Pierce-Arrow Society Annual Meet 

Pierce-Arrow Society 43rd Annual Meet
Texas Hill Country
Camp Verde
Pierce-Arrows stopped at Camp Verde on the Friday Tour.

Pierce-Arrow Society members came from as far as Spain to attend the 43rd Annual Meet of the Pierce-Arrow Society in the Texas Hill Country. The Tapatio Springs Resort, near Boerne, Texas, served as the headquarters hotel for the meet. PAS Members began arriving the week before the meet to explore some of the nearby attractions such as the Alamo and Riverwalk in nearby San Antonio and the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City.

The meet began with a Welcome Party held at the hotel on Tuesday night before the first tour left the hotel Wednesday morning. The scenic route wound along tree-lined roads through Grey Forest and Helotes before arriving at our lunch stop in Bandera, The Cowboy Capital of the World

Comfort, TX
Tour Stop in Comfort

After the tour, PAS members boarded busses for a trip into San Antonio to visit the art and automobile collection of D.U. Howard. A mariachi band greeted us at the door setting the atmosphere for the Mexican Fiesta that awaited inside.

PAS Members were up early Thursday morning for our next tour, this time heading north to Fredericksburg. Stops along the way included a visit to a local winery and a wild seed farm, where the surrounding fields bloomed with wildflowers. While in Fredericksburg, PAS members had the chance to visit the Admiral Nimitz Museum and National Museum of the Pacific War or stroll along the many shops and boutiques along the main street.

Thursday evening, we went to nearby PoPo's restaurant for a Texas barbeque. The perfect weather continued as we ate outside. Several members won door prizes after the meal was served. 

The Friday tour took us to Kerrville. The tour route crossed the Guadalupe River several times before our first stop in Comfort, a charming Hill Country town filled with historic limestone buildings. Continuing to Kerrville, we were treated to the Atwell car museum before having a catered lunch. Before leaving Kerrville, we visited the Cowboy Artist's Museum. Then it was off to Camp Verde. The ice cream and soft drinks at the Camp Verde General Store were popular with many of the tourers.

1932 Pierce-Arrow
1932 Model 54 Touring
at the Saturday Car Show

PAS members were busy Saturday morning polishing their Pierce-Arrows for the Annual Car Show & Judging, held on the Boerne Plaza. While the cars were on display, the world-famous Boerne Village Band entertained us from the plaza gazebo. Many PAS members strolled along the streets of Boerne, visiting the antique shops and restaurants while the cars were on display. Century of Progress exposition in Chicago. The modern styling is still impressive!

The meet came to an end Saturday night with the awards banquet at the hotel. The brief meeting of the Pierce-Arrow Society was followed by the presentation of awards to the show winning cars and an invitation to attend next year's meet. Then it was time to say farewell to our many Pierce-Arrow Society friends until we meet again next year. 

Many PAS members attending the meet were surprised by the beautiful rolling scenery of the Texas Hill Country, the pleasant weather, and the miles and miles of good back roads with virtually no traffic other than our Pierce-Arrows.

Pierce Bicycle
Ladies Shaft-Drive Bicycle
1st Place in Bicycle Class

If you missed the fun we had at this year's meet, make your plans now to attend the 44th Annual Meet to be held in July, 2000 in Buffalo, New York.. The meet will be celebrate the 100th birthday of the first Pierce Motorette and promises to be a great event you will not want to miss!.





43rd Annual Meet Award Winners 

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Bernard J. Weis Trophy
Most Authentic Restoration
Bernard J. Weis Trophy
1928 Series 36 Sedan
Ron Blissit
Oklahoma
R. Vale Faro Trophy
Most Original Pierce-Arrow
R. Vale Faro Trophy
1926 Series 33 7-Pass. Touring
Paul Morris
Texas
Henry E. & Pauline S. Becker Trophy
Longest Distance Pierce-Arrow Driven to Meet
Henry E. & Pauline S. Becker Trophy
1929 Model 133 Club Sedan
Bill Morris & Wilma Hunter
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
1000 Mile Badge
Pierce-Arrows Driven Over 1000 Miles to Attend the Meet
1000 Mile Badge
1929 Model 133 Club Sedan
Bill Morris & Wilma Hunter
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Otto Klausmeyer Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service to the Pierce-Arrow Society
Otto Klausmeyer Distinguished Service Award
Dave Harris
Bicycle Class
1st
1902 Ladies Shaft Drive
Clara Follis - California
Class 1 Pre 1929
1st
1925 Series 80 Runabout
Rick Horne - Alabama
1st
1920 Series 51 3-Pass. Runabout
Cal Banker - Texas
Class 2 1929 - 1931
1st
1929 Model 133 Club Sedan
Bill Morris - Illinois
1st
1930 Model B Club Sedan
Manford Stewart - Indiana
1st
1929 Model 133 Club Brougham
Wade Smith - Texas
Class 3 1932 - 1938
1st
1932 Model 54 Convertible Sedan
Berta Hackney - Texas
1st
1932 Model 54 Club Brougham
Bill Crumrine - Arizona
1st
1932 Model 54 Touring
Gene Reeves - Georgia