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2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

Greetings, DMAC Members!

My name is Paulette Ford and this is the first time I've been here on the "Forum" part of our Durant website! So, I HOPE I'm doing this correctly! Just want to let everyone know that things are pretty much in place for our upcoming September Durant Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota! The next summer edition of the "Durant Partner" will include a second appearance of the registration form with an updated itinerary, and an overview of each day's excursion, each day's approximate total mileage, and a general description of the routes/roads/highways we'll be taking. While there are no "flat" roads, the routes chosen are routes offering the least amount of challenge and the most do'able traveling for our elegant antiques.

I've also included what's considered "typical" weather in the Black Hills during September. The operative word here being, "typical!" Bring raincoats, jackets, warm sweaters/hoodies, long pants, & warm, comfortable shoes. At the same time, it could still be "summer," so bring lighter clothing, also.

I've been asked various and relevant questions, which I've responded to via email and phone. So, please feel free to contact me about any questions or concerns you may have! My contact info is:
(507)381-3870 pford@hickorytech.net 540 Wood Dr. Mankato, MN 56001 this "Forum"

Meanwhile, remember to make your reservations at the Comfort Inn Near Mt. Rushmore Hotel, in Hill City, SD by or BEFORE August 6th. While our official 4-day rally is Wednesday, September 4 - Saturday, Sept. 7, the hotel has graciously slotted Sept. 2 - Sept. 11 for members who wish to arrive two days early and stay 3 or 4 days later. So, let them know the specific dates you're arriving and departing, within that time frame!

And lastly, please remember to get your registration forms & fees, ($125 per person), mailed to me, so they arrive in my mailbox NO LATER THAN August 6!!

I am SO EXCITED about what these beautiful Black Hills have to offer you ALL!!

WARMLY, Paulette Ford






Where Are You From? Mankato, MN 56001

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

Finally got days off to attend. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Making reservations and flight arrangements

Where Are You From? calif

Do You own a car built by Durant? durant,flint,locomobile

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

room reservation made. Flight done. arriving at 9:30pm

Where Are You From? calif

Do You own a car built by Durant? durant,locomobile,flint

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

Just made hotel reservations. See everyone in September!!:smile:

Where Are You From? Grand Rapids, MI

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Star, 1928 Durant

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

Hotel reservation made about 3 weeks ago, registration fee check sent out Friday. Now to work on the airline and rental car reservations.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

Made hotel reservations. Plan to drive to event and bring our new toy. old tires taken off. New tires will go on this week. take out radiator & gas tank to get repaired and cleaned. Send to shop and have brakes done. Change oil & filter. If we don't get everything done we will bring our sedan. Bert & Sonia

Where Are You From? American cayon cal.

Do You own a car built by Durant? 3

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Made hotel reservation today. A little bit of a challenge as the person there said they were all sold out of the Kings and Queens and only had a suite at $159.99 per night. After a number of calls back and forth, finally got a queen at the club rate of $110.
Also note that the hotel is not pet friendly.

Where Are You From? Ellensburg, WA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 614 sedan

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

Bob, I had the same problem this morning... I called Paulette and she contacted hotel and got the mixup taken care of (someone was pushing the wrong button) thanks Paulette....Will probably be taking the A-22 for the extra seating, the tires are badly checked but what the heck I got a spare...Anyone needing to borrow an open trailer or even a car to take I should be able to fix you up.

Where Are You From? Leavenworth, WA / Yuma, AZ

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

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I talked with my mom, and she said there are 9 room left. As a gentle reminder, there is only one week left until the registration deadline. :relaxed:

adam

Where Are You From? St. Paul, MN

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Durant A-22

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

See yall in the Black Hills. Bringing the 619. Have a few things to do on it and my new trailer but am planning on it. Hope to see a bunch of cars.

Do You own a car built by Durant? 31 model 619

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Hey Wayne, it will be great to see you again, been many many years!

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

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Looks like weather is going to be in the 70's. Nice:sunglasses:

Where Are You From? Calif

Do You own a car built by Durant? Locomobile flint durant

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update!

FOR DMAC MEMBERS DRIVING ACROSS South Dakota to the BLACK HILLS RALLY FROM the EAST:

First major city on eastern edge of South Dakota is Sioux (Sue) Falls, the LARGEST city in SD. FALLS PARK is probably the main natural phenomenon of interest to see here.

Continuing on I-90 westward, 60 miles from Sioux Falls is Mitchell, SD, home of the world’s only CORN PALACE. A simple drive by would be sufficient. (Exits 332 & 330)

65 miles from Mitchell, continuing West on I-90, at Chamberlain, SD, is THEE MOST BEAUTIFUL REST AREA you’ll ever see!! Follow the blue “Rest Area” signs. You’ll exit to the right which will take you across the interstate to the left. Here at this rest area, is “DIGNITY,” a HUGE METAL SCULPTURE of a Native American Indian woman, with a beautiful SHAWL on her back, in BLUE design—a sight to BEHOLD!

This LOVELY rest area also over looks the Missouri River, has walking trails, AND a mini-museum of artifacts of the Lewis & Clark expedition, which passed right there!

69 miles, continuing west of Chamberlain, is the small town of MURDO, SD. Here is the PIONEER AUTO SHOW and PRAIRIE TOWN with OVER 300 CLASSIC & ANTIQUE CARS, including a FLINT! They will be giving a discount to DMAC members who stop by to check it out.

Normally, they charge $11.50; for DMAC members they will charge $9.00,. WELL WORTH one’s time and the $9.00!!

(Exit 192) 22 miles further west of Murdo is the “1880 TOWN,” an EXCELLENT & AUTHENTIC old WESTERN TOWN—Long Horn Saloon, Doc

Adam’s Office, Marshall’s Office & Jail, AND an entire floor dedicated to “DANCES WITH WOLVES!” Also, WORTH one’s TIME! $10.00. for DMAC members, down from $12.00 normally. (Exit 170)

Minuteman Missile National Historical Site Visitor Center is on EXIT 131; followed by Minuteman Launch Control Site—Delta 01 (EXIT 127) and Minuteman Launch Control Delta 09, (EXIT 116). These are EXTREMELY interesting tours of former missile sites scattered over western SD and active during the 60’s & early 70’s.

WALL DRUG, the infamous drug store that got its start by offering FREE WATER to thirsty travelers, back in the day! A tourist magnet, and you’ll see why if/when you stop. We stop there coming & going EVERY trip.).

(EXIT 110) 50 miles west of WALL DRUG will be RAPID CITY, from which point you will take EXIT 61 to get to Hill City!

FOR DMAC MEMBERS DRIVING to the BLACK HILLS FROM the WEST:

My apologies for not being as knowledgeable about sites to see from the WEST. Here are the ones with which I am familiar and to which I have been:

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Northwest corner of WYOMING

Near south central Montana, the site of CUSTER’S LAST STAND at the “BATTLE of the LITTLE BIG HORN!” History lovers will ENJOY this!! I understand that one can take a horse riding tour, covering Custer’s exact route!

DEVIL’s TOWER, Wyoming, 106.6 miles west of Rapid City, SD

Specific directions from I-90 to Hill City, SD will be forthcoming!

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update!

I've added a link in the events page that will allow you to download this information as a PDF file.

Rick


Driving to Event Information






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Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

ONE QUICK ADDITION to DMAC MEMBERS DRIVING ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA on I-90 FROM the EAST:

A “MUST” while approaching the Black Hills from the east is the BADLANDS of South Dakota! EXIT 131 works for both the Minuteman Missile Visitors Center AND as the entrance to the Badlands National Park!

OPTION ONE: Take Exit 131, visit the Missile Site Visitors Center; THEN drive the entire Badlands loop (40 miles), which will end at I-90 at Wall, SD, & the famous Wall Drug, (which is 50 miles from Rapid City).

OPTION TWO: Wait until you get to Wall, SD; (Exit 110) then enter the Badlands from that entrance; drive enough miles to get a feel for these rugged, awesome structures of nature; then turn around & drive back to Wall; visit Wall Drug; then continue on your last 50 miles west on I-90 to Rapid City!

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Paulette has added even more detailed driving directions.
They can be downloaded from the events page and the link below.

Rick



Driving Instructions


Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Oh Oh, Hurricane is heading my way here to Central Florida. Due to hit Monday night Tuesday morning, possible Category 3 with winds over 100 mph. Frances and I was scheduled to fly out on Tuesday morning 6:00 AM. Might have to push it to Wednesday maybe. Not the first time an ole Hurricane interrupted a Durant meet for me. The Elizabeth NJ meet the same thing happened. Have to watch the path and then contact the airlines.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Well as of this morning it's now a Category 5 with 160+ mph winds heading for Florida. Expected to turn North but when is uncertain. Expected to be in Central Florida Tuesday & Wednesday. Let's hope it speeds up and moves out. Airports closed Tuesday, don't know about Wednesday. Sure is putting a kink in our vacation plans! Watching and waiting.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Welp, Good luck with the Hurricane, we are hoping for the best...We'll be pulling out of Leavenworth, WA with trailer in tow in just a few minutes..Two nights on the road so we can mosey...Taking I-90 all the way...See Ya'll in a couple.

Where Are You From? Leavenworth, WA / Yuma, AZ

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Bert and sonia just left salt lake city and will stop in Wyoming today. 1 more leg till the party!

Where Are You From? Calif

Do You own a car built by Durant? Locomobile flint durant

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Hi All....
Hope everyone has a safe journey to the meet and a great time there.
Unfortunately Cathy and I will miss this one
Enjoy and have a great time....
Cathy & Frank

Where Are You From? Hookstown, PA

Do You own a car built by Durant? many

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Mike Babick took these pictures from the DMAC rally. More on our Facebook page.

Rick





Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them

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Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Thanks Mike for taking those great pictures of the Meet for many of us that could not attend. It looks like the weather cooperated greatly and everyone had a great time as usual. The Durant Meets are the best and it's always great to spend time with the Durant Family. Sorry I missed it this year but Dorian interfered with Frances and I's plant to attend. Hope everyone has a safe trip home!

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally --- Update! !!!

Are there any Banquet pictures????

Where Are You From? Port Hueneme, California

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant deluxe Sedan

 

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