Well after several years of
catching up on our other interests such as boating and travel we decided to
build a Talbo for ourselves. We chose to paint it a very pretty blue, Atlantic
Blue Pearl. The leather is a combination of cinnamon colored suede with blue
crocodile accents. The dash is burl chestnut with mahogany trim surrounds.
Here is how it looked at Christmas time 2009, not quite complete but
We finished it and by
summer had a trip planned. We would travel to the mountains in North Carolina
and visit some friends, then to Johnstown Pennsylvania to see my favorite uncle
and aunt and cousins. Then up to Clayton New York and the Vintage Race-Boat
Weekend event. We then drove up into Canada, where we researched a wooden boat
that we are restoring that was made in the Muskoka Lake region of Ontario. This
area of Gravenhurst, Bala, and Port Carling is quite beautiful. Then through the
Adirondacks to Vermont to visit my sister, on to New Hampshire and old friends.
There at Lake Winnipesaukeee we went to breakfast in their 1920ís Race-boat
that has a roaring Curtis V -12 engine, a thrill of a lifetime. Then to friends
in upper Maine where we ate dinner in a small restaurant downstairs from Shaw's
bunkhouse where I had slept in many years ago prior to a hike on the Appalachian
Trail on the way to Mount Katahdin. We also enjoyed an imprompteau country music
session at the Monson Hardware & General store. Be sure to see it if you are
in the neighborhood on a Friday night.
kayaked on a pond in upper Maine, and had tea with friends in Montauk Point New
York. We attended the fall Vintage Auto Festival at Lime Rock Park in
Connecticut where even Skip Barber was excited to see the Talbo.
On the trip we visited friends and family and had many, many happy times and now great memories. It was super special driving the Talbo and seeing how many people enjoyed seeing this rolling sculpture. It was a very enjoyable five week, 6000+ mile trip in our new Talbo, Series 2. We wnat to share some photos that we took along the way with you.
You should own one and let us know your story.
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4128 Westroads Drive Unit 219, Riviera Beach
Beach FL 33404 USA