Harvey Shaw Auto Tour

The Harvey Shaw
Memorial Auto Tour

In this pandemic-challenged year, planning for the second annual event had to pivot from the Car Show format held last October to an Auto Tour to provide a safe event that would gain approval from the City of Nashua.

On a perfect 75-degree October 10th, we gathered at Greeley Park in Nashua, NH. The tour route took us on back roads through several villages and towns between Nashua and Peterborough. We stopped at All Saints Church in Peterborough for a mid-point rest break, where we had use of their parish hall for rest rooms. All three groups were in Peterborough at the same time, giving us the best photo opportunity. We also took a short break at the Amherst Common to stretch and take a few pictures of this quintessential New England village.

Of the total of 28 cars driving the tour, we had ten Alfas and two Fiats. These were organized into three groups that had staggered departures and ran the route in different directions. The Alfa/Fiat group led by John & Jennie Rowntree included one lesser car (a 1963 Porsche 356). Tossing that into the groups of SUVs and daily drivers would have been cruel.

Anticipating that a group of 'ordinary' cars would not obviously be traveling as a group, our team designed and purchased window flags for each car. Attaching these to our Spiders was interesting. The other sixteen cars were participants from the sponsoring organization, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The tour concluded at the starting point and we gathered for a picnic lunch before sending our guests on the way home to Maine, Massachusetts, and other towns in New Hampshire.Tiny Quadrifoglio

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Harvey Shaw Auto Tour