Spring Drive to Airpower Museum in Blakesburg
The Iowa Chapter’s Spring Drive on March 24 was definitely a celebration of the season!
About 20 members, including several first time club event participants, and roughly a dozen vehicles met on the aquare in Pella.
Those that arrived from cetral Iowa had sunny weather all the way thre, while my drive over wet roads from the Cedar Rapids area left my freshly polished and waxed Z4 with “rally decorations.”
The weather for the remainder of the event provided top down temperatures with partly cloudy conditions – about all you can ask of Iowa in March!
After several of the group’s vehicle were loaded with large amounts of baked goods, we departed for Ottumwa. Major roads were avoided, and as a results we were provided with perhaps a little more in the way of typical Iowa springtime conditions than I had intended… think agriculture and roadkill. But, at least none of it was committed by our group! Nevertheless, we all arrived safely at the Appanoose Rapids Brewing Company where we picked up some additional participants and were very nicely taken care of for lunch.
After lunch and the distribution of door prizes, we left for a short drive out into the country to the Antique Airpower Museum near Blakesburg, where we were provided with a tour of the facility, the unique memorabilia and the rare aircraft hangared there. One of the aircrafts was even powered by a BMW motorcycle engine!
In closing, I’d like to say “You’re Welcome” to all of those that have thanked me for organizing the event!