Dave and Ann Merewether hosted the Tn’Vittles breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 13th. The Owl Cafe’ is a 1950’s style diner with a Route 66 theme with an exterior literally in the shape of an owl. 31 Tin Lizzie members made it to the breakfast with 11 Model T’s driven to the museum later in the morning.
After the tasty breakfast, it was a short drive to the National Nuclear Museum – 601 Eubank SE, Albuquerque (at Southern Blvd). “The mission of the National Atomic Museum is to serve as America’s resource for nuclear history and science. The Museum presents exhibits and quality educational programs that convey the diversity of individuals and events that shape the historical and technical context of the nuclear age.” (National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, from the Museum’s mission statement).
We entered the rear of the museum grounds where historically significant aircraft are on display. We arranged our cars for Joe Fellin (former MTFCA President and Rosenthal Award winner) to photograph the Model Ts in front of a B-29 Superfortress as a potential cover image for an upcoming edition of the Vintage Ford. For additional photo opportunities, we moved our cars in front of a B-52 Stratofortress. In the afternoon, Tom Miles (another former MTFCA President and Rosenthal Award winner), picked up our box lunches from Subway and we enjoyed eating them in comfortable (and air conditioned) museum.
We departed in the later afternoon when the threatening storm clouds were gathering. It was an enjoyable and educational day!
Thank you Dave and Ann for organizing this event and to the National Nuclear Museum staff for their hospitality.