TANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Eighteen Corvettes meetup on October 14 for the Eastern Mass Corvette Club's annual fall foliage tour. This year our destination was the American Heritage Museum featuring the Jacques M. Littlefield Collection at the Collings Foundation in Hudson, MA.. Upon arriving friendly staff directed us to a spot where we were all able to park together. We were greeted by Robert (Bob) Collings, who along with his wife Caroline, founded the foundation. We were promptly escorted into the magnificent car collection where he talked about the cars housed there. Some of the highlights were a 1932 Duesenberg SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton, 1927 Rolls Royce Springfield Phantom 1 Phaeton, 1928 Pierce Arrow Series 81 Limousine, and so much more. The Springfield moniker on the Phantom 1 is because Rolls Royce produced cars in Springfield, MA from 1921-1931.
After our tour of the cars we walked across the property to a new building that housed the collection of military vehicles and other artifacts. There were video presentations and an amazing display, setup for viewing the collection. One particularly moving display was a piece of steel, from the World Trade Center, displayed between two American flags.