On Saturday, October 10, at 5:10 a.m., my old school buddy John Kane and I rolled out of Canada's capital, Ottawa, Ontario, for the 383 mile trip to the site of the 1998 Fall Classic at Clark's Corvair Parts in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. The weather forecast predicted a 60% chance of rain, but the Bay State Corvairs web site was billing the Classic as a "rain or shine" event. We'd take our chances.
Not long after crossing the Seaway International Bridge into the United States, a few miles from Malone, New York, it started to rain and rained off and on as we traveled east to Vermont. Eventually we joined Interstate 89 and turned south-east to hook up with I-91, which would take us to Massachusetts. Meanwhile, a large low pressure weather system over the eastern seaboard was moving inland to meet us.
The drive down Interstate 91 through the Adirondacks was spectacular, with the fall foliage fully ablaze! The highway is a series of long moderately graded hills and well-engineered, sweeping turns with breathtaking views of farm houses cradled in deep valleys, rolling green meadows and richly forested mountain tops. Corvair Country!
As we approached Massachusetts, the weather started to clear and the rain stopped. By 11 a.m., we turned off of I-91 and wound our way west. Dry pavement greeted us on the Mohawk Trail to Shelburne Falls, home of the World's largest supplier of Corvair parts. We were ready to meet the members of Bay State Corvairs and to tour the facilities of Clark's Corvair Parts. Join us now as we enter the grounds...
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