Vintage Chevrolets to tour Meyda Tiffany Lighting manufacturing facility
A large collection of vintage cars will visit Meyda Tiffany Lighting, as a part of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America’s “Early Six-Cylinder Tour” (featuring cars from 1929-1954), which has occurred since 1995. The club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of all years of Chevrolets and GMC trucks. Meyda Tiffany Lighting is a leading manufacturer and designer of custom lighting, stained glass Tiffanies, and décor located at 55 Oriskany Boulevard in Yorkville, New York.
The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) will tour the Meyda Tiffany Lighting manufacturing facility at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9th. All 62 cars will be on display in the Meyda parking lot until 4 p.m.
The Central New York-Erie Canal Region Director of the VCCA John Palmer, stated, “We originally drove older cars from the 1930s when our tours first began. Later on, most of us purchased newer ‘vintage” cars,’ mostly from the ’50s, because they are easier to travel in.”
“We are delighted that this Vintage Chevy Club has selected Meyda as a destination to showcase its prized automobiles,” said Meyda CEO Robert Cohen. “We welcome all of its members and we are proud to provide a complete tour of manufacturing and showroom facilities.”
According to club member, John Pritchard, “There are a few couples that have attended all of the tours since our inception, but there is only one person who has attended all the tours with the same vehicle, and that would be me.” Pritchard has driven the same car for all 19 tours—a ’54 Chevy two-door sedan.
Most of the tour participants drive their vehicles to the tour site. Some of the Six-Cylinder Tour participants, known for their vehicles' Chevy six-cylinder motor, will be driving their vintage cars to the site from distances from as far as Illinois, Michigan and Virginia. The tours generally are scheduled for five days and the vehicles are driven between 230 to 350 miles while on tour.
In addition, the Chevy Car Club of America will be visiting Alan Rosenblum’s Private Vintage and Rare Car Collection in Utica, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and other historic sites in Cooperstown, as well as sites in Fenner and Rome in upstate New York.
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