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We now have 14 Borgwards and 30 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 be joining 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.

Facebook 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/

 

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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
Friday 13/10/2017
SANTA BARBARA
SANTA BARBARA
CA
BORGWARD MEETING CALIFORNIA
Saturday 14/10/2017
SANTA BARBARA
SANTA BARBARA
CA
BORGWARD MEETING CALIFORNIA
Sunday 15/10/2017
SANTA BARBARA
LOS ANGELES
CA
BORGWARD MEETING CALIFORNIA
Monday 16/10/2017
LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES
CA
200
"PACIFIC COASTAL HIGHWAY, DROP OFF CARS IN LONG BEACH PORT
Tuesday 17/10/2017
LOS ANGELES
BRUSSELS / UK
    FLIGHT (Though some may want to stay some extra days to visit LA)
Wednesday 18/10/2017
BRUSSELS / UK
    HOME
 
7,990
Total driving distance in USA (4965 miles)
 
Provisional route Click here for pdf
 

 
 
The hotels
 

17th September 2017 X 2 nights- Hilton Newark Airport

19th September 2017 X 1 night- Fairfield Inn Binghamton

20th September 2017 X 1 night- Holiday Inn at the Falls – US Side-

21st September 2017 X 1 night- Courtyard Cleveland Westlake

22nd September 2017 X 2 nights- Congress Plaza Chicago

24th September 2017 X 1 night- Hilton Garden Inn Springfield IL

25th September 2017 X 1 night- Kirkwood Inn St Louis

26th September 2017 X 1 night- BW Rail haven, Springfield, Missouri

27th September 2017 X 1 night- Best Western Plus Downtown Tulsa.

28th September 2017 X 1 night- Best Western PLUS Saddleback Inn, Oklahoma

29th September 2017 X 1 night- BW Santa Fe Amarillo

30th September 2017 X 1 night- Hampton Inn Santa Rosa

01st September 2017 X 1 night- Travelodge Hotel Grants

02nd October 2017 X 1 night- Best Western Plus Winslow Inn

03rd October 2017 X 2 nights- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Phoenix Downtown/Ball Park

05th October 2017 X 1 night- Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

06th October 2017 X 1 night- the Kayenta Monument Valley Inn-

07th October 2017 X 1 night- Hampton Inn & Suites Page - Lake Powell

08th October 2017 X 2 nights- Luxor Las Vegas

10th October 2017 X 1 night- Best Western Plus A Wayfarer's, in Kingman

11st October 2017 X 1 night- Best Western Desert Villa Inn

15th October 2017 X 2 nights- Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Redondo Beach

The Borgward meeting hotel in Santa Barbara is not in the list yet, but it’s most likely going to be the “Lemon Tree Inn” Hotel

 

The booking of the hotels and flights are being arranged by Mr. Kieran Line from "Scenic & Continental Car Tours" in England, a "road book" and a Rally plate will also be provided.

The insurance of our cars in America will be provided by "Grundy Insurance" the cost will be related to the Value of the car.

Thilo Kugel is organising the car transportation and customs requirements.

At the moment we have 15 cars and 31 people from Europe with a maximum of 20 cars so if you are interested please get in touch very soon. BORGWARDCLUBBELGIE@SKYNET.BE or basis@btinternet.com

http://www.borgwardclubbelgie.net/

 

Dear Friends,

Scenic & Continental Car Tours the travel agency for our USA Tour is now ready to receive the initial payment.

You can communicate your reservation wishes to them via E-mail to admin@sceniccartours.com , or telephonically via the following Number.0044 (0)1732 879153.

Your reservation will only be confirmed after the payment of £1,980 per double room or £1,755 per single room, and then they will book your tickets and hotel room(s).

(This advanced payment is not refundable)

Beware that you do require an international passport that is still valid for at least 6 months after our return to Europe, so at least until 18/04/2018.

If your passport expires before that date, then you need a renewal of your passport, and is it better to indicate that in your mail (without mentioning the number of the old passport).

Payment via bank transfer is also possible, but then you need to indicate that in your mail and application form, and the agency will send you a detailed information sheet.

Kind regards, Cris.

 
Participents Shipping Guide click here
Printable Brochure click here

 

 

 

 

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