Pierce-Arrow Society Annual Meet 

Touring the Finger Lakes
June 20th - 25th, 2011
Fairport, New York
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Pierce-Arrow Society
54th Annual Meet

We had a great time at the 2011 Annual Meet in Fairport, New York. Our thanks to meet chairs John Dillman and Bob & Kathy Kanauer for their hard work organizing the meet. Photos of the meet are shown below, along with the photos of the award-winning cars in each class.

If you have not experienced a Pierce-Arrow Society Annual Meet, we encourage you to join us. We will be in Hickory Corners, Michigan next year, June 25-30, 2012. We hope to see you there! More information about the 2012 meet will be posted soon.

Wednesday

The Wednesday tour took us to Watkins Glen, the birthplace of American road racing. We drove through some of the farm communities of the southern tier of New York. We toured through beautiful rolling countryside, picturesque farms, and toured around Seneca Lake, the deepest of the Finger Lakes.

Our first stop was at Watkins Glen International race track. After a presentation on the history of Watkins Glen, and some coffee and doughnuts, the Pierce-Arrows took to the race track for a couple of laps. After a photo stop at the finish line, we enjoyed a "race track" lunch.

After leaving the race track, many people stopped at Watkins Glen State Park to view the spectacular scenery of the gorge. The one and a half mile walk passed 19 waterfalls and natural rock bridges. On the return to the hotel, some PAS members stopped at a few of the sixteen wineries along the route.

Thursday

Our Thursday tour took us to Canandaigua, New York where we visited the Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens, followed by lunch at the Bristol Harbour Resort, and finally a ride on Canandaigua Lake aboard the stern-wheeler Canandaigua Lady.

Friday

The Friday tour took us to the Genesee Country Village, an historic 68-building facility. The buildings were brought to the location from throughout central and western New York. As we toured the village, we saw demonstrations by the blacksmith, tinsmith, potter, and the brewer. While our Pierce-Arrows were parked on the green, we enjoyed an old-fashioned chicken and bisquit lunch. Enroute to Genesse Country Village, some PAS members made optional stops at the American Wireless Association and Ganondagan State Park.

Saturday

Our Saturday car show was held at the Casa Larga Winery, a short drive from the hotel. A large meeting room at the winery provided a great place for PAS members to sit down and enjoy a box lunch while teams of judges scored the Pierce-Arrows. A good turnout of local Fairport residents stopped by to look at the cars.

54th Annual Meet Award Winners 

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Bernard J. Weis Trophy
Most Authentic Restoration
Bernard J. Weis Trophy
1931 Model 43 Phaeton
Bob & Nancy Dluhy
Rhode Island
Eric Rosenau Award
Previous winners of the Weis or Vanderveer Trophies
Trophy
1929 Model 133 Roadster
Jack & Angie Truckenbrod
Illinois
Trophy
1936 Model 1601 Metro. Town Brougham
Bob Sands
New York
R. Vale Faro Trophy
Most Original Pierce-Arrow
R. Vale Faro Trophy
1931 Model 43 Sedan
Charlie & Beth Sando
Pennsylvania
Henry E. & Pauline S. Becker Trophy
Longest Distance Pierce-Arrow Driven to Meet
Henry E. & Pauline S. Becker Trophy
1931 Model 42 5-Pass. Sedan
Bill & Wilma Hunter Morris
Illinois
Otto Klausmeyer Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service to the Pierce-Arrow Society
Otto Klausmeyer Distinguished Service Award
Paul Jacobs
New York
Clara Follis Memorial Bicycle Award
Best Restored Bicycle
Clara Follis Memorial Bicycle Award
1899 Man's Shaft Drive
Ralph & Trish McKittrick
Ontario
Bicycle Class
Most Original Bicycle
1897
Ladies Chain Drive
Henry & Joan May
Connecticut
Class 1 1912-1920
1st
1920 Series 31
7-Pass. Touring
Peter & Lise Fawcett
Ontario
1st
1912 48SS
7-Pass. Touring
Al & Mary Zamba
Pennsylvania
1st
1920 Series 51
7-Pass. Touring
Ralph & Trish McKittrick
Ontario
Class 2 1925-1930
1st
1926 Series 33
Dual Cowl Touring
Norman Marsolini
Massachusetts
1st
1925 Series 80
7-Pass. Touring
Greg Long
Michigan
1st
1925 Series 80
4-Pass. Touring
James & Penny Austin
New Hampshire
Class 3 1931
1st
1931 Model 43
Convertible Coupe
Vincent & Dorthea Licciardi
Massachusetts
1st
1931 Model 42
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Dan & Roseann Gernatt
New York
1st
1931 Model 42
5-Pass. Sedan
Bill & Wilma Hunter Morris
Illinois
Class 4 1932-1936
1st
1932 Model 54
Convertible Coupe
John & Mardi Anderson
Ontario
1st
1932 Model 54
Club Brougham
Fred & Rosemary Cleaver
Michigan
We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of almost 3000 photographs from the meet photographers: Steve Bures, Ben Oakes, Joan May, Bill Morris, Pat McCumber, Trish McKittrick, Barbara & Jim Payne, Roger Sherman, Dave Stevens & Susan Wozney. Their contributions greatly assists with preparation of the banquet slide show, this web page, and the meet issue of The Arrow.