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Registration Deadline, May 30 (no same day registrations as in years past)

The Orphan Car Tour is an annual afternoon-long driving tour for antique “orphan” (i.e., discontinued make, not models) automobiles held every June in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area. Each year since the tour began back in 1990, it has taken place in different locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The tours purpose is to encourage the driving enjoyment of independently produced antique vehicles. No car, regardless of make, is ever turned away!

While not an official Straight Eights event, it would be fun to have a presence at this year’s tour.

Bring a navigator, since everyone takes a different route, and there will be a scavenger hunt of sorts to add to the fun.

Click Here for the Registration Form!
Registration is by car occupant, not by car.

The 26th Annual Orphan Car Tour, sponsored by the local Desoto Club, Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 am–2:00 pm.

This year’s attractions include:

  1. Gene Sauters’ Collection of True American and Foreign Classic Cars
  2. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
  3. Howard County Farm Museum
  4. Vintage Auto Restoration Shop
  5. Alpaca Farm
  6. And of course, an Ice Cream Stop!



9:00 am – Assemble in the parking lot of the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794

10:00 am – Cars are released on the tour, one by one.

2:00 pm – Optional dinner at the Fairgrounds Dining Hall. All the LCCI guys and gals can go somewhere nearby for a bite if you wish.

Please note: This year, you must pre-register (by May 30) to take the tour. No day-of-tour sign-ups permitted as in previous years!

The Straight Eights Club Contact for the Orphan Car Tour is Milton Stern. Please let him know if you are planning to attend, so we can look out for fellow members:  

Click Here for the Registration Form!
Registration is by car occupant, not by car.

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