Douglas Tomb : HCCA Board Member


 
Board member Douglas Tomb and his wife Beverly enjoying the Ontario HCCA Tour
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HCCA Board Member Douglas Tomb

Hello HCCA!

I'm Doug Tomb; I grew up in Newton, MA, and lived and worked in Chicago for ten years after college. My wife Beverly and I have lived in Falls Church, VA, just outside of Washington, DC, for the past 28 years, and we are now both retired.

I have been interested in antique cars for as long as I can remember. My Grandfather, Aurin M. Chase, was an early automotive pioneer, establishing and running the Chase Motor Truck Company from 1907 to 1917, in Syracuse, NY.

I discovered the HCCA while at the Balboa Park Auto Museum, in San Diego, in 1991. The HCCA Gazette sold me on joining right away.

Our first HCCA tour was in 1996, in Belfast, ME, a 1 & 2 Tour. We took my 1909 Chase truck out of the Owl's Head Museum for the tour. The Chase didn't run well, but all the other cars did, and Wow, we were hooked on touring.

Our favorite tour car now is our 1909 Buick Model F. For bigger tours, we have a 1915 Model T Ford, and for fun, I enjoy co-owning a 1901 Locosurrey steam car.

In 2017, Beverly and I led the National HCCA 1 & 2 Tour, in historic central Virginia. It was a new adventure for us, the area around Orange lent itself well to the early cars, and the weather cooperated beautifully. We really enjoyed learning about the area as we planned our tour.

I bring to the Board a long time passion for our early cars, hands on experience with keeping them going, and touring in them. Most important, I will endeavor to promote how interesting and how much fun our historic vehicles can be, so others can share the experience.

I look forward to the honor of serving as a National Director.

Doug Tomb