Old School Riders

They're old, clunky, rusted, and a little bit loud.

At one point in their lives, they were the hottest rods on the market

Now they are antiques, kept alive by members of the Horseless Carriage Club.

"We do a lot of work; we restore cars, we make parts, we get things and start with nothing and build a car out of it," said club chairman Howard Musolf, "The enjoyment is driving and touring with it."

Every year, the club takes their vehicles on tours throughout the northwest -- this year's route is Kittitas County.

These vehicles date as far back as the beginning of the 1900's, with whopping two-cylinder engines, and bar cranks to start them.

And to make it more interesting, they don't just run on gasoline.

"It will burn kerosene preferably, diesel, gasoline, alcohol, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, paint thinner, anything you can put a match to," said Pat Farrell.

When it comes to stone age versus new age, these riders say you can never beat the classics.

"I prefer the old cars," said Musolf, "I'm old and slow, I like to go slow, I don't need to go fast, I'm in no hurry."

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