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(Left Page) Weaving our way through the countryside. (Above) An E30 325i, F80 M3, E39 M5 and 1M parked together at the Little Red Barn Ice Cream Cafe.
In many ways Tours are naturally a socially distanced activity. You're
in your own car, you can pack snacks
and drinks from home, and you can
use your own radio to socialize as we
drive along, enjoying the views and
interesting sights. On the other hand,
indoor dining isn't the safest activity
right now, and there are not as many
places with restrooms available,
which really puts the brakes on traveling too far from home. We adapt,
though, and will continue to make
adjustments. We provide hand sanitizer and extra masks for tour participants and use Zoom for the drivers'
meeting. We plan to keep tours a bit
shorter, approximately two hours or
less of driving on the route, so that
folks aren't out for too long. When
participants exit their cars, we require
that masks be worn and that social
distancing be maintained. We have
also adjusted the refund policy for

cases in which a participant misses a
tour due to illness. On the Dustoff
Tour, participants did their part as well
by printing out directions and rules
so as to almost entirely eliminate
interpersonal contact.
Anyway, enough about the
Coronavirus, let's talk about the
Dustoff Tour! We lucked out with the
weather for a day in July. It was
slightly overcast which took the edge
off the summer sun and made topdown touring pleasant for those with
convertibles. We collected pies, quesos, soups, cider and other goods
from Blue Goose Market before
setting off just after 11 a.m. The 24car caravan cruised eastward on River
Road, which follows the gentle curves
of the Potomac River. Eventually we
left the valley and turned up into the
foothills to enjoy some twisty roads
before crossing over the Potomac at
Interstate 81. We worked our way

over to Devil's Backbone Park, a
place where some of us decided to
stop while everyone else regrouped
a couple of miles up the road in a
shopping center parking lot.
Devil's Backbone dam was
created in the 1800s to power a local
flour mill. In the early 1900s, it was
adapted and used for production of
electricity before being decommissioned in the 1960s. The site became
a park in 1966, creating a place for
picnicking, hiking and cycling. About
10 years ago a community effort
restored the dam, which had become
eroded and increasingly unstable,
thus saving one of the oldest dams of
this type in U.S.
From Devil's Backbone dam we
drove more twisty roads, just touching Greenbrier State Park as we
followed the boundaries of farm
fields. We cruised through quaint
Burkittsville, MD (where the movie

The Blair Witch Project was filmed)
and we passed South Mountain
Creamery, a possible destination for a
future tour. We continued onward
toward Jefferson and the Little Red
Barn Ice Cream Cafe. It is a great
little stop if you happen to be traveling along Route 340, coming back
from Summit Point for example. It's
right off the freeway as you pass the
Jefferson exit. There's plenty of space
to spread out, even for our large
group, and plenty of food options can
be ordered from the outdoor window:
not just soft and hard ice cream, but
freshly prepared sandwiches as well,
which were enjoyed by many of us.
It's perfect for a quick stop and a
chance to socialize and catch up
at a distance.
Keep an eye on the website at
https://ncc.motorsportreg.com for
our upcoming events.

(Below) BMWs of all kinds lined up in front of Blue Goose Market.

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