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Horseless Carriage Club of America Trips to Arroyo Grande

Some of the most interesting models from the early years of motoring made their way up the coast to Arroyo Grande on a trip from Santa Maria on May 4.

Photographer Herb Shoebridge caught up with the group of pre-1916 horseless carriages at a stop over in the Village of Arroyo Grande, while members of the group had lunch and toured the South County Historical Society buildings in Heritage Square.

All car’s might be Horseless Carriages, but the club has defines them as any pioneer gas, steam and electric motor vehicle built or manufactured prior to January 1, 1916.

The Crustacea Jazz Band provided live music at the event as visitors got a look at such rarities as a 1907 French Darracq, and vehicles from REO and Maxwell.

For information about the group and future tours go online to:

  •  Photos by Herb Shoebridge

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