Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

Jon Griesenbeck
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  • Roanoke, Virginia
  • United States

Jon Griesenbeck's Friends

  • Simon Neubert
  • Gary K. Hylton
  • Kathryn L. Koch
  • Judith Hill
  • Roger Beecher
  • Steve Shotwell
  • mary and peter bernhardt
  • Steve Boyd
  • Jeff & Marilyn Lautzenheiser
  • Gary and Kathleen Ebbert
  • Sven-Olov Hansson
  • Jim and Gloria Edwards
  • Mark and Sheri Cameron
  • Mark and Paula Gember
  • Chuck Brant

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Requirements and Suggestions
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary and Kathleen Ebbert May 3, 2017.

Here is the Final List for the O2O Rerun 2019. anyone else now will be put on a waiting list
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cassel and Pearl Adamson Sep 12.

O2O Tour Rerun 2019
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Warren & Betty Mortensen Feb 24, 2017.

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This site is primarily for drivers, copilots, and support personnel for the ocean to ocean run. Friends do not need to be members in order to view content. Please indicate year and model car and relative association to this event.
JON GRIESENBECK (Driver) TOM HONER (Co-Driver) My brother Robert Griesenbeck will also join me on this trip. Driving a 1920 Model T Ford Coupe, with a Lane Gear Box and Rocky Mountain Brakes. This trip is being taken in the memory of Joe Chopski.

Copilots 2019 Rerun: Gary Stapelton, Robert Griesenbeck


EURO-SPECIALTY INC. (Collision Repair Shop)
Special thanks to Willie Amos and Billy Laprade and
the rest of my staff that is making this trip possible. Also special thanks to Chris Walker who is running my office while I'm Gone. Dave Snow, Jeff Wendell, and John Baker are also helping out to make it easier on the staff THANKYOU!

My Wife: Janet
who has listened about this constantly for 5 straight years

Ralph and Irma Griesenbeck
My mom and Dad, dad will be with me the first day from NewYork to West Point, mom and my wife will follow in a modern vehicle. God Bless family.

Wonder Drug
Bea Chopski and Family
15818 Stewartsville Rd.
Vinton, Virginia 24179

FinishMaster (Paint & Supplies)
1930 Salem Ave
Roanoke, Virginia

Colonial Avenue Baptist Church
4165 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, Va 24018 (With Their Prayers)
"Powered with Prayer"

Magic City Ford
809 Williamson Road
Roanoke, Virginia 540-345-0911

ENTERPRISE rent-a-car
Melrose Avenue
Roanoke, Virginia
Any rental contact : 800-rent-a-car


Anchor Sales & Service Inc
Mike Trenor and gang
1425 Lynchburg Tpk
Salem, Va 540-389-4366

K.B Harris Construction
Kyle Harris

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Cassel and Pearl Adamson replied to Jon Griesenbeck's discussion Here is the Final List for the O2O Rerun 2019. anyone else now will be put on a waiting list
"Please remove us from the list as we will not be attending. Cassel and Pearl"
Sep 12
Jon Griesenbeck commented on scott mcwilliam's blog post car return from 2019
"need to contact George at Logistics George@jplogistics.net"
Sep 11
Jon Griesenbeck commented on Jeremy R Wilkinson's blog post Reference: 2019 Ocean to Ocean Cross Country Tour
"This is how we got some of the discounts also most hotels RV parks etc. are now taking deposits.  They are refundable if you cancel during their required period."
Jul 26
Jon Griesenbeck commented on Jeremy R Wilkinson's blog post Reference: 2019 Ocean to Ocean Cross Country Tour
"You must use the listed hotels period."
Jul 26
Carl Goodman replied to Jon Griesenbeck's discussion Here is the Final List for the O2O Rerun 2019. anyone else now will be put on a waiting list
"Jon Add me to the list of vehicles to ship back will need to go to NH Carl Goodman Also when you get a chance I would like to appear on the final list as a participant "
Jul 15

Jon Griesenbeck's Blog

Robert from England stopped by

Robert from England stopped by my shop Saturday to do some minor repairs king pin and tie rod.  They made it fine from Chattanooga to Roanoke, Virginia on their way up north on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Happy Ting to all but boy these guys from England sure use the car and have fun!

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

2015 Chattanooga

Dom my wife and my family that attended the tour want to thank you for your hard work.  We had a great time catching up with family and friends.  Chattanooga has a lot to offer.  Its been a while since I have been able to go touring and it felt wonderful to be Ting again.  Thanks again Dom and thanks to all who attended make it such a great time.  God bless, Jon Griesenbeck 

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 8:59am

2015 Reunion Tour Chattanooga, Tenn

Just spoke with Dom Denio.  Dom's mother past away October 7th so he's been backed up.  We all give prayers to him and his family, God Bless.  Dom informed me he will have all the information up in 60 days.  The tour will take place around the same time of year as the other tours and will be in Chattanooga, Tenn.  Beautiful hill country of Tennessee.  He has alot of things for us to see and do.  Any questions at this point can be directed to me at…


Posted on October 13, 2014 at 12:39pm

Good Pictures!!!!

Loved the pictures. Hope today was a good day and Robert is enjoying the time with all your friends. Tell him I said Hi. Keep the pictures coming. Love you.

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 9:01am

Places that wish to assist us with mechanical or body work during our trip

HAMBURG, NEW YORK Peter Haid of Schmidt's Collision, if any participant needs the use of my shop they are welcome. 1.5 miles from Hotels. phone 716-648-4000, red29@aol, schmidtshanburg@choiceonemail.

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 2:07pm

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At 1:23pm on February 28, 2017, Dan Treace said…

Thanks Jon!

At 1:34am on February 15, 2010, Barry W. Fowler said…
Hello Jon: Good pictures, and of course we have heard the 'snow' news. I think you have surpassed our snow (about 4 feet so far) this year (average for Anch is about 6 feet by spring). I would not have guessed that Virginia could look so much like home:). Here is to warm sun and melting snow.

At 4:35pm on November 25, 2009, Barry W. Fowler said…
Hello Jon: All is well I trust. The local car club, Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska, has asked me for a presentation. Is it possible to obtain a copy of the short version that Kathryn is preparing for you? We are very eager to have the multiple CD set, but that would be a tad long for a meeting presentation. Thank you, and a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and all.

At 6:13pm on November 23, 2009, Kathryn L. Koch said…
Ok, I'll work on it tomorrow!
At 5:01pm on November 23, 2009, Kathryn L. Koch said…
Thanks! I hate to miss anyone, but people were trading places here and there and I lost track.
Did you want a DVD for your talk? If so,let me know how many photos and the theme.
Happy Thanksgiving! Kathryn
At 11:15pm on November 17, 2009, Kathryn L. Koch said…
Dear Jon,
I am still editing the photos for the DVD set. Peter Bernhardt and I met in Virginia last week to arrange a recording session with a technician. Once I receive their CD of the music I'll be able to edit that and then send the DVDs [a set of 3] for processing. So, I really can't predict the timeline yet. I'm sorry the whole job s taking so long, but it will be a good quality product when it is complete.
On another topic, I am hosting a get together of O to O Virginia residents and their families on 12/27/09 in Charlottesville. I've ordered invitations and reserved a room at the Royal Indian Restaurant on Route 29, 3450 Seminole Trail Suite 101-102 for 6:00 pm. The price per person will be $25.00. I'd love to put the invitations up on the wed site. How do I do that?
Take care,
At 9:16pm on September 14, 2009, Barry W. Fowler said…
Hello Jon: Say, if I recall correctly, there were some posters in Ellensburg (at the railroad station) that we supposed to be able to obtain. Several people gave address information on a flip chart in Snoqualme Pass Lodge. Have you heard anything about them?

At 4:50pm on August 27, 2009, Barry W. Fowler said…
Hello Jon: Doug had to fly back to New York for some work related stuff and left his car in my care. We watch it closely and take if for a short drive every couple or three days just to be sure all is still working properly. When he is ready to resume his travels, we expect to deliver the car to be shipped to Seattle. In the mean time, it sure looks good parked at our place!!


ps: Have you acquired a new T??
At 1:50pm on July 21, 2009, Jim & Carol Sanford said…
now that we are home,and have some time to reflect. I can look back and remember the help that you gave us ,while crossing the country.
You had electrical connections to get my new alternator up and running. you also had emergency brake springs when mine broke. and I inheatited your old inner tubes ,with dura beads inside. I patched it and will use it when I mount new "driver tires".
It was fun. Hope to see you at Hershey.
Fordually, Jim Carol
At 9:18am on July 20, 2009, Willard and Barbara Revaz said…
You're a man of his word! Great touring with you and Tom. Will have memories for a lifetime. Talk soon, Best to you and Janet.

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