lifetime experience.

Let us know if you want to join us on our tour with your Borgward, Hansa, Lloyd or Goliath, and check the web sites on a regular basis for more information or via Face book on http's://www.facebook.com/Borgward-Drivers-Club-1445381462423847/

More information can be found via the UK Borgward Drivers Club web site http://www.borgward.org.uk/ or the Borgward Club Belie web site.http://www.borgwardclubbelgie.net/

Registrations/payments by 13 January 2017 please.

 

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DAY
DATE
START
STOP
STATE
Km
VIA
Sunday
17/09/2017
BRUSSELS/UK
NEW YORK CITY
NY
  FLIGHT (some may want to fly a couple of days earlier to visit NY)
Monday
18/09/2017
NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK CITY
NY
60
COLLECT CARS AND CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FROM NEW JERSEY CITY PORT.
Tuesday 19/09/2017
NEW YORK CITY
WHITNEY POINT
NY
377
CATSKILLS
Wednesday 20/09/2017
WHITNEY POINT
NIAGARA FALLS
NY
355
"FINGERLAKES, NEW YORK CANALS"
Thursday 21/09/2017
NIAGARA FALLS
WESTLAKE CLEVELAND
OH
362
"LAKE ERIE, VINEYARDS"
Friday 22/09/2017
WESTLAKE CLEVELAND
CHICAGO
IL
557
 
Saturday 23/09/2017
CHICAGO
CHICAGO
IL
CITY VISIT
Sunday 24/09/2017
CHICAGO
SPRINGFIELD
IL
347
"ROUTE 66 GAS STATION, GEMINI GIANT, MEMORY LANE, BUNYER MAN, MUFFLER MAN?"
Monday 25/09/2017
SPRINGFIELD
ST LOUIS
MI
351
 
Tuesday 26/09/2017
ST LOUIS
SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI
MI
330
"DEVILS ELBOW, GASCOZARK"
Wednesday 27/09/2017
SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI
TULSA
OK
420
"VINTAGE IRON MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM, AFTON STATION PACKARDS, BLUE WHALE, SEABA STATION"
Thursday 28/09/2017
TULSA
OKLAHOMA CITY
OK
CITY VISIT AND REST DAY.
Friday 29/09/2017
OKLAHOMA CITY
AMARILLO
TX
459
"LUCILLES GAS STATION, ROUTE 66 MUSEUM, LEANING WATER TOWER, CADILLAC RANCH"
Saturday 30/09/2017
AMARILLO
SANTA ROSA
NM
428
BONO'S ROUTE 66 AUTO MUSEUM
Sunday 01/10/2017
SANTA ROSA
GRANTS
NM
383
"SANTA FE, ALBUQUERQUE"
Monday 02/10/2017
GRANTS
HOLBROOK
AZ
352
"WIGWAM MOTEL, ASH FORK"
Tuesday 03/10/2017
HOLBROOK
PHOENIX
AZ
394
METEOR CRATER
Wednesday 04/10/2017
PHOENIX
PHOENIX
AZ
CITY VISIT
Thursday 05/10/2017
PHOENIX
ASHFORK
AZ
440
"SELIGMAN SUNDRIES, ARIZONA PRISON, HACKBERRY"
Friday 06/10/2017
ASHFORK
KAYENTA
UT
367
MONUMENT VALLEY
Saturday 07/10/2017
KAYENTA
PAGE
UT
298
"MONUMENT VALLEY, MEXICAN HAT, LOWER ANTELOPE CANYON"
Sunday 08/10/2017
PAGE
LAS VEGAS
NV
444
"ZION NATIONAL PARK"
Monday 09/10/2017
LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS
NV
"CITY VISIT, FLIGHT TO GRAND CANYON?"
Tuesday 10/10/2017
LAS VEGAS
KINGMAN
AZ
319
THE STRIP
Wednesday 11/10/2017
KINGMAN
BARSTOW
CA
347
"OATMAN, GOLDROAD AND SITGREAVES PASS"
Thursday 12/10/2017
BARSTOW
SANTA BARBARA
CA
400
MEET USA BORGWARD CLUBMEMBERS
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