Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

Jon Griesenbeck
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  • Roanoke, Virginia
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  • Judith Hill
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  • Jeff & Marilyn Lautzenheiser
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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.



SPONSORS:

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!
3346 SHENANDOAH AVE
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA
www.eurospecialty.com

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

SUPPORTERS:

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

K.B Harris Construction
Kyle Harris
540-473-3139

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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!See More
Jun 30
Jon Griesenbeck commented on Steve Shotwell's blog post 2015 O2O Reunion Tour Photos Now Posted
"Thanks Steve for all the photos!  Was great to see you and your wife again.  Take care"
Jun 25
Jon Griesenbeck commented on douglas hauge's blog post still hot in florida!
"As always enjoyed your company.  Your dad sure seemed to enjoy himself.  We had a good ride together.  Thank care!"
Jun 25
Jon Griesenbeck posted a blog post

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 See More
Jun 24
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Oct 13, 2014
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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…See More
Oct 13, 2014
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Bob & Kevin

"Bob who's the guy your with?"
Jun 20, 2011
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Bob & Doug enjoy some "Comfort"

"Bob you look the same (OLD) but Doug you look like a new man!   Bless you both!"
Jun 20, 2011
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On the way home Fun!

"curbing your tires makes for one bad day!  "
Jun 20, 2011
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Posted my book on shutterfly of your trip

  I have posted my book of our trip on shutterfly so all can see and read.  www.oceantooceaninamodelt.shutterfly.com See More
May 13, 2011
Jon Griesenbeck commented on Gail A. Shafer Crane's blog post Clara gets a new body
"That's great a rebirth, need photos. Good luck Jon"
Nov 9, 2010
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O2O Reunion tour change requested by Dennis Flemming

Hi John,Martha and I have decided to invite everyone to Fairview Grocery for ice cream on the day we go to Luray. So here is the tour direction change.Leave Luray Cvaerns SOUTHEAST on CAVE HILL RD toward US-211    (0.1 mi.)GO THRU LIGHTCAVE HILL RD becomes NORTHCOTT DR (0.1 mi.)Turn LEFT onto US-211 BR/W MAIN ST. (1.6 mi.)   This is through the center of the Town of Luray you can stop and shop the antique stores and gift shops.Turn RIGHT at LIGHT onto RESERVOIR AVE.- RESERVOIR AVE becomes…See More
Jun 14, 2010
Jeremy R Wilkinson replied to Jon Griesenbeck's discussion 020 First Reunion Tour Map routes 4, 5
"OOps! And there it was! Sorry for sending the last note as it was premature! I shoulda looked more closely. Sorry and a further thank - you for your work in all the preparation and for posting the Triptiks for the 5 days! See you in 3 months! Jeremy…"
Mar 24, 2010
Jeremy R Wilkinson replied to Jon Griesenbeck's discussion 020 First Reunion Tour Map routes
"This is great Jon, many thanks. Will you be producing the other days triptik? I have printed the 3 days as here, hope you can do the next sequence days. We are looking forward to reuniting with as many 2009 020ers as possible! Jeremy and Kate (UK)."
Mar 24, 2010
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Mar 23, 2010

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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

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…

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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 1:34am 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.

Barry
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.

Barry
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,
Kathryn
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?

Thanks,
Barry
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!!

Barry

ps: Have you acquired a new T??
At 1:50pm on July 21, 2009, Jim & Carol Sanford said…
Jon,
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 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.
At 11:09pm on July 4, 2009, Vicki Honer said…
Hope the new engine brings you to the finish line. So sorry that happened after all your hard work, I guess God wants you to fully appreciate what you and others can do!!!!!
 
 
 

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