Explore the Ruger Car Collection  - FINAL UPDATE

When: Sunday April 15, 2012 from 1:30- 3:30

What: A tour of the private car collection of Bill Ruger, renowned car collector.

If you want to caravan to the event together several of us are going to brunch so we are meeting at the liquor store on Rte 93 near the toll plaza just south of Concord, at 10:30 and then driving to the  Courthouse Restaurant.    REMINDER:  you need to call them yourself to make a reservation for Brunch.  There is NO group reservation.   603 863 8360

Where: At the old Ruger mill in Newport, NH. on Rte. 11/103 between Sunapee and Newport, just before entering the center of Newport.  It is a recently restored three-story mill building with an unmistakable turret protruding above the roof line.   There is a sign stating "Newport Mill.  Address is 169 Sunapee St. Newport, NH. 

NEW   Bill tells us we should park on the lower level as there is not enough room on the first level.  There will be signs directing us to the second floor via stairs or elevator, where the cars are located.  There are several unique cars, some of which have been to Pebble Beach and Amelia Island. There are unique Ruger Prototype cars one of which has been driven by John Fitch at Lime Rock.  Bill may also bring down some cars he has at his house.  This is promising to be a great day.

Brunch:   For those of you wishing to have brunch before the tour, The Courthouse Restaurant 30 Main St. Newport, NH (behind the Opera House) and after you pass the old mill building, is open 9:30-1:30 and is said to have excellent food. Reservations at 603 863 8360.   www.eatatthecourthouse.com   The Court House is set back from Main St. with parking in front and behind.

Other: Bill opens his collection for viewing to a very select group of visitors and typically in conjunction with a charitable event. To comply with this tradition there will be a $5.00 fee per person, which will be added to NCR’s charity fund in support of Make-a-Wish and the NH Food Pantry. The Social Chairperson will collect the fee at the event and checks can be made out to NCR-PCA.

Many thanks to Leigh and Linda Kelk for helping arrange this.