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A Fun 3-4 Day Drive No Entry Fee or Preregistration
Bottom Buster
Motor Tour

NO UPCOMING NO FRILLS DRIVES: 2023 HAS NOT BEEN SCHEDULED YET

Details for the 2022 Tour:
Covid precautions recommended. Please help everyone stay safe.

A FUN 3-4 DAY DRIVE FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO DRIVE THEIR OLD/CLASSIC CAR ON CALIFORNIA’S HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS
2022 tour was run April 11-13, 2022
Visit the Facebook Page and post some pictures if you have some to share: As a courtesy, please RSVP to Patty@CaptsCook.com -- Let me know if you will be joining us this year; if you wish to come to the various dinners (*subject to any COVID restrictions at the time) and if you will be skipping Pasadena.
You will have to make your own lodging reservations.

Schedule of the 2022 tour:

Sunday Evening April 10
For those who wish to start at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena CA. Some participants normally stay at:
Hyland Inn (formerly the Comfort Inn) (626) 405-0811, 2462 Colorado Blvd, Pasadena.
Monday April 11

ROSE BOWL Front Entrance, N Arroyo Blvd off Seco Street

Meet: 7:00 AM   Leave: 7:30 AM
Enjoy the back roads of Southern California on your way to Paso Robles for the night.
Lodging: Adelaide Inn, (805) 238-2770, 1215 Santa Ysabel Ave., Paso Robles, CA 93446. Dinner on your own.

Tuesday April 12
Leave: 8:00 AM – Enjoy another day of scenic driving.
Lodging: Adelaide Inn, (805) 238-2770, 1215 Santa Ysabel Ave., Paso Robles, CA 93446. Dinner on your own.

Wednesday April 13
Leave: 8:00 AM – Your option to enjoy another day of scenic driving back to Pasadena or break off whenever you wish and head for home.
Patty Cook, Scribe to the Disorganizer
Patty@CaptsCook.com

HISTORY

No Frills Iron Bottom Motoring Tour Thanks to http://www.bench-racing.com/html/no_frills.html for this NFIBMT history:

It started in 1999 and ended in 2008. It started with 17 cars and ended with 117. There were no sponsors and no goodie bags. Not one penny was spent on advertising. It became one of California's premier vintage events. It was the "No Frills Iron Bottom Motoring Tour."

Conceived as a spoof of the California Mille, The "No Frills" became one of "Mille" founder Martin Swig's favorite events. "Mille" participants wondered why there was nothing like the "Mille" in Southern California. The flippant answer was "there are no good roads in Southern California." The "No Frills" proved them wrong.

The "Mille" features a pre event gala street luncheon and car show on Nob Hill. The "No Frills" countered with a no host dinner in Pasadena and a car show in the parking lot. The "Mille" includes coffee breaks at "Starbucks" and catered lunches. The "No Frills" stopped at "In-N-Out" or picked up sandwiches at "Subway." The "Mille" price is up to $5,500, while the "No Frills" became the only vintage tour to pay entrants.

The "Mille" celebrated its' 18th year in 2008. The "No Frills" ended this year. What happened? Our flaunting of convention was our downfall. Some drivers took our "no rules" stance to mean that common sense was suspended. If someone decides to create a similar event in the future we wish them well and hope participants will know the difference between a tour on public roads and a club sponsored track day.

We would like to thank Ed Pasini for his time and dedication to this event. It has given many motorists representing the entire range of automotive enthusiasts miles of pure vintage driving experience. Thanks also to Jack Brown, his co-disorganizer.

Unfortunately participants in this years event [2008], specifically one that was showing everyone the Max Speed reading on his GPS of +140mph and another that did not take responsibility for property damage, exhibited enough poor behavior to push the organizers over the edge. Dangerous or irresponsible behavior is something they could not accept. This was certainly not in conformance with the Spirit of the Event and you cannot blame the organizers for canceling the event.

Bottom Buster Motor Tour

The Iron Bottom was started by "No Frills" Ed and the "Old Gear Heads" and lives on as the No Frills Bottom Buster Motor Tour. The first drive of the Bottom Buster was 2009, one year after Ed disbanded the Iron Bottom. Ed road with us in 2012 and was happy that the spirit of the Iron bottom lived on and gave his approval to use the phrase "No Frills".

The Bottom Buster Motor Tour is for vintage and classic cars. It is a 3-day road tour of central California.

It is a Motor Tour and not a race or road rally. Everyone is expected to drive safely and sanely. The route is straight forward. All mileage is estimated. If instructions say turn right when you should turn left is an honest mistake and not an attempt to get you lost. Bring maps, GPS, and use common sense. Check your cell phone coverage. If you break down, you are on your own. Other participants may stop to help because they are good people, but you are ultimately responsible for your own vehicle.

The Bottom Buster Motor Tour has been run every year since 2009, except for 2020 due to Covid.
See UPCOMING DRIVES for future details, happening later.

Las Vegas Iron Bottom

No Frills
Tri-State / Fall Fling

A BBMT BONUS EVENT
1k mi, Las Vegas to Las Vegas
Oct. 1, 2, & 3, 2018
Featuring the Fabulous Red Rock Country of AZ and UT.

SIGHTS TO SEE
LODGING
EATS

***This is as close as we will get to a frill!***
These are suggested eateries. They are small establishments so we should stagger our group lunches so as not to overwhelm them, depending on number of attendees.

DETAILS

STARTING POINT. Oct. 1, 2018, 7:30am, Iron Skillet. 6595 N. Hollywood Blvd., Petro Truck Stop, N. Las Vegas, Nevada, 89115 (Speedway exit)

For Information Contact ED PASINI epas356@gmail.com

This is a fun event. We have three days to cover the route so there is time to stop for pictures, coffee or just to enjoy the scenery. The route includes many interesting and scenic roads. We will be traveling through one of America’s premier vacation areas. There will be the usual number of motor homes and trailers. Practice safe courteous driving and share the road. REMEMBER THIS IS A TOUR NOT A CONTEST OF SPEED.

NO FRILLS MEANS

You make your own reservations. Stay where you want to stay. See what you want to see. Eat what you want to eat. Have a good time and enjoy the comradery. That is your responsibility

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