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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

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

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

Re: 2019 Black Hills Durant Rally

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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