The Annual Meet, held in a different location every summer, offers Pierce-Arrow enthusiasts the opportunity to meet other Pierce-Arrow people, see other member’s Pierce-Arrows, and have an enjoyable family vacation in a new and different location every year.
Annual Meet Features
The Pierce-Arrow Society Annual Meets follow a similar format each year, but each meet is unique and reflects the character of the locale. The Annual Meets are organized by volunteer Pierce-Arrow Society members in the meet area. They arrange a host hotel, organize back-road tours to many of the favorite tourist destinations, make arrangements for special events and meals, and select a photogenic location for the annual showing of Pierce-Arrows. Many Pierce-Arrow Society members plan their vacation to arrive early or stay late to see more of the area attractions. The meet committee can provide additional information to members wanting to extend their vacations.
Some of the activities typical of Pierce-Arrow Society Annual Meets are:
The Pierce-Arrow Society Winter Mini-Meet & Board Meeting offers an opportunity to escape the cold weather of the North and enjoy a long weekend in a Southern climate. Scheduled each February, the Winter Mini-Meet & Board Meeting offers sight-seeing and fellowship in a warm location. The meet typically includes bus tours to area attractions and visits to smaller, private collections not usually available to larger groups. The Winter Mini-Meet & Board Meeting is open to all PAS members. Scheduled activities are planned for attendees not participating in the board meetings.
Annually on a long weekend in August, the Pierce-Arrow Museum at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan is a focal point for this annual Pierce-Arrow Society mini-meet. Join fellow Pierce-Arrow Society members Gathering at Gilmore to visit with Pierce enthusiasts and to celebrate, tour in and show our Pierce-Arrows to each other and to an interested public.
Gathering at Gilmore tours explore many different parts of the region. There are scenic drives, tourist attractions, car collections and unique shopping in every direction — so many that there is seldom duplication from one year to the next. If you haven’t yet been to the Gilmore Car Museum and Pierce-Arrow Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, now is the time to visit what has been described as one of the ten best automotive museums in the country. The Gilmore is thirteen miles northeast of Kalamazoo, Michigan. This area — central to Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis — offers country scenery, rich history, quaint villages, good low traffic country roads, nice art and antique shops, attractive lake and river waterfronts, interesting history, superb private car collections, the occasional boat ride, and great restaurants.
The Pierce-Arrow Society has several active regional groups across the country. These groups hold local meetings and tours and publish their own newsletter. Joining one of the regions is a great way to meet other Pierce-Arrow enthusiasts in your area. With some regional groups touring events will sometimes include other organizations. This allows for members to see other cars and collections while touring the in the local area.
Most tours visit both new and old destinations, see car collections, meet with new & old PAS friends, and share a meal. The fun filled weekend allows members to travel the back roads in the local area giving a new prospective to outstanding local venues. In some cases the regional tour can be an overnight with several miles of driving.
Be sure to check the Regions page for all Pierce-Arrow Society Regions and event information.