Dick's Classic Garage / Fuschak's Pit Bar B Q Restaurant - February 2018 Event

Dick's Classic Garage / Fuschak's Pit Bar B Q Restaurant - February 2018 Event

Texas Hill Country
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:45am
San Marcos

Our group met at Fuschak's Pit Bar B Q  Restaurant in San Marcos for lunch before we carvaned on to Dick's Classic Garage. For this event, we asked members to bring some school supplies to donate to a local non-profit charity - 'John's Kids'. Right now John's Kids, is helping 10 local schools in need.

After lunch at Fuschak's, we drove on to the car museum. Dick's Classic Garage has on display approximately 80 vintage automobiles from a 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, to several 1959 models and lots in between. Duesenburgs, Auburns, Cords, Cadillacs, Chryslers, La Salle...  The newest vehicle on display is a 1966 Batmobile replica.  Also on display is one of the last of the 51 Tucker automobiles that were built in 1948. This one (chassis #1050) is the lowest mileage vehicle in existance with 6 tenths of a mile on the odometer. It is paint code Maroon/600 and is absolutely gorgeous. Club member Norm Glorioso gave us the grand tour of the museum and also provided us with some interesting history of many of the cars that are housed there. We were also privileged to go behind the scenes to the back garage area and see some of the automobiles that they have that are under repair and being corrected for display.  It was a great day for any car enthusiast. Be sure to check out the video slide show below.

We offer a special thanks to board member Maryann Feldman for coordinating the charity drive, and club president Don Dionisi for delivering the school supplies to John's kids! And also to our club member Norm Glorioso for helping to make this event a success!

Dick's Classic Garage is a 501(c)3, non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation and display of significant American automobiles for the education of current and future generations. The museum exhibits the evolution of the automobile in the United States and how the industry grew and impacted society from 1901 through the 1950s. The museum will offer free guided tours to schools and develop educational programs for students in several different subjects, from math to social studies to reading.(sic)


After our tour of the car museum, we found out that the man that keeps the cars cleaned of dust and fingerprints had retired. We were asked if we would be interested in a little volunteer work at the museum. Volunteering to come in and dust off the cars and spray on some detailer... Really? To be able to get up close to those magnificent cars? There were four us that volunteered, Norm Glorioso, Don Dionisi, Charles Dove and Martin Rios... we got to go behind the roped off areas and inside the cars to dust them off, inside and out... Don and Charles sat inside the Tucker to dust off the inside... that is how we saw the 6 tenths of a mile on the odometer. How many people can say they actually sat in a 1948 Tucker?

We had a great day getting up close, polishing and dusting off those classic cars.  And believe me, it was a real treat for us!


To check out how great a time we had dusting off and cleaning the cars, click on the car critters below to see our slide show!


Martin Rios and Charles Dove