While in Two Rivers, we visited the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.
A zebra was first spotted at an antique store in Cedarburg, WI. Somehow that same zebra made his way to Highcliff State Park.
The Dime A Dance vintage boutique located in the Cedar Creek Settlement offers apparel, hats, jewelry, linens, textiles and antiques from a bygone era. We found the lady minding the store a real charmer.
Jimmy “The Popcorn Man” Fortunato operates his Cedarberg popcorn wagon of yesteryear year round. This is no microwave or hot air popcorn! This is the real thing popped right on the premises in his wagon.
The Java House is located in the heart of historic downtown Cedarburg, WI.
While on the road, we met someone who appeared to be happily hauling home his new found treasure. Wish it was a Hupmobile.
A mural depicting wildlife in Wisconsin is painted under the walking bridge at Leinenkugel’s Brewery.
The door is all that is left of the original spring house of the Leinenkugel Brewery.
While patronizing the privy at Big Honza’s restaurant in Montgomery, MN, I had this funny feeling that I was being watched.
Autocross consists of driving a course defined by traffic cones set up on a large parking lot or small track. Drivers are timed as they run the course one at a time. Penalty seconds are added for hitting a cone. Cars are grouped into performance classes and quickest times win.
Ornamental koi graced the quiet waters of a pond in the Green Bay Botanical Gardens.
Madeline Island, located off the Bayfield Peninsula in Lake Superior, is one of the Apostle Islands. Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island offers incredible views of the lake.
After dinner we attended the “Gathering on the Green,” a car show on the grounds of the Osthoff Hotel in Elkhart Lake which featured selected classic autos, a live band and an open outdoor bar.
We found the hood ornaments from Pierce Arrow, Packard and Nash Amrican particularly interesting.
Siebkins in Elkhart Lake was the vintage racers’ watering hole for decades since the original road races of the 1950s. We decided to have dinner there after the races. The vintage ambiance did not disappoint, nor did the food.
The open cockpit of this MG vintage race car features analogue gauges, uncovered transmission and a large narrow rimmed banjo steering wheel. No frills. All business.
Knock off wire wheels, leather hood straps, winged logos and painted rondels are typical accessories sported by vintage race cars.
The mustachioed driver of this Morgan acknowledges that he is running and ready at the one minute warning on the grid.
This 1939 Lagonda Le Mans replica showed off its pointed teardrop fenders in the paddock and its V12 engine on the track at Road America during the VSDCA’s Fall Festival vintage races. The original pair of Lagonda Le Mans racers placed 3rd and 4th in the 1939 Le Mans and fell victims to a buzz bombing while stored in a barn during WWII.
The driver of this Triumph TR3 frequently replaces its steering wheel with a Triumph bicycle handlebar. He flashes a mischievous smile as he remarks that the handlebar steering system is great for straight line racing, but not so well suited for the fourteen corners encountered at Road America. I wonder if it would be an effective braking bias control since the left handbrake could operate the front brakes while the right would have separate control of the rear. Hmmm. Anyone inclined to pursue a patent for this innovation? : )
The construction of the loft doors form perfect Xs on the Kortesmaa Cattle Barn located on the Finnish Ketola Farm which originated in the Town of Oulu, Bayfield County, 1893.
This shop utilized the talents of wheelwright, blacksmith and wagon maker to fashion the horse-drawn vehicles that were used by the early settlers. The Peterson Wagon Shop from the Town of Whitewater, Walsworth County, displays an exterior ramp commonly used to facilitate the removal of products assembled on the second floor.
The office in the Four Mile Inn.
Sailors’ rigging knots embellish this display of another model viewed along the Heritage of the Sea walkway.